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Job Title: Houseman / Groundskeeper
 
Posted By: Forrest Barnett
Reference ID: HM-90
Live In/Out: Live-Out
Industry: Domestic
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Wainscott, NY US
Salary Offered: $65,000 - $80,000 per year
Potential For Bonus: Yes
Benefits: Full benefits package; 2 weeks of paid vacation
Experience Req: 3-7+
 
Description:

Private NYC-based family seeks experienced Houseman / Groundskeeper to assist with the daily care and maintenance of their secondary Hamptons estate including the interior and exterior of the main house and two guest houses on the property. This position consists of a six-day weekend-inclusive schedule during the summer and a four-day schedule the rest of the year. The ideal candidate will be flexible with scheduling and have the initiative to know what tasks on the property need to be prioritized and completed. While being a self-starter, the candidate must be able to take direction well, as there is a management team and other staff they will be working closely with.

This individual must be willing and able to work in an environment with children, as the family dynamic includes Mr., Mrs., one toddler and two school-aged children. Confidentiality, discretion, honesty and trustworthiness are extremely important to this family so all candidates must be able to supply stellar references from past and previous employers.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Overseeing all elements of maintenance and groundskeeping throughout the residence
• Preparing outdoor seating areas and furniture, ensuring decks and terraces are kept clear at all times
• Cleaning windows and sills
• Event set-up, break-down and some service required
• Keeping gates and fences clean
• Maintaining vehicles, automobiles, and equipment
• Snow and leaf removal
• Unclogging of pipes, replacing lightbulbs, etc.
• Clean and maintain tennis court, pool & playground areas
• Caring for chickens and coop
• Additional residence and hospitality-related tasks and responsibilities as needed and upon request
 
 
Requirements:

• Strong command of English language and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
• Minimum 3 + years related experience working in a private home in similar role(s)
• Exceptional organization skills and multitask management
• Incredibly “hands-on” and able to work both independently and as part of a team
• Strong knowledge in all areas of property maintenance and management including complex smart home systems (i.e. lighting, heating and cooling, security, etc.)
• Experience in dealing with smart home systems; adept in using both mac and PC platforms
• Flexibility in scheduling with willingness to work long hours and overtime as needed; 24/7 mentality
• Must have experience working in high stress, fast-paced environments where the utmost discretion and confidentiality are REQUIRED
• Valid Driver’s License; confident driver
• Valid Passport; willing and able to travel both domestically and abroad as needed
 
 
Keywords: Houseman, Live-Out
 
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