Manager, Forest Research Stations (0360U) – 8417
University of California Berkeley
Posted: June 11, 2020
Open Until Filled
- Ensures the coordination, supervision and performance of all activities necessary to the short and long-term operational and research-related planning of forest research stations and multiple forest sites.
- Holds overall responsibility for planning, budgeting, coordination, supervision, and reporting of activities on the Berkeley Forests’ forest research stations.
- Develops and implements Berkeley Forests’ policies, programs, and projects.
- Develops annual report and budget.
- Provides hands-on management and monitoring of forest support funds and revenue.
- Ensures all operations are in compliance with regulatory procedures and reporting requirements such as safety, emergency preparedness and use of pesticides.
- Facilitates the collaboration among a diverse group of professional staff and user groups to develop and implement long term property management plans.
- Directly supervises and manages research property staff, including California Registered Professional Foresters at Blodgett Forest, Russell Reservation, and Baker Forest.
- Facilitate research at forest research stations.
- Review and, where appropriate, approve and facilitate all proposals for research at Berkeley Forests’ properties.
- Conduct applied field research at Berkeley Forests’ properties that both advances forest science and informs sustainable management of the forest research stations.
- Supports development of school field trips and public education on field site management operations, restoration or other topics that serve a broad audience.
- Develops and maintains positive relations with community organizations interested in the field site operation.
- Serves as resource and technical advisor to internal and external constituents on property development and management.
- Liaison with Berkeley Forests steering and advisory committees.
- Represents the university as landowner: review and sign Berkeley Forests documents including environmental permits prepared by Berkeley Forests’ professional staff, such as Timber Harvest Plans (mandatory for funding), water quality discharge waivers and permits, County business plans and Berkeley Forests health and safety plans.
- Works with relevant Campus offices as needed to manage the properties.
- Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or related area (e.g. resource management, environmental science) and/or equivalent experience/training.
- California Registered Professional Forester License.
- Strong skills to facilitate and collaborate with a diverse group of constituencies on long- and short-term property operations planning.
- Strong analytical, research and report preparation skills to meet regulatory and budgetary reporting requirements.
- Strong knowledge of safety and regulatory requirements for areas of responsibility.
- Strong knowledge of facility planning and management.
- Strong skills in management, regulatory compliance and operations planning.
- Strong skills in leadership, motivation of staff and team-building.
- Must possess at least one of the following: (1) Experience in facility management; (2) Experience in forest management; (3)
- Some Graduate education in forestry or forest science and/or equivalent experience/training; (4) Experience in research station management.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
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