The four NRS sites that form the UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) unit are spread along 60 miles of the central coast: Año Nuevo Island Reserve (25 acres), Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve (4,200 acres), Fort Ord Natural Reserve (606 acres), Younger Lagoon Reserve (47 acres). The UCSC NRS also administers the UCSC Campus Natural Reserve (400 acres). Each reserve has unique research and teaching opportunities, physical conditions and constraints, regional and local political considerations, and funding and administration issues.
Under the direction of a UCSC Administrative Director, the incumbent will conduct invasive species removal, restoration efforts, and general land management activities at the UCSC Natural Reserves. May also assist in maintaining trails, roads, and facilities. The Resource Attendant will be expected to work independently as well as with the Reserve Director, Reserve Stewards and Field Managers, and students. This seasonal position will last approximately 6 months and could be at anytime of the year (depending upon the reserve where work is needed); however, a typical season would be spring through early fall. Specific Reserve location (i.e. Younger Lagoon, Big Creek, Ano Nuevo, Fort Ord, or Campus Reserve) will be assigned by the Administrative Director.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms, and to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened, and productive environment.
Work locations will be at the UCSC Natural Reserves. Specific Reserve location (i.e. Younger Lagoon, Big Creek, Ano Nuevo, Fort Ord, or Campus Reserve) will be assigned by the Administrative Director; however, for this position most of the work will occur at our Younger Lagoon Reserve.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Poison Oak is present. Employee must be willing to take the measures required to work in contact with and cut/remove poison oak.
Ability to hike, carry and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation while in steep, rough terrain and remote areas.
Must be able to work a variable schedule in wilderness conditions.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment.
Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in written form.
Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative and good judgment.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 11-19-2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired may use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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