West Valley Housing Authority

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SALARY RANGE: $3,686/Mo (Step 1) to $4,485/Mo (Step 6) with candidates typically starting at Step 1, but level of experience may be considered.


The Maintenance Supervisor serves to coordinate, supervise, and manage all maintenance related activity, while also working in the field and at a front-line level, as is necessary. This position is responsible to provide direction to all maintenance staff and ensure all work is being performed in a timely manner with attention to quality, thoroughness, and safety (whether by maintenance staff or contractors). Incumbents of this position are expected to undertake, and perform, a variety of skilled work in the maintenance and repair of West Valley Housing Authority (WVHA) properties and equipment.


  • Received - This position reports directly to the Executive Director.
  • Exercised - This position is responsible for the direct supervision, and management, of all full-time, part-time, and temporary personnel performing maintenance related work for the agency.

Duties required to be effectively performed by staff in this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of supervision and direction to all reporting personnel in the direct oversight of all maintenance related operations; including recruitment, discipline, and discharge of staff.
  • Prioritize, schedule, and oversee the work required to properly maintain all properties of the agency.
  • Respond to, and ensure performance of the work required to adequately address, maintenance requests such as: work orders, unit turnovers, call-outs, and others as assigned.
  • Conduct, and/or direct other maintenance to perform, the work required for preparation of a turnover. (Cleaning, painting, general repairs, plumbing, electrical, and etcetera as necessary to prepare the unit for a new lease-up.) 
  • Record own, and oversee other, maintenance staff’s, completion of work orders by properly detailing time spent, materials used, and a brief summary of the work performed.
  • Identify need for, and initiate procurement of, maintenance equipment, supplies, services and materials in accordance with the agency’s procurement policy.
  • Oversee the accuracy, integrity, and accounting of inventory usage and ensure an adequate supply of regularly used, materials / supplies is maintained.
  • Properly operate, maintain, and/or perform minor repairs on all equipment used.
  • Ensure all equipment is being serviced and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and/or industry standards and advise staff of deficiencies as necessary.
  • Participate in, and oversee, the performance of routine grounds work throughout the year. (Mowing, trimming, edging, blowing, racking, fertilizing, pruning, dethatching, aerating, weed control, and etcetera necessary to maintain a manicured appearance.)
  • Participate in the performance of inspections, as directed, and perform the work necessary to address any noted deficiencies. (Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS), Hazard / Safety Assessments, and etcetera.) 
  • Work to ensure timely removal, or control, of any safety hazard that presents a risk of harm including, but not limited, electrical hazards, sharp edges, slip or fall hazards (snow, ice, leaves, branches, uneven surfaces, wet surfaces, obstacles, etcetera), fire hazards, unsafe equipment or use, unsafe storage, and etcetera.
  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance to industry standard, manufacturer’s instructions, and/or in compliance with all Federal, State, or local codes, regulations, and/or laws.
  • Assist in the identification of capital improvement needs, prioritization of capital improvement projects, and contract preparation, solicitation, and oversight.
  • Provide appropriate training and guidance to maintenance staff in the performance of their work; including ensuring proper, personal protective equipment is being used appropriately and all work is performed in a safety-conscious manner.
  • Maintain a respectful and courteous manner in dealing with vendors, contractors, tenants, and staff.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
All of the Essential Duties are to be performed in a timely and effective manner.


    • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. (AA, BA, or BS degree is preferred, but not required.)
    • Previous experience in managing personnel including the ability to communicate, delegate, train, coach, counsel, and discipline employees effectively.
    • Possession of a valid Oregon Driver’s license and evidence of an acceptable driving record.
    • A minimum of 5 years of previous, general experience with, and basic competency in, all facets of building repair and/or maintenance including: carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, janitorial, grounds-keeping, and general repair. (Any combination of education, training, or work experience providing the necessary knowledge will be considered).
    • Ability to consistently and safely use basic, mechanical hand tools, power tools, and equipment.
    • An attention to detail and the initiative to proactively correct deficiencies.
    • Ability to pass a criminal background check to the satisfaction of WVHA.
    • Intermediate understanding of computer and software programs such as: e-mail, work order systems, word processing, and spreadsheet programs.
    • Experience in completing work orders or other, record-keeping devices.
    • Good manual dexterity (hand-eye coordination) and problem-solving skills.
    • Strength and stamina to perform physically demanding work for a standard, work day, and work week, with the ability to work overtime as needed.
    • Must be accessible for off hour call-outs in the event of security and/or maintenance emergencies.
    • General knowledge, and application, of equipment maintenance and repair.
    • Knowledge of general safety and the proper use of the personal protective equipment appropriate, or necessary, for the task(s) being performed.
    • Ability to lift up to 60 pounds and manipulate (push/pull) loads with up to 120 pounds of force.


    Work is performed indoors and out of doors with exposure to all weather conditions. Time spent performing functions (typing, calculating, etc.) on a computer will vary from day to day and involve repetition of tasks.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, harsh and abrasive cleaning products, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Work in this position will generally include, but is not limited to, pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, reaching, crouching, and twisting.  This position establishes a standard work week, but the incumbent will be required to work overtime hours for emergencies and as the need arises.  Occasional, overnight travel for training may be required.



    • We offer federally-subsidized housing opportunities for low-income eligible families and elderly and/or disabled individuals.

    • We encourage our program participants to enter family self-sufficient training programs - job training or related schooling - to move toward economic independence.

    • We strive to increase the availability of decent, safe and affordable housing.

    • Ensure Equal Opportunity and affirmatively further fair housing objectives.

    • We are committed to developing a productive and harmonious working environment, where individual development and team-building skills are encouraged.

    To be considered for this exciting job opportunity:


    1. Housing Authority employment application form completed. (Resume’ alone is not acceptable.)

    2. Certified Court Print of your driving record from Department of Motor Vehicles will be required from those applicants selected to interview. (Not required with application.)

    3. Pre-employment drug screening will also be required of the selected candidate.




    Application materials will be accepted through Monday, December 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm.  Application materials received after Dece,ber 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm will not be considered.

    Application materials are available by download below. Please return completed application materials to: Personnel, West Valley Housing Authority, P.O. Box 467, 204 SW Walnut Avenue, Dallas, OR 97338. Faxed or e-mailed materials will be accepted, provided the application materials include proper signatures.



    Download Application Packet Here:

    Application in Acrobat PDF Format
    Job & Benefit Description