The Northampton Housing Authority is seeking a full-time Porter. This is an entry level position. This position is responsible for assisting other maintenance service employees in the preparation of work to be performed including renovation, alteration and maintenance. Lifting is required. Preference will be given to candidate with five (2) years relevant experience in apartment maintenance field. Bilingual in English and dominant language of minority population in community (Spanish) is considered to be an asset in a prospective employee.
The Northampton Housing Authority (NHA) is a quasi-public agency maintaining public housing at the McDonald House, Forsander, Cahill Apartments, Tobin Manor, Salvo House, and Hampshire and Florence Heights. The NHA also administers a Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) and works with the Veterans Administration to administer VASH vouchers.
Applicant must possess a driver’s license and high school diploma or GED.
This is an entry-level position, as in apprenticeship. Maintains efficient operation and upkeep of the property buildings and grounds in a supportive role. Assists other maintenance employees in unskilled tasks. Assists various trade journeypersons in the preparation of work to be performed; including renovation, alteration, and the maintenance of buildings.
SCOPE OF DUTIES:
The purpose of this job description is to communicate the responsibilities and duties associated with the position. It should also be noted that some responsibilities and duties may not be specifically addressed. Northampton Housing Authority emphasizes a team approach and fully expects every person to perform any reasonable task or request that is consistent with fulfilling Northampton Housing Authority objectives. Also, since it is Northampton Housing Authority’s philosophy to promote from within whenever possible, we recommend an ongoing effort to familiarize yourself with the duties and responsibilities of those positions directly above and around your own. This position description does not constitute an employment contract between Northampton Housing Authority and any site employee.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following but are not limited to the job specifications contained herein. Additional duties or job functions that can be performed safely may be required as deemed necessary by supervisory personnel.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION, LICENSE AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combinations of education and experience. Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; climb or balance; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 45 pounds and move more than 100 pounds as needed. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.