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FAC MGT SPEC 2 (Field Facilities Specialist) - 12917

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 20, 2020

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Under the general direction of the OWCN's Senior Manager Field Operations, oversee and maintain field equipment and stabilization facilities for the Wildlife Health Center (WHC) and Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN). Ensure that OWCN equipment is maintained in a constant state of readiness for oil spill response. Travel to field stabilization facilities in various California locations to inspect and evaluate systems and make recommendations for repairs and maintenance. As a key member of the OWCN's spill response team, transport various types specialized response equipment to the spill site and lead field deployment. Act as the lead safety officer at field sites (e.g., recovery, hazing, field stabilization field staging areas and stabilization facilities) during oil spill response. In coordination with the Care Operations Facilities Specialist, serve as the liaison with the Center's Facilities Management.


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Travel for extended periods of time during spill response. Interpret fine print.

Climb ladders, maneuver in confined areas and operate power machinery, hand tools, and spill response vehicles.

Travel to facilities throughout California for inspections and repairs. Occasional travel for meetings, conferences and spill drills.

Obtain 24 hour HAZWOPER certification within 30 days of employment. Wear protective clothing.

Lift and maneuver supplies and equipment weighing up to 75 lbs.


This position is subject to completion of a Pre-Placement Medical Exam provided by Employee Health Services, at no charge to the applicant. This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.

Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.

Work outside in inclement very hot or cold, wet conditions.

Work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays and respond to emergency situations.

Work area is designated non-smoking area.

Work involves potential exposure to hazardous materials. Maintain valid California Driver's License.

Participate in the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System Program.

A copy of DMV record will be required as a condition of employment. Work in an environment with distressed wildlife.

Work in an environment where animals are used in research.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.



Combination of education and/or experience in engineering, architecture, industrial technology or related field.

Skills in physical plant/facility operating requirements, preventive maintenance procedures, design and facility modifications to make repairs. Skills to design and manufacture "quick fixes" for repairs or facility expansion in emergency situations.

Skills to act as liaison between construction and design personnel and University personnel.

Skills to operate ATVs/UTVs and boats and to tow trailers.

Knowledge of and skills in construction practices, including plumbing, framing, roofing, electrical work and the installation of large appliances.

Problem solving skills to anticipate and analyze problems, devise a solution, and implement change.

Record keeping skills to maintain accurate records.


Knowledge of employee health and safety rules and regulations to comply with university policy and instruct employees/spill response volunteers in facility guidelines.

General knowledge of animal handling, husbandry and health care requirements and practices. Ability to work around/with animals who are distressed due to oil contamination.

Ability to understand instruction manuals, blueprints and/or general written or verbal instructions. Skills to perform detailed repair of highly sophisticated medical and laboratory equipment.

Management and supervisory skills to act as lead safety officer, oversee ongoing operations and maintenance and lead facility deployment. Skills to interact effectively and professionally with University and response staff and volunteers, contractors, and the general public. Written and oral communication skills.


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This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

EEO/AA Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


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