This is a full-time, salaried position. The major duties of the Operations Manager include, but are not limited to: overseeing the organization’s habitat restoration projects (including scheduling personnel and equipment and purchasing supplies) hiring, training and supervising personnel, creating job estimates, monitoring program budgets and interfacing with clients, partners, sub-contractors and CIR management personnel.
Oversee Habitat Restoration Projects:
Schedule operations staff on job sites, including coordinating varied employee schedules, coordinating housing and transportation to and from remote job sites.
Purchase supplies in cooperation with crew leaders for restoration projects.
Schedule equipment on job sites including dumpsters/roll off boxes, sprayers, etc.
Monitor and ensure job safety practices.
Monitor job budgets to ensure that cost targets are met.
Interface with clients, partners, sub-contractors and CIR management staff to ensure job excellence.
Visit sites periodically to evaluate job results and to plan further work.
Photo document job sites before and after work.
Ensure that personnel time is tracked and reported accurately and reported to accounting staff.
Ensure that organization policies regarding volunteer paperwork and time reporting are carried out in an accurate matter.
Perform miscellaneous habitat restoration duties as needed.
Hire, Train and Supervise Personnel:
Interview, hire, evaluate and discipline operations staff in cooperation with the Executive Director.
Train operations staff in cooperation with crew leaders in habitat restoration techniques, including plant identification, invasive plant removal and treatment, tool use, best management practices and job safety.
Creating Job Estimates for Bid and Grant Writing Purposes:
Visit potential job sites.
Work with potential clients and/or partner organizations to identify job specifications.
Evaluate costs of invasive plant removal and revegetation projects including the amount of time and number of personnel needed and the amount of supplies and equipment needed.
Prepare detailed estimates using Excel spreadsheets and MS Word.
Create or contribute to client and/or grant reporting requirements in cooperation with CIR management personnel.
Create and submit government pesticide reports.
Attend trade conferences and training as budget and time allows.
Perform miscellaneous office/administrative tasks in support of related duties.
The candidate will have:
Minimum of three years experience managing invasive plant removal and revegetation projects and supervising restoration crews.
A B.S. or greater in weed science, agriculture, botany, biology, ecology, natural resource management, or equivalent from an accredited institution preferred.
A Qualified Applicator’s Certificate or License (can be obtained after duties commence).
Experience utilizing hand-tools such as loppers, Pulaski, McLeod, shovel, hoe, GPS units.
A Class C Driver’s License and access to a car. Applicant must be willing to commute to neighboring communities to perform work.
The ability to work and hike outdoors in all weather conditions, including hiking over steep, rugged terrain with frequently unstable rocky substrate while carrying hand tools. Handling of plants is routine. Contact with cactus, stinging nettle and poison oak is common. Must be willing to wear appropriate safety gear such as coveralls, hiking boots, gloves, and goggles.
The ability to deal with field conditions that are strongly weather-dependent and may be hot, dusty, cold, muddy, and/or wet depending on season and degree of exposure. Must be willing make multi-day trips to the Channel Islands.
Current First Aid and current CPR certification (can be obtained after duties commence).
Demonstrable skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience creating job estimates and developing job leads.
$35,000 to $52,000 depending on experience, plus employer contribution to health care plan.
Submit a cover letter of intent to apply and a résumé via email. Candidates may also submit reference letters from previous employers. The most qualified candidates will be invited to interview. Do not apply unless you have the qualifications and minimum experience as outlined above. Further details can be provided by contacting:
Ken Owen, Executive Director
Channel Islands Restoration
More information about Channel Islands Restoration can be found on our web page at: www.cirweb.org.
Channel Islands Restoration is a non-profit organization that restores habitat in sensitive and unique natural areas on the California Channel Islands and adjacent mainland. We help protect rare and endangered native plant and animal species by restoring the natural habitat they depend on for survival. We educate a variety of groups about the value of native habitat and how to protect it. We recruit volunteers and identify and develop public and private funding sources for habitat restoration programs.
Channel Islands Restoration is an "at will" employer offering equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or disability (within the physical parameters defined in the position description and those associated with remote work locations). Any offer of employment will be contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.