Facilities Associates (Entry level and experienced) - $500 Sign-on Bonus!

Bellwether Housing   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Housekeeping / Janitorial
Posted on January 11, 2022

Bellwether Housing was founded in 1980 to create affordable housing for workers in downtown Seattle. After 40 years, Bellwether is the region's largest nonprofit affordable housing provider.

Today, we serve over 3,500 residents in 2,100 homes. We serve families, seniors, and young people starting out. We also serve many veterans, immigrants, and workers being paid less than a living wage.

Our housing is near jobs, transit, schools, and community amenities, increasing access to opportunity for our residents. By increasing access to the opportunity and prosperity of the region, our work cultivates a more vibrant and equitable city for all.

Looking forward, Bellwether will continue to integrate our four decades of expertise with new ideas and pioneering development approaches. Bellwether plans to add 2500 new homes to our portfolio by 2025 to meet the huge need for housing in urban King County.

Facilities Associate Responsibilities -This position offers a $500 sign-on bonus!

  • Consistently clean and maintain building common areas, grounds and surrounding areas.
  • Complete routine general maintenance requests in building and apartment units.
  • Report parts used from inventory to complete maintenance work.
  • Assist site staff and maintenance staff, responding to seasonal conditions.
  • Attend scheduled team meetings.
  • Collaborate with team members to complete tasks within predetermined timelines.
  • Assist the site staff in completing routine inspections in apartment units.
  • Provide customer service to residents by referring resident questions and concerns to the appropriate staff.
  • Be accountable to high quality, consistent work, and completion of tasks.
  • Help promote a safe, positive, and sanitary environment for residents.
  • Assist with turning units and preparing apartments for rental. This includes high-quality cleaning, sanitizing, and providing minor repairs within apartment units within a predetermined timeline.
  • Access to reliable transportation to travel frequently between Bellwether sites.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Work locations

This position is based out of our Capitol Hill Office; however, the FA I will report to the location that is needed for the given day. Sites can and may change daily.

Work schedule

Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week with flexibility

Compensation *This position offers a $500 sign-on bonus!

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  •  Starting hourly wage $20.56 - $22.41 depending on experience 
  • 24 days of paid time off in the first year of employment (for all employees working over 20 hours per week)
  • In honor of Diversity and Inclusion, BW employees receive 10.5 holidays per year to elect of their own choosing. Note: the number of days is prorated the first year of employment based on time of start and average hours worked for non-exempt (hourly) employees. 
  • 403(b) retirement plan with immediate eligibility for employee contributions and employer matching after 15 months of service
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance plans, with FSA / employer-funded HSA
  • Long-term disability insurance and employer paid life insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Professional Development and Job Training Resources
  • Flexible / Remote work schedules for some positions

To view our full benefits package, visit www.mybellwetherhousing.com

  • 0-1 year of prior custodial, grounds keeping and/or janitorial experience preferably within a residential setting.
  • Knowledge of Basic Maintenance Skills.
  • Ability to follow specific directions/instruction and ask questions as needed.
  • Ability to work safely in all weather conditions.
  • Experience collaborating with team members to complete tasks within specific timeframes.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and diversity statement of the organization.
  • Ability to bend, reach, or stoop to complete work assignments, as required.
  • The physical strength, agility, and coordination required to safely handle cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Access to reliable transportation to travel frequently between Bellwether sites.

Desired Qualifications

  • 1+ years of custodial, grounds keeping and/or janitorial experience within a residential setting.
  • Ability to complete strenuous work.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to safely operate power tools and other maintenance equipment.
  • Able to travel and work at local Bellwether sites as needed.

Additional Requirements for Final Candidates

  • Pass a local, state and national criminal history background check prior to employment with Bellwether Housing.
  • Have reliable transportation and be able to meet all traveling requirements of the position.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license, the appropriate amount of automobile insurance, and a safe driving record, if utilizing a personal or Company-owned vehicle in the performance of job duties associated with this position.
  • Beginning October 25, 2021-based on the federal regulation from OSHA, all candidates that move to a final interview in the process, must certify they have received their Covid-19 vaccinations, by sending a copy of vaccine certification to vaxcert@bellwetherhousing.org. If not vaccinated, candidates that move forward in the process must submit a recent (no more than 72-hours prior) negative Covid-19 test result to vaxtest@bellwetherhousing.org. If the candidate is offered the position and remains unvaccinated, they will be required to submit negative test results every Monday to vaxtest@bellwetherhousing.org

Our Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Work

Discriminatory, predatory, and intentionally racist practices in our country’s housing system have advantaged white people and disadvantaged Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, contributing to the racial wealth gap. Our city, Seattle, has a history of housing segregation, redlining, and systematically denying people of color access to safe and affordable homes. As a housing organization, we cannot do our work of creating equitable communities through housing without addressing racism. Housing justice is racial justice.

We are striving to be an anti-racist organization and are committed to doing the work to dismantle the racism within our organization and in our broader community, while acknowledging we have a long way to go. Every employee is encouraged to be a part of making Bellwether more equitable, just, and inclusive.

Equal Opportunity

Bellwether Housing is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity, including the diversity of thought and experience. We are committed to building an open and inclusive culture for all employees. We consider all applicants without regard to education, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, skills, and level of experience. We strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.