This position is located in Cornish, NH within the Division of Maintenance at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. The primary purpose of the position requires mainly physical ability and effort of varying difficulty to accomplish a series of assigned tasks necessary to maintain park grounds and restroom facilities which require little or no specialized skill; however, work does require skill to operate common hand held tools and power equipment. Mow lawns using industrial walking-type power mowers (e.g. one or more cutting decks, mechanical controls, and attachable implements) and/or simple riding-type mowers (e.g. a fixed or floating cutting deck with limited adjustments), adjust blades, string trimmers, and assures the machinery is well oiled and clean. Routinely check filters and fluids and advises of any needed repairs. Reports damages to Facility Manager. Trim weeds and grass from around walls, walks, poles and trees using manual and power tools; may be required to pull weeds and grass by hand. Trim hedges, water trees and shrubbery as necessary; rake leaves and collect fallen branches; prune suckers off of trees; cuts vegetation using axe, handsaw and/or pruners. Assist with planting flowers, preparing flower beds and lawns for sod and bedding plants. Manually collects trash from park grounds, cleans parking lot restroom facility daily. Loads and unloads trash and debris from receptacles. May assist buildings journeyman trade employees with projects related to carpentry, plumbing and painting as well as helping with custodial duties.
Physical Effort: Requires moderately to heavy physical effort frequently handling, lifting an carrying objects up to 50 pounds. Physical effort requires frequently lifting, pushing, loading, shoveling, and bending to handle, place and transport materials.
Working Conditions: Works both inside and outside and is frequently exposed to weather and temperature extremes, drafts, noise, dust, and dirt and the possibility of bruises, muscle strains, cuts and scrapes. Work requires the employee to follow proper safety procedures and use standard safety equipment.
Area Information: Saint-Gaudens NHS is located in Cornish, NH, which is a rural area. The nearest community is Windsor, Vermont, which is three miles away. It has a population of approximately 3, 500 and the usual amenities, i.e. hospital, churches, lodging, stores, transportation, etc. Larger nearby communities include West Lebanon, NH (11 miles north) and Claremont, NH (10 miles south). Temperatures range from -10F to+40F in the winter and +50F to +95F in the summer. Precipitation is approximately 35 inches annually. The park is open from Memorial Day weekend to the end of October.