• Grounds and Maintenance Worker

    Job Locations
    Seasonal, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Facilities/Property Maintenance
  • 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 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.

    Essential Functions

    • 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.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • 2 + years’ experience with building and facilities maintenance, preferably at a large facility, plus High School Diploma preferred.
    • 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.


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