Assistant - Site Manager Capital Reef Station (Part-Time,Variable Hour)

Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant - Site Manager Capital Reef Station (Part-Time,Variable Hour)

Position Category: Staff - Part-Time (Variable Hour)

Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS) is located within Capitol Reef National Park
and functions as an education and research center under the direction of Utah
Valley University (UVU) in partnership with Capitol Reef National Park. The Assistant Site Manager works alongside the Site Manager and also independently oversees groups at CRFS on an as needed basis when the Site Manager is unavailable. The Assistant Site Manager provides groups with an orientation that emphasizes safety, park and station rules, conservation, and natural history of the Colorado Plateau. This position manages check-in and check-out to ensure all policies and procedures are followed and a high standard of cleanliness is maintained. The Assistant Site Manager collects and records visitation data, maintains good relationships with National Park staff and the University community. Further, the Assistant Site Manager maintains the integrity of the site and monitors equipment. This position reports directly to the CRFS Director and is a UVU employee. The Assistant Site Manager works about 28 hours per month with additional hours during the field station's busy season (spring and fall).

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with an associate’s degree plus one year of experience related to the Summary of Duties or any combination of education and experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling three years.

Part time hours maximum of 28 per week.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the natural history of the Colorado Plateau.
  • Knowledge of the National Park System and its mission.
  • Knowledge of environmental health and safety policies, both generally and specific to natural hazards of remote areas.
  • Demonstrated skills in providing group orientations that are both educational and engaging.
  • Skills in implementing policies and procedures.
  • Well-versed in computer technology such as e-mail, word-processing, and spreadsheet/database management.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate at an effective and professional level, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and without immediate supervision and also as a member of a team.
  • Ability to be flexible in regards to work schedule and hours. Available, especially on weekends.
  • Ability to work and live in an isolated environment where conditions may vary.
  • Ability to work outdoors and perform physical labor including using a ladder, tools, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to carry out minor facility maintenance.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:
Education or experience in Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, or related areas.

Physical Requirements:
Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 50 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Work environment involves exposure to chemicals and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

Benefits Summary:
You may be eligible for a 3 credit hour or 1 class tuition waiver after 6 consecutive months of employment and a minimum of 475 hours worked. Dependents do not qualify for a waiver.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $14.45 - $18.06

Advertisement Number: ST02517
Open Date: 06/05/2017
Review Start Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants that apply on or before the screening date. The position is subject to close at any time.

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Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.