Quail Ridge Reserve, UC Davis
Job ID: 14396
Apply by Jan. 26, 2021
This position has responsibility for stewardship of the Quail Ridge Reserve in coordination with the Quail Ridge Reserve Director, which includes: support of teaching and field research; weed and resource management; maintenance of facilities, infrastructure, and equipment; leading volunteers, interns, or hired work crews; and facility repairs and remodels.
Under supervision, carry out resource management activities needed to maintain the a viable research and teaching area, including the maintenance of and improvements to. Reserve infrastructure, facilities, equipment, roads, and grounds. Assist with vegetation management in coordination to support research and teaching activities. Responsible for the diagnostics and maintenance of vehicles and equipment, including trucks, tractors, ATVs, forklift, and a variety of farm equipment.
UC Davis has six reserves: Quail Ridge Reserve, Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, McLaughlin Reserve, Jepson Prairie Reserve, Bodega Marine reserve, and Lassen Field Station, encompassing over 11,000 acres and part of the UC Natural Reserve System. These field stations provide research and instructional facilities for resident and campus-based faculty, researchers and students. Primary location of this position is at Quail Ridge Reserve, and may be reassigned to other reserve locations temporarily as needed.
$25.41 – $40.88/hour
Wear Personal Protective Equipment as necessary.
Requires lifting up to 50 lbs with or without accommodations.
Safely work outdoors in various temperatures, heat/cold/rain/wind including hiking in extreme topography.
Work in confined spaces while bending, stooping and/or kneeling.
Be in good physical shape to pound fence posts, mix concrete, and dig.
Regular exposure to conditions/hazards associated with working in wild¬lands, including unstable terrain/injurious plants including poison oak/potential exposure to wildlife such as rattlesnakes/mountain lions/bears/ rodents/ticks and their associated diseases.
Normal workweek schedule is M-F 8 am ? 5 pm. Actual work hours may vary as a function of weather, job needs, and employee and supervisor preferences, as mutually agreed upon.
Coordinate work schedule with co-workers to ensure regular presence
of staff on site.
Exposure to conditions and hazards working in wildland, including extreme weather conditions, injurious plants, rattlesnakes, cougars, bears, rodents, ticks and associated diseases.
Work with residential- and industrial-scale facilities.
Responsible to follow all safety protocols at all time.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment as required.
Safely operate 4-wheel drive vehicle on rough roads/ off-road.
Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
-Experience with building and mechanical trades, such as, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, Masonry and auto repairs using a variety of tools.
-Experience to safely and effectively perform all aspects of facility and infrastructure maintenance on site, and general diagnosis, repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
-Skills to organize facilities, tools and materials to ensure convenient access, usefulness, and timeliness for instructors and researchers.
-Experience using various field research equipment and techniques.
-Skills to operator, tractors, backhoes and other miscellaneous heavy equipment.
-Experience overseeing, organizing, recruiting and training volunteer groups and/or student interns to perform duties in a safe and effective manner.
-Knowledge of general fire ecology, plant identification and restoration techniques.
-Knowledge of local natural history including geology, soils, plants, and animals.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer software programs or platforms used for data management and administration.
-Experience with GPS and ARCGIS.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
Santa Cruz Island Reserve
Apply online at UC Santa Barbara
Primary consideration date: March 15, 2020. Thereafter open until filled.
Under supervision of the Reserve Director and Reserve Steward (Skilled Trades Mechanic), employee maintains and repairs infrastructure, equipment, and grounds of the Santa Cruz Island Reserve Field Station. Employee also assists in logical support of projects, programs and visitors using the Reserve.
Under supervision, maintains, repairs and generally improves facilities including buildings, decks, utilities, fences, roads and signs. Assists Reserve Director in responding to facility or equipment failures or other emergency situation. Requires working at a semi-skilled level on carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing, welding, and electrical projects. Sometimes requires following verbal instructions, making basic computations, and estimating material needs for projects. Operates hand, power and larger shop tools as needed. Maintains hand, power and shop tools for use by reserve maintenance staff and research users. Assists staff and users with routine custodial work including cleaning bathroom and kitchen facilities if needed.
Under supervision, performs general yard work tasks including weeding and clearing grass and brush for fire prevention. Removes debris from trees near the buildings and roads. Maintains landscaping at the Field Station site. Operates power equipment and vehicles for grounds work including chain saws, chippers, trimmers and farm-type tractor.
Assists in transport of supplies, equipment and people between the Field Station and the dock and/or landing strip. Operates station jeeps and trucks on dirt roads. Assists the Reserve Director with administrative tasks including visitor orientation, minor purchases, and keeping accurate records of reserve use and expenditures. Must be available to work outside normal working hours when needed.
Must be able to maintain and repair infrastructure, and equipment. Requires working at a semi-skilled level on
carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing, welding, and electrical projects.
Experience maintaining facilities, vehicles, and landscaping. Experience with remote field settings; superior inter-personal skills; experience with operating four-wheel drive vehicles, off-road vehicle operation and field safety; problem solving and creativity.
Other special conditions of employment
Must be available to work outside normal working hours. Must be able to perform duties in outdoor working conditions on Santa Cruz Island. Requires travel by ocean vessel across the Santa Barbara Channel.