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Job Title: Live-Out Houseman / Handyman / Caretaker / Driver
Posted By: Aleth Boisset
Reference ID: HM-92
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Locust Valley & Southampton, NY US
Salary Offered: $65,000-$80,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 3-5+

Five-day flexible schedule

Private Long-Island based family is currently seeking a Live-Out Houseman / Handyman / Driver to assist with the full-time maintenance, handy work, care and service of their Locust Valley and Southampton homes. The ideal candidate will be located in the gold coast region with a willingness to travel to their Southampton residence on a weekly basis and travel to their ski chalet in Vermont on winter weekends.

It is imperative the candidate is reliable, trustworthy and has a clean driving record with zero points as this individual will be asked to drive the children to and from school and to different activities semi-regularly.

This is an extremely hands-on position so all candidates must have experience with common in-home repairs, while also knowing when a vendor or contractor is needed. Experience scheduling and overseeing vendors and having positive pre-existing relationships with local vendors is a huge plus.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Maintaining all exterior living spaces and amenities throughout the family’s residences
• Assisting with the management of renovations; checking in and checking out vendors, providing management and supervision regarding their work; ensuring deadlines are met; communicating as a liaison between on property workers and the family
• Window cleaning and pressure washing the home exterior
• Washing cars, fueling, gassing, ensuring registration and tags are up to date and accurate, etc.
• Providing handiwork and repairs around the home on a daily basis; replacing light bulbs, mending small issues around the home, hanging artwork, etc.
• Assisting with informal service of food and drinks during football season Sundays; manning and grilling on the BBQ, ensuring the pool is clean and operating properly, providing hospitality to the attending guests, setting up prior to and cleaning up post events, assisting with AV technology during the game showings, etc.
• Driving the family to airports, appointments, etc. as needed and upon request
• Running errands, assisting with supply and stock management, and adhering to additional tasks
• Assisting with the household trash and recycling programs
• Assisting with light interior cleaning and upkeep, in tandem with the family’s two full time Housekeepers
• Assuming additional handiwork, houseman and service-based roles for the family and their property as needed

• Strong command of English language and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 3 - 5+ years related experience working in a similar role / capacity
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours and overtime as needed
• Incredibly hands-on with experience managing and maintaining both interior and exterior amenities
• Must have experience working in fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are required
• Prior experience working in construction-based environments a strong plus; hands-on in construction-related capacities
• Valid Driver’s License; confident driver with zero points; willing and able to provide family, including children, transportation as needed
• Valid US work authorization; legally able to work in the US for any employer
Keywords: Locust Valley, Southampton, Houseman
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