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Janitor – Heron Apartments

Posted on January 19, 2024
OPEIU Local 8
Low Income Housing Institute
Full-time
21.41
 - $ 
23.51
 per hour
Tacoma, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled

Janitor

The Heron Apartments

1624 E 32nd St, Tacoma, WA 98404

 

POSTING DATE:  01/17/2024

REPORTS TO: Area Manager

HOURS:   Full time, Monday through Friday, 7:30AM-3:30PM

PAY RANGE: $21.41-23.51 per hour

BENEFITS: Medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, long term disability insurance and sick leave are available to employees. Employees accrue 116 hours of vacation during the first year and receive 11 paid holidays. (Prorated for part-time employees).

POSITION TYPE: Non-exempt position. This is unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform and schedule routine janitorial and light maintenance of common areas, grounds maintenance, garbage removal and weeding, replacing locks and light bulbs, performing minor carpentry and painting.
  2. Respond to light maintenance or cleaning emergencies as needed.
  3. Respond to shelter clients’ concerns and questions regarding the building’s cleanliness and report maintenance needs to the Special Projects Manager.
  4. Inspect the building’s interior and exterior each work day for graffiti, damage, lighting not working and any apparent safety hazards.
  5. Assist the Special Projects Manager with site inspections, at time of turnover or as needed, helping to create work requests for maintenance needs.
  6. Inventory – maintain basic cleaning and light maintenance supplies.
  7. Prepare units, including light maintenance, cleaning, painting and helping coordinate any vendor work for new intake for the units in a timely manner.
  8. Complete LIHI work orders for all non-routine cleaning and grounds work.  Also use work requests to document all repair and non-routine work.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  1. One year building maintenance or janitorial experience.
  2. Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  3. Experience working with low-income people
  4. Experience working with a diverse population.
  5. Excellent written and verbal skills.
  6. Must pass background and drug screening test
About the employer: Low Income Housing Institute

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) has a 30-year history and track record of owning and managing low-income housing; developing innovative solutions to homelessness; advocating for housing justice; providing supportive services; and operating hygiene services for homeless people at our Urban Rest Stops. LIHI staff have developed over 4,500 affordable housing units and manages over 2,500 units including rental housing, permanent supportive housing and transitional housing. The populations served include: families, singles, seniors, veterans, young adults, immigrants, low wage workers, and people living with physical and mental disabilities. LIHI is one of the largest nonprofit housing organizations in the state. Our properties are located in Seattle, King County, and five adjacent counties. LIHI is a national leader in sponsoring tiny house villages as a crisis solution to homelessness. Annually, the tiny house villages and shelters serve 1,000 homeless people and our hygiene programs serve over 8,000 homeless people. LIHI is a BIPOC organization committed to anti-displacement, equitable development, and social racial justice. LIHI staff is collaborative, dynamic, and dedicated to taking bold steps in ending homelessness and creating supportive communities for people to thrive.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

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