Home Forward is seeking two (2) Maintenance Generalists.  The Maintenance Generalist performs a wide range of manual labor tasks to ensure that the agency’s apartment communities are safe and sanitary places to live and work, efficient to operate and assets to their neighborhoods. 
One of the positions will work full time at our Hollywood East property. Hollywood East is a 14-story project-based Section 8 apartment community with 286 studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom homes.  The community has a waiting list preference for seniors and persons with disabilities and is located in the Hollywood district of Northeast Portland.

The second position will work full time and float between our various properties to provide additional support.

Some essential job functions include:

  • Prepare vacant apartment units for resident occupancy
  • Clean and sanitize property common areas including community rooms, offices, restrooms, laundry rooms, hallways, stairwells, elevators and lobbies; sweep, mop, polish, strip, wax and buff using commercial grade equipment.
  • Complete routine building maintenance and repairs; replace door stops; unplug toilets
  • Monitor and maintain property landscape and curb appeal
  • Interact with residents, coworkers, supervisor and others in a professional manner
  • Order and maintain inventory of supplies and participate in site inventories of supplies and equipment
  • Clean up and dispose of hazardous waste materials such as syringes, needles, condoms, blood and feces. Dispose of hazardous materials properly


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
To protect the health of the community and employees, effective November 19, 2021, Home Forward requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption as a qualification of employment.   

This position is represented by the Building Trades Council and will close on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm.  Compensation is $22.18 per hour and Home Forward provides wonderful and competitive benefits, including (please see the benefits tab for full details):

  • Generous medical, dental, vision, prescription, and mental health benefits.  Employees only need to cover 11% of the cost regardless of plan option!
  • PSLF Covered Employer We are a participant in the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) plan.  This means that by serving your community with Home Forward, your loans could be forgiven.  
  • Long-Term Savings & Retirement is important for financial wellness and closing the wealth gap.  We contribute 12% into each employee’s PERS/OPSRP pension plan as well as contributing a $750 match to your deferred compensation/457b plan each year.
  • 16 Paid Holidays! –  Over three weeks in paid holidays, which includes 4-days of organizational rest.
  • Home Office & Internet Stipends We are a hybrid organization and set-up our folks for success!  Each new employee will receive a $250 home office set-up stipend, and $150 annually there-after.  Plus, we contribute to your internet expenses too.

This is a great opportunity to make an impact in your community, and establish a great career with an organization that cares about its employees.

Hollywood East is located at the following:

4400 NE Broadway St.
Portland 97213   


Please Apply Today!


Education & Experience Guidelines



Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Sufficient education to perform at a level of competency corresponding to the work assigned.

One year of janitorial, grounds keeping, landscaping or building trades experience.

License or Certificate
Possession of a valid Driver’s License.



All maintenance staff are required to wear Home Forward approved uniform, appropriate foot wear and personal protection equipment as required of specific work tasks.  Maintenance staff must have the ability to wear and use a half mask respirator, which includes being cleared through a medical questionnaire and the maintenance of facial hair in a manner that allows a half mask respirator to seal without the intrusion of hair between the seal and skin.


Receives general supervision from the respective Property and Regional Property Managers.