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Facilities Support Technician, Gainsville, FL 


Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) supports USGS in its leadership role in to work with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation’s biological resources. Fulfilling this mission depends on effectively balancing the immediate need for information to guide management of biological resources with the need for technical assistance and long-range, strategic information to understand and predict emerging patterns and trends in ecological systems.




CNT is looking for a Facilities Support Technician to support our team to provide support and services to our location in Gainesville, FL which encompasses 28 acres, nearly 50,000 SF of structures, and supports approximately 120 staff members. The selected technician will answer requests from customers communicated by voice, email or other electronic formats and is assigned tasks to support staff members as necessary.


  • Vehicle and Fleet: Contractor will assist with ensuring all fleet vehicles and vessels are maintained in such a manner that they are ready to be deployed at any time. This includes monthly service inspections, providing recommendations for fleet improvement, and proper record keeping providing a useful service log.


  • Carpentry: Constructs, alters, modifies or repairs a wide range of features in buildings and other facilities including construction of storage areas, work rooms, and offices with existing buildings including framework, rafters, joist, insulation, sheet rock, paneling, doors, windows, and flooring. Build small structures and replaces deteriorated sections of existing structures.


  • Grounds Maintenance and building maintenance. This involves lawn cutting using hand, power, or riding equipment. Trimming and edging around walks, flower beds, and walls. Landscaping by planting native flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes. Appling herbicides to rid grounds of unwanted weeds and grasses.


  • Performing routine building maintenance duties such as applying plaster, fixing fountains, pressure washing, and other duties.


  • Performing minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in grounds keeping.


  • Operate various power and hand tools such as portable drills, clippers, joiners, shapers, sanders, nail gun, combustion saws, routers, band and scroll saws, drill presses, tractor, forklift, etc.



Schedule and Deliverables


All work shall be of high quality, accurate, meet the assignment objectives, and performed within CNT and client. The selected Technician shall request clarification from the Task Order Manager on technical situations not specifically outlined company policies. Shall respond to requests in a timely manner, keeping customer informed on time required for resolution and status reports, if problem cannot be addressed immediately.



Will report to CNT Program Manager and may coordinate daily work with CNT Site Lead/Program Manager and interact with client representative (Task Order Manager).



A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.

At least two years of experience in grounds-keeping is required, where knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and trimming a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and grasses has been gained; an Associate’s degree in horticulture or a related field may be substituted for the two years of experience required.


The ability to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, chemicals, fertilizers and similar products used in grounds-keeping is required. Skill in the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance tools, equipment, and machinery (such as a tractor) is required.

Must have a valid Florida motor vehicle operator's license.



  • This is a full-time position with expected 40 hours per week. Normal hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday however, the selected technician may be on call when task manager is unavailable to respond to an emergency. During such events, the selected technician will have authority to independently respond accordingly to make repairs to equipment, and limit damage to property and assets due to equipment failure.

  • Work will be performed in the designated facility in Gainesville, FL.

  • Local travel may be required by this task to support the duties outlined above.




Prolonged sitting at a computer may be required. Items weighing up to 65 pounds shall be lifted frequently, with objects weighing 65 pounds or more lifted rarely. Operates outdoor power equipment including mowers, tractors, and forklifts sometimes under adverse weather conditions.


With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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