East Meadow Farm Facilities Coordinator – East Meadow, NY

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This position will serve as the East Meadow Farm (EMF) Facilities Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County. Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: cleaning and maintaining the Association’s grounds and physical facilities to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, participants, and the public; follow daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules; mowing; snow removal; repairs; minor carpentry and construction projects; maintenance of equipment; storing rental vehicles; set up/breakdown for programs and events; and coordinating facility needs with the Association Program Leader and/or designated staff/volunteers. The position will assist at the Dorothy P. Flint (DPF) 4-H Camp and CCE-NC Headquarters in Eisenhower Park as needed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Associate’s Degree or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma and one year of transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to operate a tractor and related equipment.
  • Physical ability to do heavy lifting, shovel snow, and carry supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to climb and perform work from a ladder.
  • Knowledge of cleaning, maintenance, and repair methods, materials, and techniques applicable to public buildings.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide cleaning, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Ability to identify and address safety concerns in the work place.
  • Reliability and competence with building mechanicals and plumbing operations.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with commercial maintenance and repair services on occasion.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and assume responsibility with general guidelines and direction.
  • Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Ability to work effectively with the public and co-workers.
  • Ability to communicate with supervisor and staff as pertains to the duties of the job.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A – refer to Required Qualifications.
Responsibilities/Essential Functions
Administrative Responsibilities:
Direction – 5%
  • Work in cooperation with the Energy Team to help establish priorities, objectives, and programming for the Clean Energy Program that are supportive of the Association’s mission.
  • Assist in the planning of public events and program activities.
  • Assist in identifying opportunities for fund development activities.
  • Assist in directing/organizing community focus groups and/or advisory committees to support programming initiatives.
  • Assist in fostering effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Management – 10%
  • Assist with managing building equipment and maintenance schedules.
  • Assist with managing emergency preparedness plans.
  • Assist with aligning resources to identify contractors and outside vendors for identified needs.
  • Assist in ensuring a healthy and safe site for programs by ensuring established policies and procedures are followed.
  • Assist with safety checks including, but not limited to: smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and AED.
Coordination/Operation – 80%
  • Perform general maintenance and custodial duties as directed. Duties include but are not limited to: basics repairs and carpentry, tending to grounds, farm production and animals, painting, cleaning, sealing, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, emptying garbage, lawn mowing, weed whipping, etc.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining the health and safety plan as it pertains to facility operations.
  • Assist with maintaining written plans and records for facility, equipment, and grounds including, but not limited to: maintenance records, fire extinguisher and heating system, annual maintenance, winterization of buildings and equipment.
  • Facilitate routine ordering of cleaning supplies, building materials, maintenance items, etc. to ensure adequate supplies and materials are available to conduct grounds keeping and custodial tasks.
  • Collaborate with the Association Program Leader to keep an inventory of all supplies and equipment.
  • Comply with established health and safety regulations and guidelines including OSHA/PESHA regulations.
  • Safely operate all vehicles and other job related equipment.
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies.
  • Record use and storage of all chemicals and cleaners as required.
  • In collaboration with Supervisor, maintain all equipment operating manuals and maintenance records.
  • Interact with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public in a courteous and respectful manner at all times.
  • Collaborate with supervisor to schedule contractors, volunteers, or other resources to address facility, maintenance, and storage needs.
  • Work collaboratively with Supervisor to provide input on necessary and required maintenance tasks.
  • Set up chairs, tables, bleachers, or any other equipment as specified by Supervisor.
  • Clean and maintain appliances and equipment such as refrigerators, stoves, hot water heaters, lawn mowers, tractors, floor scrubbers, etc.
  • Assist with arranging for and performing deliveries and errands.
  • Provide general maintenance and repairs, such as minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, roofing, flooring, and painting as required. Alert supervisor of any major problems or repairs needed.
  • Remove snow and ice from walks, roofs, driveways, and parking lot as needed.
  • Maintain lawn and landscaping as needed.
  • Collaborate with Supervisor and staff to ensure the buildings and grounds are prepared for educational programming, including but not limited to: Annual Farmers Market, Family Fun Fair, etc.
  • Take garbage and recycling out weekly.
Professional Improvement – 5%
  • In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Health and Safety-Applied to all duties and functions.
  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy-Applied to all duties and functions.
  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
This is a non-exempt, part-time position, 19 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position will range from $21.00 to $23.00 commensurate with experience.
Pay Rate Type: Hourly
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on June 15, 2023 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

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