• Maintenance Supervisor -Josephinum

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    USD $40,892.80/Yr.
  • Overview



    The Josephinum is an historic high-rise building in downtown Seattle providing 221 units of housing for a diverse population of low-income individuals. Some units are set-asides for formerly homeless individuals. Many residents are high needs adults who may have chronic and acute mental illness, active addiction issues, and/or a history of trauma. This is a low-barrier, harm reduction building

    A Catholic parish, Christ Our Hope, is the primary commercial tenant of the building and shares common space with residential tenants. Women’s Wellness Center, a hygiene program for homeless women, and Share Wheel, a non-profit self-managed shelter provider, also are located in the building. The building is the largest single property in the portfolio of Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington, and is closely aligned with the mission of the Catholic Church.


    This is a full time, benefitted, exempt position and includes generous paid time off.  Salary range is $40,892.80 - $45,489.60/year DOQ.







    1. Maintain maintenance management records, including all inventory, work order, inspection, and preventative maintenance records to CHS standards.
    2. Maintain strong communication with the Program Director about issues of maintenance, cleanliness and building security, and assist the Program Director in developing long term preventative and maintenance plans.
    3. Work closely with the maintenance staff to address larger maintenance needs as they arise.
    4. Schedule and coordinate outside maintenance vendors as needed.
    5. Maintain and manage custodial and maintenance team schedules.
    6. Complete performance evaluations of staff; set performance goals, and keep staff fully informed of expectations.
    7. Contribute and participate as a team member to troubleshoot problems as they arise and suggest/initiate procedural changes as needed.
    8. Oversee work assigned to custodial and maintenance staff to ensure completeness and quality of work performed.


    Facility Management:

    1. Oversee work order system in coordination with Program Director
    2. Periodically inspect work completed in units and building common areas, working with janitorial staff to ensure high quality work and tight cost control.
    3. Respond to after-hours maintenance emergencies.
    4. Working with the Business Manager, coordinate bids from independent contractors when appropriate, overseeing their work and delivery of services.
    5. Maintain custodial and maintenance supplies. Communicate with the Program Director to order needed supplies and materials.


    Maintenance Functions:

    1. Perform a variety of minor maintenance tasks, applying plumbing, basic electrical and general carpentry skills.
    2. Ensure all needed repairs are addressed by assessing the damage and needs, and determining whether responsibility of the repair lies with the building owner’s maintenance team or CHS’s. Communicate to the Program Director/Business Coordinator to schedule maintenance needs.
    3. Understand the functions of the fire control, security systems, plumbing, electrical and other facility related systems within the building.
    4. Maintain maintenance records of all required inspections of building systems and safety equipment.
    5. Ensure daily work orders are attended to and records kept.
    6. 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.
    7. Other duties as assigned


    General Responsibilities:

    1. Observe/follow guidelines on confidentiality rights of residents and respect their privacy.
    2. Provide crisis intervention, and refer residents in crisis to appropriate staff on site.
    3. Model appropriate behavior for residents.
    4. Enforce building rules.


    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 climb ladders and work in high places.
    5. Ability to walk, kneel, climb, stand, crouch, stoop, reach, push, pull and other related activities associated with maintenance work.
    6. Ability to lift loads not normally exceeding 50 pounds.
    7. Ability to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds together with a team member.
    8. Ability to handwrite legibly.
    9. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and to plan, schedule and follow-through on projects.
    10. Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    11. 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. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
    6. Strong attention to detail.
    7. Exceptional customer service aptitude.
    8. Must have knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical, painting, drywall repair and plumbing concepts.
    9. Experience working independently, prioritizing work tasks, and following through with completion of tasks.
    10. Ability to work independently or as part of a team; Positive attitude a must.
    11. Dependable and highly organized; capable of taking personal initiative in a project as needed, making sure all work is completed and of high quality.
    12. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English, delegate authority, and convey directives to non-English speaking staff
    13. Proficiency in computers and ability to learn management software.
    14. Ability to work within the mission and goals of Catholic Community and Housing Services.
    15. Pass a criminal history background check prior to employment.
    16. Commitment to harm reduction program model.

     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.)

    Advanced carpentry.

    1. Project management skills.
    2. Experience performing maintenance tasks in multi story building.
    3. Experience working with diverse populations in residential setting.
    4. Ability to communicate in Spanish.
    5. CPR / First Aid training


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