Operations Manager, Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserves, UC Santa Barbara
Job Code: 9611
Percentage of Time: 100%
Union Code (Name): RX-Research Professionals
Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: Step 1 – Step 5: $64,496.38 – $69,801.53/yr.
Work Location: Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve (Mammoth Lakes)
Working Days and Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with occasional nights and weekends
How to apply: Learn more and apply at UC Santa Barbara Jobs
The UC Santa Barbara NRS manages seven of the 41 Reserves in the UC NRS. The Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserves (VESR) consist of two separate reserves, Valentine Camp and the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL), located approximately eight miles apart. They are situated in Mono County on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, near the Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA. VESR became part of the University of California Natural Reserve System (UCNRS) in 1973 and is administered through the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). VESR provides protected wildlands, on-site experimental facilities, as well as the support facilities for conducting studies of natural systems over a large part of central, eastern California and western Nevada.
Brief Summary of Job Duties
Under the supervision or the Reserve Director, assists the management of the University of California Natural Reserve System field stations that are part of Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve (VESR), Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL) and Valentine Camp in the Eastern Sierras. The Assistant Reserve Manager will support research, education and outreach activities at the VESR.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 4-6 years relevant experience in environmental or information technology related fields.
- 4-6 years experience in networking, informatics and technical direction to manage IT related projects including sensor networks, weather data, data archives and operation of wireless systems.
- 4-6 years experience in project management, report writing and budgetary management.
- 4-6 years experience in administrative management of research programs, laboratories, or remote field stations.
- 4-6 years experience operating heavy equipment.
- 4-6 years experience with general maintenance of facilities involving well water systems, solarphotovoltaic power, AC electrical, tool upkeep, general electronics operations.
- 4-6 years experience in land stewardship or management or natural resource management.
- 4-6 years having demonstrated experience with administration and budget management, staff supervision, facilities and equipment operations and maintenance, land stewardship and resource monitoring.
- 4-6 years experience with operations and life at a remote field site.
- 4-6 years experience living in a rural community and under winter conditions with large snowfall, as well as large variations in climate, extreme weather events, and arid or high altitude conditions.
Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties
|Order of Importance||Function||Duties||% TIME|
|1||Research and Education Support||Provide orientation to reserve users including researchers, educators, students and community members. Provide assistance to researchers utilizing field-based resources onsite (e.g. stream channels, environmental sensors and other equipment). Assist researchers and students in the use of shop tools to fabricate research equipment. Oversee undergraduate and graduate students or other researchers carrying out experiments or other field activities at VESR. Apply advanced knowledge in networking, informatics and technical direction to manage IT related projects including sensor networks, weather data, data archives, and operation of wireless systems. Contribute original ideas in order to establish or improve procedures related to Research and Education Support. Provide technical audio-visual and networking support to researchers, classes and other users at VESR. Assist with fundraising and outreach events and activities at VESR.||30%|
|2||Facilities and Equipment Maintenance||Under general supervision of Reserve Director, coordinate maintenance, repair, and general improvement of facilities. This includes buildings, utilities, fences, roads, signs and equipment. Assist with cleaning and maintenance of the housing units, classroom and laboratory facilities. Perform a variety of tasks in support of maintaining and managing the Reserve under supervision of the Reserve Director. Provide input to assist Director in establishing priorities and setting daily tasks; oversee and direct seasonal maintenance workers on specific projects; routinely inspect and test fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and other safety equipment and schedule and oversee annual servicing of vehicles and equipment.||30%|
|3||Resource Management||Under general supervision of Reserve Director, coordinate the management and maintenance of the reserve’s habitats including forest, stream, meadow and sagebrush habitats. Develop and maintain a sustainable network of trails and bridges around the reserves. Manage vegetation to reduce fire risk, and control invasive species. Monitor and maintain adequate stream flow in the stream channels and streams around the reserve to prevent excessive flooding and drying. Maintain the integrity of fencing around the reserve.||30%|
|4||Administration||Assist the Director in managing all aspects of daily reserve operations. Use Reserve-specific online reservation system to receive and manage reserve user requests to visit the Reserve. Provide safety support as needed for buildings and grounds, including alerting staff and proper authorities for potential hazards including trespassers. Assist Director in responding to facility and/or equipment failures and other emergencies.||10%|
Reserve Director, Sagehen Creek Field Station, UC Berkeley
Job ID: 57261
Location: Sagehen Creek Field Station; Reserve Director may live on site or in the local area.
Application review date: First review data is August 29, 2023
For more information, and how to apply: submit your resume and cover letter at Berkeley Jobs
The Sagehen Creek Field Station is an off-campus research and education facility of the University of California, Berkeley. The facility is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 12 miles north of Truckee, CA and 20 miles northwest of Lake Tahoe. The facility encompasses 22 buildings, concentrated in a stream-side footprint within the larger 9000-acre Sagehen Creek Experimental Forest. Sagehen Creek Field Station operates year-round, with most use occurring during the summer/fall field season between mid-May to mid-October. The facility is snowed in approximately 6 months a year, requiring over-snow access without recourse to wheeled vehicles and periods of solitude. Use during the peak season is very high, with numerous ongoing research and education initiatives. The automated data collection network serves researchers at universities and governmental agencies. Sagehen also serves as the hub for two additional Central Sierra Field Research Stations located southwest of the station: the Chickering American River Reserve and the North Fork of the American River Reserve.
Day to Day Operations
- Ensures the coordination, supervision and performance of all activities necessary to the operational, educational, and research-related planning of Sagehen Creek Field Station, Chickering American River Reserve and the North Fork Association Lands.
- Plans, directs and manages all daily operations and activities.
- Reviews, approves and facilitates proposals for research and develops programs for cooperative applied field research (e.g., RAMS).
- Coordinates or conducts necessary maintenance of facilities and equipment.
- Works with relevant Campus offices as needed to manage on-site University facilities.
- During the non-peak season (November-April), provides at least 20 days of operational support to the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory.
Budget and Resource Planning
- Under general direction of the Faculty Director, develops and monitors budget, human resources and space planning.
- Coordinates activities with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees.
- Facilitates the collaboration among a diverse group of professional staff and user groups to develop and implement long term property management plans and, as needed, identify funding for them.
- Assists in raising revenue through participation in proposal writing, acquisition of proposition funds, and fundraising efforts.
- Manages any existing grants for underburning, pile burning and prep-for burning within and around the Sagehen Experimental Forest.
- Liaison to External Partners and Government Agencies
- Represents the Campus as long-term cooperative use agreement holder with US Forest Service. Works with Federal, State and private agencies and non-profits to identify a wide variety of research projects to help answer critical forest and landscape management questions.
- Develops and oversees permitting processes as needed, such as water quality discharge waivers and permits, County business plans and site health and safety plans.
- Ensures all operations are in compliance with regulatory procedures and reporting requirements such as safety, emergency preparedness and environmental protection.
- Develops and maintains positive relations with community organizations interested in the University’s field station operations in the Central Sierra.
- Represents the Campus in developing partnerships with the local community, non-governmental organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies. Leads and coordinates the Sagehen Reserve Program Planning Advisory Group (SRPPAG), a joint university/agency/community initiative that brings together individuals from universities, government agencies (federal, state, and local), and nonprofit organizations and community groups to help guide the station’s future.
- Works with public, private, and nongovernmental agencies to identify lands that are important for research and education purposes and to develop strategies for their preservation.
- Supports development of school field trips, k-12 programs, and public education programs related to field station research or other topics that serve a broad audience. Manages science-art outreach (e.g., the Sagehen Artist in Residence Program, the Nevada Museum of Art Center for Art + Environment, the Nevada County Arts Council, and the Future Forests Art effort, and the Sagehen Art Collection.)
Website and Social Media
- Coordinator of Sagehen website and social media accounts.
- Demonstrated experience with administration and budget management, staff supervision, facilities and equipment operations and maintenance, land stewardship, and resource monitoring.
- Knowledge of ecosystem science and management, including ecologically sensitive practices and safety and regulatory compliance.
- Analytical and report preparation skills to support proposal writing and to meet regulatory and budgetary reporting requirements.
- Ability to raise funds and manage budgets.
- Ability to facilitate and collaborate with a diverse group of constituencies on long- and short-term property operations planning and fundraising.
- Knowledge of facility planning, building construction, project management, and contract management.
- Ability to problem solve both personal and technical issues at field stations.
- Skills in leadership, motivation of staff, public speaking, team-building, and understanding of diversity and equity issues.
- Must reside at or near the Reserve when on duty. Near daily presence required from May to October, except for brief intervals on UC business, or on authorized days off and vacation periods.
- Maintains high level of physical fitness, with ability to lift heavy objects, occasionally up to 70 pounds.
- Ability to deal with heavy snow conditions during winter, including extensive snow shoveling, snow removal from roofs, and operation of heavy equipment, such as snowcats, snowmobiles, and snow blowers.
- Ability to support Central Sierra Snow Lab work during Sagehen’s non-peak season.
- Ability to drive a truck, 4-wheeler, and tractor.
- Ability to safely operate power tools, preferably including construction tools, chain saws, etc.
- Ability to climb tall towers following appropriate safety protocols.
- Ability to acquire and maintain skills required for prescribed fire (Red Carding) and knowledge of wildland fire operations.
- Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- First aid and CPR.
- Environmental Health and Safety.
“Red” card training, avalanche, winter backcountry guiding.
Salary and Benefits
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $85,800.00 – $122,000.
- This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
- This position is exempt and paid monthly.
- This is a hybrid position, eligible for 25% remote capability.
Director, Environmental Monitoring and Data Science, NRS Systemwide Office, UC Office of the President
Job ID: 55810
Application Review Date: The first review date for this job is August 11, 2023.
Location: This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement within the state of California. The selected candidate must reside within the state of California or be willing to relocate. The UC Office of the President is located in Oakland.
Payscale: $110,000 – $130,000
Read more about the position and apply at UC Office of the President Careers. Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
The Natural Reserve System (NRS) is a unique assemblage of 41 protected wildland sites throughout California, made available to support University-level research and teaching programs. The mission of the NRS is “to contribute to the understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.” Under the direction of the Executive Director of the UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) manage, coordinate, and oversee the NRS Environmental Monitoring and Data Science program. Develop and implement strategic priorities, including seeking supplemental funding through grants, contracts, and philanthropic sources. Supervise staff responsible for the daily operations of associated components of the program. Pursue collaborations and partnerships to improve Reserves data access, visibility, and curation. The position is responsible for developing and implementing information technologies and related policies that advance the mission and strategic goals of the NRS. The EMDS Director will be an innovative and collaborative leader who will coordinate and build partnerships and alliances with IT units and organizations on campus; working and consulting with IT governance structures (IT Board and IT Council); executive and academic leaders, including the Academic Senate, as well as with faculty, staff and students. He or she will advise and work closely with senior university leadership and key stakeholders, and integrate IT strategy into the organizational infrastructure of the campus to support the academic mission. Additionally, the EMDS Director will represent the NRS externally and will work with systemwide IT, financial, and business offices to coordinate local implementations with NRS enterprise systems, and participate in systemwide discussions about security, data management, and related issues.
Under the direction of the Executive Director of the UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) manage, coordinate, and oversee the NRS Environmental Monitoring and Data Science program. Develop and implement strategic priorities, including seeking supplemental funding through grants, contracts, and philanthropic sources. Supervise staff responsible for the daily operations of associated components of the program. Pursue collaborations and partnerships to improve Reserves data access, visibility, and curation. The position is responsible for developing and implementing information technologies and related policies that advance the mission and strategic goals of the NRS. The EMDS Director will be an innovative and collaborative leader who will coordinate and build partnerships and alliances with IT units and organizations on campus; working and consulting with IT governance structures (IT Board and IT Council); executive and academic leaders, including the Academic Senate, as well as with faculty, staff and students. He or she will advise and work closely with senior university leadership and key stakeholders and integrate IT strategy into the organizational infrastructure of the campus to support the academic mission. Additionally, the EMDS Director will represent the NRS externally and will work with systemwide IT, financial, and business offices to coordinate local implementations with NRS enterprise systems, and participate in systemwide discussions about security, data management, and related issues.
30% Administration and Oversight of the UC NRS Oversee the implementation of the UC NRS EMDS strategic vision, including developing and building the program to meet the needs of the UC NRS staff, academic researchers, teachers and other NRS stakeholders; assist with administration, including staff management and oversight, and annual reporting. Assist with budget, such as fund development and management, annual budget creation and reconciliation, purchasing and reimbursements, as well as travel expenses. Assist with website development and oversight for all UCNRS webs pages, online resources for data access, and support request information. Oversee RAMS team and the continual maintenance and improvements to the system, act as primary trainer for new NRS Staff users, act as primary contact for all user help requests (NRS staff & reserve users) and act as primary point of contact for RAMS integration with other UC data management systems (e.g. CDL Data Management Plans, FAIR Island Project, UC Drone Safety).
20% Environmental Monitoring and Data Science Program Environmental Monitoring and Networking; oversee the NRS Weather Station Network and the expansion and maintenance of the system, oversee the NRS Environmental Sensor Network deployment and maintenance, build local, state and national partnerships around the weather stations and sensors (e.g. National Parks, TNC, CA State Parks) for data sharing and access. Data Management; oversee Data Management Team, work to develop and maintain digital interface(s) and portal(s) for environmental data distribution, Dendra, Geospatial database and online portal (Quercus) for all NRS GIS data and geospatial data (drone data, satellite data, etc.). Coordinate and manage research (meta) data from NRS projects including have an up-to-date working knowledge of research occurring across the NRS and the data generated, work on integration of RAMS with the digital data management tool to track data from research projects and continue digitization of reserve specimens and collections, make available online. Technical Support, Facilitation and Special Projects; act as resource for researchers for all Environmental IT related projects (e.g. data access, building IT infrastructure to support research projects, helping coordinate research across multiple reserves) and Develop new Environmental IT projects (e.g. wildlife camera network).
30% Environmental Monitoring and Networking Data Collection: Work on the NRS Environmental Sensor Network deployment, maintenance, and data serving through Dendra, also oversee and perform drone environmental surveys for long term CHI Freshwater and Post-fire sites and perform drone surveys for reserves as needed. Processing & Distribution; process drone data and make available through the geospatial database and online portal. Analysis; perform additional basic analysis of sensor and drone data as needed by NRS staff and make results available through Dendra or the Geospatial database and portal.
10% Development and Communications Grant facilitation for UC Researchers; Set research goals and help develop grant opportunities working with UC and other faculty to design research projects and assist in coordination of activities between campuses and the field. Grant writing to develop and support EMDS program, donor development, philanthropic fund development, identification, and application. Also, develop communications opportunities and strategies to convey research to funders and non-academics. Acquire drone footage and imagery as needed for communications and website content.
· 10% Partnership and Collaborations Represent the UC NRS EMDS program in local, state, and national meetings. Support existing local, state, and national partnerships and collaborations, as well as develop new local, state, and national partnerships and collaborations.
· Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience required.
Skills and Abilities
- Functions as advisor to unit and administration. Analyzes and resolves problems, interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR, contracts and grants, resource management in defined areas) and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge.
- Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Supervises staff to assure accountability and stewardship of department resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives.
- Responsible for supervising the administrative services of a large academic department within a school OR college OR non-academic department (program). Typically reports to a manager. Administrative services include all or some of the following functions: IT, facilities, student services, contracts and grants, budgetary financial management and / or human resources. Supervises support and / or professional staff.
- Supervises the work of a department with responsibility for quality and quantity of work.
- Participates in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures for departmental operations.
- Recommends hiring of new employees, transfers, promotions, salary actions, terminations, performance management and budget recommendations.
- Solid skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify resolutions.
- May manage systems and procedures to protect departmental assets. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the function.
- Participates in the creation, maintenance and reporting of operational and budget processes, academic and / or staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning.
- Solid knowledge of the organization’s processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and / or personnel management within labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
- Solid knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs. Solid interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising, and counseling to effectively motivate others.
- Solid organizational and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple priorities and knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
- Demonstrated skills in employee supervision and HR administration.
· Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
· Advanced/master’s degree in related field preferred.
Land and Resource Steward, Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve, UC Santa Barbara
Job ID: 56036
Application Review Begins: 8/16/23
Hiring/Budgeted Salary Range: $64,496.38 – $69,801.53
Work Location: Coal Oil Point Reserve
Read more about the position and how to apply at UC Santa Barbara Careers
The UC Santa Barbara NRS (https://www.nrs.ucsb.edu/) campus manages seven of the 41 Reserves in the UC NRS. Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve is located adjacent to the UC Santa Barbara campus.
Brief Summary of Job Duties
Under general supervision of the Reserve Director, the Land and Resource Steward (LRS) manages and maintains the habitats and grounds of Coal Oil Point Reserve and assists with restoration, monitoring, and education programs. Responsibilities include managing the botanical resources of the reserve including developing and implementing restoration plans, studying, mapping, and teaching about the native flora, monitoring restored habitat sites, propagating native plants, recruiting and training of volunteers and interns working on restoration and citizen science projects, and conducting ongoing environmental monitoring programs. The LRS is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the reserve’s lands and facilities including but not limited to trails, fences, landscaped areas, and signs, and to organize the regular maintenance of equipment, vehicles and facilities.
- Master’s Degree in botany or demonstrated field experience with plant research, native landscape, resource management, or restoration
- Must have 3 – 5 years experience and skills with grounds and landscape maintenance such as driving trucks with trailers and operating landscaping equipment (mower, chainsaw, trimmer).
|Order of Importance||Function||Duties|
|1||Management of Botanical and Other Resources||Under general supervision, manage and restore the reserve’s habitats with emphasis on plants. Develop and implement habitat restoration plans for COPR. Use expertise in identification of exotic and native plants and advanced knowledge of weed eradication to control and eradicate weeds at the reserve. Utilize the reserve’s greenhouse facilities to propagate native species. Recruit volunteers from the University and community to help in restoration projects. Using GIS programs, develop vegetation maps of the reserves habitats and plant species. Collect and analyze data on vegetation in restored sites to evaluate success of projects. Use specialized knowledge of local native plant species to initiate and coordinate projects to actively propagate and maintain populations of rare species on the reserve. Write grant proposals and reports to various funding agencies in support of restoration and conservation programs. Purchase supplies for restoration projects, track expenses and report to Reserve Director. Assist with a variety of monitoring projects such as water quality, camera traps, invertebrates, etc. Collaborate with UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) on learning about and cataloging the flora of the Reserve.|
|2||Management of Grounds||Assist with developing a self-guided tour on the Reserve’s 4-mile trail and Nature Center’s garden, for teaching the plants and habitats of the Reserve. The LRS will use creativity and knowledge to improve the Reserve’s public areas such that the visitor will learn about the Reserve and be inspired about science and conservation. Plant specimens along the trail and develop signs for each specimen (i.e. Botanical Garden trails). Maintain the public areas of the Reserve and the Nature Center in neat and attractive condition. Maintain areas around buildings and trails mowed, raked, mulched, or pruned.|
|3||Assist Research, Class, and Tours||The LRS has an education role as the plant specialist, and will be familiar with the natural history, habitat and importance of Reserve flora in the ecosystem. Learn common and scientific names of all plant species, and other significant plant and animal species of the Reserve. Maintain a database of the Reserve’s plant species, museum specimens, and photo guide. Develop and maintain the web-based photo guide of the Reserve’s plant community. Using GIS, refine and update the plant distribution map of the Reserve’s plant species and habitats when new information becomes available. When needed, assist researchers and classes in locating and identifying plant species at the Reserve. Accompany tours to show and teach about natural history of plants. Help develop botanical exhibits for the Nature Center. Assist with fundraising and outreach events and activities at COPR.|
|4||Coordinate Maintenance of Facilities & Equipment||Under general supervision coordinate maintenance and repair of greenhouse, shade house, tool and storage sheds, fences, signs and vehicles. Replace signs. Keep signs, vehicles and equipment washed and protected from weathering. Assist with cleaning and maintenance of the Nature Center and its exhibits and grounds. Perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in carpentry, painting and grounds keeping under supervision of the Reserve Director and the NRS Skilled Trades Mechanic|
Reserve Steward, Angelo Coast Range Reserve, UC Berkeley
Job ID: 56545
First review date: August 4, 2023
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $28.45 (step 1.0) – $39.81 (step 18.0).
The primary work location for this position is at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve in Mendocino County, 30 minutes from Laytonville.
How to apply
To apply, read the full job description and submit your resume and cover letter via the UC Berkeley Jobs site.
The Angelo Coast Range Reserve is an 8051-acre natural history reserve in Northern Mendocino County, 3 hours north of the Bay Area and a 30 minutes’ drive from Laytonville. A site within the UC Natural Reserve System (UCNRS) managed by UC Berkeley, Angelo serves the mission of the UCNRS–to contribute to the understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service. The Reserve has rugged topography, and vegetation that grades from riparian alders through stands of old growth Douglas fir, coast redwoods and mixed hardwood-conifer forest to chaparral at the higher elevations.
- Ensure maintenance of 20 structures totaling some 16,000 sq ft., including electrical, plumbing, construction, roofing, painting, installation and repair of appliances, cleaning, clearing of trash, garbage, compost, recycling, and supplying firewood for wood heated structures.
- Ensure maintenance of the grounds around all structures, including mowing, clearing of brush and trees.
- Ensure maintenance of 7 miles of natural surface road providing access inside the reserve. Includes hauling and spreading gravel, maintenance of ditches, culverts, water bars, brushing along the roadside, and clearing of fallen trees.
- Ensure maintenance of 3 solar systems providing power to reserve structures.
- Ensure maintenance of 3 water systems providing potable water to living quarters.
- Ensure maintenance of a complex system of solar-powered radio repeater sites (trees used as towers) widely scattered across the reserve to provide internet service to the reserve. Includes climbing trees, maintaining rigging of trees, hauling batteries, and troubleshooting network equipment.
- Ensure maintenance of 15 miles of trail.
- Patrol for and remove or oversee the removal of invasive plants along the S. Fork Eel River and in reserve meadows.
- Ensure the proper running condition of 4 reserve vehicles, including a backhoe, dump truck, and two trucks.
- Patrol accessible borders of the reserve.
- Provide logistical support to researchers as needed and as time allows. This may include the construction/installation of research apparatus.
- Live on or near the site and be available to provide safety guidance of reserve visitors and smooth functioning of the reserve. Should a researcher/student or member of the public become lost on the Reserve, perform search and rescue, or when not available, coordinate with the Reserve Director and/or Faculty Director to ensure availability (24/7, 365 days per year) for search and rescue by person(s) with local knowledge.
- Coordinate with Reserve Director and/or Faculty Director as needed to administer a calendar (RAMS), which involves responding to applications and reservation requests, scheduling all researchers and classes, communicating with and responding to all scheduled classes and researchers about their needs, about reserve rules and expectations for conduct while on site, and invoicing classes and researchers post-visit.
- Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations, including the ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Strong mechanical aptitude.
- Demonstrated ability to perform semi-skilled building maintenance work.
One year experience as a Building Maintenance Worker, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Prior supervisory experience.
Reserves Maintenance Steward, UC San Diego Natural Reserve System
Job ID: 120826
Extended review deadline: Jul. 28, 2023. However, job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.
Annual Full Pay Range: $65,918 – $79,448 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
How to apply: Read the full job description and apply via the UC San Diego Jobs site.
Under the general supervision of the Reserves Manager for the Natural Reserve System (NRS), the Reserves Maintenance Steward will support the NRS mission of providing undeveloped lands and resources for university level teaching, research, and public service. Carry out grounds and infrastructure maintenance, as well as some light construction in support of the program at the four NRS Reserves. Perform regular (weekly) inspections of the Reserve lands and field station facilities, usually driving to the sites on unpaved roads in the heavy-duty truck with tool compartments and crane belonging to the NRS.
Perform all phases of analysis and troubleshooting to make minor repairs and perform upkeep of fences, gates, roads, signage, structures, irrigation, plumbing, electrical, and communications systems. Estimate time and material costs to review with Manager; select materials, and maintain accurate records of all repairs, design, and renovation. Assist in project design, acquisition and operation of the most appropriate tools and equipment, including rentals, as necessary or requested by supervisor. Responsible for maintaining and transporting, including with a towed trailer, various pieces of NRS powered equipment, including hand tools, weeders, chain saws, 4-wheel ATV, and small tractor with attachments.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills to interface effectively with NRS staff and outside consultants, vendors and reserve users.
- Demonstrated skill to analyze and solve problems relating to fabrication, design, construction, repair and maintenance of field station equipment and facilities, including those not on municipal utilities. Skill and knowledge to maintain buildings, including hantavirus precautions.
- Skill in light construction and knowledge to use necessary tools and materials required in the construction of various structures, including sheds, shadehouses, fences and bridges.
- Skill to perform minor plumbing duties involving various tools and fitting usually used in repair, maintenance, and installation of equipment.
- Skill to perform maintenance involving testing and troubleshooting of electrical systems.
- Ability to organize and follow up on projects, prioritizing tasks and identifying needs. Ability to work independently as a self-starter using initiative and good judgment
- Knowledge to estimate the costs and time involved in the design of field station infrastructure components. Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records of work performed, such as costs and expenditure charges to projects
- Skill to use and basic knowledge of various computers and related software.
- Knowledge of safe use of agricultural tools, equipment, & chemicals.
- Knowledge of California State construction code & applications.
- Knowledge and skill to identify proper internet protocol communications and maintain connectivity of field station and equipment.
- Knowledge, skill, and ability to install and maintain wireless mesh communication equipment, remote cameras and dataloggers.
- Skill to design, repair, and maintain irrigation systems. Knowledge of water tables, natural water paths, flooding, and erosion, and preventive measures with regard to protecting the reserves’ resources.
- Knowledge of and ability to repair and maintain field equipment such as mowers, weed whackers, chainsaws, chippers, and tractors.
- Ability to communicate with, and advise staff, and reserve users in a clear and concise manner involving the proper use and maintenance of installed field equipment and systems. Skill to train and direct the work of various assistants and reserve users.
- Work will largely take place on the Dawson, Elliot, Scripps and Kendall-Frost Reserves in western San Diego County, with occasional work and an annual meeting at other NRS reserves throughout the state.
- To view more information on UC San Diego’s Natural Reserve System you can visit the website at: https://nrs.ucsd.edu/
- Work is frequently performed alone with no immediately available assistance, sometimes in areas of dense vegetation, including poison oak, on steep slopes, or in direct sun for extended periods.
- A California Driver’s License is required for the use of UC vehicles. Will also participate in the DMV pull program.
- Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check and DMV Check results.
Field-Based Education and Learning Coordinator, NRS Systemwide Office, Office of the President
Job Title: Project Policy Analyst 4
Job Code: 007399
Payscale: $104,000 – $115,000
How to apply
Please attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
Application Review Date
The first review date for this job is July 28, 2023. The position will be open until filled.
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The Natural Reserve System (NRS) is a unique assemblage of 41 protected wildland sites throughout California, made available to support University-level research and teaching programs. The mission of the NRS is “to contribute to the understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.” The University of California strives to be the scientific leader in climate research and biodiversity management for California. With research, information, and data produced at Natural Reserve System sites, combined with data from a wide partnership network, our goals are to 1) understand how climatic change and extreme events affect biodiversity and ecosystems; 2) develop a real-time biodiversity detection/recovery tracking system for extinction risk and ecosystem change; 3) establish metrics/data derivatives to support environmental decision making; 4) assess effectiveness of management strategies and interventions; and 5) integrate and interpolate remote and ground-based sensing at varying landscape scales. A robust, organized, and well-led environmental monitoring and data science program is required to achieve to achieve these goals.
Operating under the direction of the UCOP NRS Executive Director, the Education and Learning Program Coordinator will have primary responsibility for the planning, design, implementation, and quality control of NRS-led systemwide educational initiatives inclusive of K-12, undergraduate, and post-graduate programs, particularly programs involving visits to and immersive learning at NRS reserves. The Program Coordinator must have strong programmatic and administrative experience and exceptional organizational skills. S/he must have excellent verbal/written communication skills; exceptional interpersonal skills; and experience in interacting with students, families, faculty, teachers, administrators, and community representatives, preferably with a strong background in the natural sciences. S/he also should have knowledge of the issues facing diverse communities, particularly tribal communities, and familiarity with K-12 school systems, California Community Colleges, and the University of California/California State University systems; experience in program development and implementation in a K-12 school setting; experience in program development and implementation with California Community Colleges; experience with evaluation as well as database management; and the demonstrated ability to represent partner institutions and organizations at the highest professional level using sound judgment. Involves planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and activities integrating in-the-field discovery and learning at UC NRS reserves. Programs and activities would be focused on students’ successful graduation from high school and college, and advancing career readiness within the environmental and natural resources. Works with students K-14, program alumni, UC, CSU, and CC faculty, graduate students, industry/agency professionals, teachers, school districts, CA community college administrators, stakeholders and UC NRS Directors and their staff.
30% Liaison, Representation, and Collaboration: Represent the UC Natural Reserve System working as a leader in educational programming in a collaborative environment, building consensus, and effectively promoting the exchange of information among personnel who may represent diverse constituencies and differing interests/opinions. Cultivate relationships using inclusive practices with NRS systemwide staff (reserve managers, stewards, and staff), campus faculty and administrators, UC SAPEP program staff, partners and stakeholders outside of UC, including state and federal agencies; NGOs; local, national, and international conservation organizations; educational institutional partners (K-12, CA CC, CSU); researchers; scientists; policy-makers; donors; and the interested public. ·
25% Program Development, Administration, and Organizational Support: Working under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, design, implementation, and quality control of educational programs and systemwide initiatives that support the mission and priorities of the UC Natural Reserve System. Specifically, this position will work directly with university leadership to continue to develop and implement the UC California Ecology and Conservation course. In addition, the Program Coordinator will identify new priority initiatives, and support existing programs, projects, and administration reviews that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the UC and the UC Natural Reserve System.
25% UC California Ecology and Conservation course: NRS Systemwide Field Quarter. Serve as the NRS systemwide office lead for developing the UC California Ecology and Conservation natural and physical sciences course on California biodiversity, a quarter-long undergraduate level course utilizing multiple NRS reserves and open to undergraduates throughout the UC system. Coordinate among all UC campuses and NRS reserves, faculty, instructors, UCOP Student Affairs office, and other relevant units within UC. Collaborate with UC faculty to develop course objectives, curriculum, and field schedules; liaise with participating faculty; and work out course logistics.
15% Reserve Coordination: Collaborate closely with reserve staff and campus administrators in developing and updating individual reserve education plans, utilizing leading edge knowledge, standards, techniques, and best practices, including DEI and broader participation within STEM. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for implementing and tracking the effectiveness of education programs initiated by the NRS. This includes assisting with any related evaluation and data collection activities undertaken by internal and external evaluators (i.e. quantitative and qualitative data collection), demographic data collection of program participants and stakeholders, survey administration, and summary report preparation.
5% Communications: Work with NRS staff on program-related stories for NRS communications.
Required Qualifications: Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience within the professional field.
Skills and Abilities
- Able to research, analyze and develops solutions to a wide range of issues.
- Able to develop new programs, policies or procedures for implementation.
- Able to provide analysis for complex budget, financial, academic, data, systems and resources projects.·
- Able to research, monitor and analyze regulations, legislation, research literature and UC policies for impact on the organization or initiative.·
- Able to propose, lead and / or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.·
- Able to provide strategy development for organizational or research initiatives.·
- Able to conduct post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements, and / or additional process / policy components.·
- Able to develop proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization or initiative.
- Able to coordinate efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts.·
- Able to research organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices in field.·
- Able to provide technical guidance and quality assessment.·
- Able to perform ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature.·
- Able to provide consultative services to department administrators, partners and external stakeholders.·
- Able to prepare directives, regulations, technical guidance, and other instructions for issuance to stakeholders.·
- Able to coordinate implementation with cross-organizational departments or external entities as needed.·
- Able to research and draft complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, and speeches.·
- Able to establish and maintain contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.·
- Able to develop scope of work, budgets, and reports for project requirements.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement within the state of California. The selected candidate must reside within the state of California or be willing to relocate.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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