Assistant Director: University of California's James San Jacinto Mountain Reserve
Sunday, September 24, 2023 01:42 PM

Assistant Director Opening at University of California's James San Jacinto Mountain Reserve

Title Museum Scientist (posting # 30788098)

This position serves as the Assistant Director of a major UCR-administered Natural Reserve System Reserve station (James San Jacinto Reserve and Oasis de Los Osos Reserve). The James Reserve is UC-owned land in the San Jacinto Mountains that abuts a large area of protected National Forest lands in the Hall Canyon Research Natural Area. It is located near the small community of Idyllwild at an elevation of about 2,200 meters. The San Jacinto Mountains are home to a mixture of plants characteristic of many different regions, including the Sierra Nevada, Baja California, the coast, and the desert, as well as a number of endemic species. Research at the James Reserve is comparably diverse and encompassed by extremes in scale, from the population biology of Drosophila to use of space shuttle photography and other remote sensing technologies to analyze local and regional biodiversity and the dynamics of community structure.

The Oasis de Los Osos Reserve, located at the west end of the Coachella Valley, is managed in association with the James Reserve. The reserve is sited on a steep elevational gradient near the base of the north-facing escarpment of Mount San Jacinto. A perennial stream, Lambs Creek, runs through Oasis de Los Osos, supporting one of the very few riparian woodlands in the Colorado Desert..


As Assistant Director, the incumbent will help the Resident Director supervise all visitors, as well as, day-to-day operations.  The Assistant Director will also coordinate and implement the improvement of current facilities; maintain grounds management; help maintain compliance with campus Environmental Health and Safety procedures; assist campus;  maintain reserve databases and files for museum collections, environmental monitoring and research programs.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have substantial experience with operation of heavy equipment (snow plows, tractors, chain saws) and that they are able to work in inclement conditions.

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