Camp Maintenance Worker
The Salvation Army 3,371 reviews - Richardsville, VA

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Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, assist in the maintenance and repair of the camp’s buildings, grounds, equipment and other facilities consistent with the mission and established policies and procedures of the camp.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position summary should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position summary.

Assist with camper luggage on opening and closing days;

Maintain camp grounds by operating necessary grounds care equipment such as mower, tractor, chain saws, etc., in safe and efficient manner;

Be aware and make necessary changes to hazards found on camp grounds;

Perform janitorial and general maintenance duties in buildings and areas designed. (Sweep, scrub, wax floors, wash windows and screens, pressure wash, etc.);

Dispose of trash and waste from camp facilities and camp ground daily;

Performs all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelines, including local, state, and federal guidelines as well as American Camp Association accreditation standards;

Lock and secure all equipment when not in use;

Assist with the set-up, clean and re-set meeting areas and rooms throughout the day as needed;

Take water to water area as assigned.

Participate enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions;

Sit with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed;

Keep personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection;

Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director.

Camp Equipment
Maintenance Equipment

Required Experience:
Ability to work on a team, relate and work well with others;

Self-starter and organizer;

Ability to accept guidance, direction and supervision;

Proficiency in the safe and proper use of power equipment and tools, heavy and light machinery and building materials;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of First Aid and C.P.R and ability to ensure the safety of campers and other staff;

Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with children;

Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff.

Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff;

Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques;

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity;

Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers;

Ability to work with children outdoors in various conditions;

Ability to meet attendance requirements;

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language;

Ability to observe children and youth and ensure their safety.

Some physical requirements of the Maintenance position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate maintenance equipment and activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.

Required Education:
No formal education or experience required.

CPR and First Aid Certification


Additional Comments:
Must be willing to commit to the following dates: June 14 - August 7, 2012

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

To apply, please complete our on-line application using the apply button at the bottom of this posting.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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