Construct and operate underground public use areas in a safe manner; review and make recommendations on construction requirements; prepare cost estimates on construction projects; assist in the preparation of budgets, forecasts and schedules; assist in the analysis of bids and the preparation and award of contracts; inspect projects during construction; maintain organized and detailed records of projects; write reports and correspondence; identify hazards and carry out and/or supervise abandoned mine reclamation, subsidence prevention, mine closure and habitat development projects; assist in the planning and design of mine reclamation and underground development projects; promote the development of subordinates through mentoring, coaching, training, and performance feedback; develop and promote a positive employee relations environment; working with Risk Management, develop and present training programs for District staff and other agencies and organizations in areas related to mining operations, mine safety, and emergency response. Conduct safety meetings; maintain mining unit vehicles, tools and equipment; assist with public programs and events; ensure that the developed areas of the mine, construction sites, tools and equipment, and on-going operational activities are in compliance with applicable Regional Parks, State and Federal regulations.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Other tasks related to this position will include: considerable coordination and cooperation with other Regional Parks units, frequent public contact, and the occasional presentation of lectures and interpretive talks on mine-related matters. Approval and coordination of use of maintained or abandoned areas of the mines by researchers, educators, District staff, commercial enterprises, and others whose objectives require access to underground resources. Develops procedures applicable to the mining function, and acts as liaison with other agencies and organizations assisting or regulating District mining operations activities. Assists Interpretive Department with the design and installation of displays.
Education: Four year degree in mining engineering, geology or geological engineering, or related engineering field (additional qualifying experience may be substituted for two years of education on a year for year basis); and
Experience: Five years of appropriate experience in underground mining, or construction, including the operation and maintenance of mines, plants or other surface or subsurface facilities. Two years of this experience must have been in a responsible supervisory capacity. College level education in engineering, geology, or a related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience on the following basis: 90 quarter or 60 semester units shall be equal to one year experience.
Additional Information: Demonstrated background in underground mining and/or construction and maintenance in such areas as ground control (rock bolting, timbering, shotcrete), ventilation, water and compressed air plumbing, electrical, transportation and communications. Knowledge of mining history. Knowledge of concrete and timber construction. Knowledge of safety regulations and concerns relevant to underground operations. Knowledge of computer software such as word processors and spreadsheet programs. Ability to research, develop and administer programs and procedures related to abandoned mine land reclamation and hazard abatement. Ability to organize work, order material, assign resources, adhere to budgets and direct the efforts of employees and other workers in mine construction, operations and maintenance work. Ability to prioritize, solve problems, and resolve conflicts. Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse public, with a focus on quality service to internal and external customers.