This position is located in Cornish, NH within the Division of Resource Management and Maintenance at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and reports to the Division Chief.
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 buildings, grounds and restroom facilities. Continuous physical effort required, with some lifting of moderately heavy objects. Stooping, bending, stretching, and climbing ladders are inherent to the job.
Perform the full range of custodial duties including: sweeping, scrubbing, waxing and polishing various types of floors and surfaces, maintaining various types of floor coverings using vacuums and carpet cleaning machines; removing stains from a variety of surfaces using chemicals and cleaning agents; dusting, cleaning, and polishing furniture; washing windows, drapes, walls, ceilings, woodwork, etc.; cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing restrooms and other facilities; stocking and replacing cleaning supplies, etc.; cleaning stoves, refrigerators, and exhaust vents as required; emptying, washing, and sanitizing waste cans, collecting and disposing of trash. Some grounds keeping work may also be performed.
Conducts monthly inventories of supplies, materials, and equipment needed to accomplish custodial work. Recommends the use of specific environmentally friendly/green cleaning products to supervisor. Requisitions supplies and materials in advance to avoid depleting all inventories. Maintains supply rooms in a neat and orderly manner.
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: Work is both indoors and outdoors. While areas normally have adequate heat, light and ventilation; collection storage areas temperatures are cool. Work exposes incumbent to dirt and infrequently disagreeable odors. Normally there is a chance of only minor injuries (cuts, bruises). When working on the grounds and doing buildings maintenance, worker can be exposed to all kinds of weather and temperatures. There is also a greater chance of serious injury such as falls, cuts, bruises, and broken bones.
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.