Supervising Maintenance Worker, Streetwork - Manhattan

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


Domestic Violence – Facility & Property Management (DV-FPM) is responsible for the safe and efficient management of the Safe Horizon Streetworks Program and supports the program staff by ensuring clean and well-maintained spaces for them to work, and in providing temporary housing for our clients. 

Essential Job Functions:  The Supervising Maintenance Worker is primarily responsible for facility and premises janitorial and custodial duties, ranging from repairs, maintenance, housecleaning, and safety for Safe Horizon’s 3 Streetworks Programs.

Under the direction of the Director – DV Facilities and Property Management, the Supervising Maintenance Worker has responsibility to:


  • Maintain the shelter facilities to comply with OCFS and FDNY safety standards
  • Oversee the maintenance of all equipment in facilities
  • Order supplies, equipment, furniture and appliances as needed
  • Regularly inspect and evaluate physical condition of the sites; recommends painting, repairs, etc


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that all daily, weekly, monthly and yearly cleaning and repair tasks are carried out and kept up to date and that the sites are maintained in a sanitary, attractive, and orderly condition; 
  • Develop and execute daily work flow and schedules;
  • Monitor and ensure appropriate ordering, storing, inventory and use of shelter cleaning and maintenance supplies and equipment;
  • Conduct periodic inventory of furniture, appliances, supplies, equipment and machinery
  • Prepare weekly facility inspection reports of each room/apartment
  • Prepare monthly surveys, reflecting tallying of work tickets
  • Monitor work of contractors and other facility service providers at the sites
  • Call contractors for bids on projects as assigned
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ensure that all maintenance requests/repairs are kept up to date;
  • Assist in the establishing of procedures and schedules for cleaning and maintenance of buildings
  • Work in conjunction with site personnel to ensure residences (rooms, apartments, etc.) are ready for occupancy as needed
  • Directs preparation for trash disposal and removal.
  • General administrative and other related duties as needed and as assigned;


Supervisory ReportsN/A



  • High school diploma or equivalent (or equivalent relevant experience) required
  • 1-2 years supervising maintenance workers in custodial operations, facilities and/or property management, or a construction or facilities management environment.
  • Certificate or certification in a building trade, maintenance, building systems or building equipment repair is desirable 
  • Requires knowledge and experience in supervision, industrial/commercial building maintenance, janitorial maintenance/housecleaning, repair and fire safety
  • Demonstrated experience using and training personnel in the use of power equipment utilized in the performance of this job
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines and milestones
  • Demonstrated English writing and verbal communication skills, along with strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees, management and outside representatives
  • Ability to safely lift and move a minimum of 35 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to manage multiple demands and work well independently or within a team
  • Valid NY State Driver’s license with no suspensions and fewer than 3 points required 
  • Basic computer skills a must: word processing, email, spreadsheets


Hours: full time, various hours, weekends and some evenings  


If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

High School