The Maintenance Generalist, Special Project supports Home Forward’s strategic and operational objectives in the following ways: perform a wide range unskilled and semi-skilled manual labor tasks to ensure that the agency’s apartment communities are safe places to live and work, operate efficiently and are assets to their neighborhoods. This position falls under the classification of Maintenance Generalist but will be primarily performing duties related to the installation of air conditioning units. In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization.

We are looking to hire four (4) applicants for this special project, which is temporary and will last approximately five (5) months.  This role will serve various property locations; these locations will be discussed with the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position and who are included in the interview process.

This position will close Monday, March 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm.  The pay is $22.18 per hour; due to the temporary status of this project, benefits will not be offered. 

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.  


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Essential Job Functions


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.


The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
  • Install stand alone air-conditioning units to designated units.
  • Document installation details via web based mobile application.
  • Communicate any issues with installation to designated contact.
  • Interact with residents, coworkers, supervisor and others in a professional manner.
  • Participate in meetings and work-based committees as assigned.
  • As time allows, perform other duties expected of a Maintenance Generalist as noted in the Maintenance Generalist I job description.  Please click here for more information.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.




A.       Hand Tools: Ability to knowledgeably and safely use any of a wide variety of hand tools including mops, vacuums, shovels, rakes, pliers, screwdrivers, levels, awls, and tape measures.
B.       Power Tools: Ability to use any of a wide variety of power tools and equipment including riding and standing lawnmowers and commercial grade floor care equipment.
C.      Landscaping Knowledge: Basic knowledge of landscaping techniques and methods (e.g., how to prune trees and shrubs, how and when to use chemicals for weed abatement).
D.      Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact with residents, coworkers, vendors and supervisory staff in a kind and courteous manner, including those with physical and/or mental handicaps and people from culturally, socially and economically diverse populations.
E.       Communication Skills: Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to read, understand, interpret and accurately follow instructions in documents including work orders, instructions on labels and equipment, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and other documents related to the job.
F.       Computer Skills: Possess or have the ability to obtain competency in all computer programs used in the course and scope of work including but not limited to: Microsoft Outlook, the Works electronic purchase card management system, ADP Self-Service and electronic timesheet payroll functions.
G.      Responsibility: Must be responsible at all times due to the threat to safety and lives of residents and coworkers.
H.      Mechanical Ability: Basic knowledge of the workings of tools and mechanical objects used in the course of performing work responsibilities.
I.         Diagnostic/Problem-Solving Ability: Ability to identify simple maintenance problems and to locate their cause. Ability to solve the problems that are identified.
J.        Motivation: Desire or drive to get things done. Ability to work independently with little supervision. Knowledge of effective time management skills.
K.       Physical Ability: Ability to safely lift and carry 75 lb. a distance of 100 ft. Ability to kneel, bend, stoop, twist, work at heights up to three stories high and climb up and down ladders. Ability to work outside in inclement weather.
L.       Safety: Knowledge of safe work practices, including the use of appropriate personal protective equipment, safe use of hazardous materials and chemicals, fall protection standards, confined space standards, and all related OSHA safety standards. The ability to maintain constant vigilance to achieve and preserve a safe work environment for self, coworkers and residents.
M.      Math Skills: Ability to compute basic arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and to compute basic geometry formulas (e.g., determine square footage) required.
N.      Knowledge of Property Management: Knowledge of residential property management fundamentals, landlord/tenant law and fair housing regulations.
O.      Time Management Skills: The ability to prioritize and assess the importance of various tasks that need to be done. The ability to use work time effectively.
P.       Biohazard Knowledge: Knowledge of the appropriate handling and disposal of bio-hazardous waste materials.
Q.      Chemical Handling Knowledge: Knowledge of the appropriate handling, mixing and disposal of chemicals encountered in the course and scope of work assignments. Ability to read and interpret MSDS for chemicals used in the scope and course of work assignments.
R.      Teamwork: The ability to be a team player through taking on/helping out with the responsibilities of other positions (e.g., Maintenance Generalist II, Maintenance Generalist III) if and when needed.


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 Environmental and Emergency Manager.