Maintenance Specialist
Everett, Washington - Full Time

Starting Wage: $24.92 - $29.92 /hour plus benefits

Everett Housing Authority is offering up to $5,000 hiring incentive at the time of hire for all external candidates.

Closing Date: Open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15th 2023.

Everett Housing Authority Mission Statement:  The Everett Housing Authority creates affordable housing, fosters healthy communities where households thrive, and replaces systemic racism with equity for all.

Looking for an opportunity to work for an organization that really makes a difference in the lives of others? Look no further. Come join our team as a Maintenance Specialist at the Everett Housing Authority.
 If you’re looking for a great benefits package we have that as well!

• Accrue up to 12 vacation days in your first year of employment;
• 13 paid sick leave days;
• 12 paid scheduled Holidays plus 1 additional floating holiday per year;
• Medical/Dental/Life Insurance/Long Term Disability Insurance;
• State Retirement Fund;
• Flexible work schedule;
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellness Program;
• Tuition reimbursement.

This position is the maintenance team leader that is responsible for the physical performance of maintenance, coordination of resources and reporting of work at the assigned building(s).  Such physical tasks include maintaining the property’s/properties’ curb appeal, completing timely unit turns, completing and documenting building system certifications, custodial work, grounds keeping and pest control. Coordination of resources includes other team members, vendors, materials and supplies.  The documentation/reporting includes building system certifications, property asset documentation and maintenance schedule updates.

This position is a team member performing skilled work at the Everett Housing Authority’s “journey level” category in several trades.  Work involves performing various skilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of equipment and buildings.  Work requires proficiency in several trades, with working conditions and the degree of supervision exercised differing according to the location and nature of assignments.  Work requires exercising technical independence in determining work methods and procedures.

The Everett Housing Authority deems the term “journey level” to mean the ability to demolish or replace, repair, rebuild and install systems that are contained within the physical assets of the Authority.  This would exclude major systems such as building boilers, large commercial or industrial central HVA/C systems, cooling towers and major electrical work on electrical switch gear, complicated industrial panel systems or specialized proprietary systems such as storefronts and automatic entrance and security systems.

The Everett Housing Authority recognizes five specific areas of journey level disciplines: Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Ventilation, Appliance Repair and Carpentry.  In order to gain the position of Maintenance Specialist, EHA training and successful certification testing of one of the major disciplines is mandatory.  Training, testing and certificaiton will be completed within 24 months of start of employment and is dependent upon skill level assessed at time of hire.  


The following duties are illustrative only (i.e. not all inclusive)

Required Workplace Standards:

1. Works regular and reliable hours on site as required;
2. Attendance must be punctual and consistent;
3. Works an agreed-upon schedule and works additional hours as necessary to complete work;
4. Works effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with co-workers, clients and other contacts;
5. Follows all EHA Safety Policies and Procedures;
6. Follows all EHA Personnel Policies and Procedures;
7. Performs work with objectives based on preventative maintenance, efficiently utilizing resources (which includes but not limited to: time, standardization of materials, coordination of other staff members and vendors);
8. Ensures for all work orders are completed at the assigned properties;
9. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. Physical Maintenance:
a) Ensures and performs unit turns, inspections, preventive maintenance, repair or replacement (from individual components through to entire system) of the following:
Appliances, mechanical, electrical, carpentry (including all door hardware), all interior and exterior finishes, building envelope (siding, roofing and glazing), property grounds, custodial work, and equipment.
b) Performs chemical, mechanical and thermal pest control;
c) Assists and coordinates building systems annual certifications which includes but is not limited to fire alarm, fire sprinkler, backflow preventer, elevator and emergency response systems (i.e. pendants).
d) Assists with funder pre-inspections and ensures associated work-order completion for building systems, common areas and units;
e) Is on call for after-hour’s emergency duties when scheduled and assigned;
f) Follows all applicable safety procedures, including wearing respirators as necessary;
g) Drives to various sites;
h) Other physical duties as assigned.

2. Coordination of Resources:
a) Acts as team member in performing vacancy, annual and preventive maintenance inspections; 
b) Estimates labor and material requirements for assigned tasks;
c) Assists in standardization of materials for assigned sites with EHA’s standard materials;
d) Prepares requisition for supplies and materials needed;
e) Provides guidance and supervises the work of individuals assigned to assist in specific tasks;
g) Oversight of vendors;
h) Assists with budget adherence to property inventory supplies and materials.

3. Reporting and Communications:
a) Ensures updates on a quarterly basis of maintenance logs, Property binders, MSDS binders and building inspection and certification binder for assigned buildings;
b) Ensures consistent and real time updates of Yardi work-orders;
c) Ensures daily communications with supervisor.

4. After hours:
a) Is on call for after-hour’s emergency dispatch duties when scheduled and assigned;
b) Is familiar with power, water and gas turnoffs, clean-out traps, fire extinguishers and fire hydrants of the portfolio;
c) Maintains a personal log of emergency telephone numbers (e.g., police, fire department and supervisor).


Ability to successfully pass EHA’s “journey level” test in one of the following building trades:  electrical, plumbing, heating & ventilation, appliance repair and carpentry.

New hires must have four (4) years of proven, paid experience working in at least one of these trades in order to qualify to take the test.


  • Basic math skills;
  • Drywall and sheetrock repair
  • Electrical wire sizes and the loads they will allow;
  • Advanced plumbing skills


  • Estimate labor and materials for assigned projects;
  • Convert or transition different types of plumbing pipe material;
  • Repair/Replace plumbing lines and fixtures;
  • Troubleshoot and repair appliances and building's electrical components and wiring;
  • Repair and replace concrete and drywall/sheetrock;
  • Basic lock and bolt repair/replace;
  • Pass Asbestos Awareness Class within 12 months of hire;
  • Isolate electrical shorts in wiring systems;
  • Understand, follow and give oral and written instructions in English;
  • Make decisions without supervision;
  • Provide leadership to subordinate employees;
  • Computer skills that includes use of a PC and an IOS or Windows Tablet.

Backhoe, Pro Press, Pipe (ABS, PVC, CPVC, copper, and PEX), Power tools (Pneumatic, Electric, and Battery Powered), Air blow gun/Air snake, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Paint, Roofing material, Blowers, Hand tools, Plywood, Tractor, Bed Bug Heat Machine, Hand truck, Pressure washer, Truck Lift Gate, Drain snake, Key machine, Pumps, Van, Drill press, Ladders, Cell phone, Voltmeter, Drop cloth, Lumber, Respirator, IOS/Windows Tablet, Drywall, Masking tape, Rollers, PC

  • Must be personally bondable for insurance purposes;
  • Valid Washington State Driver's license and good driving record;
  • Fair Housing Certification within 6 months of employment


This position is required to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and is subject to heavy and strenuous work.  Worker may encounter undesirable pests.

The Everett Housing Authority is a progressive agency pursuing its mission with great passion and a high level of professionalism and competence. EHA seeks passionate and optimistic individuals to join our team of highly engaged and satisfied employees committed to assisting those for whom stable and affordable housing is a challenge. EHA’s work has been recognized nationally with awards from NAHRO and Nan McKay. Most recently, EHA received NAHRO’s National Awards of Merit for a fully accessible community garden open to public housing residents and members of the surrounding community and for highly creative financing to convert 333 public housing units to project-based Housing Choice Vouchers and improve these properties with over $20 million in renovations. In addition, EHA received a NAHRO’s National Award of Excellence for a new 20-unit development serving survivors of domestic violence.

Members of our team are rewarded with meaningful work, competitive compensation, employee-friendly policies, a team environment, great benefits, and promotion and bonus opportunities. Please consider joining our team in pursuit of the exciting challenge of meeting the affordable housing needs of Everett and Snohomish County.

The Everett Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer