Job Application - Girl Scouts Of NYPENN Pathways Inc

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Camp Ranger - Ithaca, NY

Come join us at Camp Comstock in beautiful Ithaca, N.Y. The Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent leadership development organization for girls, helping them build courage, confidence, and character!  We are looking for a full-time Camp Ranger.


The Camp Ranger is responsible for all grounds/building maintenance and repairs for property site as delineated in property plan and as directed by the Director of Camps & Outdoor Engagement; supports programming and works in partnership with on-site program leaders. Serve as site host/hostess and property liaison for rental group usage (Girl Scouts and other). Works in conjunction with Summer Camp Director to ensure a safe, mission-based camp experience. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:

       Performs year-round grounds maintenance which includes snow removal, trail clearing, road maintenance, equipment maintenance, and lawn mowing.

       Provides waterfront and archery/shooting range physical facility maintenance, including set-up/ tear-down for seasonal programming.

       Maintains the interior and exterior operations of camp buildings. Maintains water supply testing and treatment, septic system and plumbing schedules. Ensure garbage/trash left at dumpster is removed. 

       Seasonally opens and closes all outdoor camping units by cleaning and making repairs, turning on water systems, moving equipment, and winterizing pipes and water systems. Maintains inventory of tools, equipment and supplies. 

       Coordinates with local fire officials to arrange a yearly site visit. Maintains fire alarm and detection systems and their operation, maintenance, and routine testing.

       Must be onsite whenever there is a rental group on the property, or arrange for a suitable back up. 

       Follows OSHA, GSUSA and council policies and guidelines to ensure compliance with relevant Federal, state and local laws, regulations, and codes. Meet ACA requirements, if accredited. 

       Is familiar with NYS Health Department Codes, including Summer Camp and Temporary Residence subparts. Maintains a good working relationship with the health department sanitation in assigned county. Coordinates with County Health Department to conduct annual permitting and  keep copy of annual safety plans onsite.

       Utilizes systems such as Doubleknot and other electronic systems to confirm property reservations, assess rental group needs, and follow up with group visits in a timely fashion.

       Information Management–accesses, organizes, and manages information effectively; maintains basic computer literacy with relevant software; keeps accurate and effectively organized records protect the council’s property. s

       Provides security patrols at least once a day when a group is staying on the grounds; or when summer camp is in session.

       Adhere to all COVID-19 protocols required by NYS Department of Health and GSNYPENN. Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.


Minimum Qualification Standards:

       High school diploma required.

       Four years minimum property maintenance/management experience.

    Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and other maintenance related areas.

       Must have or obtain required certifications as related to site (CPO, etc.).

    Ability to operate heavy equipment. • Some travel is required. Must have ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends and must possess a valid driver’s license and insurance and be able to travel the 26 county jurisdiction of the council.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

       Relevant certifications required, or able to obtain within one year of employment (CDL, etc.) if position becomes permanent.

       Professional manner and appearance.

       Must possess maturity and sensitivity to confidential information.

       Able to work with minimal direction and supervision, with ability to organize time and duties, follow through with assignments and meet deadlines. Ability to coordinate numerous ongoing activities.

       Working knowledge of Microsoft computer software required.


Equipment, Machines and Software Used:

This position requires the regular use of a computer. Ability to operate heavy machinery.


Physical and Mental Requirements:

      Ability to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel, push, pull, reach, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

       Moderate mental and visual attention to perform manual work, machine operations, set-ups, inspections and adjustments that require frequent decisions to adjust for variance from proper operation.


Physical Exertion:

       Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.


Environmental Conditions:

• Weekend and evening work is frequently required.

• The employee is subject to inside and/or outside environmental conditions to include: extreme cold defined as temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour, extreme heat defined as temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour, working in high places where possibility of falling exists/vibrations of the extremities or whole body, atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, and/or other chemicals or lubricating fluids, moving mechanical parts or moving vehicles and electrical current or high heat.


Pay: $21/hour (40 hour work week)


An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V and LGBTQ