Maintenance Technician - Thea Bowman Apartments

Job Locations US-WA-Kent
Posted Date 3 days ago(9/17/2021 11:57 AM)
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USD $22.88/Hr.


$22.88 + DOE + SIGN-ON BONUS



This is a full-time position (40) forty hours a week, includes  medical, dental, and vision insurance, and generous paid leave. 


Thea Bowman Apartments (scheduled to open November 2020) is a newly built, 80-unit high-rise Permanent Supportive Housing property that utilizes a housing first, harm reduction model for single adults moving out of homelessness. This position offers a unique opportunity to foster the culture of this new community. King County Coordinated Entry provides the housing referrals for the units.  Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services collaborate to provide the most enhanced resident experience and supportive community. Thea Bowman Apartments offers 24/7 staffing and on-site case management services.


The Maintenance Tech III is responsible for the properties exterior and interior facility and equipment upkeep including managing a preventative maintenance schedule specifically designed for each unique property and its own equipment.  This position is moving into a leadership role and is able to direct self and others to achieve positive property facilities functions. Assist the Property and Facility Directors, and Asset Manager to identify Capital and on-going needs.  Manage day-to-day tasks of unit turns, work orders, daily cleaning and sanitizing of common shared spaces, and scheduling and overseeing vendor’s performances.  Coordinate closely with management staff to set schedules and priorities, manage supplies and inventory, and respond to after-hour emergencies. 


This is a full-time position (40) forty hours a week. Perform a variety of routine general building maintenance tasks, and grounds maintenance and janitorial duties as needed.  This position will support and supervise 1.6 FTE janitorial staff.  Assist with non-routine preparations on units for new tenants. Assist with maintaining building security systems, immediately reporting problems to the Property Manager and entering units only as directed by the property manager within CHS and Landlord/Tenant guidelines. Seek to provide tenants with a safe, positive and sanitary living environment. Perform these tasks with minimum supervision, applying solid work experience in this area.  All units and common areas must meet HUD HQS and REAC standards.


  • Receive and investigate requests for maintenance in apartment units, common areas or to the exterior of buildings.
  • Work in conjunction with Property Manager to schedule and make vacant units ready for re-rent within 10 - 14 days.
  • Make needed repairs, refer to supervisor, or contract with outside vendor. Remedies may be in the form of plumbing, electrical, appliance, carpentry, and/or lock repairs. Types of repairs includes, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Perform interior painting and touch-up exterior painting, as needed.
    • Perform necessary sheet rock repairs/texturing.
    • Perform minor electrical repairs, such as replacing fixtures and switches.
    • Perform minor appliance repairs and/or recommend replacement.
    • Perform plumbing repairs, including replacing/repairing toilets and faucets, and auguring drains.
    • Re-key locks.
  • Complete maintenance request forms. As appropriate, return one copy to tenant.  Return additional copies of completed form to the supervisor at the end of each working day.
  • Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems, thereby preventing further damage or harm to building and/or tenant.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs for equipment and systems, as appropriate and needed.
  • Understand the functions of fire control, water and other building systems. Routinely observe 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.
  • Perform interior and exterior janitorial duties. This may consist of cleaning windows, vacuuming, cleaning common areas, and sweeping stairways.
  • Respond to janitorial emergencies i.e., accidents in public areas, plugged toilets, etc.
  • Carry pager or cell phone and respond quickly to emergency calls. Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems and damage or harm to buildings and/or tenants.
  • Purchase/order supplies, equipment or services, to meet routine maintenance, janitorial or grounds needs and for special projects.
  • Move furniture, changes light bulbs and assists with pest control.
  • Schedule and ensure quality completion of vacant unit turnover.
  • Track maintenance work orders, vacancy and preventative maintenance on a computer spreadsheet.
  • Support and train janitorial staff. Assist with custodial duties as needed.
  • As directed, perform interior and exterior repairs and painting.
  • Educate tenants about the correct use of apartment amenities. Respond to tenants and staff concerns about the maintenance of their apartments and the building as a whole.
  • Alert Management to non-maintenance concerns, e.g. social service concerns from interactions with a resident.
  • Respond quickly to building related emergencies after business hours and on weekends in conjunction with the Property Manager.
  • As requested and according to availability, serve as back up for on-call maintenance emergencies at other locations within the portfolio.
  • Attend trainings at multiple locations around Northwest Washington as required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services and The Archdiocesan Housing Authority.
  • Support a positive, team-oriented work environment.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications applicants must possess for the position.)

  • Three or more years of maintenance experience moving into a leadership role with ability to direct self and others.
  • Working knowledge and experience with plumbing, electrical, and lock systems.
  • Working knowledge and experience with repair of plaster, wall repairs, and painting.
  • Willing and able to learn fire control, steam, and pumping systems.
  • Ability to learn pest control techniques.
  • Experience working independently, prioritizing work tasks, and following through with the completion of the tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Must be willing to travel to obtain supplies and occasionally work at other locations when necessary.
  • Be willing and able to be on-call after hours/weekends for building emergencies.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s License, and automobile insurance, and have an acceptable driving record per agency driving policy.
  • Experience with computers, including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • 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.
  • Criminal history background checks are required prior to employment.


May be substituted for one year of maintenance experience:

  • Certificate of completion from a technical college in general building maintenance.
  • Certificate of completion from a technical college in plumbing and electrical systems.


  • Experience performing general maintenance tasks at multiple locations.
  • Experience working with a diverse population in a residential environment.
  • Experience with customer service.


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