James San Jacinto Mountains Assistant Director
Thursday, July 21, 2016 08:18 AM


The University of California, Riverside is seeking an Assistant Reserve Director for the James San Jacinto Mountain and Oasis de los Osos Reserves, one of 39 sites that comprise the UC Natural Reserve System (UCNRS), which is the largest universityadministered reserve system in the world. The UCNRS encompasses more than 756,000 throughout California. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed environments for research, education and public service, the NRS contributes to understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth. Established in 1966, the James Reserve is located in the San Jacinto Mountains next to the San Bernardino National Forest. The James Reserve is located in the San Jacinto Mountains next to the San Bernardino National forest and is roughly 29 acres that consists of mixed coniferous forest, pine oak woodland, montane chaparral and riparian habitats. Facilities at the Reserve can accommodate 70+ overnight visitors and include a main dormitory style lodge, 3 dormitory-style modular units and a classroom/wet lab. Oasis de los Osos is a satellite reserve to the James. It is about a 45-minute drive from the James Reserve and is located in San Gorgonio Pass, 19 km northwest of Palm Springs. There are no facilities at los Osos.

Each Reserve reports to the James Reserve Director, a Faculty Campus Director and is guided by a Campus Advisory Committee. The Assistant Director 1) provides daily management of the Reserves, including orienting visitors, facilities, road and trail maintenance activities, and collecting and managing data input, e.g. weather station data, camera trap data and accounts for reserve usage; 2) maintains database and other information management, including website, maps using GPS and GIS, catalogue and organize library including historic collections of maps, literature, including incoming publications, and the teaching collection of preserved specimen; 3) ability to operate a range of equipment related work outside, e.g. to split wood (pneumatic splitter), level roads (tractor), clear trails (chainsaw); 4) demonstrates a willingness to assume responsibility readily and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BA required with MS preferred, preferably with specialization in biology, botany, zoology, geography or comparable field. Willingness to perform work outside, under adverse weather conditions, including strenuous physical labor in heavy snowfall. Knowledge of basic maintenance techniques for electrical, plumbing, fencing, roads and physical plant. Willingness to stay overnight at reserve site when necessary. Must be able to operate and/or willing to operate all kinds of equipment needed to perform duties. Must have a valid driver's license, and must be able to drive manual transmission vehicles, and tractors. The Assistant Reserve should routinely be present on the reserve. This includes being on call outside of normal business hours.

The University of California, Riverside is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Salary: $45,744 - $73,620

To apply: Please visit: https://irecruitportal.ucr.edu/irecruit/!Controller?action=jobs_webui.show_page&page=jo bs_detail&requisition_id=201606228541&profile_id=&module=jobs. You will be asked to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV), References with contact information (3), and an optional cover letter that includes the reasons you are seeking this position and your relevant experience.

Job location: Idyllwild, CA

CLOSING DATE August 19, 2016