Maintenance Technician

3 months ago(10/16/2017 5:34 PM)
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Nativity House Apartments
USD $17.16/Hr.


$17.16 to $21.45 HR/DOE


Catholic Community Services, Homeless Adult Services (HAS) is the largest provider of adult homeless services in Tacoma, Washington.  Nativity House (NH), a program of HAS, is the central hub to serve homeless adults in the Pierce County region.  It operates 24-hours/7-days a week, offering services (emergency shelter, meals, systematic outreach, Rapid rehousing, Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment, Employment Services, Spiritual Support, 50 units of permanent supportive housing, etc.) to meet the basic needs of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. 


Perform general maintenance, apartment turnovers and janitorial for low-income apartment and emergency shelter building in Olympia.  Nativity House has 50 studio apartments, a 176-bed emergency men’s shelter, a day center, and a commercial kitchen with common areas. The program utilizes Section 8 Project Based Vouchers from the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) from Washington State Housing Finance Commission and various other sources of funding.  The Maintenance Technician will work with the Property Manager (Apartment) and the Homeless Adult Services Director (Shelter, Day Center, Kitchen) to ensure the facility meets all standards for best practices and HQS requirements, ensure compliance with contracts, safety, a high level of facility maintenance standards and is accountable for sound financial management.  This position requires on site monitoring and security supervision.
All systems, materials, and appliances require technological aptitude, knowledge of energy efficiency, and commitment to environmental preservation.


  • Receive and investigate requests for maintenance in apartments, shelter, kitchen, common areas, and the exterior of buildings.
  • Complete and track maintenance work orders and request forms.
  • Work in conjunction with Program Manager & HAS Director to make vacant units ready for occupancy within 7 – 10 days of vacancy. Units must meet HQS inspection standards set by HATC.
  • Perform maintenance repairs or contract with outside vendor. Remedies may be in the form of plumbing, electrical, appliance, carpentry, lock repair/replacement, etc. Types of repairs include, but are not limited to, the following:
    Interior and exterior painting and touch-up.
    · Exterior power washing as needed.
    · Minor electrical repairs, such as replacing fixtures and switches.
    · Minor appliance repairs and/or recommendation of replacement.
    · Minor plumbing repairs, including toilets, faucets, and auguring drains.
    · Electronic key programming.
    · Replace filters, oiling and cleaning parts.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs for equipment and systems, as appropriate and needed.
  • Perform weekly, monthly and annual preventative maintenance inspections and complete all necessary paperwork as designated.
  • Understand the functions of all systems, including water, pump, electrical, fire, and airflow. Routinely observe and/or test these systems to determine that they are working properly and educate other staff members as needed about the functioning of these systems.
  • Perform routine grounds maintenance to ensure a pleasant curb appeal. This may consist of sweeping/blowing grounds, picking up garbage and removing graffiti.
  • Oversee interior and exterior janitorial duties performed by residents.
  • Move furniture and assist tenants with hanging shelves in their apartments under the direction of the Program Manager.
  • Educate tenants as to the correct use of apartment amenities. Communicate with tenants and staff for the purpose of understanding their concerns about the maintenance of their apartments and the building as a whole.
  • Complete weekly janitorial duties as assigned.
  • Respond to janitorial emergencies i.e., accidents in public areas, plugged toilets, etc.
  • Carry pager and respond quickly to emergency calls. Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems and damage or harm to buildings and/or tenants.
  • Alert Program Manager to non-maintenance and housekeeping areas of concern.
  • Purchase/order supplies, equipment or services, to meet routine maintenance/janitorial/grounds needs and for special projects.
  • Attend staff meetings regularly, be a member of the Safety Committee and assist with an Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  • Manage Material Safety Data Sheet Binders for all chemicals.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Five years maintenance experience.
  • Working knowledge and experience with plumbing, electrical and appliances.
  • Working knowledge and experience with repair of plaster, wall repairs, and painting.
  • Willing and able to learn fire control, HVAC, and elevator systems.
  • Good technological aptitude.
  • Ability to learn pest control techniques.
  • Willing and able to learn energy efficiency and commit to environmental preservation.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing work tasks and follow through to the completion of the task.
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and support up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to work within the mission, goals and objectives of Catholic Community Services.
  • Ability to use the computer, excel and word software and Outlook emails.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy. (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.



  • Experience working with a diverse population in a residential environment.
  • Working knowledge and experience with electronic lock systems.
  • Experience in customer relations (internal and external).
  • Experience in scheduling and delegation of tasks.
  • Experience with computers, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Have a good driving record and possess a valid Washington State driver’s license.


Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.


Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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