• Maintenance Technician

    Job Locations US-WA-Tacoma
    Posted Date 6 days ago(6/14/2018 7:07 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Nativity House Apartments
    USD $18.37/Hr.
  • Overview

    $18.37 to $22.96 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. 


    The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the facility maintenance upkeep of the Nativity House Apartments, a 50 unit low-income housing tax credit program that employs the Housing First model for chronically homeless and disabled single adults in furnished studio apartments.  This is new construction and is scheduled to be completed by December 2014.  The program will have 24-hour monitoring staff on-site as well as three housing stability case managers that will specifically provide supportive services to the 50 residents.  The program utilizes Section 8 Project Based Vouchers from the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).  The Maintenance Technician will work with the Business Manager to ensure the facility meets all standards for apartment housing operations, ensure compliance with contracts, safety, a high level of facility maintenance standards and is accountable for sound financial management.  In addition to the Nativity House, this position will also be responsible for the maintenance of Bridges Village, a 10 unit duplex that provides 2 bedroom homes for formerly homeless families located in Tacoma.


    Nativity House is a unique project that includes commercial space below the apartments combining three existing programs; Tacoma Avenue Shelter, The Hospitality Kitchen and the Nativity House Day Center into one campus location that is now the Nativity House Service Center managed by Catholic Community Services Homeless Adult Services.  The commercial space will shelter up to 167 homeless single men and women, as well as provide hot meals and a day center for hundreds of people daily that are homeless and/or in need.  The Maintenance Technician for the Nativity House Apartments will not be responsible for the commercial space, however, it is the expectation that the staff from all programs will operate in partnership with each other as one team with the CCS mission as the focus.  The entire Nativity House program will be located adjacent to CCS’ Tahoma Family Center building in downtown Tacoma on Yakima Avenue.


    • Receive, prioritize and investigate requests for maintenance in apartments, common areas, and the exterior of the building.
    • Complete and track maintenance work orders and request forms.
    • Work in conjunction with the Business Manager to make vacant units ready for occupancy within 7-10 days of vacancy.  Units must meet HQS inspection standards set by THA.
    • Perform maintenance repairs or contract with outside vendors when needed. 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, implement and conduct preventive maintenance schedules and repairs for equipment and systems, as appropriate and needed.
    • Perform weekly, monthly and annual maintenance inspections and complete all necessary paperwork as designated.
    • Understand the functions of all systems, including alarms, 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.
    • Complete interior and exterior janitorial duties as needed.
    • Move, store, or assemble furniture as needed.
    • Educate residents as to the correct use of apartment amenities. Communicate with residents 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 including trash collection and disposal in the compactor.
    • Respond to janitorial emergencies i.e., accidents in public areas, plugged toilets, etc.
    • Carry pager and respond quickly to after hour emergency calls. Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems and damage or harm to buildings and/or residents.
    • Alert Business 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.
    • Maintenance shop needs to be clean, organized and safe.
    • Manage Material Safety Data Sheet Binders for all chemicals. 


    • Attend staff meetings regularly.
    • Develop and/or attend safety committee meetings.
    • Uphold and model the service mission of CCS into all aspects of work life.       
    • Develop and support a positive, team-oriented work environment.
    • Respond to residents, staff or facility needs in a timely manner after normal business hours by being on-call.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.



    • Three years of maintenance experience.
    • Working knowledge and experience with plumbing, electrical and appliances.
    • Working knowledge and experience with repairing plaster, wall repairs and painting.
    • Willing and able to learn fire control, elevator systems, electronic locks and central heating and cooling 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 50 pounds and support up to 100 pounds.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • 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.


    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

    Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.


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