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Piedmont Housing Alliance
3.1 out of 5
Charlottesville, VA
From $17 an hour - Full-time
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Charlottesville, VA

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  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Now Hiring: Porter

Reports to: Regional Maintenance Manager

Position Status: FT, Non-exempt

Salary: based on related skills & experience.

Office in Charlottesville, VA.


Piedmont Housing Alliance’s mission is to create affordable housing opportunities and foster community through education, lending, and development. We are the backbone affordable housing organization in the region and operate through a collaborative approach as evidenced through a broad range of partnerships from new housing development to recently jointly opening Charlottesville’s first Financial Opportunity Center. Our work reflects our core values of Equity, Opportunity, Home, Community, and Respect. Over the last five years, Piedmont Housing has increasingly deepened its focus on racial equity as a primary lens for the organization’s work – internally, programmatically, and through advocacy - and we strive to become an anti-racist organization.

We define anti-racism as a practice – a continual, active effort to identify, evaluate, and dismantle the beliefs and structures that perpetuate racism. 


The Porter is an essential part of our Property Management maintenance team, responsible for proactively maintaining the cleanliness, appearance, and curb appeal of our apartment home communities and demonstrating our commitment to excellence for our residents.


Curb Appeal

1. Consistently maintains a clean and attractive environment at our communities, including leasing offices, laundry rooms, community rooms, common areas, stairwells, sidewalks and grounds; follows a regular schedule for cleaning each community.

2. Proactively picks up trash on the property and in common areas, which includes but is not limited to driveways, parking lots, streets, curbs, trash receptacle and dumpster areas, common areas, and any other public areas.

3. Assists in cleaning out vacant apartments and cleaning prior to move-in.

4. Uses leaf blower and pressure washer to clean exteriors and common areas.


5. Communicates with Regional Maintenance Manager, Property Managers, and Maintenance Technicians regarding schedule, projects, and status of work, including completion date concerns, and any potential liability issues.

6. Reports any maintenance, lighting, or health and safety issues to Property Manager.

7. Completes time sheets and mileage reimbursement forms in an accurate and timely manner.

8. Works safely and consistently demonstrates a concern for the safety of residents and staff.

9. Ensures compliance of all work-related activities in a fair, ethical, and consistent manner.

10. Attends staff meetings and training as required; performs other duties as assigned.

Resident Experience

11. Treats residents with respect, dignity, care and compassion at all times.

12. Does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, or any other specific classes protected by applicable laws.


· Knowledge of and ability to operate cleaning and groundskeeping tools and equipment.

· Strong attention to detail, pride in work, thoroughness, consistency, efficiency, and time-management.

· Excellent customer service, enthusiasm, positive attitude, good judgment, integrity.

· Ability to work independently, with an understanding of when a superior must be involved in decisions.

· Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace.

· Ability to meaningfully engage in issues of racial equity and diversity.


· High school graduate or educational equivalent or related experience.

· Must own or consistently have a vehicle available for use, with the flexibility to travel locally.

· Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screenings.


· Requires exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.

· Ability to help move appliances when necessary.

· Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

· Ability to move about properties and throughout residential units; able to climb to high places, move about crawl spaces, and navigate narrow pass ways.

· Ability to negotiate stairs and climb ladders on a regular basis.

· Must be in good physical condition and have physical capacity to work extra hours when necessary.

· Able to stand, sit, bend, kneel, stretch and squat for long periods of time.

· Able to use hands, arms and fingers to manipulate tools and equipment, including power tools.


Piedmont Housing offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package which includes:

  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan (401k matching)
  • Health and Dental insurance
  • Dependent Care FSA
  • Training/Coaching

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $17.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Charlottesville, VA: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person