Mountain Humane, located in world-famous Sun Valley, Idaho, is on a mission to change lives by connecting pets and people. We do this through innovative programs that inspire and have impact in and beyond southern Idaho. The first shelter to become “no-kill” in the state of Idaho (in 1999), annually we help more than 2,500 animals and touch the lives of more than 5,000 people through our local and regional programs. Voted the “Best Non-Profit Organization” in the Wood River Valley for the last 8 years, we are proud to be a model for other animal welfare organizations and to be at the forefront of best-practices in non-profit management.
The Maintenance Assistant/Custodian performs routine semi-skilled custodial and maintenance work in the care and upkeep of the Mountain Humane facilities and grounds. This position works closely with the Facilities Manager, and other staff through-out the organization, to respond to organization needs, including constantly considering how to most efficiently complete tasks to best steward donor dollars.
Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Facilities Manager
Collaborates with: All staff as needed
Location: Hailey, Idaho
High school diploma or equivalent preferred
For safety purposes, must be able to read, speak, and understand English. English/Spanish bi-lingual advantageous
Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license
No allergies to cats or dogs
Ability to work with hand tools and to be mechanically inclined
Experience operating small equipment such as a pallet jack, snow blower, and/or Toolcat is advantageous
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Indoors 75% and outdoors 25%, including in shelter environment with dogs, cats, pocket pets
Frequent interactions with staff members, public and children
Some evenings and weekend hours will be required
May include vehicle travel between venues and around town. Company vehicle will be provided
Constantly uses equipment, objects and tools in repetitive motions (i.e. vacuum, mop, floor scrubber, sweeping, painting, etc.)
Frequently reaches above head and reaches forward (i.e. dusting, washing windows, accessing supplies, mounting objects on the wall, changing ceiling tiles, etc.)
Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder
Work day includes walking, standing, sitting, bending, squatting, lifting (occasionally up to 50 lbs)
Animal handling required; while all adoptable animals have health and behavior screening, by nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to possible exposure to parasites and infectious disease
HOURS, SALARY & BENEFITS:
Hours: Full-time position, 5am-2pm, generally 5 consecutive days. Some nights & weekend days as necessary for scheduled maintenance, events, weather impacts, or facility related emergencies.
Compensation: $16-20, depending on experience, certifications, proficiency in job tasks, and ability to work cooperatively while fostering the mission of the organization.
Benefits: Mountain Humane provides health insurance for the employee, personal time off, 403b retirement plan and other benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by this position, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.
Mountain Humane is an equal opportunity employer.