The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA), was established to provide affordable, safe and sanitary housing to low and moderate-income families that live in the City of Alexandria. ARHA owns and operates 769 Public Housing units and provides 1,926 Housing Choice Vouchers to residents in the community. The Temporary Maintenance Technician and Laborers should be a High School Graduate (or GED) or possess a vocational technician certification beyond high school, with two (2) to five (5) years experience or training in building construction or maintenance, or in the repair or maintenance of mechanical equipment or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience. UPCS training is preferred. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of techniques, methods, materials, and equipment used in plumbing, carpentry and HVAC repairs. The candidate should have a working knowledge of state and local building codes, as well as HUD’s UPCS. Good math skills and demonstrated skills in the use of various hand tools, power tools, and test equipment will be required of the successful candidate.
The Temporary Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintenance of buildings, facilities, grounds, and light equipment. The successful candidate will perform carpentry and general repairs in accordance with Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS). The Maintenance Technician reports any lease violations and unsafe, unsanitary, or hazardous conditions encountered or observed on or in any Authority property or building to the Property Manager and/or Supervisor. Processes updates to work orders, enters data, and ensures the accuracy of data entered into the work order system. Accurately prepares and submits applicable work order reports/records in a timely manner.
The successful candidate is also responsible for:
1. Cleaning and maintaining ARHA-owned materials, tools, and equipment in a neat and orderly manner at all times. The successful candidate will maintain a neat and organized workshop area free of clutter and debris; and, upon completion of maintenance task, all tools and excess supplies must be cleaned up and stored appropriately.
2. Prepares sketches or studies blueprints, drawings, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required, such as lumber or fiberboard, and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated. Selects specified types of lumber or other materials.
3. Constructs, erects, installs and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard using carpenter’s hand tools, and power tools, and conforming to local building codes. Projects include renovation, repair, alteration, fabrication of walls, doors, windows and frames, ceilings, roofs, floors, stairs, shelving, tables, benches, cabinets, counters, countertops, facings, signs, scaffolds, and many different building components of wood, wood substitutes, metal, plastic, plastic laminates, sheet rock and paneling.
4. Accountable for consistent adherence to strong Authority standards regarding the ethical, responsible, safe and appropriate use, care, and safeguarding of Authority materials, supplies, resources, and other assets.