Employment Opportunities

CCNP Specialist Opening

The Cache Creek Conservancy has need for a CCNP Specialist to improve, maintain, and repair specific equipment, facilities, and CCNP grounds. The CCNP Specialist completes general maintenance andlight repair tasks on the buildings and grounds of the CCNP and specific equipment (e.g., water pumps) or oversees outside expert assistance if ncessary; assists in ground keeping tasks, including trail meaintenance, and assists with setting up the CCNP for school visits or special events.


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CCNP Specialist

Background: The Cache Creek Conservancy (CCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to restore, protect, and enhance wildlife habitat in the Cache Creek watershed. Based in Woodland, CA at the Jan T. Lowry Cache Creek Nature Preserve (CCNP), the CCC implements habitat restoration projects and also hosts or environmental educational and recreational programming for students and the general public. 

Position Description: The successful applicant will be responsible for improving, maintaining, and repairing the specific equipment, facilities, and CCNP grounds. The CCNP Specialist completes general maintenance and light repair tasks on the buildings and grounds of the CCNP and specific equipment (such as water pumps); able to determine when outside, expert assistance is needed, and oversees said outside assistance; and assists in ground keeping tasks, including trail maintenance, at the CCNP. Other tasks could include assisting the Education and Outreach Coordinator with school visit set ups or assisting the Habitat Restoration Manager with restoration plantings. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the CCC Executive Director, in coordination with other CCC staff, the CCNP Specialist will:

  • Be responsible for general upkeep and cleaning of CCNP buildings and clearing of trail systems, including mowing, weeding, and trimming tree branches in the entrance area of the Preserve and pest management (e.g., ground squirrels).
  • Assists in monitoring and maintaining plant health in entrance area, including greenhouse, seed garden, and irrigation systems.
  • Maintain critical safety infrastructure: lighting, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, alarm systems, etc.
  • Evaluate, repair, and improve condition of CCNP facilities’ electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, fencing, etc.
  • Evaluate, repair, and improve condition of CCC equipment such as motorized water pumps, OHV, chainsaws, herbicide application equipment, hand tools, etc.
  • Evaluate whether work requires outside expert assistance, communicates with the Executive Director to ensure experts are hired and appropriately overseen when needed.
  • Assists as needed with activities related to CCC programs, such as setting up tables for school visits or special events.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with coworkers, supervisors, members of the public, and partnering agencies.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and safe work environment.

 Position Qualifications: Applicants must be accustomed to physical labor, be able to lift, hold, and carry at least 50 pounds. Applicants must be comfortable squatting, kneeling, twisting, etc. Applicants should have entry-level or intermediate skill in the fields of: plumbing, electricity, carpentry, mechanics. Applicants should be comfortable working outdoors in all seasons, and in the presence of stinging and biting insects, snakes, ticks, etc. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Desirable candidates are self-motivated and efficacious, work well individually or as part of a team. 

Term of Employment: This is a permanent, part-time position, hours will fluctuate based on facilities use and need for repairs. 

Compensation: Hourly rate ranges from $14-18, depending upon experience. Medical, dental, vision, and other benefits are not provided. 

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and at least 2 references to pratt@cachecreekconservancy.org. Final filing date is Thursday, July 19, 2018.