Date: 8/6/17 8:25 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] job
I 'll ask your indulgence again today for a unique announcement. ALL inquiries should be directed to Vern Beeson, see end of announcement.


Manager: Malheur Field Station

The Great Basin Society is looking for a person to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of Malheur Field Station (MFS), an environmental education facility located in the beautiful high desert of southeastern Oregon. MFS occupies an old Job Corps Center located on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The mission of The Great Basin Society, Inc., doing business as Malheur Field Station, is dedicated to facilitating environmental education in the High Desert region of the Great Basin. Our programs are based on the philosophy of lifelong learning. The Great Basin Society is an independent, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization.

On site at MFS are dormitories and house trailers for public rental, a dining hall, classrooms and labs, a gym, a museum, an office, and a gift shop. The entire station is open to the public from late March through September and some lodging facilities are open all year. Educational programs (school-group visits, weekend programs, professional development workshops, Road Scholar programs) generally occur from May through September.

Desired qualifications for this position include strong personnel and facilities-management skills, good communication skills, familiarity with computer accounting programs, an interest in environmental education, and the ability to work independently in an isolated environment. MFS is open seven days a week and many activities occur on weekends, therefore, seasonal flexibility in managing work schedules is critical.

Hands-on duties include: managing the reservation system for lodging and dining; procuring and coordinating natural history programs; oversight of office, maintenance, housekeeping, and dining hall functions; hiring and supervising seasonal staff; supervising volunteers; preparation of periodic reports to the Board and government agencies as required by law or the Board. The position involves extensive interaction with the public in person, by phone, and email.

This position is full-time, salaried (exempt), and includes medical benefits and housing. Living on-site is a requirement of the position. Annual paid leave is 2 weeks of vacation leave and 6 paid holidays. Sick leave accrual is 1 day/month. Starting salary is $40-47,500/year (plus housing) depending upon experience.

The position is open until filled. Starting date is negotiable.

Please email your cover letter and resume to The Great Basin Society president, Vern Beeson. (<vern_anne...>).

[We also anticipate hiring a seasonal “office person”. A “team” hire for both positions would be considered.]

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon


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