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King County Housing Authority Landscaper/Cleaner - Evergreen Court (Federal Way) in Federal Way, Washington

Job Summary

*Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by March 30, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. *  King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is currently recruiting for a conscientious and dedicated Landscaper/Cleaner for our Evergreen Court portfolio located in and near beautiful downtown Federal Way, WA. Close access to freeways and local transit makes this a convenient location for commuting. The individual selected for this role will be responsible for performing manual work cleaning and maintaining residential facilities and grounds. The work involves a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks such as cutting grass, general landscaping and cleaning vacant units and common areas. Additionally, the Landscaper/Cleaner will be responsible for gutter and roof cleaning and pressure washing. The Landscaper/Cleaner will also learn and assist in a variety of semi-skilled tasks involved with general maintenance of housing units.     The ideal candidate will have experience performing manual labor including cleaning and will have some knowledge of landscaping, as well as a desire to support the important work of King County Housing Authority. This position is represented by the Seattle King County Building Trades Council.   Our hours of operation are 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. KCHA does have some options for alternative work schedules. There are a few restrictions; however, there are many possibilities to ensure your schedule can meet your work/life balance needs as well as the needs of the team. We are a smaller crew who enjoy humor, taking pride in our work and valuing each other's individuality. Open communication is welcomed and encouraged. We are looking for someone to join our team who is excited about making a difference and wants to enjoy their workday with a great team! King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link{rel="nofollow"}.    

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Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience in general landscaping and/or residential/commercial cleaning. 

*Equivalent combination of education and experience will be substituted on a year for year basis.   *    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: **

Knowledge of basic building maintenance methods, procedures and tools. 

Knowledge and ability to safely operate vehicles, tools and power equipment related to grounds maintenance including appropriate use and care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with supervisors, co-workers, and customers.
  • Good listening skills including the ability to follow semi-complex instructions.
  • Ability to read and write in the English language, as well as understand and interpret Chemical Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Ability to perform continual manual labor (bending, stooping, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, lifting, walking, holding hands above head, repetitive and vigorous use of appendages).

Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Ability to build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and