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Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve Lead Steward

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Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve Lead Steward
Physical & Biological Sciences

JOB #: 1909021

Full Time; Career
Starting Salary Range: $4,877-$5,383/monthly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UC Santa Cruz strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

The University of California Natural Reserve System (NRS) is a unique assemblage of 39 protected wildland sites throughout California. The reserves encompass nearly all of the state's major ecosystems, preserved in as undisturbed a condition as possible to support University-level research and teaching programs. The NRS is a Trustee Agency under the CEQA, and UC manages the NRS resources in the Public Trust.

The five Natural Reserve sites that form the UC Santa Cruz unit are spread along 60 miles of the central coast: Ano Nuevo Island Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Ford Ord Natural Reserve, Younger Lagoon Reserve, and the UC Santa Cruz Campus Natural Reserve.

Big Creek Reserve is located 50 miles south of Monterey, and 17 miles from the nearest town of Big Sur. It is remote, rugged, and operates off the grid in a rural setting. Much like a museum or library, Big Creek functions as an extension to the University's on-campus laboratories and classrooms in order to support academic research and teaching. Facilities include an extensive network of roads and trails, a classroom, staff office, two steward residences, two researcher cabins, three workshops, and four campgrounds. The reserve has a mesh network for scientific data collection, a wireless internet network, VHF radio repeaters, a teaching collection, a research database, and a library.

The Lead Reserve Steward is primarily responsible for the management of stewardship operations at Big Creek Reserve and Circle M Ranch, planning and assignment of fieldwork to reserve staff and collaborating with Resident Director to set goals and establish project lists, including prioritization for improvement, construction and renovation projects. The Lead Reserve Steward is expected to live on the reserve, work a flexible schedule, be available outside of normal working hours, and be in charge when the Reserve Director is absent. The Lead Reserve Steward may, at times, oversee variable-time staff, outside contractors and volunteer work crews.

Under direction of the Resident Reserve Director, the Lead Reserve Steward performs complex operations at Big Creek Reserve and Circle M Ranch. In support of academic researchers and educators, the Lead Reserve Steward ensures the quality and proper function of the Reserve through design, logistics and implementation of specific ongoing, seasonal and new projects; carries out the maintenance of any and all facilities, including visitor buildings and overnight accommodations and their associated infrastructure (power, water, and safety equipment), trails, roads, defensible space and grounds; assists the Reserve Director in the planning and designing of facilities upgrades to meet, and improve on, user-based needs; trains and orients reserve employees; and advises reserve users of the potentialities of various specimens for study and research projects. These tasks require independent contributions based on a working knowledge and application of multiple skilled and technical trades as well as experience with research support in an academic setting. The Lead Reserve Steward is also expected to carry out natural history observations; contribute to archival programs by documenting additions to species lists, historical sites and other landscape features; assist the Reserve Director to determine the need for new operational resources to be engineered in the field or by purchase; represent the reserve to the general public in matters concerning the reserve and its lands, operations and facilities; lead groups of scientists and students in the field or direct the material aspects of their installation of monitoring studies and scientific equipment; lead members of the public during outreach events such as volunteer work days and docent tours; and support on-site fundraising and donor relation efforts.

Work location: Big Creek Reserve.

This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.

Qualifications include:

* Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience in natural sciences, land stewardship or ranching.

* Four years of experience in land stewardship/management work.

* Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, and flexibility, including appropriate response in emergency situations.

* Experience with field data collection techniques and scientific recordkeeping.

* Working knowledge of basic scientific and engineering principles.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 09-04-2019

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Location: Santa CruzCA 95064
Document ID: AD374-521V  
Ad Number: 1620890
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Published in:  JobElephant
Published on: 2019-10-1310/13/2019
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