• Maintenance Manager

    Marin Builders Association
    Job Description


    Maintenance Manager
    Annual Salary Range: $61,345-$78,294
                                 Status: Full- Time
                           Reports to: Program Manager
                        Closing Date: June 5, 2017

    Our purpose is to assist low- and moderate-income people to secure and maintain quality, affordable housing. The Marin Housing Authority (“MHA”) is a small, dynamic agency, well-respected in our field. The agency was recently awarded Public Housing Program of the year in the Northern California region, and the Housing Choice Voucher and the Public Housing programs have been either a high performer or a standard performer in the past few years. We serve thousands of people through a wide range of programs and services, including public housing for families, seniors and the disabled; housing choice vouchers (Section 8); supportive housing services for special needs populations; rental assistance payments; and financial and technical assistance for moderate-income first-time homebuyers and low-income homeowners. We have about 45 employees.

    The Maintenance Team is responsible for agency-owned housing developments, located throughout the County of Marin (a total of approximately 500 units).
    Marin Housing Authority is seeking an experienced professional responsible for the overall management of all maintenance activities and functions to ensure that our housing complexes and systems meet or exceed all regulatory, quality, health & safety requirements on a continuing basis. The incumbent’s primary role will be to perform a wide variety of maintenance and repairs (approximately 85% of working hours will be dedicated to this). Duties include organizing production; supervising, training and developing maintenance staff; resolving conflicts; coordinating with property managers; and developing and maintaining procedures and systems. The position also requires field supervision of staff and contractors, a great deal of skill in dealing with clientele, a high level of conservation awareness, a strong sense of the mandates of efficiencies, strategic planning ability and a commitment to quality control.
    Challenges awaiting the next Maintenance Manager include:
    • Manage the continued automation of the maintenance functions, including vacancy turnovers, the work order system, the preventative maintenance program, building systems inspections, regulatory schedules;
    • Strive to make the agency a HUD High Performer Designee;
    • Manage maintenance functions within tight budget constraints;
    • Provide direct on-site supervision, training, coordination and direction to maintenance staff employees.


    Please see attached job classification for a non-exhaustive list of duties.
    Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be the equivalent of graduation from high school or possession of a GED certification and four years of experience in performing a wide range of building and/or landscape construction, maintenance and repair, that has included at least one year of providing direct supervision to subordinate staff. Thorough knowledge of basic principles and practices of maintenance and construction, local/state/federal health and safety standards, and automated data systems is required, as is the ability to establish rapport and maintain effective working relationships with residents, landlords, staff, vendors and other clientele. The incumbent must be able to use a handheld smartphone for work orders. A valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record is prerequisite to employment.
    The ideal candidate will also:
    • Possess initiative, strong organizational skills, judgment and discretion;
    • Demonstrate exemplary leadership and team-building skills;
    • Be able to make independent decisions and plan, forecast and manage change;
    • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Be a team player, capable of working on a variety of property management and other issues facing housing authorities today;
    • Understand the importance of excellent customer service;
    • Be able to work effectively under tight deadlines and on multiple assignments.

    Positions requires sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties. The class also requires both near and far vision when inspecting work and operating assigned equipment. The need to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing 25 pounds or more is also required. Additionally, incumbents in this indoor/outdoor class work in all weather conditions including wet, hot and cold. Incumbents may use cleaning and lubricating chemicals, which may expose the employee to fumes, dust and air contaminants. The nature of the work also requires incumbents to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, drive motorized vehicles, work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions and often work with constant interruptions.
    Annual salary range is $61,345-$78,294. Our comprehensive benefits package includes a generous monthly allowance for medical, dental and life insurance; CalPERS retirement 2% @ 62; a 457 deferred compensation plan; 12 paid sick days per year; 10 days paid annual leave per year for the first two years, and will progressively increase as years of service increase (up to 30 days per year); 5 days personal leave; 2 floating holidays; and 12 paid holidays.

    Finally, the Housing Authority has 9/80 schedule available to employees, which, upon supervisor approval, allows eligible employees to have every other Friday off.


    A Marin Housing application must be completed and returned in order to be considered for this position. An application may be downloaded from or submitted on our website at www.marinhousing.org. We encourage applications to be submitted through our website. In addition to a Marin Housing application, candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, copies of relevant license(s) and/or certifications, and references.
    We prefer for applications to be submitted on our website. Alternatively, applications may be sent to or dropped off at 4020 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael (Monday - Friday). Applications may also be emailed to mhajobs@marinhousing.org. Hearing impaired TDD, please call 1-800-735-2929. Please do not fax applications.


    All completed application documents will be reviewed. Based on the information provided in these documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. The examination may consist of an application screening, written test, practical exam, oral interview or any combination of these.
    In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by Marin Housing will be required to show the specified documentation as proof of authorization to work in the United States before hiring will occur.
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