Rocky Mountain Facilities Technician

Posted: 10/23/2022


About Us

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) is a nonprofit global wilderness school that supports thousands of students each year all over the world.  Our school began in a small cabin in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming in 1965 as the National Outdoor Leadership School. At that time, we were primarily an outdoors skills school, doing our work in local mountain ranges and exploring what it meant to teach leadership in the backcountry. Today, we are NOLS, a multifaceted wilderness school headquartered in Lander, Wyoming with locations in seven U.S. states and six countries, that supports thousands of students each year all over the world in both field & classroom courses.



Work with staff to implement department maintenance goals and building projects; provide staff and students with a safe, clean and comfortable working and living environment.



  • Previous experience with physical plant design and/or construction.

  • Basic computer skills with an understanding of Google and Excel. 

  • A working knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems. HVAC experience is a plus.

  • 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, and climb/work from a ladder. 

  • Operates a variety of shop and landscaping equipment. This includes both gas powered and electric equipment.

  • Motivated to acquire additional knowledge and skills necessary to function independently.

  • Applicants must be able to work without direct supervision, and make initial decisions in emergency situations. 

  • Able to travel to NOLS locations in Vernal, UT and Boulder, WY for multiple days as necessary.



  • Understand the scope of the plant budget and demonstrate good judgment when buying materials, tools, and equipment, or when costing out projects.

  • Perform preventative and remedial maintenance, service checks, and safety inspections, as outlined in the plant/facilities operations calendar. 

  • Assist with planning and implementation of special projects at all NOLS Rocky Mountain locations and at the NOLS World Headquarters building. 

  • Proactively plan for safety and security concerns. 

  • Seasonal duties to include snow removal, lawn maintenance, and landscaping.

  • Keep all plant/facilities working and storage areas clean and orderly. 

  • Monitor recycling and make recycling trips, as necessary.

  • Perform other tasks or duties as requested by department supervisors, including NOLS field or classroom work, if qualified.


Work Location: 

NOLS Rocky Mountain, Lander, WY.


Position Details

This is either a ¾ time or full-time, benefitted, year-round position with the potential for NOLS field or classroom teaching. 


COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of work, unless they meet a medical, disability or religious exemption and a reasonable accommodation is approved. Any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) is an acceptable vaccine for the purpose of this policy. Full vaccination or an approved exemption is a condition of employment for all new employees.


Equal Employment Opportunity

NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.


Reasonable Accommodation

NOLS values community and fosters a sense of belonging for our employees and applicants. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations in the workplace because they embody these values, as well as our operating principle of promoting a positive, safe, and learning environment. Reasonable accommodations may be requested for disability; limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition; religion; and domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or harassment. Reasonable accommodations may be requested at any point of the employment process, including during recruitment. Please email with your request.


Pre-Employment Check

  • A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

  • NOLS participates in E-verify.

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.

  • Current NOLS employees please note it is NOLS policy to conduct an internal reference check with human resources and/or your current supervisor as part of the reference check process. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact human resources


How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume, and any questions to: Dave Smithson, Rocky Mountain Facilities Manager,, (307) 335-2350


Closing Date for Applications

Open Until Filled


Starting Date

The target start date for this role is two weeks from the time of offer. 


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