Building Assistant (Janitorial/Maintenance)

Location: Seattle, Washington
Date Posted: 09-11-2017
Compensation:     $15.00/hr DOE
           
Job Summary: The Building Assistant provided cleaning and building upkeep as well as general support to the Site Manager at rental properties. This is a part-time, 25 hour per week, position paying $15.00/hr DOE. All activities are to be carried out in full accordance with the Rental Management and Maintenance Service Program Policies and Procedures Manual. 
           
                       
Duties and Responsibilities:
*** Specific duties may vary slightly from building to building and for full and part time employees.
  • Clean halls, stairs and other common areas as needed and as directed by the Portfolio Manager or Site Manager.
  • Clean laundry room and equipment, playroom, alleyway, parking areas and dumpsite area as needed.
  • Sweep courtyards and exterior sidewalks around building.
  • Clean windows inside and out in common area corridors and stairwells.
  • Pick up trash around exterior of building. 
  • No hazard shall be allowed to exist at any time in or around the property.
  • Assist Manager with unit turn-over, maintaining a 14 day turn time.
  • Assist Manager with painting and/or wash down, walls, cabinets, closets, ceilings.
  • Maintain 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.
  • Assist Site Manager to 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.
  • Cover building for emergencies and lock outs when manager is absent.
  • Report all maintenance items to Site Manager in a timely manner.
  • Assist with annual inspections of units and common areas.
  • Additional tasks assigned by the Portfolio Manager or Site Manager.
  • In the event of an emergency, the Assistant shall take any action necessary to avoid the loss of life and/or property and then promptly report such action to CHH.
 
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.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: janitorial, maintenance, landscaping, security, real estate or customer service
  • The ability to lift 40 pounds, walk stairs, climb ladders, and operate common cleaning tools.
  • 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.
  • Six months landscaping experience.
  • Experience with light maintenance duties.
  • 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.
    
 
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