JOB POSTING **PLEASE NOTE: Lick Observatory, located on Mount Hamilton, is the worksite for this position and is located 19 miles east of San Jose on Highway 130 at 4,200 feet elevation.**
Year-round residential housing with nominal rent is available for the selected Building Maintenance Worker candidate. Residents are responsible for personal utilities costs.
Lick Observatory offers a friendly working environment with a diverse set of challenges, in addition to the incredible views of the surrounding areas.
Other benefits to working at UC Santa Cruz include:
Medical, Dental & Vision Care Insurance Plans
UC Retirement Plans
Group Term Life Insurance
Paid Holidays plus accrued vacation and sick leave
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 07-25-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The University of California Observatories (UCO) is a Multi-Campus Research Unit (MRU) funded via the University of California Office of the President, Office of Research and headquartered on the UC Santa Cruz campus. UCO operates on behalf of astronomers, researchers, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students across the UC system who are engaged in research, education and training in optical and infrared astronomy. In addition to managing the technical, physical plant and public outreach operations of the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton, California, UCO provides the scientific and administrative liaison to the shared Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii and the international collaboration for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project. UCO comprises extensive scientific and technical staff and facilities at UC Santa Cruz and Lick Observatory as well as administrative and business services.
The Lick Observatory telescopes are scheduled 363 days per year, weather permitting. Additionally, Lick hosts about 30,000 members of the public via its summer programs and casual visitors. Lick Observatory also provides year-round residential housing to employees.
Under supervision of the Facilities Supervisor, incumbent performs various unskilled and semi-skilled building maintenance tasks within the visitor services and maintenance buildings, telescope domes and residential units at Lick Observatory. Additional areas of work include grounds, remotely located pump houses, facilities, and Hazardous waste operations.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $21.73 - $24.47 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: Lick Observatory, located on Mount Hamilton
Assists other maintenance staff on a variety of projects such as repairing above ground water lines; hanging monitors and pictures in Visitor Center; removes and replaces well type water pumps; minor pouring and forming of concrete.
Loads and unloads trucks and other vehicles. Performs freight runs delivering and picking up materials in San Jose on a weekly basis and in Santa Cruz and other locations occasionally.
Digs and/or fills ditches, trenches and other excavations for pipelines, walks, roads and walls.
Moves furniture, equipment, supplies as directed. Tears down, moves and sets up scaffolding. Performs various equipment and supply inventories.
Washes and performs basic mechanical inspections of vehicle fleet.
Performs other duties as assigned.
35% - Grounds
Works independently and with others, mows courtyard lawn, trims trees and shrubs, and abates weeds. Clears defensible spaces around commercial and residential buildings. Collects and hauls trash from outside containers.
Clears debris on roads and in spring boxes. Clears snow from walkways, driveways, and private roads.
20% - Building Maintenance
Under supervision, performs minor and routine carpentry, minor plumbing, electrical, appliance, and mechanical repairs. Repairs may include preparation and painting of interior and exterior walls; replacement of light bulbs, switches, wall receptacles and light fixtures; minor repair of plumbing fixtures; snaking of drains; replacement and adjustment of lock hardware; and assembly or minor repair of furniture and cabinets. Safeguards keys.
10% - Safety Duties
Safety Duties: All UC Santa Cruz employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
Safety/Hazardous Materials Maintenance: Participates in periodic safety trainings. Responds to fire alarms, call outs and emergencies. Inspects fire extinguishers and maintains logs.
Following federal, state and university regulations, utilizes proper procedures for the safe handling, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals and waste materials. Properly labels waste bottles. May serve as contact person for routine pick-up and disposal. Completes required documentation.
Basic knowledge of or ability to learn routine building maintenance tasks including plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry repair and troubleshooting.
Knowledge of or ability to learn basic electrical theory and safe practices for performing electrical repairs.
Experience and skills in the safe use of various hand and power tools used in building maintenance.
Experience and skills using standard grounds-keeping equipment.
Interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to interact effectively and cooperatively with staff, faculty, residents and the public.
Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment with changing priorities and frequent interruptions.
Ability to follow through and carry out assignments.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions, regulations, manuals, signs and labels.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program.
Selected candidate will be required to provide DMV driving record printout at time of interview.
Ability to follow all safety procedures and regulations.
Ability to safely operate vehicles ranging from small pickup to large 2-ton flatbed.
Ability to work safely with various chemicals that have various degrees of toxicity, with no known allergic reactions.
Ability to work in disadvantaged or exposed places indoors and outside in severe weather.
Ability to work occasional holidays and during emergencies.
Ability to perform general and building maintenance, facility, grounds duties typically requiring bending, stooping, walking, carrying, reaching, lifting and climbing stairs or ladders; perform manual work including digging with a shovel or jack hammer, moving heavy furniture, etc. Must be comfortable working aloft.
Ability to move equipment and materials weighing up to 75 lbs. with or without accommodation.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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