Maintenance Supervisor- Site Services

Compensation: $28 to $30 per hour

Incentives: $2,000 paid out in increments after hire at the 90 day - 6 Month - 1 Year   

Benefits: Premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage fully paid by the employer for employee only coverage. Employee pays for dependent coverage.

Everyone has the right to a quality, affordable home. At Community Roots Housing, this truth drives our work. By embracing community-led development and engaging in deep-rooted partnerships, we’re fostering vibrant, equitable communities where everyone has access to safe, affordable and welcoming homes. Today, with nearly 50 apartment buildings – over 2,000 residents -- we continue our commitment to build community with and for people. We are a top performing, high-capacity not-for-profit corporation with an innovative portfolio of nearly 50 buildings throughout the Seattle area. Our buildings have won numerous awards from HUD, Urban Land Institute, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, Future wise and other community development awards.

We are intentional in our hiring processes, seeing it as a chance to interrupt the cycle of racial and economic injustice that limits communities from accessing employment, building skills and investing in their own leadership development. We prioritize applicants who have firsthand experience in navigating the many systems that our residents face which impede their opportunities for success, as majority low-income, LGBTQ, and people of color.

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for completing repair & maintenance tasks at an assigned property, oversee work by vendors, and support the Facilities Team at various Community Roots Housing locations as needed. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply repair knowledge of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, appliance, mechanical, and facilities maintenance experience to resolve issues at a Community Roots Housing apartment community. 
  • Complete daily walks of building & property; ensure the interior and exterior of building are clean, safe, secure, and systems are in working order. 
  • Troubleshoot building systems and manage vendor repairs as needed.
  • Maintain quality of building systems and components to ensure industry standard. 
  • Coordinate with Maintenance Manager and other team members as necessary in the efficient and proper maintenance of the property, and complete assigned work orders. 
  • Store tools and equipment in designated areas and ensure proper security measures have been taken. Track equipment inventory.
  • Responsible for purchasing and accurate inventory of all maintenance supplies, within budgetary limits.
  • Code all maintenance invoices for site, in accordance with Finance and Accounting policy.
  • Monitor billing accuracy and process all invoices as per Accounting Policies.
  • Ensure accurate and complete maintenance files, recording all maintenance and repair activity in accordance with CRH Policies.
  • Maintain list of approved, cost effective suppliers.
  • Provide information for annual budget preparation.
  • Advise Site Manager on purchasing and inventory needs of equipment, appliances and other materials
  • Properly document all bids and other documents in accordance with the Public Works/Prevailing Wage process as it applies to applicable buildings within the portfolio, small works roster.
  • Be knowledgeable of and operate within the provisions of Seattle and Washington State Landlord Tenant, Fair Housing and ADA regulations always.
  • Respond to building emergencies, initiate required actions, and follow emergency procedures.
  • Share on-call duties after-hours with other maintenance team members.
  • Report all maintenance items, building issues, and propose purchases, to the Maintenance Manager in a timely manner. 
  • Assist with annual inspections of units and common areas.
  • Maintain professional appearance and comply with prescribed uniform policy.
  • Attend scheduled meetings and complete assigned trainings. 
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel between sites if applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 2+ years’ experience working as an Apartment Maintenance Technician or in a related field.
  • General experience in and ability to perform basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, appliance repair, building hardware/lock systems, wall repair and painting.
  • Ability to speak, read and write standard business English
  • Basic computer skills including email, MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately and to problem solve effectively
  • Ability to keep accurate records and perform basic mathematical computations.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse personalities, cultures and communication styles.
  • Ability to organize time efficiently, prioritize tasks and handle multiple interruptions and perform tasks in a self-directed manner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems.
  • Experience supervising vendors and skilled and unskilled maintenance staff.
  • Experience negotiating vendor contracts.
  • Knowledge of Landlord Tenant Laws or willingness to attend training. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Work as a mentor with other staff and willing to learn new applications.
  • CAMT, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical.

Supervisory Responsibility:


Physical Demands:

Ability to perform the following essential physical requirements: Constant - hearing, seeing. Frequent- standing, walking on a variety of surface, driving, lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds, climbing stairs, reaching (from knees to shoulders), repetitive hand motion, handling/grasping, fine finger manipulation, talking. Occasional - sitting, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, pushing/pulling, climbing ladders, working at heights, bending at the waist, twisting at the waist, crouching, kneeling/squatting, reaching (below knees and above shoulders), repetitive arm motion, using foot controls. Seldom - crawling, lifting and carrying up to 60 pounds

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Community Roots Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of color, LGBTQ candidates, women, candidates with disabilities and candidates of all religions and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply. Community Roots Housing is a “Ban the Box” employer. However, per Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements, any candidate selected for this position must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment. 

Salary Description
$28 to $30 per hour