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Porter/Groundskeeper I- (MAS) 


About Us:

Cambridge Management, Inc. (CMI) began in 1987 as a small team managing a portfolio of communities in Tacoma, Washington. Our focus soon shifted to providing quality management for affordable housing communities. These affordable communities provide homes for those with limited incomes including families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. Today, our team has grown to nearly 500 employees managing 164 communities and more than 14,600 apartment homes. Our portfolio includes market rate, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and Project-Based Section-8 communities that range in size from 6 to 344 units. We currently manage communities in California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington State, and Virginia.

Salary Range: $16.00 to $18.00 per hour!

Job Summary:

Under supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and Community Manager, the Groundskeeper is responsible for maintaining the community’s curb appeal and keeping all areas of the community clean and attractive for residents and guests. This individual will also have some exposure to other areas of community maintenance, such as service requests and the make ready process, which will provide an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start a career in multifamily maintenance. Groundskeepers contribute to community retention efforts by taking initiative in maintaining community appearance and always providing the highest level of customer service.

Position Requirements

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

This job description does not list all duties that will be required of this position. You will be required to perform other duties, as requested by your supervisor.

  • Remove trash from office areas, common areas, and community perimeter daily
  • Assist with the make ready process by removing trash from vacant apartments
  • Clean and maintain pool daily; monitor and maintain proper chemical balance of pool water
  • Maintain cleanliness of hallways, walkways, and community amenities and common areas
  • Ensure upkeep of community appearance by replacing lightbulbs, removing litter, painting, and performing minor repairs
  • May be requested to assist in other areas of community maintenance including the make ready process, painting, cleaning carpets, and landscaping
  • Identify any issues regarding safety, hazardous conditions or maintenance needs in the community and correct them or report them to the maintenance supervisor
  • Check community gates for proper operation
  • Assist with housekeeping, distribution of notices, apartment inspections, and other tasks as needed

Knowledge, Skill, and Competency Requirements

Competency is based on education, training, skills, and experience. In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competencies:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with an eye for detail.
  • Some hands-on maintenance experience or coursework is helpful.
  • A positive attitude, and the desire to learn and develop your skills
  • Read, understand, and comply with product labels, safety, and policy, and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to work well on your own as well as in a team environment.
  • Must have a customer focused attitude and ability to work as part of team to complete tasks in a timely manner Basic tools required.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends and holidays as required.
  • Attendance and punctuality is essential for success in this position.

Computer Skills:

  • Computer skills and working knowledge of Office 365
  • Basic: 10-Key, Alphanumeric Data Entry, Contact Management, Payroll Systems, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing
  • Must have excellent computer skills and have industry software experience. RealPage’s OneSite competency will be required following specific CMI training.
  • Willingness and ability to utilize tablet/mobile devices and software efficiently.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires bending or twisting?daily; Requires walking and standing for prolonged periods daily;?Requires kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling?regularly
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls; Requires repetitive movements
  • Position requires frequent / daily reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 25 pounds, regularly / weekly lifting up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 100 pounds
  • Requires constant contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise)?Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams; Requires use of electronic mail;?Requires telephone conversations
  • Requires dealing with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous people
  • Requires working in cramped workspaces and getting into awkward positions; Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures;?Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
  • Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?
  • Requires exposure to hazardous equipment and chemicals;?Requires exposure to hazardous conditions;?Requires exposure to high places;?Requires exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings
  • Pace and Scheduling?Requires meeting strict deadlines
  • Requires coordinating or leading others in accomplishing work activities?Requires work with external customers or the public?Requires work with others in a group or team; Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people?Requires
  • Includes responsibility for the health and safety of others
  • Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment
  • Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions;?Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions;?Requires working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions


  • High school diploma preferred.
  • Experience with grounds keeping, landscaping, carpeting cleaning, pool maintenance, or other related responsibilities preferred

Must be able to complete all required training within thirty (30) days of hire date. Must be able to work any shift Sunday-Saturday to support the company's business needs.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the team member incumbent in this position. Further, this document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Additional Notes

Offers contingent upon successful completion of background check, drug screen, and MVR check (if required by position.

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Mason Avenue  
EOE Statement We are committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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