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General Maintenance Person #17-0709

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor (Jesus Garcia)

LOCATION: Opportunity Place 98121


Working at various properties within Seattle, King and Snohomish Counties; The YWCA Permanent Housing portfolio includes over 800 affordable apartment units and provides a comprehensive continuum of housing and services specifically designed to promote housing stability and self-sufficiency. Housing is an integral part of fulfilling our mission: improving the quality of life for women and their families. We believe that, working together, we can create a community where all women have a safe, stable place to live. This maintenance position is responsible for performing day-to-day repairs and maintenance in a fast-paced environment, as well as assisting with unit turnovers of the YWCA properties. Employee may occasionally perform general grounds maintenance and basic custodial tasks.

This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


  • Advise, assist and make recommendations to the Sr. Director for Housing and leadership on general energy conservation measures
  • Perform general maintenance and repair of YWCA properties including plumbing, electrical and aesthetic
  • Vacant unit turnovers including clean-up, painting, flooring
  • Address and complete work orders
  • Provide regular communication with leadership and other maintenance staff
  • Show demonstrated ability to interact with people of different cultures
  • Continue search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring.  Work alongside volunteers, where applicable
  • Assure that volunteers are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background
  • Incorporate the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions.
  • Continue search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring.
  • Assure that clients, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.
  • Ability to occasionally respond to emergencies on week-ends, evenings and holidays.

This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the general scope of responsibility.  It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals will perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and reliable transportation (Monthly Mileage Reimbursement)
  • Working knowledge of building systems, including electrical, lighting, HVAC and plumbing 
  • Knowledge of common facility construction, maintenance and repair procedures
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Strong organization and record keeping skills
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to work as a part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to use standard hand and power tools
  • Experience using common computer applications
  • Ability to communicate and work with other staff, clients, contractors and residents from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Experience working with communities of color
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Core Competencies (General): Attention to Detail, Discernment/Judgement, Customer Service, Ethics & Integrity, Adaptability, Communication: Oral & Written, Communication: Open, Flexibility, Initiative, Quality, Planning & Organizing (Time Management), Interpersonal Skills, Relationship Building, Reliability, Technical Expertise, Specialized Knowledge, Fostering Diversity, Race & Social Justice Advocacy
  • Core Competencies (Leadership): Achieving Measurable Results, Collaborative/Partnership, Communication


  • Previous training in building maintenance preferred
  • General knowledge of energy conservation principles 
  • Experience working on multi-family housing 
  • Experience working with homeless people 
  • Experience advancing social and economic justice 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this position, the employee:

  • Continuously and repetitively uses hands and wrists, fingering, handling, grasping, and reaching in using telephones, computers, hand tools, and power tools
  • Frequently stands, walks, kneels, crouches, lay on floors while performing duties
  • Frequently lifts and carries loads weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Frequently drive own vehicle to work sites.
  • Occasionally climbs stairs of multi-level apartment complexes

* Continuously over 80% time, Frequently 20-80% time, and Occasionally under 20% time


  • $16.35-17 per hour DOE
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Non-exempt
  • Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
  • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan.  Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer