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Two opportunities at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve - 'Ootchamin 'Ooyakma

1.Stewardship Intern Program for Stanford Students (Deadline Feb 23, 2024 at 5 PM PST)

2.Temporary Operations Assistant (applications reviewed as they are submitted)

1.Stewardship Interns for Stanford Students

The JR'O'O Stewarship Intern Program is now accepting applications from Stanford students for two summer interns in the summer of 2024. The program is a 10-week summer internship program for Stanford undergraduates (and co-terms) from any area of study who want to learn more about what it means to work at a biological preserve, understand how research, education and stewardship are linked, and support our expanding stewardship projects! For more information see the webpage.

The selected students will work closely with the Jasper Ridge team, affiliated students, faculty and docents in the lab, office and in the field through the summer.
Deadline to apply is February 23, 2024, at 5 PM. To find the application materials and information on how to submit them please click here

2.Temporary Operations Assistant

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (JRBP) at Stanford University is seeking a 50% time Temporary Operations Assistant.  Employee will perform routine and extraordinary maintenance on the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve buildings, infrastructure, equipment, and roads. Employee will assist the Operations Manager in the execution of special projects as needed.
Working under supervision, employee performs manual labor and operates light equipment involved in a variety of construction, maintenance and related operations. Assignments are received on a day to-day or task-by-task basis. Employee may work alone, or as a member of a crew, receiving directions about the work from the Operations Manager. Work is generally checked during progress and upon completion.

Characteristic Duties:

·       Works to maintain buildings and other structures, including painting, roof repairs, and minor electrical, plumbing and construction work.
·       Operates such light gas powered equipment as chainsaws, mowers, hedgers, augers, line trimmers, blowers, etc.
·       Operates electric and pneumatic tools such as drivers, sanders, nail guns, sawzall, buffers, circular saws, chop saws, jigsaws, etc.
·       Works around heavy equipment, including skid loaders, tractors and chippers.
·       Sets up and takes down chairs and moves furniture and other equipment.
·       Drives a truck (not to exceed 3 tons).
·       May operate higher-level equipment in a training capacity
Specific Duties:
·       Maintain areas around buildings, including mowing grass and keeping bricks and walkways clear of weeds and leaves. — 10%
·       Maintain roadways, including fixing potholes, ruts, and drainage issues. Apply water and/or soil cement to reduce dust. Seasonally cut back foliage from roadways and bridges, and remove obstructions as required. Seasonally mow road shoulders where needed. — 35%
·       Seasonally mow along fence lines and fire staging areas. — 10%
·       Perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs on gas powered tools. — 3%
·       Wash and perform regular maintenance on electric vehicles, including tire repair and battery checks. — 4%
·       Assist in the supervision and management of outside contractors and labor forces (e.g., American Conservation Experience, tree trimming services, preventive maintenance personnel). — 5%
·       Assist on special projects as needed. — 10%
·       Miscellaneous — 10%
·       Assist other staff, docents, researchers and students with special projects around the preserve. — 10%
·       During the academic season, provide logistics for classes in field, setup classroom and assist with special events. —3%
·       Ability to perform heavy manual work in all types of outside weather conditions.
·       Ability to work in confined spaces (i.e., access holes, crawlspaces, etc.).
·       Knowledge of uses and purposes of common hand tools.
·       Ability to follow job-related instructions.
·       Must possess a valid California driver’s license and a good driving record.
·       Must be able to lift 75 lbs.
·       Able to work both independently and under the auspices of the Operations Manager to maintain the Preserve and its facilities.

How to apply

Prospective applicants may send a resume to:
Steven Gomez
Operations Manager - Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve:
In the subject line, please write: “Your Name” - Applicant for Operations Assistant Position