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Part Time Building Maintenance Technician - City of Kenmore ( Job # 17-0007)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $20.33 per hour
Maximum Salary: $28.05 per hour
Employment Type: Part Time
Department: Public Works Maint
Closes: September 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Monday, June 5, 2017
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City is seeking to fill an ongoing, part time position with a motivated, reliable self starter to perform general building maintenance and a variety of skilled and unskilled maintenance tasks within City buildings, facilities, and parks. Work would include coordinating activities of subcontractors, providing facility maintenance and cleaning/custodial services, and responding to the needs of building users.  The position requires knowledge of general building maintenance and systems, cleaning methods, procedures and techniques, and the ability to use hand tools, power tools, light duty vehicles and equipment.  The work schedule will  include two consecutive days which would be Friday/ Saturday or Sunday/Monday; hours to be determined.  During non-scheduled work hours, the Building Maintenance Technician can be placed on call, responding to the needs that occur.  Because of the small number of City employees, each staff member is expected to perform a wide range of duties as may be required from time to time.

This position is open until filled; first review is June 5, 2017. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs and oversees a variety of custodial duties (at City Hall, the Hangar Building and other City owned facilities) including, but not limited to the following:

  1. Wet and Dry Mop floors
  2. Vacuuming
  3. Stripping, waxing and buffing floors
  4. Operating power cleaning equipment
  5. Spot and deep cleaning carpets
  6. Cleaning and emptying waste and recycling receptacles
  7. Dusting and cleaning furniture, counters, woodwork and metalwork
  8. Restroom cleaning
  9. Window washing

Performs minor plumbing, electrical, locksmithing, painting, carpentry, exterior pressure washing, and any minor maintenance as needed.

Oversees roof maintenance program; inspects condition of roofs; clean roof gutters and drains.

Performs major, non-routine cleaning as part of a scheduled annual cleaning cycle.

Moves and relocates office furniture; makes adjustments to desks, chairs and files.

Moves and relocates meeting room furniture for internal and external users.

Repairs locking systems on doors, files, cabinets and lockers.

Oversees maintenance contract and service work; may select and hire service providers. 

Coordinates the work activities of subcontractors providing facility maintenance services and responds to the daily need of building users.

Requisitions building maintenance supplies, materials and equipment, monitor inventory; loads and unloads supplies.

Maintains building security when the facility is closed or partially open for a specific event.

Reports needed repairs, safety hazards, or other conditions that could affect City Hall staff or the public’s health, safety, security, or energy conservations.

Picks up and delivers equipment, materials, parts, and supplies as required.

Travels from site to site; inspect facilities, buildings and grounds for routine maintenance; prioritizes repairs and renovations.

Performs outside grounds sweeping and landscape maintenance work.

Manages motor pool vehicle cleaning.

Assists others who may be hired for specific building services.

Prepares cost estimates for maintenance activities; maintains maintenance records and files.

Maintains all Safety Data Sheets for the City owned building facilities.

Responds to complaints and inquiries and provides a high level of customer service.  Resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

Ensures regular, predictable and reliable attendance.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience with basic cleaning methods, procedures and techniques with a knowledge of green cleaning materials, supplies and equipment.

Methods and principles of general building maintenance.

Principles of carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrical work.

Principles of heating, ventilation, and cooling systems.

Locksmithing and building locking and security systems.

Principles of contract administration.

Perform work using safe working methods and procedures.

Efficiently and effectively use of cleaning materials, supplies and equipment.

Respond appropriately to emergencies and non-routine occurrences.

Plan, organize, and maintain a schedule of work to meet required deadlines with a minimum amount of supervision.

Ability to identify maintenance, cleaning activities, and broken building systems needing attention.

Ability to give, receive and understand written and oral English instructions.

Basic mathematical principles.

Meet project schedules and budget goals.

Work independently or cooperatively in a work group and exercise good judgment.

Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail.

Operate a personal computer for word processing and email, specifically Microsoft Office software.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, elected officials, and the general public.

Ability to deal with difficult people and convey a positive image of the City.

Education and Experience

High school diploma

Five years previous experience involving the maintenance and cleaning of buildings and facilities.

Knowledge of green cleaning processes and products.

Building Operator Certification is desirable, but not required.

Licenses and Certificates

Valid Washington State driver’s license.  A Motor vehicle driving record will be obtained. 

Satisfactory driving record, reference checks, and background checks are conditions of employment.

Must successfully complete a functional assessment test.

Proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment is a condition of employment with the City of Kenmore.

Working Conditions

Duties are performed in both indoor and outdoor work environments which will require exposure to varying weather and terrain conditions, noise, dust, mud, moving vehicles or machines, chemical cleaning agents and noxious odors.

Outside work requires operation of motorized vehicle to perform work.

Perform a variety of semi- skilled building and grounds maintenance tasks including a variety of routine building, electrical and plumbing repairs, routine mechanical maintenance and service work.

Position is subject to callback during emergencies on a 24 hour basis and may be required to work occasional evenings, weekends, or holidays during special events.

Coverage responsibilities will require an alternate work week schedule to coincide with work schedules and seasonal requirements.

Requires hearing and speaking to exchange information.

Requires dexterity of hand and finger movement to operate keyboard and drafting materials; visual acuity at 20 inches or less.

Requires sufficient hearing and speech for ordinary communication and to hear sound prompts from equipment. 

Seeing to read a variety of materials.

Standing or walking for extended periods of time.

Climbing ladders and working from heights.

Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.

Must have the physical ability to lift a minimum of 40lbs.

Perform moderately medium to heavy manual activities.


City of Kenmore
18120 68th Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028