Maintenance Technician - Courtesy Posting for Longmont Housing Authority (LHA)

Housing Authority of the City of Longmont

Announcement: 07/27/21

Position Title: Maintenance Technician

Full Time Benefitted Position Position

Open Until Filled


Hiring Range: $21.25-$23.62 per hour plus competitive benefits package.


Submit resume to Longmont Housing Authority at olivia.devere@longmontcolorado.gov or 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501.


Job Summary: Performs preventive maintenance, minor and major building and systems repairs, janitorial tasks, grounds maintenance, and resident unit turns for Longmont Housing Authority’s portfolio of section 8, tax credit, and affordable multi-family and senior housing under the supervision of the Regional Property Manager.


Position is scheduled to work from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, with rotational nights and weekends as an on-call in emergency settings.


Recently, the City of Longmont and the LHA established a partnership to strengthen their leadership efforts and leverage their resources to provide affordable housing to our community members who need it most. We are stronger together in serving the Longmont community. This is an exciting time to join the LHA team – as a Maintenance Technician, you will play an important role in the future of LHA and the lives of residents who live in our properties. We are looking for candidates to become members of a multi-disciplinary team committed to preservation of LHA’s assets and ensuring safe and welcoming communities for our residents. Candidates must possess strong property maintenance skills, while demonstrating the ability to positively interact with residents in their community living spaces and apartment homes. Successful candidates will embody a spirit of service; treat others with respect and dignity; model honesty and integrity; promote a positive work environment; engage in frequent and meaningful communication; hold self and others accountable; and promote teamwork.


Essential Responsibilities


1. Building Maintenance

• Maintains LHA’s Impression and Safety Standards throughout the building interiors and exteriors.

• Performs routine maintenance, inspections, repairs or replacement of HVAC units.

• Performs routine maintenance, repairs, or replacement of household gas and electric appliances.

• Performs repairs to electrical systems (breakers, outlets, switches, disposals, lighting, etc.).

• Performs repairs on various plumbing systems (sinks, toilets, showers, pipes, drains, sewers, etc.).

• Performs repairs related to the structure including carpentry and flooring (hardwood, carpet, tile).

• Performs routine inspections and work on roofing, gutters, shingles and downspouts.

• Interior and exterior painting including drywall and siding preparation.

• Staining and finishing of interior and exterior wood surfaces.

• Performs repairs and replacement of windows, screens and doors.

• Performs preventive maintenance on systems throughout the buildings.

• Re-key and replace locks, doorknobs, and dead bolts.

• Completes work orders in a timely manner.

• Organizes and maintains maintenance shop; orders inventory for supply rooms.

• Coordinates outside vendor repairs and inspects their work.

• Maintains LHA owned equipment.


2. Maintenance of LHA Property Aesthetic:

• Maintains and repairs sprinkler systems.

• Shovels snow and applies ice melt as necessary.

• Coordinates outside vendor repairs and inspects their work.

• Maintains LHA owned equipment.

• Maintains LHA’s Impression and Safety Standards throughout grounds including lawn, landscape, parking lot and trash surrounds.


3. Apartment Turns:

• Performs unit inspections and makes any repairs needed to meet LHA’s Impression and Safety Standards.

• Performs preventive maintenance tasks while apartments are vacant, including changing filters and deep cleaning HVAC units, as well as other stationary equipment; verify mechanical proper sequence of operations.

• Patches, paints and coordinates flooring replacement, repair, or cleaning.

• Notes any non-routine repairs needed and documents if charges to resident are to be made.


4. On-Call Duties:

• Ability to share on-call responsibilities and to arrive on-site within 30 minutes if necessary.


5. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of LHA including, but not limited to:

• Organizes and cleans out storage areas.

• Performs set up and take down for events.

• Moves furniture and office equipment.


Required Qualifications:

High School diploma and at least 5 years of skilled building and grounds maintenance experience. Professional personal appearance and desire to continue building on skill sets. Self-motivated, efficiently and productively manages workload, is efficient, and exhibits initiative on the job. Sensitivity and ability to relate to diverse populations. Valid Colorado driver’s license, good driving record and background check and drug screen required.


Desired Experience, Knowledge, and Qualities:

• Skilled in operating a variety of power equipment and hand tools.

• Knowledge of construction, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, and landscaping.

• Committed to providing courteous and professional customer service.

• Ability to make sound independent judgments.

• Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.

• Demonstrated punctuality and attendance.

• Knowledge of health and safety standards of residential structures, vehicle operations, and power tools.

• Clear written communication skills for completing necessary paperwork.

• Ability to organize workload based on urgency and efficiency.

• Knowledge of fertilizers, paint, industrial cleaners, pesticides, disinfectants and other potentially hazardous material.

• Proficient computer skills, experience in Windows and Microsoft office with ability to learn new software as needed.

• Ability to demonstrate empathy, compassion and active listening when interacting with residents.

• Knowledge of behavioral de-escalation techniques is a plus.


Physical Requirements:

Frequent standing, walking, repetitive motion tasks, bending, lifting up to 100lbs, climbing on ladders, accessing the roof and crawl space. Must have good vision and hearing to maintain safety of self and residents. Driving between multiple sites and LHA.


FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Hiring Range: $21.25-$23.62 per hour plus competitive benefits package.


Submit resume to Longmont Housing Authority at olivia.devere@longmontcolorado.gov or 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501.


Longmont Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel in a manner that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status or characteristic protected by law.


Longmont Housing Authority and Longmont Housing Development Corporation

350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501 PH: 303-651-8581 FAX: 303-682-2899 TTY: 711 www.LongmontHA.c

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