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Maintenance Assistant II Ballington Plaza

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:


Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

 Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities.  VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at


Ballington Plaza is a low-income housing development that provides an oasis in an otherwise difficult part of town - Skid Row.  This secure, guarded apartment complex is home to hundreds of veterans and other formerly homeless residents. 


 Reporting to a Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Assistant II has responsibility for minor repairs and regular building and grounds maintenance for the assigned complex.  This position requires the ability to work flexible hours, to work independently, and to lead teams on maintenance and repair tasks requiring multiple staff.


  •  Maintains the interior and exterior of assigned buildings, parking lots and grounds in good condition
  • Performs minor building repairs: carpentry, plumbing, painting, refurbishing and cleaning
  • Assists in major repairs as directed by Maintenance Supervisor or Lead Maintenance Tech
  • Proactively inspects building to prevent maintenance issues, address small problems before they grow
  • Follows daily maintenance checklist provided by supervisor; Assures tools and supplies are stocked and appropriately secured in maintenance store rooms; maintains cleanliness and order of store rooms
  • Checks buildings for any safety concerns; understands and carries out VOALA, federal and other governmental regulations
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current California driver's license and clean driving record


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in facilities maintenance or construction


  • Familiar with full range of construction and repair tools and machines
  • Knowledge of safe use and care of hand and power tools
  • Working knowledge of building codes and quality aspects of building maintenance
  • Working understanding of all areas of property and building maintenance and repair
  • Familiar with preventive maintenance
  • Familiar with OSHA regulations


  • Basic Microsoft operating system navigation: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint


  • Able to work with minimal supervision and complete assigned tasks
  • Able to read building plans
  • Able to lead junior members in basic maintenance or repair projects
  • Familiar with and able follow proper techniques, best practices, and safety measures
  • Able to understand written instructions, work orders, and inspection reports
  • Ability to proficiently use an extensive range of maintenance tools and equipment, specifically those needed for major repairs of apartment complex
  • Ability to consistently perform tasks with quality consistent with experience and skills, in a professional and timely manner Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards


  • Client- focused, Prompt, collaborative/team player, regular attendance, adaptable, communicator, organized, consistent, compassionate, conflict resolution.


  • Some training in a Construction Trade specialty (plumbing, electrical, masonry, carpentry, HVAC, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.