An Exciting Position with Berkeley Forests - Forestry Camp Manager

June 01, 2021


College of Natural Resources, Berkeley Forests


Forestry Camp Site Manager – Meadow Valley, CA – 75% Time Position

Berkeley Forests manages multiple research properties across California, including management of UC Berkeley's Forestry Camp facilities and the adjoining Baker Forest located in Meadow Valley, CA. Forestry Camp facilities host UC Berkeley’s Forestry Field Camp, an eight-week intensive summer program that provides an introduction to the scientific and professional dimensions of forest and wildland resource management. In addition to the forestry field camp program, the facilities host a number of different educational and community groups. This position will serve as the onsite manage of Forestry Camp responsible for onsite operations and oversight in addition to occasional assignments on other Berkeley Forests properties. Position coordinates and schedules facility users while maintaining all infrastructure including treatment of rural water system.

Position is a 75% time position (100% time May-October, 50% time November-April). More information on the Forestry Camp program and facilities can be found at For additional information about Berkeley Forests, visit


  • Bachelor's degree in forestry or a related area and / or equivalent experience / training. 
  • The capacity to obtain a water treatment certification within one year of hire. 
  • Working knowledge of practices and procedures relating to facility maintenance. 
  • Written communication skills to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, policies and procedures, and training documents. 
  • Active listening, interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills to effectively resolve questions, concerns, issues or problems and ensure cooperative and productive working relationships. 
  • Skills to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to manage and work on multiple projects with competing deadlines, to establish goals and workload priorities, and to meet project deadlines within budget and time constraints. 
  • Working knowledge of practices and procedures of safety and emergency preparedness specific to the forest environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skills to work under pressure of deadlines in a stressful environment. 
  • Skills related to facilities maintenance, such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, small appliance maintenance, vehicle maintenance.


  • Acts as department representative for department / organization special projects related to department facilities. Serves as liaison with campus and external agencies regarding safety, access, maintenance, remodeling nd construction activities. Performs many maintenance activities directly, including operation of the water treatment facility at camp. 
  • Maintains building related plans and procedures including access controls and security, emergency preparedness, commonly encountered hazardous materials storage and disposal, crime prevention activities, fire safety inspection compliance and reporting. 
  • Recommends facilities-related procedures and solutions, taking into account budgets, space allocation, staffing and infrastructure design. Prioritizes user requests and sets reservation and payment procedures for users. 
  • Works on various natural resource management projects surrounding facilities and on University owned forestlands. 
  • Assists management in development of annual facilities budget. 
  • Conducts regular periodic rounds to inspect areas for security, fire and accident hazards and takes appropriate action as required, including reporting infractions of fire and building codes, building rules and other building irregularities to management. 
  • Coordinates maintenance and repair of departmental fleet vehicles and equipment. 
  • Coordinates work crew activities to minimize disruption to building occupants. Schedules use and types of users to minimize disruption. 
  • Develops space allocation plans for management review. 
  • May act as representative of organization safety committee, organization building emergency committee, and organization ergonomic program, and is responsible for departmental compliance with OSHA / EH&S regulations regarding state and organization policies and procedures, and works to implement safety and emergency preparedness policies and procedures with staff, including maintaining first aid supplies, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment. 
  • Purchases supplies, conducts bid proposals and supervises small-scale department renovation projects.


This is an hourly position. Rate will be commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


First Review June 10, 2021


Apply through UC Berkeley’s job listings ( Job ID # 18027.  An on-line application is required. When applying, submit resume and contact information of three references.   For more information, contact Ariel Roughton at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a diverse working environment, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefits.