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Grounds and Maintenance Worker

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Dayton, OH, USADaytonOHUSA
Temporary / Seasonal

The Ground and Maintenance Worker will assist in the maintenance of structures, buildings, roadways, trails, and anything related to the 200-acre sanctuary. This position will conduct a variety of maintenance and grounds keeping tasks including but not limited to: building repair, painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mowing, weed-eating, maintenance to related equipment. Also includes opening and closing facilities to the public.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Assist in the maintenance of all building and their associate systems under the direction of the maintenance manager
  • Assist in the maintenance of mowers, vehicles, tractors, etc.
  • Open and close buildings.
  • Assist with special events some weekends and evenings.
  • Assist as needed with land management practices such as removal of invasive plant species, bush hogging fields, maintaining native plantings and landscaping surrounding structures.
  • Assist in general housekeeping duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Educational Background: 
High School Diploma preferred.
Skills/Experience: 
  • 2 + years’ experience with building and facilities maintenance, preferably at a large facility, plus
  • Must be self-directed, problem-solver with organizational skills and knowledge of grounds keeping, landscaping, facilities/structural maintenance, and trail maintenance.
  • Customer service oriented, with ability to interact respectfully with children, adults, and teachers walking the trails.
  • Comfort working in the vicinity of livestock and other farm animals.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions and ability to recognize hazards and act quickly to rectify.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to transport up to 80 lbs regularly and work outside in extreme temperatures and inclement weather with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of vehicles and tools, including but not limited to tractors, zero-turn mowers, chainsaw, power equipment, hand tools, phones, copy machines, computers and other related equipment.
  • Chain saw certification a plus.
  • Ability to do basic research, email and other computing functions.
Job Function: 

Organization Info

National Audubon Society

Overview
Headquarters: 
New York, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
$100-500M
Founded: 
1972
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

Audubon saves birds and their habitats throughout the America using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation.

Audubon operates an extensive network of National conservation programs, 23 state and regional offices, 41 centers, 23 sanctuaries and 463 independent chapters. Our work is a powerful combination of science, on the ground conservation, policy and engagement expertise that strives to protect and restore habitat, and to build the durable public will to implement policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all-in the U.S. and across the Americas.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 12 2019
Active Until: 
Feb 12 2019
Hiring Organization: 
National Audubon Society
industry: 
Nonprofit