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Landscaper/Cleaner - Riverton Terrace (Tukwila)

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Salary Range: 
$26.98 - $29.13 Hourly
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Job Summary

Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by July 9th, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.  
We are currently recruiting for a conscientious and dedicated Landscaper/Cleaner for our Riverton Terrace portfolio based in Tukwila, WA. 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. During unit vacates, the Landscaper/Cleaner participates in demolition and make ready protocols. 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, working with hand tools, and yard & garden equipment. This individual will also 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. 

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.       

We transform lives through housing.

Essential Functions

The Landscaper/Cleaner will:

Maintain multi-family common area grounds and landscaping; operate riding lawn mowers, trimmers, and related equipment; mow lawns, blow leaves and debris, trim and prune trees and other plants, and fertilize; replace and install landscaping vegetation, pavers, and gravel as needed.

Clean vacant housing units; clean and remove debris from cabinets and surfaces; sweep and wash floors and walls; clean appliances, sinks, toilets, and tubs; vacuum carpets; wash windows, tracks, and light covers; strip and wax floors; paint external and internal surfaces as needed. Prepare unit interiors for upgrades and updates; remove cabinets, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures, carpet/pad, and debris/garbage.

Assist Maintenance Mechanics with semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance, servicing repair, and alteration of housing units, including carpentry, painting, plumbing, irrigation, heating, air conditioning, and minor repairs to electrical and mechanical systems.

Operate related vehicles and equipment required for the position; inspect and service equipment to maintain proper operating and safety requirements. Use the appropriate safety equipment in the completion of all tasks.

Clean interior and exterior building common areas; clean walls, floors, and carpets; wash windows; clean and disinfect restrooms and furnishings; sweep; pick up trash and litter; use power washer to clean exterior surfaces; clean streets and sidewalks; assist with snow removal. Perform roof and gutter cleaning.

Complete oral and written reports of work done such as snow mitigation and/or Fire Watch; complete basic records, such as work orders, time sheets, requisitions, and accident reports; log hours and material charges into computer systems.

Perform end of the day cleaning on trucks and shop areas; organize tools; secure sheds, shops, and equipment; complete paperwork, check voicemails and emails.

Keep current on monthly safety meetings, agency training requirements, department meetings, morning staff meetings for scheduling, and planning of priorities and deadlines.  

May respond to after-hour emergencies; diagnose and address emergency repair needs; perform variety of services including flood restoration, drywall, insulation, fire restoration, lock change, vandalism restoration, rooter, and electrical systems repairs.

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications: 

High School Diploma or GED AND

Minimal (less than 1 year) 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).

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.

Proficiency using 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 résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary for this position is $26.98 - $29.13 per hour depending on experience and education. The full pay schedule is $26.98 - $32.22 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. 
Physical Work Environment:
Incumbent(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. Incumbent(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.

To Apply: 

Landscaper/Cleaner - Riverton Terrace (Tukwila) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 15, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Tukwila, WA
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