City of Olympia, WA

Maintenance Worker I (Olympia Center)

  • City of Olympia, WA
  • Olympia, WA
  • About 2 months ago

Job Description

The City of Olympia is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage people who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, transgender, non-binary, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and women to apply.

About the Position
The Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department enriches lives by connecting people with quality experiences. Our department values represent the culture of our employees and how we strive to represent all that take advantage of our parks, services and facilities. We endeavor to be: Respectful, Professional, Dedicated, Inclusive, Responsive and Innovative.

We are currently seeking to fill a regular part-time, 20 hours a week, Maintenance Worker I position at The Olympia Center and the Harbor House. This position is geared towards custodial duties. General cleaning of rooms, offices, lobbies, halls, restrooms and room setup/takedowns, frequent customer interaction with a service-first attitude, minor maintenance repairs and floor care are examples of some of the responsibilities. Work hours are Mondays, 3:00pm-10:30pm, Saturdays 1:30pm- 10:00pm and Sundays, 12:30pm-6:00pm. This is an AFSCME represented position, local 608-1.
Ideal Candidate Profile
  • Self-starter and detail oriented
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service to building users at all times
  • Ability to anticipate, accommodate and assist in customer’s needs
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of clientele in a positive friendly manner
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize duties throughout the shift
  • Knowledge of audio/video hookup
  • Ability to be a positive presence with and around co-workers and able to avoid negative influences and attitudes
To Apply
  • Submit an application by 11:59 pm June 14, 2024.

Contact Information
If you have questions about the position and/or requirements, please contact Vic Decicio at (360) 570-5859.
The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for basic, general upkeep, repair and/or cleaning in and around The Olympia Center.
  • Perform custodial duties to include cleaning and sanitizing of restrooms and kitchens, and cleaning windows, blinds, vents and other duties as assigned.
  • Complete minor plumbing repairs, patching and painting, weed flowerbeds. May perform minor snow removal around The Olympia Center sidewalks.
  • Operation of small hand tools, backpack blower/vacuum, floor scrubber, upright-lift, buffer, wet vacs, and carpet extractor.
  • Responsible for providing a safe, clean environment and listening to Center users in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Assist widely diverse groups using the Center including general renters, City department staff and senior services staff.
  • Direct questions about recreation classes and general facility use to the Public Service Representatives.
  • Check out equipment to gymnasium and party pack users.
  • Maintain and repair equipment as necessary and to the level of training provided.
  • Prepare meeting rooms for occupancy, including all room arrangements such as setting up and taking down collapsible tables, stacking and unstacking chairs, placing tables and chairs, connecting audio/video equipment. Preparing and delivering refreshment carts as needed.
  • Prepare the gymnasium for use including setup of volleyball standards, pickle ball nets, score clocks, raising/lowering curtain, and any basketball hoop and backboard adjustments.
  • Routinely monitor all areas to ensure conditions are within standards.
  • Complete reports or forms as necessary regarding Center activities and use.
  • Assist in the emergency evacuation of the building, including physical removal of people unable to assist themselves from the building, if necessary.
  • Assists with Percival Landing moorage including boat registration and public contact in and around Percival Landing.
  • Knowledge of basic building maintenance techniques.
  • Knowledge of basic safety procedures and precautions.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining small manual/power tools and equipment.
  • Ability to work and communicate with diverse groups and individuals, including seniors and youth.
  • Ability to assess potentially dangerous situations and request assistance as necessary.
  • Ability to work independently from general guidelines and as a member of a service-oriented workgroup.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work alone.
  • Ability to project a commitment to public service and work with the public in a friendly, tactful, caring manner.
  • Ability to respond to citizen inquiries appropriately.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activity.
  • Demonstrated punctual, regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • One year general work experience required.
  • Experience in basic building maintenance or general building cleaning and upkeep preferred.
  • In person public contact and customer service experience a must.
Special Requirements
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check required for appointment.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.
  • Able to acquire CPR/First aid card within 6 months.
  • Employees working in the Olympia Center are in constant, daily contact with the users of building.
  • The Center attracts a widely diverse group of people and friendliness, tact, courtesy and an orientation toward public service are critical to the Center's success.
  • Some individuals may pose an immediate or potential threat to the Center, the employees and/or other Center users.
  • Staff must remain calm and in control regardless of the situation and call for the assistance of other Center staff or the Police Department when necessary.
  • None.
  • The Maintenance Worker I (Olympia Center) is responsible for performing assigned duties efficiently and properly, and in a manner that assures the protection of City property and the safety of Center users and employees.
Working Conditions
  • Olympia Center employees work in a large, busy, multi-use public facility.
  • The Olympia Center is a 56,000 square foot building with multiple floor levels.
  • Operating hours include daytime, evenings, weekends and occasional holidays.
  • Olympia Center Maintenance staff complete scheduled work projects throughout the Center while being responsive to Center user needs.
  • Stress associated with addressing and resolving conflict, enforcement of rules, and competing interests and priorities is routine.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Compensation (minimum-maximum):
$26.02 - $31.63

The City of Olympia is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The City of Olympia complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Nicole Camus, Deputy Human Resources Director, at 360.753.8213 or .
For general application or position questions please contact the hiring supervisor or Human Resources at [email protected].

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