Philmont Scout Ranch Grounds Department Positions

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Grounds positions:
Grounds Foreman
Grounds Mechanic
Grounds Staff


Position: Grounds Staff

Philmont Standards:
• Must be at least 18 years of age by start of employment (21+ requirement, if applicable, will be noted below)
• Must become a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America at the start of employment and subscribe to
the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Declaration of Religious Principles
• Must provide a complete and current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record to the Infirmary upon arrival
including review of risk advisory and immunization requirements
• Must maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance and be willing to purchase required uniform parts to meet
Philmont’s uniform policy
• Must participate in designated staff training
• Must adhere to the policies and programs set forth by Philmont Scout Ranch management

Position Overview:
Grounds staff mows and trims grass, trees, performs maintenance on sprinkler systems and various other landscape projects.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
• Assist in grounds maintenance with scheduled grounds operations
• Complete daily, weekly, and monthly checklists.
• Respond to emergency grounds maintenance requests as required.
• Maintain records of scheduled ground maintenance procedures.
• Ability to apply basic mathematical skills in all units of measure
• Ability to interpret basic drawings and schematics.
• Possess good oral and written communication skills
• Ability to carry out detailed instructions.
• Possess above average problem-solving skills
• Complete other duties as assigned by direct supervisor or ranch management as required

Desired Qualifications & Experience:
• Must be 18 years of age by time of employment
• Prior mowing and trimming experience a plus. We can train in the safe usage of equipment and procedures
• Applicant needs to have good communication skills.
• Must be able to obtain a Philmont Drivers Permit

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
• Must be physically fit and able to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
• Must be comfortable in working in hot or humid conditions and high places
• Up to 90% of the workday could be spent standing, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, or crouching
• Be able to work outside for 8 hours a day
• Must wear appropriate protective gear as need to perform job.
• Must wear a helmet while operating a 4-wheeler, UTV’s, or any other off road vehicle.
• Wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement when there is a potential exposure to fumes or airborne particles, loud noise, chemicals, adverse weather conditions, electrical equipment and/or vibration.

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