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Maintenance Technician II - Villa Santa Fe Apartments

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Maintenance Technician II - Villa Santa Fe Apartments

Job Locations US-WA-Bellingham
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/17/2024 1:29 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Hiring Manager
Kendall Davis


$1,000 Hiring Bonus!

Announcing a new hire Sign On Bonus available to Catholic Housing Services Property Manager Positions.

~40 hours Full-time position starting at $22.97 - $24.80/hr (D.O.E) with COMPETITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous PTO, paid sick time, 15 days of paid vacations, 13 days of paid holidays, plus a personal holiday
  • CCS/CHS 403(b) Employee Saving Plan
  • Employee assistance program

Position Description

This position will maintain Villa Santa Fe, a 3-bldg facility for farmworker families. This position; performs routine general building maintenance, grounds maintenance, janitorial duties and unit turnovers; arranges and monitors outside contractor work at the property; assists with maintaining property security, immediately reporting problems to the property manager; seeks to provide tenants with a safe, positive and sanitary living environment; and performs these tasks with minimum supervision, while applying solid work experience in this area.

Agency Description

Catholic Housing Services believes everyone deserves the right to a safe, affordable place to call home. Inspired by this vision, CHS develops, owns and manages affordable housing programs for low-income families and individuals; currently including 2,100 units of housing in 50 different buildings across Western Washington. We provide supportive services for people who have experienced homelessness, low income seniors, farm worker families, and those who have special physical and mental needs


  • Receive and investigate requests for maintenance in apartment units, common areas and the exterior of buildings. Track maintenance work orders and complete maintenance request forms.
  • Work in conjunction with Housing Manager to make vacant units ready for re-rent within 10 days.
  • Perform maintenance repairs, refer to supervisor, or contract with outside vendor. Remedies may be in the form of plumbing, electrical, appliance, carpentry, lock repair/replacement, etc. 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 - replacing/repairing toilets. faucets, and clearing drains.
    • Re-key locks.
    • Perform daily janitorial tasks.
  • 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 litter pick up, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning windows, vacuuming, cleaning common areas, and sweeping stairways.
  • Respond to janitorial emergencies i.e., accidents in public areas, plugged toilets, etc.
  • Carry 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.
  • Alert Housing Manager to non-maintenance and housekeeping areas of concern.
  • Purchase/order supplies, equipment or services, to meet routine maintenance, janitorial and grounds needs and for special projects.
  • Track hours worked and turn in timesheet and mileage forms to supervisor.
  • Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services and the Archdiocesan Housing Authority.
  • Support a positive, team-oriented work environment.

Job Conditions

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, bedbugs, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance, building temperature fluctuations, dust, noise, and odors. Working conditions include interruptions, crisis response, and regular interactions with individuals who are dealing with issues of chemical dependency and/or mental illness, or are experiencing anger or frustration.

Physical and Mental Acuity Requirements

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.

  • Able to understand and apply custodial and maintenance instructions/manuals.
  • Able to observe safety rules.
  • Able to climb ladders and work in high places.
  • Able to walk, kneel, climb, stand, crouch, stoop, reach, push, pull and other related activities associated with maintenance janitorial work.
  • Able to regularly lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds together with a team member.
  • Able to move a 2-yard trash container.
  • Able to hand write legibly.
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and to follow through to the completion of tasks.
  • Able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Able to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
  • Regularly able to perform duties as assigned.
  • Able to see well enough to identify cleaning needs and complete to acceptable standards.
  • Able to use sound judgment in regular and demanding situations.


  • One year maintenance or related field experience.
  • Working knowledge or ability to learn, plumbing, electrical and lock systems.
  • Working knowledge or ability to learn repair of plaster, wall repairs, and painting.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work tasks, and follow through to the completion of the task.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform basic computer tasks.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Washington driver’s license, insurance and dependable vehicle.
  • Good attitude with residents who may not be able to communicate in English
  • Ability to work within the mission, goals and objectives of Catholic Community Services/ Catholic Housing Services.

Substitute Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with a diverse, low income, and/or farmworker populations in a residential environment.
  • Spanish speaking and/or writing skills.
  • Experience in customer relations.

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines any 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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