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Landscaper/Cleaner - Birch Creek/Cascade Homes (Kent)

Job Location: 
Salary Range: 
$23.57 - $25.50 Hourly
Full Job Description: 

Job Summary

Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by June 21, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.


King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is currently recruiting for a conscientious and dedicated Landscaper/Cleaner for our Birch Creek and Cascade Homes portfolios located in the heart of downtown Kent, WA. Close access to freeways and local transit makes this a convenient location for commuting.


The individual selected for this role will be responsible for performing manual work cleaning and maintaining residential facilities and grounds. The work involves a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks such as cutting grass, general landscaping and cleaning vacant units and common areas. Additionally, the Landscaper/Cleaner will be responsible for gutter and roof cleaning and pressure washing. The Landscaper /Cleaner will also learn and assist in a variety of semi-skilled tasks involved with general maintenance of housing units.


The ideal candidate will have experience performing manual labor including cleaning and will have some knowledge of landscaping, as well as a desire to support the important work of King County Housing Authority. This position is represented by the Seattle King County Building Trades Council.


Our hours of operation are 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. KCHA does have some options for alternative work schedules. There are a few restrictions; however, there are many possibilities to ensure your schedule can meet your work/life balance needs as well as the needs of the team. We are a smaller crew who enjoy humor, taking pride in our work and valuing each other's individuality. Open communication is welcomed and encouraged. We are looking for someone to join our team who is excited about making a difference and wants to enjoy their workday with a great team!


King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link.


Essential Functions

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Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience in general landscaping and/or residential/commercial cleaning.

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be substituted on a year for year basis.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic building maintenance methods, procedures and tools.
  • Knowledge and ability to safely operate vehicles, tools and power equipment related to grounds maintenance including appropriate use and care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Knowledge of systematic methods in cleaning interior common areas and vacant units with experience using eco­ friendly cleaning products.
  • Ability to thoroughly clean appliances, vacant units, garbage enclosures, dumpster rooms, common areas to include community rooms and bathroom, and litter control.
  • Communication Skills:
    • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with supervisors, co-workers, and customers.
    • Good listening skills including the ability to follow semi-complex instructions.
    • Ability to read and write in the English language, as well as understand and interpret Chemical Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Ability to perform continual manual labor (bending, stooping, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, lifting, walking, holding hands above head, repetitive and vigorous use of appendages).
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
  • Ability to maintain composure and adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to use MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet.


Special Requirements:

  • Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license in order to travel regularly between work sites.
  • Consent to and pass a Physical Abilities Test.


Position Information and Application Process

Application Requirements:

To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

  • Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
  • Upload a detailed resume of all educational and professional experience. (Resume)


Salary & Benefits:

The starting salary for this position is $23 .57 - $25.50 per hour dependent on qualifications and professional experience. The complete salary range for this position is $23.57 - $27.70 per hour. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are available. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page, www.kcha.org/employment/employeebenefits.aspx .


Physical Work Environment:

lncumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work is performed primarily in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to dirt and dust, noise, fumes and odors, darkness or poor lighting in performing maintenance work. Work requires considerable physical exertion in completing tasks and requires bending, lifting, kneeling, climbing as well as working on ladders and tight spaces.


lncumbent(s) frequently use power and hand tools and machinery including chain saw, work may occasionally expose incumbent to electrical, chemical and mechanical hazards natural to maintenance work performed.


Equal Opportunity:

King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 31, 2023
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Job Location Details: 
Kent, Washington

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