Janitor – Downtown

Job Description


LIHI Main Office


Posting Date: April 5, 2016

Closing Date: April 8, 2016

Reports to:     Maintenance Manager

Hours:            6 hours a week, 4:30am – 6:30am (may include some weekends and holidays)

Salary:            $12.00 – 12.72 per hour

Benefits:         Holidays, vacation and sick leave


The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is a private non-profit developer, owner and operator of affordable housing. LIHI owns or operates over 1400 units of affordable housing in the Puget Sound Area. The Janitor’s duties are primarily light maintenance and janitorial.



  1. Perform and schedule routine janitorial and light maintenance of common areas, grounds maintenance, garbage removal and weeding, replacing locks and light bulbs, performing minor carpentry and painting.
  2. Respond to light maintenance or cleaning emergencies as needed.
  3. Respond to staff/resident concerns and questions regarding the building’s cleanliness and report maintenance needs to the Maintenance Manager.
  4. Inspect the building’s interior and exterior each work day for graffiti, damage, lighting not working and any apparent safety hazards.
  5. Assist the Maintenance Manager with annual unit inspections, at time of turnover or as needed, helping to create work requests for maintenance needs.
  6. Inventory – maintain basic cleaning and “light maintenance” supplies. Secure these supplies, especially cleaning chemicals, so children are not put at risk for poisoning and so these supplies are not lost or stolen. Read and understand Material Safety and Date Sheets (MSDS) for each chemical used.
  7. Prepare vacant units for re-rental, including light maintenance, cleaning, painting and helping coordinate any vendor work for re-rental of the unit in a timely manner.
  8. On a timely and daily basis, complete LIHI “Work Requests” for all non-routine cleaning and grounds work. Also use Work Requests to document all repair and non-routine work completed and to request maintenance work (with Program Coordinator approval) to be completed by LIHI Maintenance staff or vendors.
  9. Other duties as assigned.



  1. One year building maintenance or janitorial experience.
  2. Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  3. Experience working with low-income people.
  4. Good oral and written communication skills.
  5. Willing to make a one-year commitment.


This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).


If interested in this position please send in a completed and signed LIHI application. Applications are available on the LIHI website at www.lihi.org, may be obtained in person at the office, or will be mailed to you by phone request at (206) 443-9935.

All application materials should be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to:


The Low Income Housing Institute

Attn: Human Resources

2407 1st Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121-1311

Fax: (206) 443-9851

 Or e-mailed to: HR@lihi.org


Closing date: Open until filled.

The Low Income Housing Institute is an equal opportunity employer. LIHI participates in E-Verify. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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