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Job Title: Property Manager / Houseman
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: PM-22
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Greater NYC Area, NY US
Salary Offered: Dependent on Experience
Potential For Bonus:
Benefits: Full benefits package
Experience Req: 5-10+
 
Description:

Northeast-based family seeks an experienced and fully adept Property Manager / Houseman to oversee and manage their residence on a private island. This position consists of a 5-day workweek with a rotating schedule throughout the year. The ideal candidate will have ample prior experience managing expansive estates, with the willingness and ability to work individually and be “hands-on”, as well as maintaining a “succeed at all costs” mentality.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Maintenance and management of the residence, property, and watercraft
• Nautical knowledge to seamlessly transport principals and guests on and off of the island
• Managing the upkeep of the property including grounds, residence, pool, equipment, etc.
• Creating maintenance schedules for residences and equipment
• Providing special attention and care to fine furnishings and finishes
• Overseeing and reporting on household budgets and expenses
• Organizing and managing household inventories, closets and storage areas
• Planning and assisting regular entertaining for private & social events; providing service as needed
• Maintaining working order of electronic systems, iPad docks, speakers/sound system, and Wi-Fi throughout the home
• Sourcing, hiring and overseeing all vendor and contractor work (e.g. electrician, plumber, HVAC, carpentry, gardening help, etc.) including but not limited to, checking credentials, insurance, references and obtaining quotes as well as coordinating access/entry and overseeing the overall quality of the work
• Running errands and maintaining household supplies and groceries, in conjunction with the family’s needs
• Greeting guests and visitors, answering phone and taking messages on behalf of the principals
• Serving as the point-person in emergencies when needed; immediately inspecting and securing the property, as well as informing principals of any dire needs or security threats, along with the security company & authorities
• Initiating and overseeing all general maintenance tasks, repairs, improvements, renovations, and construction projects for property, structures, vehicles and equipment
• Ensuring all work areas, equipment, vehicles and boats are kept clean and in working order
 
 
Requirements:

• Fluent in English; exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Captain’s License preferred and small craft knowledge a MUST
• Minimum 5 – 7+ years related experience working in a similar position(s) with a private family
• Flexibility with scheduling; ability to work both overtime and weekends as needed
• Exceptional organizational skills and detail orientation
• Excellent computer skills with proficiency in both Mac & PC operating systems, as well as like technology
• Self-starter mentality with ability to maintain year-around productivity
• Ability to carry-out light home improvements and property maintenance responsibilities
• Demonstrates command of complex home systems, including lighting, HVAC, etc.
• Well adept in operating home security and electronics systems
• Knowledge of both first aid and CPR certification preferred
• Valid Driver’s License
• Able to legally work within the United States for any employer
 
 
Keywords: Property Manager, Private Island, Houseman
 
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