Santa Cruz Island Reserve
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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.