Position Summary: The Hopland Research & Extension Center (HREC) located in Mendocino County provides land, labor, and facilities for University researchers in the areas of animal science, range and wildlife management, public health, and plant sciences. The Center is one of nine within the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. It encompasses 5,358 acres and houses 7 University staff, the Roderick Shippey Field Laboratory and Education Facility. The Center serves some 25 active research projects, and the unit has the responsibility for all maintenance and repair for the facility.
Under supervision, keep area and facilities of the Research and Extension Center clean and orderly; use equipment such as lawnmowers, gas powered trimmers, blowers, buffers, and perform other related work.
Clean stables, barns, pens, and paths occupied by sheep and dogs; remove soiled straw and spread fresh straw in animal stalls; feed animals in accordance with a given schedule; assist in basic tasks such as mowing, raking, weed trimming, and leaf clean-up; keep facilities, restrooms, buildings, and equipment clean and orderly; assist in the set-up, removal and storage of chairs, tables, and other equipment. Open Center buildings and facilities and assist tenants regarding use of equipment and facilities; perform routine public contact work; and perform other related work.
Promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.
Special Conditions of Employment: Overtime Shift Work Travel
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Conduct custodial and janitorial work, as well as animal care work, on flexible schedule, according to building use and animal needs, but often on evenings and weekends.
Must possess a California driver's license to drive a County or University vehicle. Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required. Reimbursement for job-related travel is available and according to University policies.
Possess or obtain a Forklift Operator's Certificate within 6 months from date of hire.
Possess or obtain a Scissor Lift Operator's Certificate within 6 months from date of hire.
Successful completion of a Pre-Placement Medical Exam provided by Employee Health Services.
May be required to handle hazardous materials and work in laboratories or be in areas containing hazardous materials. Specific hazards include but are not limited to industrial or laboratory chemicals, fuels, solvents, hazardous waste or other materials labeled hazardous.
Employee shall participate in required preventative medical and medical monitoring programs which may include blood tests, immunizations, TB screening, blood-borne and airborne pathogen training, etc., and are provided to meet Federal, State, and University requirements.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Job Close Date: 2/25/2019
Duty 1: -Sweep, mop, wax, dust, clean, and/or polish floors, corridors, moldings, building entrances, window sills and other areas; Remove cobwebs; dust, clean, wax and/or polish cabinets, furniture, woodwork, painted walls, light fixtures, window blinds, ventilation registers, filing cabinets and other equipment and furnishings -Vacuums rugs and carpets -Clean windows, glass doors and mirrors, empty wastebaskets, recycling containers, and other waste receptacles -Launders and maintains bedding in center bunkhouse as necessary -Assists in moving and arranging furniture and equipment as needed -Maintains bathrooms and bathroom fixtures, replenishing hand soaps, paperproducts, and other supplies -Develop new work methods or changes in custodial services that will improve cleanliness standards, consistency and efficiencies -Operate, maintain, set-up and dismantle a full range of powered and nonpowered cleaning equipment, including but not limited to: vacuum cleaners, buffers, floor scrubbers, waxing machines -Operate and maintain electric scissor lift -Perform periodic inspections of assigned areas -Clean outreach building kitchen, break/lunch rooms, floors, tables, sinks, counter-tops and fixtures, clean interior of microwave and/ or conventional ovens, refrigerators, and freezers -Wash automotive equipment -Maintains supply of custodial equipment and materials including cleaning solutions -Set up tables, chairs, and other furnishings in buildings for various events; take down and store furniture when not in use; monitor furniture for problems and conduct repairs as necessary -Open and close buildings -Provide logistical support to outreach building users during events; serve as liaison between building users and other center staff during events; answer questions and operate building HVAC, lighting, and audio-visual equipment as needed; resolve problems during events -Monitor building use by outside groups for compliance with conditions of building rental -Follows UC policy and procedures in the event of an emergencies Function:CUSTODIAL & EVENT SUPPORT Percent: 55
Duty 2: -Removes debris from stairs and walks, rakes leaves, and mows/trims grass -Operates large power lawnmowers, gas powered trimmers, gas powered power washers and blowers -Operate a variety of hand tools. -Assists in the maintenance of parking lots and other structures -Installs and removes portable outdoor signs, parking and traffic control barriers -Trims and prunes a variety of native plants as required -Assists in maintenance of landscape components such as drip systems, sprinklers, planters, water features, etc. Function:GROUNDS KEEPING Percent: 20
Duty 3: -Feeds, waters, and observes sheep, herding dogs, and other domestic or wild animals involved in research -Assists in handling, weighing, sorting, moving, or otherwise managing sheep and other animals, both for research and management purposes -May assist in collecting research data on sheep or other animals, according to specific research protocols established and approved by researchers -Monitors research animals for predator damage, including injury or death caused by coyotes, domestic dogs, mountain lions, bears, and other predators Function:ANIMAL CARE Percent: 15
Duty 4: -Assists in the repair of buildings, equipment, and other facilities -Assists Physical Plant Mechanic Supervisor in demolition and construction projects -Assists Farm Machinery Mechanic with road repairs -Assists in preventive maintenance of vehicles and equipment used in the course of all tasks performed by this position. Function:MAINTENANCE & REPAIR Percent: 10
Job Requirements -Experience performing routine custodial tasks. -Skills using appropriate cleaning solutions and materials to maintain surfaces, windows, floors, sinks, furniture, and other furnishing in a clean, sanitary, and attractive condition. -Written and oral communication skills to interact with a broad range of individuals and groups, including management, staff, residents, researchers, vendors, contractors, and the general public. -Skill to maintain electronic time card and daily log of activities -Experience using Microsoft outlook for email and calendar -Skills using landscape equipment to maintain facility in an attractive and safe condition. -Math skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide simple 4-digit numbers. Required
-Knowledge of policies and procedures for the safe handling and disposal of waste materials including hazardous wastes. -Skills to establish, coordinate, delegate, and follow through with clear defined work assignment priorities, expectations, and performance standards. -Organizational skills to determine workload priorities for supply and material needs. -Skills to understand policies and procedures along with material labels and written instructions. -Knowledge of applicable safety procedures. -Computer skills to keep records of services and maintenance -Experience working with animals, feeding and providing basic care. -Experience using power tools, providing various repairs on farm machinery and fencing. Preferred
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