Position Details

Maintenance Worker (FW1608-FL-001)

ID: FW1608-FL-001 Location: Boynton Beach, FL Posted Date: 3/27/2024 Agency: FWS
Wage/Hr: $18.00 Hours/Week: 29 per week / Estimated 1500 total hours     Minimum Age: 55

The Fish and Wildlife Service Experienced Services Program was established to create a unique partnership to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The Fish and Wildlife ESP connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the Fish and Wildlife Service to provide scientific, technical, and administrative services in support of the Fish and Wildlife Service priority multiple-use related programs and authorities. The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as Enrollee and are not employees of FWS or National Experienced Workforce Solutions (NEW Solutions). NEW Solutions is the ESP Non-governmental organization (NGO) responsible for administrative aspects of the Program, and the Enrollees work under Fish and Wildlife Service direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out the Fish and Wildlife Service mission. Fish and Wildlife Service ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current, to access new training opportunities, to engage in gainful project-based positions, and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy and their own financial security. Background security investigation may be required prior to start date. Location, hours and hourly pay are noted in this position description. FWS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for approximately 1500 hours at 29 hours per week. (this is subject to change based on budget and other factors). Local applicants only. Work will be performed at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, FL.


General grounds and facility maintenance at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Work will include landscaping; maintenance and rehabilitation of existing, worn infrastructure components, and natural area, trail and facilities upkeep, rehabilitation, and maintenance. Minor equipment maintenance and equipment operation may be required.

  • Facilities Maintenance – Uses hand and power tools to repair, replace and maintain damaged or worn property. Performs maintenance, installation, and repair of mechanical and physical components of facilities and grounds. Provides routine plumbing, electric, water plant, HVAC systems maintenance, repair and enhancement as examples. Conducts routine carpentry, metal work, painting, cleaning, and landscaping. Conducts as needed janitorial services. Test drinking water for CL three times per week. 50%
  • Grounds Maintenance and Project Support: Posts signs, digs trenches, plants vegetation, installs, maintains and repairs fences and gates. Mows, trims vegetation, weed eats and pulls weeds by hand. Treats unwanted vegetation with herbicide. Assists in maintenance of natural areas, parking areas, roadways and trails. 30%
  • Equipment operations - operates gasoline, battery, electric or diesel-powered equipment such as lawn maintenance tools, riding mowers, tractor, skid steer. Ability to operate equipment utilizing multiple attachments including but not limited to brush cutting, brush mastication, lifting, hauling, shipping. 15%
  • Perform administrative duties related to time keeping. Maintain Service property, such as computers, cameras, printers and other hardware or software needed for the position. 5%


Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in Facilities Maintenance or Construction OR AA Degree

  • Experience operating equipment such as skid steer and tractor preferred but not required.


  • Use of heavy equipment and certain hand and power tools require Service certification before use. Training would be provided by the Service as available.
  • Training will be provided by the Service.
  • Travel Requirements: Occasional travel may be requested to assist other refuges with projects and emergency response events.
  • Overnight travel: Overnight travel is not required, but may be requested to assist other Refuges.
  • Government Vehicle Training: Training will be provided by FWS.
  • Health and Safety Considerations: Training would be provided to operate equipment as needed in order to gain Service certification to operate.
  • Required Safety Gear: Proper PPE including but not limited to safety-toed boots, hard hat, eye/ear protection, and gloves that will be provided.
  • Safety Gear Use: PPE will be worn per Service safety policy.
  • Physical requirements: Must be able to stand for long periods of time (up to 4 hours). Must be able to walk up to 1/4 mile to project site locations. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance.

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NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.