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Ecological Reserves Manager

$5,107.44 to $6,242.43

The CSU, Chico Research Foundation
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
Posted: 4/12/2017

Job Description

SCHEDULE:  Full time 40 hours/week, Salary, Exempt – 11 months/year

OVERVIEW: The Ecological Reserves Manager manages land owned by the CSU, Chico Research Foundation for purposes of natural resource preservation and enhancement, education, research, and community outreach.

SUPERVISES: Education Coordinator, Field Coordinator, Land Stewards, students, interns and volunteers.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the RF Executive Director, responsibilities include:

Administrative (40%)

Develops and manages annual budget in coordination with the RF Executive Director and RF Finance Director; Schedules and supervises all Reserve staff; Oversees and facilitates the Reserve hunt program and acts as Hunt Safety Officer; Manages the Reserve Access Management System (RAMS) tracking system

Programmatic (50%)

Hosts and facilitates groups at the BCCER & BCEP, this includes: faculty field trips, faculty and student research activities, and community outreach events and hikes; Tracks, manages and assures compliance with all environmental permits and regulations governing Reserve activities; Consolidates and tracks all land management legal documents such as permits, deeds, and agreements to ensure continual compliance; Oversees and coordinates safety program; ensures compliance with regulations; identifies and responds to safety hazards; develops and conducts regular safety training; reviews and updates all safety related programs and plans; Continually evaluates projects and activities for risk and implements and documents procedures to avoid or minimize impacts; Manages fundraising efforts to include: fundraising campaigns, event coordination, and development of grant applications

Maintenance (10%)

Oversees the maintenance of vehicles, equipment and facilities; Oversees restoration field activities and occasionally performs field work including invasive plant eradication, fence repair and road and trail maintenance; Assists and oversees all prescribed burns and pile burns; Maintains and updates visitor access sites and information kiosks



Requires a Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science or related field, master’s degree preferred; Understands and can interpret regulations and requirements, maintenance and operational needs, and ecological issues and concerns; Takes ownership of problems and their solutions and can provide thorough analysis of issues and justification of recommendations; Two or more years of prior experience performing duties similar to those described above

Physical and Mental Requirements:

Ability to organize ideas and communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide audience including regulators, stakeholders, volunteers, student staff and interns, visitors to the reserves, and faculty and staff; Able to work with limited supervision and guidance to meet commitments; Knowledge of and ability to operate power tools and hand tools including chain saws, brush cutters and other small equipment; Demonstrates ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships with individuals and teams both internally and externally including interactions with difficult individuals; Ability to manage time and complete tasks independently; Ability to effectively utilize software systems (Microsoft Outlook, RAMS, ArcGIS); Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. unassisted

Environmental Working Conditions:

The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.

Additional Requirement:

Must possess a valid California driver’s license and a good driving record. Participation in the DMV Employer Pull Notice Program (driving record) will be required. Must receive a DOJ/FBI fingerprint clearance (referred to as Live Scan) prior to beginning employment.

Please see the announcement on our website for application instructions and benefit information.

Contact Information

Shelby Angus