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Huntsville Botanical Garden-Facility Maintenance Assistant-Fri, 06/04/2021 - 3:42pm

Facility Maintenance Assistant


Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Ave Huntsville Botanical Garden
Huntsville , AL 35805
United States
Alabama US

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Job Description 

Department: Facilities and Grounds

Supervisor: Facility Maintenance Supervisor

Supervises: N/A

FLSA Salary Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Availability: Ability to work a flexible schedule, including regular evening, weekend, and occasional holiday hours depending on the season.

General Summary:

Performs the Garden’s daily facility maintenance and services including building maintenance (may include painting, drywall repair, trim carpentry, lighting, pressure washing, electrical, plumbing repair, etc.), janitorial services, safety /security systems, facility setup/support, and program support services in order to provide a safe, healthy, and effective environment that reflects the standards of operation of the organization. Adheres to policies, procedures and systems that support the overall mission and strategies of the organization through maintaining the grounds, assets, support systems and physical appearance of the Garden in an exceptional manner.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Essential Duties:

Works independently and with other department staff to perform the maintenance of the Garden’s buildings, structures, equipment, incorporating both a responsive repair and preventive maintenance approach that details an ongoing, actionable plan. Supervises the resources or directly performs regular, documented inspections to identify repairs and improvements required.
Participates in and supports the usage of automated systems needed for records management related to work orders, furniture, equipment, specifications and supplies management.
Assists and escorts 3rd party service providers while performing duties in our facilities
Provides day to day support related to the full range of indoor Garden activities, venues, AV and technology systems, furniture and equipment and janitorial services.
Assists in providing a safe and accessible workplace is maintained in compliance with OSHA, ADA and all other regulatory requirements.
Works collaboratively with members of the facilities and grounds department as well other departments to support both the goals of the department as well as the entire organization.
May occasionally perform duties of Grounds Maintenance Assistant
Other duties as assigned.

Success Factors:

Exemplify Core Values and model them for staff and volunteers. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work under pressure and to meet multiple deadlines with frequent interruptions. A self-starter who excels at problem solving and the ability to identify issues, and consider multiple solutions. Maintains high standards and effective communications of the performance expectation for departmental staff. Enthusiastic learner who demonstrates a strong attention to esthetics detail, ability to create schedules and problem solve. Decision making skills, time management skills and the ability to prioritize. Physical ability to routinely survey the facilities.

Education and Experience 


High School diploma or GED required. Experience with interior/exterior painting, drywall repair, and general commercial or residential maintenance required. Experience with trim carpentry, general construction methods, electrical troubleshooting/wiring methods, plumbing or HVAC maintenance/repair is a plus. Experience in a complex environment of multi-building campus serving a public 7-day a week operation preferred. Strong knowledge of general maintenance disciplines with demonstrated experience in coordinating logistics and services required to provide full-service support. Practical, hands-on experience with a variety of the support services under the scope of the position’s responsibilities including safely operating job-related equipment and tools, including their care and maintenance. Professional certification in Facilities Management (CFM) Electrical, Plumbing, Wiring Methods or other related trades are a plus. Must possess a valid driver’s license, which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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 these essential functions.

Physical Demands: Requires a significant level of physical activity: lifting and carrying (up to 75 lbs.), significant amount of walking over varied terrain, and traveling by vehicles. Some travel required. Sense of vision in the normal range with or without correction. Sense of touch and the ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment required.
Work Environment: Office environment and Garden grounds. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions.
Equipment: General office equipment, two-way radio, multiple types of vehicles, basic hand power tools.

Application Instructions 

Please apply via the Huntsville Botanical Garden Career site:

Job descriptions are guidelines that attempt to characterize major duties and responsibilities of employees, and are subject to change as needs and programs change. At Huntsville Botanical Garden they are considered neither inclusive nor exclusive. It is expected that up to 20% of your duties may change annually

Full Name 
Kyla Boardman