Facilities Assistant

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The Facilities Assistant is responsible for executing routine, emergency and seasonal maintenance and janitorial duties of the Yosemite NatureBridge campus, offices, housing, vehicles and grounds.  Secondary responsibilities include working closely with the Facilities Team to identify, develop and execute projects to improve Yosemite NatureBridge facilities. 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Able to perform, with limited supervision, the routine and emergency maintenance of Yosemite NatureBridge’s vehicles, student campus, offices, residences, grounds and the Merced Grove cabin.
    • Perform annual housing preventive maintenance, painting, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC repairs, household equipment and exclusion work where a respirator may be required.
    • Remove snow from the student campus and maintain snow blowers.
    • Check email, help desk tickets and voice mails for service calls.
  • Perform routine cleaning and custodial maintenance of Yosemite NatureBridge vehicles, student campus, offices, residences, grounds and the Merced Grove cabin.
    • Clean and disinfect campus bathrooms and dorms, car washing and raking leaves.
    • Haul, split, deliver and stack firewood for Yosemite NatureBridge campus, offices, residences and the Merced Grove cabin.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly, and clean work environment (work sites, shops, trucks, and storage areas). 
    • Maintain inventory of tools, equipment and supplies. 
    • Keep tools in good working order.
    • Clean work area at the end of a service call.
  • Establish and maintain respectful, supportive and compassionate relationships with staff, volunteers and participants.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

Experience, Competencies and Education

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum of one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in maintaining buildings and grounds and/or related experience. 
  • Basic technical skills in the following areas: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and painting. 
  • Able to work well with other Yosemite NatureBridge staff, Park Service employees, program participants and visiting public.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • A flexible, positive attitude, excellent judgment and safety consciousness.
  • Promptness and ability to work independently are imperative.
  • Current driver's license and clear driving record required.

Supervisory Responsibilities
None 

Budget Managed
None

 

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 65 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

 

About NatureBridge

Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science programs for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of the planet. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 students and their teachers each year and offers programs in four national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park and Prince William Forest Park. In order to further our mission, NatureBridge is committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and to promoting equal opportunity for students and staff in the field of environmental education. For more information, visit: naturebridge.org

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume to David at facilitiessearchyos@naturebridge.org. No calls, faxes or printed materials, please. No agencies, please. 

Competitive salary based on work location and experience. Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans.