Landscaper/Cleaner
King County Housing Authority - Shoreline, WA

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King County Housing Authority, a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing is currently recruiting for an energetic Landscape/Cleaner for our NE region in Shoreline, WA.

This is manual work cleaning and maintaining residential facilities and grounds. Work involves a variety of indoor and outside manual tasks such as cutting grass, general landscaping and cleaning vacant units and common areas. Incumbents may also learn and assist in a variety of semi-skilled tasks involved with general maintenance of housing units.

THIS POSITION IS REPRESENTED BY SEATTLE KING COUNTY BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL AND UNION MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE.

Essential Functions:

This section serves to illustrate the more typical aspects of the work indicative of the classification. The primary functions of the classification are not to be considered a detailed description of every duty of each position allocated to the classification. The responsibilities and essential duties typically performed by positions allocated to this classification on a frequent and recurring basis include:

  • Cleans wall, floors, carpets and common areas; washes windows; cleans and disinfects restrooms; sweeps; picks up trash.
  • Operates riding and push mowers; mows, blows, trims, prunes, and fertilizes.
  • Cleans housing units when tenants vacate; cleans cabinets and surfaces; sweeps and washes floors and walls; cleans appliances, sinks, and tubs; vacuums and steam cleans carpets, washes windows; strips and waxes floors.
  • Clears roofs and gutters.
  • Power washes exterior of buildings.
  • Cleans street and sidewalks, which may include snow removal.
  • Logs hours and material charges into computer systems.
  • Learns and uses the methods, procedures, techniques and tools used in the building maintenance trades; assists maintenance mechanics with a variety of routine and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance, servicing, repair and alteration of housing units, including carpentry, painting, plumbing, irrigation, heating, air conditioning, and minor repairs to electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Paints a variety of surfaces, using brushes, rollers and spray equipment; prepares surfaces for painting and resurfacing.
  • May operate light-duty equipment; inspects and services equipment to maintain proper operating and safety requirements.
  • Makes oral and written reports of work done; completes basic records, such as work orders, time sheets, requisitions and accident reports.
  • May work as a site based maintenance mechanic up to 30% of time.
  • Maintains consistent and reliable attendance with the ability to arrive on time.


  • Qualifications and Competencies:

    The qualifications and competencies required to perform the duties and responsibilities of this classification are:

    Work requires entry level knowledge of basic building maintenance methods, procedures and tools, safe work methods and practices pertaining to the work.

    Work requires the ability to learn the proper and safe operation and maintenance of specialized tools and equipment used in grounds maintenance; understand and follow oral and written instructions; work in tight, confined spaces or on roofs; prepares basic records and reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

    A typical way to obtain the qualifications and competencies is:
    • Work requires a high school diploma or GED, or an equivalent combination of education and residential/commercial cleaning and general landscaping experience.
    • Valid Washington State Driver's License and acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment are required in this position.

    Work Environment:

    Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work is performed primarily in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to dirt and dust, noise, fumes and orders, darkness or poor lighting in performing maintenance work. Work requires considerable physical exertion in completing tasks and requires bending, lifting, kneeling, climbing as well as working on ladders and tight spaces. Incumbent(s) frequently use power and hand tools and machinery including chain saw, Work may occasionally expose incumbent to electrical, chemical and mechanical hazards natural to maintenance work performed.

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