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Property Assistant (Maintenance/Custodial)
Title:Property Assistant (Maintenance/Custodial)
Job Status :Full Time
Company :Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is looking for a Maintenance/Property Assistant. This is a full time position, approximately 30-40 hours per week


Under the general direction of the Girl Experience Director, the Property Assistant provides all maintenance, repairs, and custodial services to Camp Four Echoes building, grounds, and equipment in compliance with all local, state, federal and American Camp Association policies and regulations. The Property Assistant will also be responsible for occasional maintenance, repairs and custodial services at the council’s main office located in Spokane, WA.  


  • Operates, troubleshoots and repairs all electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems (including septic system); reports any major repairs or renovations requiring profession assistance to the Girl Experience Director and regularly communicates with the Girl Experience Director on progress.
  • Takes proper steps to maintain the tools, equipment and systems when not in use.
  • Works with the Girl Experience Director to establish short and long term goals to support the strategic plan; assists with creating an annual budget.
  • Routinely cleans, organizes, and maintains inventory of all buildings, storage areas, campsites, and program areas.
  • Opens program areas at the start of the season and properly secures the area and equipment at the end of the season (i.e. docks, waterfront, and challenge course elements).
  • In cooperation with the Girl Experience Director, identifies potential areas or projects that volunteers or other groups could assist in; supervises volunteers and summer maintenance staff; distributes supplies and conducts instruction and training as necessary in the proper uses of equipment and chemicals to seasonal staff and volunteers as it pertains to the cleaning and maintenance of buildings and property at camp.
  • Purchases equipment and supplies as authorized by the Girl Experience Director following GSEWNI Policy and Procedures regarding all purchases and projects; ensures appropriate approvals have been acquired prior to beginning projects or making significant purchases.
  • Maintains and repairs all camp vehicles including, but not limited to, Kubota tractor, ATV’s, motorboats, lawn mowers and council vehicle(s).
  • Unlocks gate and buildings when occupied; secures buildings when facilities are not in use by shutting all windows and locking doors; checks roads, trails and property lines regularly for non-authorized visitors and potential health and safety issues.
  • Keeps grounds clean; lawns mowed; brush cut; trails clear; and parking lots, sidewalks and roads maintained; maintains building entries, walkways and roads by removing debris including pine needles, snow and ice.
  • Trims trees to assist with fire prevention; manages down trees; routinely monitors property for hazardous trees; creates and burns appropriately sized slash piles and maintains adequate levels of firewood supply in the campsites.
  • Rodent and insect control; remove animals that are sick or potentially posing risk.
  • Ensures cabins and selected buildings are cleaned, stocked and prepared for incoming user groups; check for damages and/or additional cleaning needs upon their departure.
  • On call 24 hours a day when camp is occupied including weekends and holidays; stays within a 2 hour drive of camp property if leaving the property for short periods of time while on call and notifies the Girl Experience Director at least 24 hours in advance before leaving; notifies the Girl Experience Director when leaving the property for extended periods of time (i.e. overnight) during scheduled time off so that alternative emergency procedures can be arranged when the property is unoccupied.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or requested.


  • In cooperation with the Camp Director and Girl Experience Director, assists with the end of season camp cleaning check list.
  • Coordinates maintenance activities with the Camp Director to minimize interference with camp program activities.
  • Maintains knowledge of summer camp drills, sirens, and evacuation plans.
  • Supervises seasonal camp maintenance staff, under the general direction of the Camp Director.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or equivalent with experience.
  • At least two years of experience in facility and grounds maintenance, construction, or grounds keeping business.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of custodial, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, grounds keeping, automotive, painting, carpentry, building maintenance: This includes a demonstrated competence in the use of hand tools, power tools, landscaping equipment, logging tools and heavy and light machinery.
  • Desire to work in a camp setting with variable work-week schedules including many weekends and occasional travel.
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurability required.
  • Reliable transportation required.
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment such as a tractors and plow.
  • Knowledge of Safety Data Sheets (SDS
  • Ability to pass background check
  • Must be experienced in the use of computers, including word processing, Outlook, spreadsheets, and the internet
  • Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts USA.

Physical Abilities:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to regularly lift objects up 75 pounds; use repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers; climb, pull, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist and crouch while performing duties; stand or walk for extended periods of time; work in inclement weather; work above ground level on ladders for extended periods of time; sweep, clean and shovel snow; clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors (no color blindness).

Housing: Must be willing to live on site (housing provided by the organization) to provide safety and security when camp is occupied. Proof of current home owner’s insurance (insurance provided by the applicant) must be provided to the council annually.

Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:

  • Multi-Tasking Ability: ability to handle many diverse tasks/projects at one time; ability to prioritize and complete them on time.

Work Environment:   

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee will be exposed to extreme noise, heat, cold, fumes, dust, odors from cleaning and maintenance chemicals or to any workplace hazards or potential injuries that are more frequent than normal.

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