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Assists maintenance division at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge with regular General Maintenance duties. This position is open to singles and couples. For couples, either both individuals can volunteer in the maintenance program or the couple can be split between the Visitor Center host and the Maintenance assistant positions.
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Location of refuge is 30 minutes north of Las Vegas, NV. Mt. Charleston is about 30 minutes away and Lake Mead NRA 60 minutes away. Grand Canyon (North Rim), Zion, Bryce Canyon and Death Valley National Parks are all less than a half day's drive.
Maintenance assistant duties include: General property maintenance and tasks. Upkeep of refuge buildings, restrooms, and grounds, adjusting doors, painting and other minor building maintenance and custodial tasks. Trail and grounds maintenance: trimming trees and bushes, mowing grass, planting native vegetation, and maintenance of associated sprinkler system. Construction/maintenance of various fences. Repair/replacement/installation of directional, informational and interpretive signs. Fish refugium maintenance. If qualified, perform preventative maintenance checks and maintenance on automotive and heavy equipment. Tasks may also involve metal work, cutting and welding. Special projects, as assigned, may include stream restoration work, revegetation projects, maintain/clean irrigation ditches and building up road base. May perform a variety of other duties. CDL is desirable, but not required.
Prerequisites: Reliability. Ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision. Responsibility to carry a project to completion once initiated. Good physical condition. Time Commitment: 24 hours per week.
When applying please provide contact information for three references. Two references should be professional. If applying as couple please provide both applicant names.
RV or motor home utility hook-ups for electric, water, and sewage available.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site has full hookups: water, electricity, sewer. Must provide own propane.