Facilities Associate

Urban Adamah | Berkeley, CA

***Criminal Background Friendly Employer***

Posted Date 4/06/2021
Description

START DATE: JUNE 1, 2021

The Facilities Associate supports the work of and is supervised by the Facilities Director on work including general maintenance and a variety of site projects helping to maintain a 2-acre community farm and education center. The campus includes approximately 1 acre of food production, extensive areas of perennial native and non-native plants, and a variety of buildings and other farm structures.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

SITE MAINTENANCE: The Facilities Associate is responsible for:

  • Basic site maintenance, including painting, basic plumbing, light electrical, and building maintenance and light repairs
  • Keeping a detailed inventory of site tools and equipment, maintaining tools and equipment, farm truck maintenance, materials and tool storage areas / sheds, site upkeep including restroom cleanings between professional cleanings, maintaining the refuse system for the site, and general site cleaning
  • Assist with the maintenance, repair, and improvement of farm infrastructure and buildings
SITE DEVELOPMENT: Assist the Facilities Director to build infrastructure such as farm animal housing / fencing, shop space build-out, storage sheds, small structures, etc.
 
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Facilities Associate works closely with the Facilities Director on administrative tasks including:
  • Maintaining the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Creating and maintaining expense reports, invoices, and contracts
  • Materials sourcing
  • Supply list maintenance
The Facilities Associate may occasionally be asked to work in areas outside of the responsibilities described above. In addition, the Facilities Associate will at times work with other teams, including farm and program staff.
 

ABOUT YOU

We are looking for someone who is in personal alignment with Urban Adamah’s mission, values and heart / mind / body / spirit approach of the organization. Competencies and strengths that will make you a good fit for this role include those listed below. We are open to applicants with varying levels and types of experience, provided that the applicant displays the skills required to successfully execute the job described above.

For insurance purposes, it is required that the individual has a clean U.S. driver’s license and is comfortable driving a mid-size pickup truck.

BACKGROUND & INTERESTS:

  • Possess basic skills or experience related to maintaining and making small repairs to building interiors and exteriors as well as hardscape features (paths, fences, gates, irrigation, etc.)
  • Proficient in basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, etc.
  • Familiarity with CMMS software such as FIIX
  • Proficiency in any of the following additional skill-sets are also helpful: electrical, carpentry, framing, and plumbing

COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION:

  • A high level of emotional maturity, strong communication skills, a consistent and strong work ethic, and a desire and willingness to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate well with a range of colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Comfortable and effective working independently as well as a member of a team

MOTIVATION, ORGANIZATION & SUPERVISION:

  • A proactive self-starter
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, able to track and execute on multiple projects and tasks
  • Comfortable maintaining multiple channels of communication (text, email, phone, Slack) and independently managing workflow to keep projects on track
  • Enjoys problem solving — seeing it as an opportunity to connect with and support others and the organization

GROWTH 

  • Demonstrates a good balance of self-confidence and humility, names and makes the most of your strengths, and welcomes feedback that will lead to growth and development as a professional
  • Appreciates a work environment that is supportive, encouraging, and sometimes motivating to learning new things and considering other ways of doing things
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities:
  • Typing, writing, reading, hearing, and speaking
  • Ability to push, pull, and lift at least 60 pounds
  • Standing and walking for several hours, as well as sitting, squatting, crawling, and climbing
 
 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

COMPENSATION:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and for this position the salary range for this position is $50,000 to $55,000 per year. Compensation also includes health care coverage and paid vacation, as described in Urban Adamah’s personnel code.

SCHEDULE
This is a full-time position, generally Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Occasionally, the Facilities Associate may be asked to work evenings or weekends, while not being expected to work more than a 40-hour week, unless being compensated for any overtime hours. This is a non-exempt position.

SUPERVISION:
This position is supervised by the Facilities Director.

APPLICATION DETAILS

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian people, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. We affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION INCLUDES

Cover letter, resume with three references, at least two of which should be professional, and responses to the following three short questions. Please feel free to use bullet points in your short question answers, if preferred.

  1. Please share how you personally relate to Urban Adamah’s mission. (max 200 words)
  2. What skills and experiences do you have that would make you a strong fit for this role? (max 200 words)

We will be evaluating applications on a rolling basis, and will keep this job posting up until the role is filled. If you have any questions about applying, please contact [email protected].

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