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Reserve Steward I and II
Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

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Reserve Steward I and II

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

Job Summary

$14-18 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 12 days ago
Job Role
Social Work
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Job Description

POSITION: Reserve Steward I and II
Part-Time (Flexible) / Non-Benefited / Hourly / Non-Exempt


LOCATION: Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER) and Butte Creek Ecological Preserve (BCEP). The expectation is the position will report to BCCER the majority of the time and work will be split between BCCER and contract work in the surrounding community.

COMPENSATION: $14-$18 per hour

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision of the Ecological Reserves Field Coordinator, responsibilities include both programmatic elements and maintenance.

o Maintenance Elements:
• Carry out vegetation management on the Reserve or in surrounding community in ecologically
sensitive areas using a variety of tools
• Performs field work including invasive plan eradication; fence repair; road and trail maintenance
using a variety of hand and power tools
• Assists with pile burns
• Assist in facilities maintenance and minor repairs of visitor access sites

o Programmatic Elements:
• Acts as a host and facilitator for groups using the BCCER & BCEP including: faculty with field trips
and research activities; students with research projects; coordinating (scheduling and leading) community hikes
• Assists with the hunt program for the BCCER by posting signage, assisting with lottery and required forms
• May supervise student employees or volunteers (Steward II position)


o Qualifications:
• Experience performing duties similar to those described above
• 3 semesters of college credits towards a degree
• An understanding of conservation of natural and open space resources
• Ability to communicate well with a wide variety of constituents including volunteers, student staff
and interns, visitors to the reserves, faculty and staff
• Manage time and complete tasks independently
• Possess a valid California driver's license, and a good driving record
• Participation in the DMV Employer Pull Notice Program (driving record) and fingerprinting

o Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of native and non-native plan species
• Familiarity with a variety of hand tools including chainsaws, brush cutters and small equipment
• Defensive Driver Certification
• Wildland Fire Chainsaw Training S-212
• Basic Fire Fighter II or equivalent

o Additional Requirements:
• Sedentary and physical labor
• Capacity/willingness to work in extreme weather conditions
• Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds unassisted
• A valid California Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment in this position.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered, applicants must submit the following. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. 
• Chico State Enterprises application
• Cover letter
• Current resume
• Three references
• Class/weekly availability schedule

Applications can be submitted:

Chico State Enterprises
25 Main Street, Suite 206
Chico, CA 95928-5388

BY FAX: (530) 898-3391

Please visit our website for the email address to submit applications.  

Chico State Enterprises
25 Main Street, 2nd Floor suite 206
Chico, CA

For questions, please contact the Enterprises Human Resources office:

BY PHONE: (530) 898-6811 

The employer is Chico State Enterprises, a non-profit corporation serving as an auxiliary organization of California State University, Chico. Employment is considered to be at-will.

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