Maintenance Director

1 week ago
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USD $50,251.00/Yr.




The Catholic Housing Services (CHS) Maintenance Director position requires technical, personnel, and leadership skills. These skills are used to direct staff in using best practices to maintain housing facilities throughout King County.  The mission of CHS is to provide high quality housing for low income individuals, seniors and families. Many households have experienced homelessness and have disabling conditions. 


This position oversees the functioning of all building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, plumbing, and waste management. The successful candidate will staff of up to 35 Maintenance Technicians and Janitorial staff who are based in 15 residential / commercial buildings throughout King County, plus a Schedule Coordinator. The Maintenance Director will ensure that maintenance staff perform all repairs, preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance needed to keep CHS building’s infrastructure running smoothly. Also, he or she will ensure that unit turnovers are completed in a timely fashion and to a standard that will provide tenants with a safe, positive and sanitary living environment.  The Maintenance Director will coordinate closely with Program Managers and the Program Director to ensure that operations impact residents as little as possible, inspection issues are addressed in a timely manner, and that repair and maintenance costs stay within budget. In addition, this person will insure that all maintenance and staff records are complete and up to date.


Salary is $50,251.00 to  $55,887.00/Yr DOQ plus benefits and generous paid time off.




Staff Supervision


  1. Oversee all departmental staff growth and development, which includes completing timely performance evaluations, communicating minimum expectations, addressing performance issues, evaluating and recommending additional trainings for staff as needed, and conducting or facilitating regular training meetings.
  2. Directly supervise and work closely with the Schedule Coordinator and Maintenance Leads to dispatch manpower and equipment in the most efficient manner possible, in order to complete scheduled maintenance needs and to address emergency needs as they arise.  
  3. Supervise Maintenance Leads in their acquisition of project materials and equipment.
  4. Monitor the completion and quality of the maintenance and janitorial staff work through communication with staff and Program Managers, and direct site visits.
  5. Participate in the recruitment, interview, selection and evaluation process to insure qualified candidates are hired as needed.
  6. Promote strong communication and collaborations between maintenance staff and Program Managers.
  7. When needed, respond to after-hours maintenance emergencies by contacting needed staff and coordinating an effective response.




  1. Support the overall mission and service attitude of Archdiocesan Housing Authority including a commitment to the zero-tolerance of discriminatory behavior based on race, gender, age, religion or way of life.
  2. Work closely with the Facility Director’s Management team to coordinate with each building Program Director and their staff to insure all building’s infrastructure needs are addressed.
  3. Utilize computer-based maintenance management systems to include inventory, work order, inspection, preventative maintenance, management of unit turns, etc. Track routine work on computer spreadsheets. Maintain all files to such a degree that they meet contractual requirements of funders and can pass all audits.
  4. Keep Program Directors current about issues of maintenance, cleanliness, building security and safety issues. Troubleshoot problems. Propose solutions including preventative and long term maintenance plans. Work closely with Program Directors to obtain approval for expenditures and to keep costs within approved budgets.
  5. Assist Program Directors to develop systems that insure regularly needed maintenance and janitorial supplies are always on site in quantities that are needed.


Facility Management:

  1. Oversee unit turnover processes to ensure that units are ready for new resident move-ins and that their condition meets CHS standards.
  2. Oversee work order system to insure Maintenance requests are completed in accordance with Washington Administrative code and provide Program managers with documentation of completed work the same day work is completed.
  3. Periodically inspect work completed in unoccupied apartment units and building common areas, working with maintenance "lead/s" to ensure high quality work and tight cost control, finding cost-effective solutions to maintenance and janitorial issues.
  4. Periodically direct and organize unit renovation projects and commercial tenant improvements. Coordinate bids from independent contractors when appropriate, overseeing their work and delivery of services. Also work to implement maintenance contracts.
  5. Safeguard and manage CHS building and unit key system. Work with the Facilities Department to continually implement actions to improve the security and key systems of CHS and supervise staff use/possession of CHS keys.


Maintenance Functions:

  1. Periodically perform a variety of apartment maintenance tasks, applying plumbing, basic electrical and general carpentry skills. Ensure needed repairs, including, but not limited to: changing locks, replacing toilets and faucets, cleaning drains, appliance repairs, roof maintenance, minor electrical repairs such as replacing switches and fixtures, interior and exterior painting, etc
  2. Understand the functions of the fire control, steam, water, electrical and pump and generator systems.
  3. Maintain maintenance records for apartments and for all required inspections of building systems and safety equipment.
  4. Ensure daily work orders are attended to and records kept.
  5. Respond to emergencies in the building, and be on-call after hours/weekends for emergency maintenance needs that cannot be addressed by on-site resident manager.
  6. Other duties as assigned


This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance, building temperature fluctuations, dust, noise, and odors.



The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Ability to understand custodial and maintenance manuals and apply the concepts.
  2. Ability to analyze, evaluate and act on issues and /or problems, reach sound conclusions and take appropriate action to address both planned and emergency maintenance issues.
  3. Ability to observe safety rules.
  4. Ability to drive a vehicle up to 20 feet in length.
  5. Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.
  6. Ability to walk, kneel, climb, stand, crouch, stoop, reach, push, pull and other related activities associated with maintenance work.
  7. Ability to lift loads not normally exceeding 50 pounds.
  8. Ability to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds together with a team member.
  9. Ability to handwrite legibly.
  10. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and to plan, schedule and follow-through on projects.
  11. Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  12. Manual dexterity to handle tools, make small adjustments, etc.


Minimum Requirements:

  1. Five (5) years prior experience in maintaining a company’s physical properties with the ability to lead and motivate others and
  2. Two (2) years prior supervisor experience in high-volume, deadline-oriented work environment.
  3. Ability to complete strenuous work for long periods of time.
  4. Possess and maintain a valid Washington Driver’s License, automobile insurance, reliable transportation and a safe driving record
  5. Strong attention to detail.
  6. Exceptional customer service aptitude.
  7. Must have knowledge of carpentry, vinyl installation, carpet installation and repair, basic electrical skills, roofing and painting, drywall installation and repair.
  8. Basic knowledge and experience with plumbing, electrical and lock systems.
  9. Ability to read blueprints.
  10. Experience working independently, prioritizing work tasks, and following through with completion of tasks.
  11. Motivated individual with ability to work independently or as part of a team; Positive attitude a must.
  12. Dependable and highly organized; capable of taking personal initiative in a project as needed, making sure all work is completed and of high quality.
  13. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English, delegate authority, and convey directives to non-English speaking staff
  14. Proficiency in computers and ability to learn management software.
  15. Ability to work within the mission and goals of Catholic Community and Housing Services.
  16. Pass a criminal history background check prior to employment.



SUBSTITUTE QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications that may be substituted for the required item indicated.)

May be substituted for one year of maintenance experience:

  1. Certificate of completion from a technical college in plumbing and electrical systems.
  2. Certificate of completion from a technical college in general building maintenance.
  3. Minimum of two years of successfully demonstrated performance of required specified tasks

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications that would be a bonus on top of the required qualifications.)


  1. Advanced carpentry.
  2. Project management skills.
  3. Experience performing maintenance tasks in high rise building.
  4. Experience working with diverse populations in residential setting.
  5. Ability to communicate in Spanish.


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