Senior Facilities Assistant

Job Locations
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the Senior Facilities Assistant is responsible for helping maintain and taking pride and ownership of the Blair Audubon Center and the surrounding Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary grounds and buildings. The primary emphasis is the upkeep of the boardwalk, buildings, and fleet equipment. This position will assist with maintenance tasks around campus, on the Boardwalk, and in the field. Maintenance and administrative duties include but are not limited to keeping the buildings clean and in good running condition, executing maintenance tasks and services, operating a computerized maintenance management system, and communicating through email and apps.



$19.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Maintaining our 2.25-mile boardwalk year-round to ensure it’s safe for all.
  • Working with volunteers on a weekly basis.
  • Updating work orders through our maintenance software.
  • Cleaning and organization of shops, storage, fleet, mechanical areas.
  • Assessing and troubleshooting equipment and performing repairs.
  • Performing carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work.
  • Operating large equipment such as: tractors/front loaders, excavators, Forklifts, Swamp Buggies, and dump truck.
  • Operating small equipment such as: ATV’s, pumps, chainsaw’s, landscaping equipment.
  • Loading and transporting heavy equipment and running errands.
  • Supervise volunteers and group volunteer project days.
  • Assist with special events and functions; setting up meeting rooms and other spaces when requested and other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school diploma, vocational school certificate or equivalent a plus. Equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Experience with boardwalks and docks a plus.
  • Experienced with rough carpentry and substructure repairs.
  • Experience in carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing.
  • Experience in facility/maintenance operations, heavy equipment operations, and transportation.
  • Experience with volunteer groups.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and navigating various internet search engines.
  • Willingness to learn new software and applications.
  • A flexible approach to work, and willingness to work various hours to support Center and Sanctuary needs.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with other staff and interact positively with visitors to the sanctuary and others in the community.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and professional work ethic; be punctual, highly ethical, honest, and reliable.
  • Must possess good judgment and be able to work independently under minimal supervision, as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate pride and ownership in their work.
  • Must maintain a high level of accuracy and be detail oriented.
  • Commitment to safety through strict adherence to health and safety requirements.
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions, working conditions and traverse dense and swamping landscapes with or without an accommodation.
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs., scale 12’+ ladders, maneuver in attics and rooftops with or without accommodation.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.


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