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Assistant Forest Resources Manager (6240U), College of Natural Resources - 37656
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Assistant Forest Resources Manager (6240U), College of Natural Resources - 37656
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Environmental Science & Ecology

Assistant Forest Resources Manager (6240U), College of Natural Resources - 37656

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The College of Natural Resources is composed of four academic departments and a graduate group (Agricultural and Resource Economics; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology; Plant and Microbial Biology; and the Energy and Resources Group), and several research centers and facilities. Functional teams that are primarily based in the Dean's Office support the Deans, Department Chairs, and Department/Facility Managers in the areas of Finance, Academic Personnel, Development, Communications, IT, and Student Affairs.

Berkeley Forests facilitates the understanding and improvement of forest resources in California. Research stations are managed for goals of research, extension, and education. They are actively managed for multiple forest resources. This position involves on-site administration, research support, facilities management, and cultivation functions involved in establishing and maintaining forest research sites. Field sites represent a diverse range of forest types to support a variety of research, extension, and education activities. There are seven field stations spread throughout the state (Contra Costa, El Dorado, Tulare, Plumas, Trinity, Shasta, and Nevada Counties). This position ensures compliance of operations with federal, state, and campus policies. The position participates in developing and carrying out long-term forest management objectives, reflecting a wide variety of forest resource values such as fire restoration, water quality/quantity, wildlife habitat, timber production, diversity, forest health, and carbon sequestration.

This position is located in El Dorado county.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 29, 2022

  • Assist with determination of field allocations of silvicultural activities
  • Provides daily supervision of seasonal, volunteer, student workers and support staff, with responsibility for quality and quantity of work primarily at Blodgett Forest, with assignments of varying length at other field sites as needed.
  • Implements safety procedures and trains staff in field protocols and adhering to regulatory requirements such as safety and research protocols.
  • Keeps records of labor, equipment, materials and production.
  • Researches and resolved issues and discrepancies
  • Provides expertise in at least one of the following areas:
  • Wildlife management, fuels and fire management including mechanical treatments and prescribed fires, database management including GIS, public education and outreach

  • Assists management with the coordination, supervision and performance of all activities necessary to the daily technical operations of a large or highly complex field site.
  • Schedules operations which provide all the necessary care and the best use of labor and equipment for a number of concurrent projects.
  • Coordinate and oversee forestry activities and harvesting procedures to support research.
  • Assists with annual budget preparation and operational planning activities.
  • Participates in the selection, development, and evaluation of staff.
  • Researches and prepares reports and/or plans to meet regulatory requirements and assist in efforts of researchers, including development of Timber Harvest Plans and grant proposals.
  • Supervises maintenance, modifications and improvements of facility infrastructure, instruments and other materials.
  • Supports prescribed burn program by participating in prescribed burns, as experience allows.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of safety, legal, cultural and regulatory requirements relative to field research and timber harvest responsibility
  • Working knowledge of research discipline, principles, concepts, analysis and / or operations being conducted at field / remote sites including forest management, CA Forest Practice Rules, and grant writing.
  • Demonstrated skills in interpersonal communication, motivation of staff and team-building.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated computer competency.

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Licenses or certifications, if any:
  • Registered Professional Forester's License, or the capacity to earn the license within two years.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Skills in budget preparation and monitoring, record-keeping and equipment inventory control.
  • Demonstrates skills in report, grant, and regulatory permit preparation.
  • Demonstrated skills in interpersonal communication, motivation of staff and team-building.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with remote research partners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of facility management and operations at field / remote sites.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $56,800.00 - $63,000.00.

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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Driving Required

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

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

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