Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Farm Maintenance Worker

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Parks Maintenance
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South Bay
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Full-Time
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Until filled
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$60,601.00-$75,643.00 Annually
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

Foothills Field Office (Cupertino) OR Skyline Field Office (La Honda)

Description

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is comprised of over 63,000 acres of land and 26 open space preserves protected for public enjoyment. In 2014, with broad public support, the District secured $300 million dollars of bond capacity with the passing of Measure AA, a mandate for Midpen to continue to pursue our mission to acquire and preserve open space land and protect and restore the natural environment in a regional green-belt system near Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about the District, visit our website, OpenSpace.org, and view our “Working for Midpen” video on our Jobs page

About the Position:  The Farm Maintenance Worker performs general maintenance and construction tasks at Deer Hollow Farm in the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. Deer Hollow Farm is an educational, working farm with cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and other livestock.  Duties include performing maintenance and construction tasks using hand and power tools, operating and maintaining Farm vehicles, and assistance with daily Farm operations. The Farm Maintenance Worker will also assist with animal husbandry; greet visitors and provide information to the public; and work with volunteers on Farm-related projects. For additional information, please see the job description on the District website.

Work Environment:  Required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must have the ability to foster positive and effective relationships with the public, volunteers, and staff. Experience working with volunteers is highly preferred.

Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, hazardous physical substances and fumes, and poison oak. Depending on the exposure, employee is required to wear head, hearing, eye, foot, face, hand, and full protection equipment. May also involve exposure to wild, and/or dangerous animals. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 75 pounds, or heavier weights, with the use of proper equipment.

Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:  Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by college-level coursework in facilities management, construction project management, or a related field, and three (3) years of experience in construction, maintenance, and/or repair of farm properties and related facilities and caring for farm animals.

Licenses & Certifications Required:   

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, Basic First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within six (6) months of employment.

Benefits:   The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.

How to Apply: Open until filled with first review of applications on February 21, 2019. Apply online via CalOpps.org.  The following four application items are required in order to be considered for the position: (1) CalOpps Employment application (2) Letter of Interest in the position (3) Resume (4) Supplemental question responses. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews.

Recruitment Timeline: We suggest planning your calendar accordingly, as these are the only interview dates:

First Interview: Friday, March 1, 2019

Skills Test: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Final Interview: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Estimated Start: May 2019

 

Benefits

The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.

Special Instructions

How to Apply: Open until filled with first review of applications on February 21, 2019. Apply online via CalOpps.org.  The following four application items are required in order to be considered for the position: (1) CalOpps Employment application (2) Letter of Interest in the position (3) Resume (4) Supplemental question responses. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews.

Recruitment Timeline: We suggest planning your calendar accordingly, as these are the only interview dates:

First Interview: Friday, March 1, 2019

Skills Test: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Final Interview: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Estimated Start: May 2019

 

Recruitment Contact

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