Maintenance Specialist

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Job Description

Position Title:  Maintenance Specialist      

Reports to:  Ranger          



Girl Scouts Vision & Mission

Girl Scouts is a non-partisan, inclusive organization. We are the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


Position Summary

The Maintenance Specialist is responsible for cleaning, preventative and on-going maintenance of the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland properties. Assist Ranger with maintenance and repair of Council property, including buildings, grounds, equipment and other facilities consistent with the mission and established policies and procedures of the Council. Serve as a role model to members and staff by your actions, appearance, manners, language, and general conduct.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Maintain camp grounds

Operate grounds care equipment such as mower, trucks, chain saws, etc., in safe and efficient manner.

Be aware and make necessary changes to hazards found on Council property.

Maintenance, painting, moving large equipment, etc.

Repair of buildings and facilities.

Make minor repairs as needed.

Perform janitorial and general maintenance duties.

Sweep, scrub, wax floors, wash windows and screens.

Clean toilets, bathrooms, showers.

Dispose of trash and waste. Manage recycling.

Store equipment for safety.

Follow schedule for checking equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.

Be aware and implement safety guidelines.

Provide superior service to all members, staff and vendors.

Identify member needs, make suggestions, initiate and follow through with appropriate action.

Major Accountabilities

Maintain the site(s) in an effective and orderly manner ensuring that all facilities are kept in good working order, including both interior and exterior areas of the property.

Grounds and property upkeep and maintenance.

Perform basic preventative maintenance tasks, such as HVAC filter changes, cleaning of air duct diffusers and returns, replacing light bulb, etc.

Cleans all areas of the interior, to include trash removal, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, window cleaning, furniture cleaning, polishing furniture, and periodic deep cleaning.

Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

Energetic, motivated with attention to detail.

Be able to work in all types of weather conditions.

Strong mechanical abilities and good communication skills.

Strong work ethic.

The ability to work without direct supervision, plan and follow through on jobs and projects within a set budget.

Ability to climb and use a ladder and lift at least 25 pounds.

Must have a valid Kansas drivers’ license.

Must pass criminal background check

Job Requirements


10-25% travel – requires reliable access to vehicle

Expectation of working occasional evenings and weekends

Credentials, Licenses or Designations

Valid Kansas driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and proof of insurance (if incumbent is expected to travel to multiple council locations or off site events).


●  Interpersonal Relations - Establishes rapport with others at all organizational levels; respects others; considers and responds to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; establishes and maintains an open dialogue with others; has demonstrated ability to market the Girl Scout value proposition through a variety of communication venues including in person, over the phone and online.

●  Oral and Written Communication abilities (i.e. In person, verbal, written) - Expresses ideas and facts in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the individual or group; listens to and comprehends what others are saying; prepares organized and structured presentations; has demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues and communicate information effectively to non-technical people which includes a diverse group of girls, volunteers, and staff.

●  Problem-Solving - Identifies, analyzes and communicates existing and potential problems systematically and thoroughly; obtains and evaluates relevant information and contributing factors; identifies important interrelationships; defines and/or implements solutions after evaluating alternatives and anticipating their impact; supports decisions or recommendations with data and/or reasoning; excellent independent decision-making skills and strong resourcefulness. The ability to think outside the box, anticipate outcomes and make course corrections as appropriate.

●  Project Management – demonstrates ability to coordinate multiple projects while managing conflicting priorities and deadlines; formulates short- and long-term project goals, objectives, schedules, and priorities in line with council goals; anticipates issues, obstacles, or opportunities that may impact plans or actions; establishes courses of action for accomplishing goals while attending to and incorporating information obtained during day-today administrative tasks.

●  Customer Responsiveness - seeks and acknowledges views and ideas from customers; identifies, prioritizes, and addresses customer issues; takes time to answer questions and explain decisions; follows through on commitments to customers in a timely manner; maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.

●  Highly organized, self managing, independent thinker possessing strong attention to detail.

Additional Organizational Requirements

•  Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement and become a registered member of GSUSA.

•  All employees of the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland must possess a positive attitude with strong work ethic, integrity and honesty and are expected to be flexible, adaptable and thrive in an ever changing/fast-paced environment.

•  Develop and maintain sensitivity to employee diversity in the work place. Behave in ways that demonstrate respectful treatment of other employees, volunteers and girls. Practice pluralism and be inclusive with the services provided.

•  Incumbents will be expected to proactively contribute to the success of their work team by sharing relevant information, encouraging open dialogue, respecting other team members, supporting collaboration, encouraging ongoing self-assessment and supporting new ideas and ways for achieving established council goals and objectives.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sufficient eye-to-hand coordination to successfully operate a computer keyboard.

Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Sufficient visual acuity to make appropriate judgments with regard to Girl Scout materials.

Ability to travel to and/or attend offsite meetings.

Physical ability to frequently stop, kneel, bend, crouch, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull, lift and move objects up to 25 pounds at shoulder height, and occasionally lift in excess of 25 pounds.

Demonstrated normal depth perception.

See and read printed materials, with or without visual aids; distinguish colors; read and understand rules and policies, labels and instructions.

Verbal communication including the ability to speak and hear at normal room levels.

Other demands, as determined by the council.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to complete other duties as assigned.

Position Title: Maintenance Specialist    Reports to: Ranger    

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