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🔗Facilities and Grounds Technician

  • Full Time
  • Milton, MA
  • $20 USD / Hour
  • Department: Property Care
  • Job Qualifications:

    New England residency required
    High school diploma or GED and/or suitable job-related experience
    Must be able to operate effectively both individually and in a team environment, where communication within and among the teams is essential to success. The ability to interact and communicate orally and in writing is essential
    Problem-solving skills and ability to effectively implement work processes to complete tasks according to the schedule
    Knowledge of methods and practices used in landscaping
    A valid driver’s license
    Verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or exemption approved by Historic New England prior to the start date of employment
    Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
    Additional Preferred Qualifications

    Basic computer skills including the use of e-mail
    Equipment maintenance
    Experience with minor plumbing, electrical, painting, and/or carpentry

  • How to Apply:

    Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org.

  • Job benefits: Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages
  • Application Email: Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org

Website Historic New England

Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. We engage diverse audiences in developing a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England home life by being the national leader in collecting, preserving, and using significant buildings, landscapes, archives, stories, and objects from the past to today. We save and share Historic New England's past to engage and inform present and future generations.

Historic New England seeks a full-time Facilities and Grounds Technician, responsible for maintaining the grounds at the Eustis Estate Museum located in Milton, Massachusetts. A detail-oriented communicator who takes pride in their work, the facilities and grounds technician plays a key role in maintaining the eighty acres of gardens and picturesque landscape nestled at the foot of the Blue Hills to a high standard of care.

Cares for gardens, plants, and landscapes through mowing, planting, weeding, pruning, watering, tree care, leaf removal, trash pickup, etc.
Operates and maintains lawnmowers, heavy equipment, and standard landscape equipment including chainsaws and trimmers
Performs heavy landscape construction and maintenance projects including but not limited to new landscape installations, clearing brush, and repairing potholes
Keeps sites accessible during snow emergencies, clearing snow from paths and building entrances to maintain access and helps shovel roofs as needed
Supports annual maintenance and service contracts of properties and provides access to outside contractors as instructed
Assists property care staff with maintenance, painting, and repairs to buildings and landscape features
Responds to security alarms and building or landscape emergencies
Supports the management of public programs and functions by assisting with set up and take down, moving furniture or equipment, parking, and other duties

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Benefits

    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact manager@preservenet.org for details.

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