Facilities Assistant

US-NY-Oyster Bay
Type
Regular, Part-Time
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
ID
2017-3386
Oyster Bay
NY

Overview

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

 

Position Summary

The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center (TRSAC), located in Oyster Bay, was established in 1923 as the first Audubon Songbird Sanctuary in the nation. Today, it is a vibrant resource offering a wide variety of activities, including environmental education, wildlife research, and conservation advocacy. The goal of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center is to provide high-quality effective environmental education programs to all audiences.

Reporting to the Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center (TRSAC), the primary function of the Facilities Assistant is to perform a wide variety of tasks in support of the infrastructure and natural resources of TRSAC. The primary responsibilities of this position will include basic maintenance, grounds keeping and general upkeep of the center property .

 

This is a part-time opportunity where the Assistant will have a maximum 20 hour week and is anticipated to work a flexible schedule.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain/repair the following:
    • All driveways, trails, and lawns by mowing, grading, filling potholes, lopping branches, clearing fallen trees and debris, abating erosion.
    • TRSAC property and its boundary lines, including but not limited to fences, signage, buildings, and structures.
    • Vehicles, boats/canoes, power equipment, hand tools.
  • Assist as needed with natural resource research projects and monitoring efforts.
  • Patrol against general trespass, arson, theft, vandalism, and poaching.
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator, as appropriate, and report back on all maintenance and resource management activities performed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Technical School training or 3 years of experience using applied mechanical skills preferred.
  • Familiarity with the use of, and maintenance/repair of: motor vehicles, lawn mowers, chainsaws, weed trimmers, generators, pressure-washers, air compressors, and a wide variety of small power and hand tools.
  • Competence with minor carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs.
  • Familiarity with the use of herbicides and herbicide application equipment/safety.
  • Competence with the use of office equipment, including computers equipped with Microsoft Office.
  • Must be willing and able to work an entire shift outdoors and endure extremes of weather.
  • Ability and willingness to work positively with the public to promote conservation goals.
  • Must be able to lead and work effectively with volunteers or in other group settings.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a flexible, non-structured, often unsupervised environment
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as the job demands.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

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