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Leake and Watts Services Maintainer III - TIL Programs in Bronx, New York

The maintainer is responsible for general maintenance of the facilities and grounds of the agency. This position will work primarily for our seven TIL (Transitional Independent Living) Programs located in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Rising Ground

Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn.


At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Make basic repairs

  • Drywall and painting

  • Basic plumbing and electrical work

  • Mowing and landscaping as needed

  • On off hours you may be called in for emergency situations

  • May be called upon to work late evening hours and/ or weekend hours when projects have a tight deadline

  • Maintain the exterior of the building front and rear (parking lot). During snow season, will be responsible for cleaning paths; salting/sanding


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Self-starter able to work independently

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills

  • Strong presentation skills and professional acumen

  • Excellent team player

  • Problem solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully

  • Interpersonal Skills - maintains confidentiality, remains open to the ideas of others and exhibits willingness to try new things

  • Planning/organizing - prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans

  • Quality control - demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality

  • Flexibility/Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events

  • Safety - actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly

  • Intermediate computer skills with the ability to operate word processing, email management and digital calendar software

  • Ability to operate computer software to plan spaces and moves, manage buildings, maintenance, and service requests

Supervisory Responsibility

No supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment

Primary environments are in and about the several residential locations assigned.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to operate a vehicle to travel throughout work sites

  • Regularly required to walk about

  • Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl

  • Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders

  • Occasionally required to lift, push or pull up to 50 pounds

  • Routinely required to stand for long periods of time

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This position requires a 24 hour/7 days per week on call schedule availability in case of emergencies. The standard work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, 37.5 hours per week.


This position requires frequent travel between Rising Ground sites and offices as necessary

Required Education and Experience

  • High school or General Education Diploma (GED) required

  • 3-5 years of Maintenance experience

  • Valid NYS, NJ or Connecticut Driver’s License required

  • At least 2 years driving experience

  • Intermediate technical skills – MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Email and Calendaring

  • Ability to operate computer software to plan spaces and moves, manage buildings, maintenance, and service requests

Preferred Education and Experience

OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety and Health Certification

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently with support from General Services Supervisor

  • Must be able to work with a sensitive/vulnerable population. Previous experience in such a field is a plus

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job ID: 2022-2235

External Company Name: Rising Ground, Inc

External Company URL:

Street: 401 East 142 nd Street`