Established in 1934, the East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to the east of San Francisco. The system comprises 121,397 acres in 73 parks, including over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.
The East Bay Regional Park District began acquiring land for Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the early 1970s. Today, most of the mining district is within the Preserve's nearly 8,533 acres. The area is an ideal location for hiking, picnicking and nature study and Park District staff conduct a variety of programs relating the Preserve's natural and historic resources. The unique visitor experience at Black Diamond Mines would not be possible without the diligent work and expertise of the Mining Technicians, who perform a variety of skilled tasks, both in the mine and on the surface, using a wide variety of equipment and creativity for this one-of-a-kind position. If this sounds like something you'd like to be apart of, then apply today!
Vacancy Situation: The Park District currently has two vacancies located at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one year life of the hiring pools.
What You'll Be Doing: Under general supervision, the Mining Technicians will perform a variety of Park District mining related construction, operations and maintenance functions, primarily at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, and will perform related duties as assigned.
We Are Looking for Individuals Who:
Can thrive while working underground and in confined spaces;
Enjoy interacting with the public on a daily basis;
Are able to work independently, as well as collaborate on projects with other District staff.
A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job:
Meaningful and valued work connected to our organizational mission;
Ability to work directly with the public and make a positive impact on the community we serve;
Great benefits including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, a retirement pension through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).
Respect: We honor each other, the park users we serve, and the land we steward.
Resilience: We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.
Relationships: Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.
Responsiveness: We communicate openly, honestly and reliably.
Transparency: We hold the public's trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and unfettered access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.
Essential Functions: Performs the construction and maintenance involved in the mine operation, such as:
Constructs mine hazard abatement and resource development projects, including carpentry, concrete, minor electrical, plumbing, track, and ventilation work;
Operates and maintain mining tools and equipment;
Monitors and inspects the work of contractors;
Inspects and repairs mine closures and maintains underground workings, including general cleanup, ground control work, air testing and dust control;
Operates and maintains ventilation, communication, electrical, plumbing, compressed air and transportation systems;
Performs tasks related to underground public use, such as regular Museum inspections;
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable safety regulations, procedures and policies, and of emergency plans and equipment relating to underground operations;
Acts as Museum and Visitor Center shifter to verify safe conditions in the mine at that time;
Assists in the preparation and presentation of special events, and oversees the approved use of underground resources;
Performs tasks related to the mining interpretive program, such as, assists in the development of interpretive displays and programs;
Provides special use collegiate geology tours and VIP tours;
May assist in emergency responses;
Performs administrative work, such as keeping logs and records, ordering supplies, etc., and;
Performs related duties as assigned.
Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, AND
Experience: Three years of experience in construction or industrial maintenance, preferably in the areas of abandoned mine hazard abatement or underground public use facilities.
Substitutions: College level education in an appropriate field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience. 90 quarter or 60 semester units is equivalent to one year of experience.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is a condition of initial and continued employment.
Internal Number: 20-JL-11
About East Bay Regional Park District
The East Bay Regional Park District began acquiring land for Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the early 1970s. Today, most of the mining district is within the Preserve's nearly 8,533 acres. The area is an ideal location for hiking, picnicking and nature study and Park District staff conduct a variety of programs relating the Preserve's natural and historic resources. The unique visitor experience at Black Diamond Mines would not be possible without the diligent work and expertise of the Mining Technicians, who perform a variety of skilled tasks, both in the mine and on the surface, using a wide variety of equipment and creativity for this one-of-a-kind position.
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