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Job Title: Houseman / Driver, Live-In
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: HM-99
Live In/Out: Live-In
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Fisher Island, FL US
Salary Offered: $5,750 per month
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full, non-contributory benefits package, effective after 90 days
Experience Req: 2-5+
 
Description:

Private family seeks an experienced Live-Out Houseman / Chauffeur to assist in the daily driving of the Mrs. as well as the upkeep and care of their secondary Fisher Island residence. The position is from October through May and consists of a 5-day schedule typically Sunday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm with flexibility and availability for longer hours, evening driving and additional days as needed upon special request. During the “off” months, salary will not be paid but health insurance will continue to be provided. A private studio apartment on the island will be provided for the position and will be available to live in year round, but the candidate is welcome to move out during “off” months.

The ideal candidate will be required to work in tandem with a Housekeeper and take direction from the Estate Manager to ensure the vehicles and residence is well-maintained at all times. The houseman will also assist with housekeeping duties, running errands, shopping and exterior maintenance of the house. There is no pool or garden, but the house is on the water so window washing and maintaining outdoor furniture is very important. With this in mind, the ideal candidate must be able to not only work independently, but as well in a seamless partnership with other household staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• General organization and coordination of day-to-day activities and travel details
• Food shopping and running errands
• Providing full-time care for Fisher Island residence and vehicles
• Full charge care of one small dog
• In-home repairs and contractor and vendor supervision
• Carpentry, painting, cleaning, and special projects
• Additional responsibilities and hours as requested
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language; superior communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 2 - 5+ years related experience working in a similar role for a private family
• Knowledge of the Miami area required
• Extremely handy, hands-on and able to troubleshoot household repairs a MUST
• Exceptional organizational skills and dedication to responsibilities; above and beyond attitude
• Experience in vehicle maintenance
• Ability to keep registrations, inspections, interior and exterior upkeep on vehicles in perfect order
• Must be well-versed in all aspects of deep cleaning, light carpentry, painting, HVAC maintenance, and household repairs
• Ability and willingness to drive Mrs.
• Must be comfortable with dogs including walking, feeding, and administering medications as needed
• Ability to perform occasional light food preparation and provisioning
• Computer savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC systems, including Office, Internet and email
• Adept in operating smart home technology and accompanying systems
• Valid Driver’s NYS License with clean driving record required
• Valid Passport; willing and available to travel with the family both domestic and abroad as needed
• Legally able to work within the United States
 
 
Keywords: Live-In, Houseman / Driver, Fisher Island
 
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