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JOB TITLE: Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus Facility Assistant

REPORTS TO: Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus Facility Manager

Work with Facility Manager to implement campus maintenance goals and building projects; provide staff and students with a safe and comfortable working and living environment; provide primary custodial and grounds care.


· Experience with physical plant design and construction preferred; a working knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems; ability to interact comfortably with a variety of people.

· Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. repeatedly; perform physical work under a variety of conditions indoors and outdoors; climb and work from a ladder, operate a variety of electric shop and landscaping equipment, and be able to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to function independently.

· Candidate must be self-motivated, able to work without direct supervision, and make initial decisions about emergency situations.

· Must meet NOLS driving requirements. May be asked to obtain a commercial drivers license.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Must be able to assume responsibility for special projects and operate independently. May contribute to facility management decisions.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Facility Assistant is expected to understand the scope of the plant budget, and demonstrate good judgment when buying materials, tools, and equipment, or when costing out projects.


25% Perform daily custodial tasks in both the Educational Facility and the Student Residences. Responsible for cleaning student cabins between groups; cleaning the dining, student commons and classrooms; and cleaning all facility bathrooms.

25% Perform outdoor grounds care including snow removal, mowing, watering and landscaping.

20% Keep all plant/facilities working and storage areas clean and orderly. Monitor recycling and make recycling trips, as necessary. Collect and empty trash according to the waste management plan. Maintain composting toilet systems according to manufacturer instructions.

20% Perform preventative and remedial maintenance, service checks, and safety inspections throughout the campus.

5% Enforce campus policies with user groups. Interact with neighbors and the general public.

5% Perform other tasks or duties as assigned by the Facility Manager.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify.

WORK LOCATION: Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, 13 miles south of Lander, WY. This is a full-time, year-round position.

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to: Gates Richards | NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute, 284 Lincoln St., Lander, WY 82520 | | 307-335-2359 (voice) | 307-335-2355 (fax)


STARTING DATE: As soon as possible

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