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Cornell Cooperative Extension Camp Wyomoco Summer Camp Maintenance Assistant - Varysburg, NY in Varysburg, New York

The mission of 4-H Camp Wyomoco is to provide youth with a unique, fun outdoor experience under the guidance of positive role models, emphasizing positive social interaction, environmental awareness and skill building. 4-H Camp Wyomoco is fully owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County.


The Camp Wyomoco Summer Camp Custodian/Maintenance Assistant will be responsible for assisting with day-to-day maintenance and cleaning operation of a comprehensive summer camp program serving approximately 165 residential campers, day campers, and 50 staff.

It is the responsibility of the Custodian to keep the facilities and grounds clean, attractive, and in good condition to insure a safe, clean, and orderly environment. Additionally, the Custodian will assist with grounds keeping and minor building/equipment repairs.

This is a residential summer camp operating in July and August. Camp Custodian is not required to live on camp property but housing may be available if desired.

Physical requirements include bending, lifting, sitting, standing, stooping, stretching, and walking. Occasionally lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds. Hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and a normal range of eye-sight and hearing required to communicate with staff and manipulate equipment. Must operate with daily exposure to the cold, heat, rain, sun, and varying other weather conditions, as well as under irregular working hours in a camp environment.


The summer camp season includes 1 week of pre-camp training (June 28 to July 3, 2020)and 6 weeks of residential camp (July 5 – August 14, 2020)running from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week.

Essential Functions

Maintenance Responsibilities

  • Assist camp leadership team with the daily maintenance operations of summer camp including all aspects of the cleaning, maintenance, and repair of 4-H Camp Wyomoco to insure a safe, clean, and orderly environment.
  • Cleans all areas including bathhouses, restrooms, cabins, buildings, offices. Replenish supplies and fills dispensers.
  • Picks up trash and litter. Empties and cleans trash, garbage receptacles.
  • Clean and maintains equipment such as refrigerators, stoves, hot water heaters, and microwave ovens.
  • Maintains paper goods and supplies.
  • Assists with general maintenance and repairs, such as minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, roofing, flooring, and painting as required.
  • Alerts management team of any major problems or repairs needed.
  • Maintains exterior and interior of buildings and grounds.
  • Mowing, clearing trees and brush. Safely operate equipment including tractors and/or mowers for use in maintenance of the grounds.
  • Assists with the maintaining safe and reliable equipment and vehicles as required.
  • Assists with maintaining written plans and records for facility, equipment, and grounds.
  • Perform general building maintenance duties which may include, but are not limited to, carpentry projects, changing filters and light bulbs, clearing plumbing clogs, repairing leaking faucets.
  • Perform janitorial duties which include, but are not limited to, wet and dust mopping, dusting, trash removal, recycling, window washing, meeting set up, pond cleaning, painting, and general cleaning as requested or needed.
  • Washes windows, walls, sinks and fountains.
  • Moves, arranges and sets up furniture and equipment for sporting and special events.
  • Mops floors, wash tables and benches, and cleans eating areas in compliance with established standards.
  • Emergency cleanup resulting from vandalism, breakage, spilling or illness.
  • Stacks, assembles and stores furniture, equipment and supplies.
  • Prepare and submit expense reports and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
  • Maintain open but professional communication with staff, parents, and campers.
  • Work closely with Leadership team to insure camper and staff safety in all activities.
  • Be familiar with all emergency procedures. Thoroughly understand camp emergency action plans and help implement procedures if/when necessary.
  • Transport self, supplies, and/or resources as necessary.

EEO/EPO, Health and Safety, and Other Duties

  • Arrive on time for all scheduled activities and duties.
  • Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
  • Maintain a clean, professional, well-groomed appearance while on duty keeping in compliance with the Association and Camp Dress Code Policy at all times.
  • Keep all relationships on a platonic basis during camp hours and camp season.
  • Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
  • Assist Supervisor with implementation of camp crisis management plan and/or emergency management procedures as required.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of program participants at all times. Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries, maintain a safe environment, and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
  • Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Assist Supervisor with implementation of camp crisis management plan and/or emergency management procedures as required.
  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with staff, campers, parents, volunteers and the public.
  • Interact with campers, staff, parents, families, and the general public in a professional manner at all times.
  • Aware of and adhere to all policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Ensure complete confidentiality of sensitive information regarding campers and staff at all times.
  • Carry out assignments and other duties as directed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education.
  • Experience relevant to the position.
  • Ability to perform physical labor.
  • Understanding of cleaning compounds and chemicals, and their safe, efficient use.
  • Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance, and access to reliable transportation. Daily and/or occasional travel may be required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which include evenings and weekends. (Camp sessions run Sunday through Friday).
  • Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to climb stairs, walking on uneven terrain in all types of weather in an outdoor/indoor setting with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and assume responsibility with general guidelines and direction.
  • Work effectively without close supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree or technical/vocational school degree in business, human resources, secretarial science.
  • Camp maintenance experience preferred.

Salary and Benefit Details

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits are not available for this position.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

To be considered for this position, all candidates must:

  • Complete ALL sections of the online application and questionnaires.
  • Attach a Resume.
  • Attach names and contact information of at least 3 Professional References.


  • External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the "Applying for a Job (External Candidate)" document for additional guidance here:
  • Internal Applicants: Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County are considered internal applicants. Please log into Workday to search jobs and apply using your professional profile.


Contact Marie Wixner at 585-786-2251 x.130 or

Job Title:

Association Tmp Camp Custodian


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Contact Name:

Kimberly Amey

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Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

  • Posted 11 Days Ago
  • Full time
  • WDR-00022052