Facilities Assistant

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Naples, FL, United States

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30+ days ago

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:
Under the guidance of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Assistant will be responsible for helping maintain the Blair Audubon Center and the surrounding Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary grounds and buildings. Specifically, they will be responsible for closure of the campus/boardwalk including serving as the after-hours point of contact and land and building maintenance. This position will assist with maintenance tasks around campus, on the Boardwalk, and in the field, including but limited to, keeping these buildings in good running condition, plumbing repair, carpentry work, mechanical repairs on equipment, using high ladders to change light bulbs, paint touch-up, A/C filter change, lubricating/fastening hardware, and moving materials and equipment around campus.
Essential Functions:
  • Close campus and boardwalk on a weekly basis or as needed.

  • Assist Facility members with various daily operations such as collecting trash, debris pickup, and service requests.

  • Assist with special events and functions; set up meeting rooms and other spaces when requested.

  • Responsible for maintenance tasks such as plumbing, hardware installation, scheduled inspections, fleet equipment repairs, transporting equipment, and running errands.

  • Other duties as requested.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • 1+ years experience in building trades, grounds support, or related fields.

  • Must live on-site in a personal RV (Recreational Vehicle).

  • Valid U.S. driver's license.

  • Must demonstrate pride and ownership in their work.

  • Experience with basic trades including plumbing, carpentry, and electrical.

  • Ability to effectively coordinate with other staff, and interact positively with visitors to the sanctuary and others in the community.

  • Must possess good judgment and be able to work independently under minimal supervision, as well as, be part of a team.

  • A flexible approach to work, and willingness to work various hours to support Visitor Center and Sanctuary needs.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Highly ethical, honest, and reliable.

  • 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 terrains with or without accommodation.
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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