Building Specialist

Location: Seattle, WA
Date Posted: 11-13-2017
Job Summary: The Building Specialist provides warranty support, building maintenance, janitorial, landscaping, and building upkeep for rental properties as well as on call support.   The Building Specialist will live off site. This is a 20 hour per week, part-time position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties may vary slightly from building to building.
  • Coordinate all warranty work and be knowledgeable of the Operations and Maintenance Manual.
  • Responsible for coordinating and maintaining preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Responsible for scheduling and completing work orders for assigned building.
  • Perform basic maintenance repairs in the building common areas and unit interiors.
  • Clean halls, stairs and other common areas (interior and exterior) as needed.
  • Complete daily walks of building and property and pick up trash / clean interior and exterior of building. 
  • No hazard shall be allowed to exist at any time in or around the property.
  • Complete unit turn-over, maintaining a 14 day turn time.
  • Paint and/or wash down, walls, cabinets, closets, ceilings.
  • Responsible for maintaining garden and/or green areas in courtyards and exteriors of buildings. 
  • Coordinate with other CHH staff as necessary in the efficient and proper maintenance of the property.
  • Ensure all graffiti is reported and removed within 48 hours.
  • Leave all work areas clean and orderly at the end of each work day. 
  • Store tools and equipment in designated areas and ensure proper security measures have been taken.
  • Be knowledgeable of and operate within the provisions of Seattle and Washington State Landlord Tenant law, Fair Housing law and ADA law.
  • Report all maintenance items to Manager in a timely manner.
  • Assist with annual inspections of units and common areas.
  • Additional tasks assigned by Manager.
  • Responsible for maintaining green management practices on site.
  • In the event of an emergency, the Building Specialist shall take any action necessary to avoid the loss of life and/or property and then promptly report such action to CHH.
  • May travel to other CHH properties.
  • Be on call for emergencies or after hour response
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to speak read and write in standard business English.
  • Experience working with a diverse population. The ability to work effectively with people of diverse personalities, cultures and communication styles.
  • 2-year building maintenance experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: janitorial, landscaping, security, real estate or customer service.
  • Experience working with vendors.
  • The ability to lift 40 pounds, walk stairs, climb ladders, and operate common cleaning tools.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Ability to work daily with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately and to problem solve effectively.
  • Time management skills; ability to organize time efficiently, prioritize tasks and perform tasks in a self-directed manner.
  • Ability to perform the following essential physical requirements:   Constant – hearing, seeing.  Frequent – standing, walking on a variety of surfaces, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing stairs, reaching (from knees to shoulders), repetitive hand and arm motion, handling/grasping, pushing/pulling, bending at the waist, twisting at the waist, crouching kneeling/squatting, reaching (below knees and above shoulders).  Occasional – Fine finger manipulation, talking, sitting, working at heights. Seldom – crawling, using foot controls.      
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Six months janitorial or cleaning experience.
  • Working with green eco-friendly products.
  • Six months landscaping experience.
  • Six months property management experience.
  • Painting experience.
  • Basic computer skills, preferably Microsoft suite.
Work Environment:
Work site may have stairs and no elevator.  Working with power tools, use of and exposure to cleaning chemicals, solvents and paint, and other possible hazardous materials, performing physical duties in physical isolation from other staff can be potential hazards of the job.  There may be other hazards.  Employees are expected to perform their work in such a manner as to eliminate or reduce any potential hazards to an acceptable level. Employees are also expected to report actual or potential hazards to management and the Safety Committee.
All employees at CHH are employees at will.  The job description outlined above is not intended to represent an absolute or final list of all elements, activities or duties of the job.  The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the person assigned to this position.
Candidates selected for this position must pass a criminal history background check prior to employment with Capitol Hill Housing.  Capitol Hill Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified candidates will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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