Galley Housekeeping Manager, Palmyra Atoll
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OFFICE LOCATIONPalmyra AtollPALMWORK WITH USThe Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.POSITION SUMMARYThe Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working globally to protect ecologically important lands and waters for people and nature. Located 1,000 miles south of Hawai'i, Palmyra Atoll is one of the most spectacular marine wilderness areas on Earth. Palmyra is a 680-acre atoll with 480,000 acres of lagoons, coral reefs, and submerged lands and is a US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Refuge out to 12 miles and a Marine National Monument out to 50 miles. The Nature Conservancy owns Cooper Island, and manages the atoll in partnership with the USFWS.Palmyra's research station supports scientific research by the world renowned research institutions making up the Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium (PARC) (see www.palmyra-research.org). Staff are hired on a seasonal basis for approximately 3 months at a time to operate the research station and camp facilities. Board and lodging are provided while on-island.The successful candidate must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Passport with an expiration date later than your term of employment, proof of a physical examination showing good physical and a current tetanus vaccination.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working globally to protect ecologically important lands and waters for people and nature. Located 1,000 miles south of Hawai'i Palmyra Atoll is one of the most spectacular marine wilderness areas on Earth. Palmyra is a 680-acre atoll with 480,000 acres of lagoons, coral reefs, and submerged lands and is a US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Refuge out to 12 miles and a Marine National Monument out to 50 miles. The Nature Conservancy owns Cooper Island, and manages the atoll in partnership with the USFWS and the Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium (PARC).Palmyra's research station supports scientific research by world renowned research institutions (see www.palmyra-research.org). Staff are hired for a 3 month assignment to operate the research station and camp facilities. Board and lodging are provided while on-island.The Galley/Housekeeping Manager is responsible for the management and daily operation of the Palmyra Atoll research station galley and housekeeping departments. Accountable for developing and implementing a plan that ensures:
timely preparation and delivery of high quality meals at least twice a day to a variety of audiences; creating menus for special dietary restrictions and special events; on-going maintenance and cleanliness of station accommodations and all facilities to include galley, cabins, bathrooms, showers, and common areas; maintenance and cost effective control of food, beverage and other operational supply inventories and other duties as assigned by the Field Station Manager and Palmyra Program Operations Manager. Overall responsibility of the department includes:
food & beverage, housekeeping and non-technical maintenance, departmental accounting and budgeting, administration, supervision, and safety. Must also support and engage in community chores and activities and strive to build and maintain a positive community environment.This is a seasonal assignment with the opportunity to return for future assignments based on performance. Assignments require residence on Palmyra Atoll with no option of leaving until season is complete.RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
* Ability to live and work productively within a small and confined community on a remote location for up to 3 months.
* Work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, including scientists, field station staff and others, providing and obtaining needed information to ensure smooth operations.
* In the event of an emergency atoll staff may be tasked with specific duties to ensure communal safety and welfare. This may include responding to minor/major medical emergencies, tsunami evacuation events, marine rescue events, fuel spills and/or fire containment, etc.
* May supervise staff, or help plan, direct or convey work instructions to other staff or volunteers.
* Independently analyze and diagnose problems then develop and implement appropriate solutions.
* Consult with supervisor to develop plans for resolution of unusual or complex problems.
* Identify and disseminate lessons learned, best practices and methods, tools, consistencies and inconsistencies across seasons.
* WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
* Will work 6 days per week, in variable weather conditions (hot, humid, wet), at a remote location, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions will involve considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain, frequent possibility of injury, long hours in isolated settings, exposure to petroleum products, paint and fuels, employees to be on call on 48 hour shifts to allow for 24 hour a day emergency coverage, employees to assist with community chores even on days off.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor's degree in related field and 2 years related work experience in hotel/lodging or food & beverage management or other similar guest facility; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Minimum 2 years of culinary experience in a professional food service environment.
* Coursework, training, and/or experience with kitchen operations including:
baking, sauting, grilling, and the preparation and proper handling of meat, fish, assorted cold foods, and demonstration of safe knife handling skills.
* 1 year experience in housekeeping stewarding, supervision and management.
* Experience maintaining a sanitary work environment; Serve Safe or equivalent certification.
* Experience in inventory control and ordering.
* Cumulative 1 year experience working in a confined community such as aboard a ship, field camp, or remote field station.
* Experience in MS Office, Word and Excel, advanced computer functions and navigating the Internet.
* Experience performing physically demanding work and lift up to 50 pounds, sometimes under adverse conditions.
* PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
* Strong database management skills with ability to produce reports. Ability to use advanced computer functions including navigating the Internet. Strong administrative skills including attention to detail and numerical ability.
* Supervisory experience, including ability to set objectives and manage performance.
* Ability to manage multiple priorities, with assignments sometimes coming from a number of sources, and ability to work independently.
* Strong knowledge of housekeeping maintenance and deep cleaning of buildings.HOW TO APPLYTo apply to position number 43515, submit resume and cover letter as one document. Please explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed. Review of applications will be on-going as needed as assignments are seasonal and filled year round.Click 'submit' to apply for the position or 'save for later' to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified.