Belltown Maintenance III

3 months ago(11/1/2017 11:57 AM)
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USD $19.66/Hr.



Catholic Housing Services (CHS) is a private non-profit owner, manager, and developer of affordable housing. The Belltown Maintenance III position will work primarily at Bakhita Gardens (90 units) and Dorothy Day House (41 units). Both buildings serve women only and are located on Bell Street in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. This position will also assist at Leroy Helms (11 units) in Pioneer Square, as needed. As CHS transitions to a centralized maintenance system, this position will cross-train and assist at other CHS properties. We seek candidates with exceptional customer service skills who are dedicated to ensuring residents live in safe, comfortable and sanitary dwellings.

The Maintenance III technician will oversee the day-to-day work activities of the Maintenance I technician and Custodian assigned to the Belltown properties.

The Maintenance III position is a highly skilled technician responsible for:

  • Routine and preventative maintenance involving plumbing, drywall installation/repair, carpentry, equipment upkeep and systems troubleshooting
  • Vendor relations
  • Apartment turnovers
  • Maintaining building security systems
  • Occasional groundwork and janitorial duties

The Maintenance III technician reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and to the Program Directors on-site; however, there is minimal supervision during the work day. This position may also work after-hours for emergency on-call situations



  • Perform a variety of maintenance tasks including, but not limited to: painting, drywall, moving furnishings and equipment, assembling furnishings and equipment, plumbing and electrical work, door and lock repair, installing items and fixtures
  • Partner with vendors to assure quality work is completed in a safe and timely manner
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks and coordinate routine preventive maintenance by vendors
  • Conduct routine facility assessments
  • Work with Program Directors to develop annual budget
  • Assign and oversee daily tasks performed by the Maintenance I tech and Custodian
  • Identify and notify the Program Directors with maintenance needs in a timely manner
  • Excellent customer service with residents, staff and vendors
  • 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 assess maintenance emergencies and make judgments about appropriate immediate and longer-term responses.
  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.


  • Five years’ experience in facility operations, construction lead, or management of maintenance staff in large building
  • Demonstrable skill and knowledge of: carpentry, flooring and drywall installation and repair, roofing, painting, plumbing, and electrical and lock systems
  • Experience working independently, prioritizing work tasks, and following through with completion of tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Valid driver's license and current auto insurance
  • Strong customer service, excellent listening skills and positive attitude
  • Proficiency in computers and ability to learn management software
  • Ability to work within the mission and goals of Catholic Housing Services
  • Experience working with diverse populations in residential setting


  • May be substituted for one year of maintenance experience:
    • Certificate of completion from a technical college in plumbing and electrical systems.
    • Certificate of completion from a technical college in general building maintenance.



  • Ability to communicate in Spanish
  • Experience working in a facility serving homeless/formerly homeless adults and/or people with mental health issues or substance use disorders

Women and People of Color encouraged to apply.


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