Maintenance Assistant

Accokeek Foundation Published: July 29, 2022
Accokeek, MD
Skill Level
Mid Level, Entry Level
Job Type
Skilled & Technical Labor / Education

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The Accokeek Foundation manages approximately 200 acres of land for public use within Piscataway Park, a national park located in Prince George’s County. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, the Accokeek Foundation interprets the past, present, and future of agriculture and environmental stewardship.

The park is open daily to visitors of all ages to enjoy a quiet landscape for education, recreation, and reflection.

Position Overview

The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for the routine maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities on 200-acres of Piscataway Park stewarded by the Accokeek Foundation. The Assistant will perform daily janitorial work including facilities cleaning, trash removal, and maintaining open areas ensuring a clean and safe experience for visitors.

  • Position: Maintenance Assistant
  • Reports to: Site Manager
  • Direct Reports: None
  • Classification: Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs daily and weekly janitorial duties to ensure offices and public spaces remain clean and disinfected.
  • Sets up all buildings for daily operations including moving and arranging furniture and equipment as assigned and setting up and taking down furniture and facilities for meetings and special events.
  • Maintains park grounds in clean condition including removal of trash and debris.
  • Ensures safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff by monitoring and assessing any hazardous or unsafe situations across the site and developing measures to mitigate risks.
  • Assists with livestock care and feeding, as needed.
  • Supports Groundskeeper with maintenance of open park areas and trails.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED; one year of related experience or training; or equivalent combination and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of good safety and risk management practices.
  • Excellent understanding of good work place practices.
  • Excellent judgment skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability and willingness to take initiative.
  • Comfort around large and small animals.
  • Ability to use technology and online programs including Office 365.
  • Display professional maturity and strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, strategic thinking, and good listening ability.
  • Experience using gas and power equipment and tool.
  • Have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and a good driving record.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a Full-Time, non-exempt position with weekend availability required. Starting pay ranges from $15 - $17/hour, depending on experience. The Accokeek Foundation provides employees a comprehensive benefits package including flexible paid time off, cost share benefit, paying 50% of health insurance premiums, retirement matching, and paid disability and life insurance.

To Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email a resume and cover letter describing how your experience, skills, and interests make you uniquely qualified for this position by email with the subject line “Maintenance Assistant”. 

The Accokeek Foundation is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Maryland State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination. 

The Accokeek Foundation strives to provide a safe working, learning, and recreational environmental for its staff, volunteers and visitors. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, the Foundation conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract. 

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