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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden-Facility Specialist-Wed, 10/09/2019 - 2:55pm

Facility Specialist


Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines , IA 50309

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Job Description 

The Facility Specialist will be responsible for the overall cleanliness of the facility and grounds. This person must have a high attention to detail, be reliable and self-motivated, takes pride in his/her work and can communicate and support the Botanical Garden team. The Facility Specialist needs to be organized and able to fulfill activities in a timely fashion with a wide range of repair and maintenance skills. This position often requires early mornings and/or weekend hours with some overtime.

Duties & Responsibilities 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and perform other duties as assigned.

• Executes general cleaning, such as sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, restroom cleaning, dusting and trash removal
• Repairs faulty appliances and toilets, fixes minor electrical issues, remodels rooms, and paints as needed
• Responds to guest and staff inquiries providing accurate courteous information along with communicating concerns to the Assistant Director of Facilities and Grounds
• Assists with the upkeep of the grounds, including picking up litter and snow removal
• Assists the Events and Venue Department with cleaning needs between rentals or events
• Operates an assortment of cleaning equipment as needed, including a vacuum cleaner, pressure washer, buffer/burnishers, sweepers/scrubbers, carpet extractors, blowers, snow removal equipment and others as needed
• Follows safety and environmental business practices and keeps work area in a clean and orderly condition
• Performs other duties as assigned by Assistant Director of Facility and Grounds and Botanical Garden leadership

Education and Experience 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

Education and Experience
• High school diploma or equivalent required
• Ability to perform basic mathematical concepts and trade work, such as carpentry and plumbing
• Minimum of one-year experience in custodial and related services with event preparation
• General knowledge including carpentry, drywall, electrical, flooring, heating and cooling

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to read and write reports, business correspondences, and procedural manuals
• Excellent time-management skills to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously under a variety of deadlines and other constraints
• Ability to understand and interpret instruction to work effectively and efficiently independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team
• Ability to interact in an appropriate and professional manner with the general public, staff, and volunteers
Licenses and Certifications
• Must possess a valid State of Iowa driver’s license (or obtain within 1 month)
• Maintain insurability under the company auto liability policy

Application Instructions 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, application, three references and a resume to Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the candidate is hired. Only electronic applications are accepted. Applications must be submitted electronically. No paper applications will be considered.

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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden