The Facility Assistant position at Camp Sealth is a full-time, exempt position which involves many aspects of building and equipment maintenance and construction. The work environment is a combination of office, outdoors, in the field, forest, on water, under buildings, in attics, crawlspaces, driving a company van or truck, 26ft moving van, tractor, backhoe, mowers. Work schedule is typically weekdays but can include evenings, weekends. The position involves independent work as well as being an effective member of a team. Like all Camp Sealth staff, this person is courteous, approachable, and responsive to camp users’ needs and requests.
Camp Sealth is a summer camp, outdoor education center, and retreat facility serving around 7,000 people year-round. Summer camp is comprised of eight weeks of overnight camp and six weeks of day camp, serving over 2,000 youth each summer. During the school year, Camp Sealth hosts outdoor education and retreats for school and non-profit groups between September and May; groups and schools may range in size from 10 to 300.
Camp Fire Central Puget Sound offers a variety of co-ed enrichment opportunities that empower youth, staff, and volunteers to discover their sparks, gain confidence, build essential life skills, value the natural world, and be active contributors in their communities. We strive to create an environment where each youth and staff member has a sense of belonging, opportunities to share passions, and a place to thrive.
Skills and Qualifications
Camp Fire recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. We believe that a diversity of professional and life experiences can lead to a well-rounded team. Applicants who do not meet all of the qualifications listed below but present other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered.
We strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work, has a strong desire to grow their skills and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply. Applicants of non-dominant cultures are welcome and encouraged to apply.
- Minimum age 21
- Valid driver’s license, at least 5 years’ driving experience and clean driving record
- Knowledge or experience in construction practices, vehicle maintenance, and mechanical systems
- Knowledge and experience operating hand tools, small & large power equipment, and tractors
- Willing to work long hours in adverse conditions
- Current or willingness to get First Aid and CPR certification
- Ability and aptitude to deal with crisis situations in a professional manner
- Ability to work in a team setting and resolve conflict
- Responsibility, flexibility, and accountability
- Effective communication skills with coworkers, supervisors, and staff members
- Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, and work independently
- Ability to accept supervision and guidance
- Ability to operate all camp vehicles and equipment safely and in emergency situations
- Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. over 75 yards on uneven terrain throughout the work day
- Strenuous walking and hiking over uneven terrain, including up and down hills
- Visual/auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site and facilities
- Ability to communicate in English
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Camp Fire strives to continuously provide diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments throughout our organizations and programs. We recognize that both access to and success in our programs requires intentional work, to cultivate respect, eliminate systemic barriers, and address injustice head-on. We at Camp Fire believe that words must be followed by progress, action, and accountability. We recognize that our efforts will be ongoing and evolving as we continue to grow, learn, collaborate, and press for an equitable future.
The application deadline is December 15, 2021.
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