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Position Description **The primary purpose of this position is to perform unskilled and semi-skilled work in connection with maintenance and upkeep of public housing buildings and grounds. An employee in this position is responsible for performing a variety of custodial, maintenance, and grounds keeping tasks at Authority properties. Work is carried out as a member of a team performing basic maintenance and cleaning activities, although duties may involve responsibility for working independently on specific projects. Employees in this position classification operate all types of hand tools, power tools, or any type of equipment in use by the Housing Authority, such as stripping machines, power mowers, etc.** ? Performs general cleaning in housing units when units are vacant, preparing them suitably for new occupancy including assisting with painting, installing floors, installing wallboard, sanding floors, and any other related work. ? Carries away debris for eventual disposal as instructed. Keeps Authority grounds free of trash. ? Visually inspects hallways and common areas, eliminates any obstacles to free passage and makes certain that adequate lighting is provided at all times. ? May operate tractors in mowing lawns; uses power equipment to trim trees and shrubbery, digs holes, plants shrubbery, spreads fertilizer and mulch as necessary. ? Removes and replaces broken glass; measures and cuts new glass to replace. ? Sweeps, vacuums, washes, waxes as applicable walls, floors, doors, windows, halls, ceilings. ? Repairs and removes fencing; clears snow from all areas of the Housing Authority property. ? Operates various types of trucks in order to complete assigned tasks. ? Tests, checks, and helps repair electrical fixtures such as receptacles, switches, and light fixtures. ? Removes and helps replace damaged plumbing fixtures such as commodes, sinks, and hot water fixtures. ? Performs superficial repairs to commodes, sewage lines, drain lines, and sinks, usually consisting of unclogging them and freeing them for normal use. ? Helps repair and install faucets, drain lines, screen doors, windows, all types of door locks, and cabinets. ? Lifts, loads, and unloads heavy objects such as stoves and refrigerators into and out of trucks; helps test and repair refrigerators and ranges. ? Reports any unsafe or hazardous conditions encountered or observed on or in any Authority property or building. ? Under direct supervision, performs tasks in the maintenance of HACA vehicles, equipment, and tools. ? Sweeps and maintains parking areas. ? Assists skilled craftsmen in the various building trades wherever need. ? Responsible for using appropriate personal protection equipment (e.g., hard hat, goggles, ear plugs/muffs, gloves, mask, etc.) as required for the particular job duty. ? Completes other related duties as assigned.
Skills Required • Knowledge of buildings and grounds maintenance practices and procedures. • Knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, and materials used in building maintenance, repair, and grounds keeping. • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work. • Ability to operate gasoline-driven equipment such as, but not limited to, power mowers and light trucks. • Ability to follow written and oral instructions. • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. • Ability to lift heavy objects such as refrigerators or ranges into and out of trucks, or other carriers with the assistance of other maintenance staff and using appropriate equipment. • Ability to perform manual work such as digging, shoveling, and sanding. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, residents, contractors, and the general public. • Ability to work in less than ideal conditions, e.g., noise, high traffic areas, exposure to inclement weather, extreme heat, etc. • Ability to use/operate all types of hand tools, power tools, and other types of equipment in use by the Housing Authority.
Experience Required 2 + years
Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Additional Information To perform this job successfully, the employee is frequently required to travel to various Authority properties to clean and maintain grounds. Daily movements include sitting; standing; reaching and grasping; moving about the properties; and attending onsite meetings and offsite meetings. The employee must be able to exchange information in person, in writing, and via telephone. The employee must regularly transport up to 100 pounds.
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