Jobs at Felix Neck

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Property Manager I

Location: Edgartown, MA
Department: Division/Region: Islands
Sanctuary: Felix Neck

The Property Manager I coordinates and performs a variety of custodial and maintenance duties for assigned buildings, exhibits, and grounds consistent with Mass Audubon policies and in cooperation with other sanctuary staff.  He/she consistently represents Mass Audubon in a positive and constructive manner with visitors, members, abutters, vendors, and community officials.


Property Management 

1.  Ensure the maintenance and security of the property by:

  • developing and maintaining a schedule of work to be done;
  • monitoring trails and boundaries and identifying issues or activities that are inconsistent with Mass Audubon policies, standards, or practices;
  • directing and monitoring the work of contractors;
  • identifying and posting all boundaries;
  • establishing and supervising tasks to be handled by property staff and volunteers.

 2.  Maintain grounds and property by:

  • mowing, raking, trimming, pruning, cutting and removing trees;
  • constructing and maintaining trails, roadways, and parking areas;
  • shoveling, sanding, and plowing snow;
  • constructing and/or repairing fences, cages, and signs;
  • implementing the sanctuary’s ecological management objectives in coordination with the Regional Scientist;
  • working on special projects, as needed, including responding to storm-related damage and/or the property management needs of other Mass Audubon sanctuaries.

3.  Maintain buildings and other structures by:

  • painting and other tasks required to maintain buildings;
  • performing carpentry duties;
  • cleaning gutters;
  • winterizing buildings and systems;
  • performing emergency repairs;
  • performing minor plumbing, electrical, or mechanical repairs.

 4.  Provide custodial and other facility related services such as:

  • removing trash and debris and recycling materials;
  • cleaning rest rooms;
  • general cleaning, including washing and waxing floors, cleaning windows, vacuuming carpets, and maintaining nature center exhibits.
  • setting up, moving, and dismantling equipment necessary for Mass Audubon educational programs in coordination with the sanctuary’s education staff;

 5.  Maintain, as well as supervise others, to keep equipment in working order by tuning, cleaning, sharpening, changing fluids and scheduling needed service.

 6.  Participate in annual, as well as long-term, planning for sanctuary including equipment, supplies, buildings, and grounds, ecological management, and additions of land.

 7.  Prepare written reports, proposals, and plans for sanctuary as required.

 8.  Ensure that structures and equipment are maintained and operated in accordance with established safety standards and guidelines.

Supervision and Budget Development 

 9.  Supervise property staff by

  • making recommendations on routine employment decisions to including hiring, performance, and salary;
  • assigning work, providing training, and advising staff as necessary;
  • resolving routine human resources and property issues.

10.  Assist in the preparation of a property management annual plan and operating budget for sanctuary in coordination with supervisor and operate within their authorized limitations.

11.  Attend required sanctuary, regional, and/or statewide meetings.

Community Relations  

12.  Represent Mass Audubon in the local community, expanding its presence to increase local support, and maintain routine contact with neighbors, town officials, and representatives.

13.  When requested by the Islands Director, participate in sanctuary committee meetings.

14.  Provide efficient and courteous service to the public by offering information about the site to visitors and responding to other visitor service requests.


15.  Represent the sanctuary at regional or other meetings as assigned.

16.  Assume other duties as requested by Islands Director.

Sanctuary Specific Responsibilities that relate to this position (e.g., When necessary, care for program and display animals).  Please consult with the appropriate Regional Director.

1. Maintenance and care of animal ambassadors including feeding, cleaning, and maintenance of cages, tanks, and habitats. 

2. First Aid and CPR certifications (or the ability to acquire within 6 months) required


Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma and at least three years of equivalent related experience. Basic maintenance skills, including a knowledge of the safe operation, maintenance, and storage of power tools, equipment, tractors, mowers, implements, and vehicles. A valid Massachusetts driver’s license and the ability to carry out routine building maintenance and site security. A demonstrated ability to work well with other staff, volunteers, and community representatives and to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion. Requires successful completion of a CORI and SORI.  Hydraulic license preferred and must be obtained within three months of hire.

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to talk, hear, sit, stand, walk, and run.  Routinely the employee is required to bend/stoop, crawl/kneel, carry, reach, push/pull, walk over uneven terrain, climb ladders, and lift up to 50 lbs.  Employee is required to apply significant manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination, such as in the operation of manually controlled equipment, power tools, etc.  Employee must have good vision to read documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes.  Occasionally the employee is required to review non-written materials for general observation purposes and for analytical, detailed purposes.  Occasionally it is necessary for the employee to differentiate between colors.      

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Occasionally work is performed within a typical office setting.  Routinely work is performed outdoors with exposure to weather/temperature extremes and extended periods of traversing uneven terrain.  Work may require performing responsibilities on evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Tools and Equipment Used

The employee is required to operate manually controlled tools (e.g., hammer, screwdriver, wrench), power tools (e.g., power saw, chain saw, drill), vehicles (e.g., lawn mower, tractor, snow plow), a personal computer and general office equipment (e.g., telephone, calculator, copier, facsimile).  May require the use of two-way radios for communication with field staff.  

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Suzan Bellincampi, Islands Director
Job# 3265

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