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Property Assistant, Job #103414

at Seattle Housing Authority

Pay: up to $21.26/hour
$21.26 - $
Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2412434
Keywords: office

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Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

Property Assistant, Job # 103414
Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
Salary: $21.26 Hourly + Excellent Benefits
Regular Full-Time Position, FLSA Non-Exempt Position

The Seattle Housing Authority, a nationally recognized leader in developing and maintaining affordable, innovative housing communities and programs, is accepting applications for a Property Assistant position with its Housing Operations team.

This position entails approximately 80% janitorial/maintenance duties and 20% administrative duties. 

Under general supervision of the Senior/Property Manager assist in policy enforcement, perform general building management and custodial duties, respond to emergency situations, and monitor the safety and security of the assigned building(s) and building residents.


E = Essential Functions

1.     Perform general cleaning, maintenance and grounds keeping tasks.  SEE NOTE below.  E
2.   Cleaning duties such as but not limited to: dust, sweep and vacuum and clean common areas, window washing, and maintain and clean garbage chutes and office grounds.

3.    Assist with recycling efforts including pushing/pulling commercial sized recycling containers.
4.    Complete routine inspection of units as directed. E
5.    Respond to questions and concerns from residents or applicants, and initiate prompt action to resolve; assist residents in preparing units for inspection or services and perform lock-out services.  E
6.    Coordinate maintenance services, and process work order requests, and track progress and completion to ensure quality repair; notify maintenance of emergency situations requiring immediate resolution.
7.    Check the building and property for fire, safety, health and security hazards; answer and/or respond to emergency calls or general fire alarms; maintain building log of accident and critical incident reports.  E
 8.    Perform general administrative functions including, but not limited to, answering the telephone, operating standard office equipment, preparing routine documents, filing, and updating registers, directories, and mailboxes. Support management in the general day-to-day activities related to the residents; policies and procedures; and community activities.  E
9.    Observe residents for noticeable changes in health, behavior, personal hygiene, or condition of unit and refer concerns to management.
10.    Raise and lower flags, if applicable.  E
11. Attend all required training and safety meetings; use, maintain and replace assigned personal protective equipment; report all injuries and illnesses to supervisor immediately; complete and submit incident/accident reports as required; report hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices to supervisor; follow all safety and health guidelines, practices, policies and procedures; actively support and participate in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery duties. E
12. Perform related duties within the scope of bargaining unit areas of work, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

GED, or equivalent. Relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement up to two years.
One year minimum work experience and/or training in apartment management and three months minimum work experience in maintenance.  A demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse populations, seniors and persons with disabilities.
Must take and pass a first aid-CPR training/certification class within a reasonable period of time, but no later than 12 months from hire. Certification must be renewed every two years.
This is an FLSA Non-Exempt position covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1.    Property management practices and laws including HUD regulations.
2.    Fair Housing Act and WA State Landlord Tenant Laws.
3.    General maintenance and custodial skills.
4.    How to operate standard cleaning equipment.
1.    Perform the tasks assigned, including the ability to perform general janitorial duties.
2.    Work harmoniously and respectfully with staff, residents, and the general public using tact and courtesy.
3.    Communicate well with housing recipients including persons with physical and psychological disabilities.
4.    Effectively communicate verbally and in writing; read, analyze and interpret a variety of materials.
5.    Exercise good judgment in decision-making.
6.    Protect and maintain strict confidentiality regarding tenant records and information.
7.    Act as a first responder in emergency situations if necessary.
·         Housing community sites and office environment.
·         May be required to live on-site (dependent on housing portfolio assignment).
·         Physical ability to perform all duties of the job, including pushing and pulling commercial size recycling bins and operating general standard equipment with or without reasonable accommodation.
·         Contact with dissatisfied or verbally abusive individuals. It is expected that staff will exercise discretion in regard to those duties that may require entry into residential units. If staff determines there may be a risk to personal safety or liability, it is advisable to enter only when accompanied by another staff person, or contact supervisor.
·         May find individuals who are deceased.