Property Worker – Tidmarsh/South East
The Property Worker 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 across the organization. He/she consistently represents Mass Audubon in a positive and constructive manner with visitors, members, abutters, vendors, and community officials.
- Maintain grounds and property by:
- mowing, raking, trimming, and pruning;
- constructing and maintaining trails, roadways, and parking areas;
- shoveling, sanding, and plowing snow;
- constructing and/or repairing fences, signs, boardwalks, and platforms;
- 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.
- Maintain buildings and other structures by:
- performing carpentry duties;
- cleaning gutters;
- winterizing buildings and systems;
- performing emergency repairs;
- assisting with minor plumbing, electrical, or mechanical repairs.
- Provide custodial and other facility related services such as:
- removing trash and debris and recycling materials;
- cleaning restrooms;
- 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;
- assisting with the property management needs of other sanctuaries as directed by the supervisor.
- Ensure the safe operation all equipment. Keep equipment in working order by tuning, cleaning, sharpening, changing fluids, and scheduling needed service to equipment.
- Provide guidance for the work of temporary and seasonal staff and volunteers as requested by supervisor.
- Provide efficient and courteous service to the public by offering information about the site to visitors and responding to other visitor service requests.
- Use of a computer and Microsoft software (including Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams) for communication on projects, and task management/reporting. Training for specific programs will be provided.
- In addition to assisting with general sanctuary maintenance, the primary focus for this position is on building and maintaining our trail network including the construction of a new all person’s trail (and associated parking) and improvements to other trails to meet Mass Audubon’s All Person’s Trail Standards. A successful candidate will be experienced in operating machinery such as excavators, tractors, lawn mowers, and other similar equipment.
- Perform additional related duties as requested.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary paid biweekly, $14.89 - $16.76 an hour based on experience. Full time (32-40 hours) for 24 weeks running from mid-April through September.
The schedule for this position will require regularly working a minimum of 1 (one) weekend day. The position is 32-40 hours per week from mid-April through September (a total of 24 weeks).
While the position will be based out of Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth, MA – the staff member in this position will be required to occasionally visit other sanctuaries across southeastern Massachusetts (mileage/time beyond commuting will be reimbursed) to assist in regional projects and trail maintenance.
How to Apply
Please email your resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to: