Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) Part-time Janitor in Seattle, Washington

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform necessary janitorial and maintenance tasks in all areas of assigned facilities, including, but not limited to, individual apartments, hallways, common areas, offices, storage and trash rooms, equipment rooms, stairways, elevators, kitchens, laundry rooms, lounges, bathrooms, showers, alleys, sidewalks, roofs, and decks or patios. Monitor facilities and equipment for damage and provide upkeep and repair as needed. Perform routine cleaning assignments by following a regular cleaning schedule. Complete other cleaning duties, including unit turnovers, as assigned. Communicate repair or extensive cleaning needs to supervisor before starting work, seeking assistance to complete maintenance work not within personal skill level. Do not enter occupied apartments without prior approval from supervisor. Work at ground level or from ladders and scaffolding. Carry and lift heavy materials, containers, ladders, tools, and other equipment to and around work sites. Repair basic building or apartment systems as assigned, including basic electrical systems (switches, outlets, breakers, fixtures, and minor wiring), general carpentry needs (woodwork, door maintenance, floor repair, wallboard and plaster work, painting, and lock systems repair), and plumbing. Respond to emergencies, initiating emergency maintenance actions, cleaning up debris, water, etc., and contacting supervisors. Safeguard building and unit keys, never giving anyone access to occupied tenant units. Read and record in maintenance logs or other record-keeping systems to receive assignments and communicate progress. Participate in staff meetings and trainings, as assigned. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Two years of janitorial/maintenance experience, preferred. Ability to organize workload and complete duties with minimum direct supervision. Ability to communicate and work effectively with people from various backgrounds. Ability to handle a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior from clients. Commitment to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to stand and/or walk constantly, sit, climb ladders & stairs, bend/stoop, squat/cro