Employment

Come make a difference and work with us! If you are interested in making a difference in the City of Charlottesville and surrounding areas by improving opportunities for families and individuals to have safe, affordable housing, you might be a perfect fit with Piedmont Housing.

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Piedmont Housing Alliance’s mission is to create affordable housing opportunities and foster community through education, lending, and development. We specialize in acquiring, rehabilitating, and developing multi-family housing with the goal of developing and preserving quality, sustainable, affordable apartment homes, and fostering communities of choice with responsive community management, intentional resident engagement, and robust resident services. Our work reflects our core values of equity, opportunity, home, community, and respect.

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Join our Community Management Team

Piedmont Housing Alliance manages 13 affordable communities in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle and Nelson County. Our community management team comprises about half of our total staff. If you are interested in a career in community management or maintenance with a growing organization, you can find the postings below!

Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for overseeing/managing the three main components of day to day maintenance for our properties – repair, make ready, and preventative maintenance – with a commitment to performing all duties in a manner consistent with quality, efficiency, and cost control.

Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, disability, and life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution and matching, employee assistance program and professional development opportunities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the completion of all maintenance service requests as assigned.
  • Completes make-ready process of vacant apartments as directed by the Community Manager/Maintenance Supervisor
  • Schedules and completes the “Preventative Maintenance Program”.
  • Responsible for 24-hour emergency maintenance service as scheduled.
  • Monitors and maintains all building systems as assigned.
  • Takes full charge of common area housekeeping.
  • Carries cell phone as required for on-call maintenance.
  • Completes grounds work as directed by the Community Manager/Maintenance Supervisor, which may include but is not limited to picking up trash, sweeping curb and dumpster areas and maintaining landscaping beds and other areas.
  • Assures safety standards are used which comply with all company, local, City, State and Federal guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects and other similar responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Basic residential maintenance skills including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, appliance repair, caulking and sealing.
  • Ability to plan and execute a preventative maintenance program per assigned property.
  • A demonstrated ability to deal effectively and professionally with coworkers, volunteers, peers and supervisors.
  • Good comprehension skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate in a calm and professional manner when under pressure.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able plan, prioritize, and organize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good decision-making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decisions.
  • Self-motivated, with an ability and dedication to learn new skills quickly, keep up to date technically, and apply new knowledge to your job.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers accountable to safety standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduate or educational equivalent
  • Ability to work weekends and overtime as needed.
  • 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 screening.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 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.
  • Able to sit at a desk comfortably while working on a computer, for extended periods of time.
  • Able to hear and speak to customers in person and/or by phone.
  • Able to see and read on computer screen and paper.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $18.00 – 20.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overtime

Experience: Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)
License/Certification: Driver’s License (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations


Equal Opportunity Employer

Piedmont Housing Alliance is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that values diverse perspectives, inclusive policies, and equitable practices. Candidates of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to apply.