Camp Site Manager, UC Forestry (5194U) 18027

San Francisco
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Camp Site Manager, UC Forestry (5194U) 18027 About Berkeley

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 10, 2021

Departmental Overview

Ecosystem Management and Forestry (EMF) focuses on the conservation and restoration of the earth's natural resources through hands-on study of the ecology, stewardship, and management of forest, woodland, and grassland ecosystems. The program offers two specializations to choose from, and if the student chooses a specialization in Forestry, they can qualify to take the Registered Professional Forester's licensing exam in California. Topics studied include wildlife and conservation biology, ecosystem restoration, rangeland management, water policy, fire science, GIS and remote sensing, environmental justice, and rural sociology. Students can participate in an 8-week summer field program in the Sierra Nevada. Offered by the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM).

  • Acts as department representative for department / organization special projects related to department facilities. Serves as liaison with campus and external agencies regarding safety, access, maintenance, remodeling nd construction activities. Performs many maintenance activities directly, including operation of the water treatment facility at camp.
  • Maintains building related plans and procedures including access controls and security, emergency preparedness, commonly encountered hazardous materials storage and disposal, crime prevention activities, fire safety inspection compliance and reporting.
  • Recommends facilities-related procedures and solutions, taking into account budgets, space allocation, staffing and infrastructure design. Prioritizes user requests and sets reservation and payment procedures for users.
  • Works on various natural resource management projects surrounding facilities and on University owned forestlands.
  • Assists management in development of annual facilities budget.
  • Conducts regular periodic rounds to inspect areas for security, fire and accident hazards and takes appropriate action as required, including reporting infractions of fire and building codes, building rules and other building irregularities to management.
  • Coordinates maintenance and repair of departmental fleet vehicles and equipment.
  • Coordinates work crew activities to minimize disruption to building occupants. Schedules use and types of users to minimize disruption.
  • Develops space allocation plans for management review
  • May act as representative of organization safety committee, organization building emergency committee, and organization ergonomic program, and is responsible for departmental compliance with OSHA / EH&S regulations regarding state and organization policies and procedures, and works to implement safety and emergency preparedness policies and procedures with staff, including maintaining first aid supplies, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment.
  • Purchases supplies, conducts bid proposals and supervises small-scale department renovation projects.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of practices and procedures relating to facility maintenance.
  • Written communication skills to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, policies and procedures, and training documents.
  • Active listening, interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills to effectively resolve questions, concerns, issues or problems and ensure cooperative and productive working relationships.
  • Skills to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Working organizational skills to work on multiple projects with competing deadlines, to establish goals and work load priorities, and to meet project deadlines within budget and time constraints.
  • Working knowledge of practices and procedures of safety and emergency preparedness specific to the forest environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in forestry or a related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • The capacity to obtain a water treatment certification within one year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Skills to work under pressure of deadlines in a stressful environment.
  • Skills related to facilities maintenance, such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, small appliance maintenance, vehicle maintenance.

Salary & Benefits

This is an hourly postion. Rate will be commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

Work location is in Meadow Valley, CA.

This position is at 75% time (100% time May-September, 50% time November - April). It is a Career (permanent) position that is eligible for full UC Benefits.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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