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The Jewish Board Porter in Brooklyn, New York

The Porter position is a physically active role, responsible for maintaining the cleanliness, sanitary, and general safe maintenance of The Jewish Board program facilities to which the porter is assigned.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily maintenance, cleaning, and dusting of program spaces, including; offices, kitchens, bathrooms, common areas, elevators, lobbies, corridors, stairwells, loading docks, recreational areas, facilities, storage areas, workshops, etc. Thoroughly cleaning/sanitizing all surfaces, toilets, partitions, sinks, tile surfaces, walls, doors, hardware, appliances, glass doors; replenishing janitorial supplies as required
  • Cleaning/maintaining glass, mirrors, architectural metal work, handrails, elevator saddles/metal, moldings; and cleaning linoleum base on floor edges; Floor Care including, but not limited: to sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, stripping, waxing, buffing, maintenance of all hard surface flooring to include pressure washing
  • Maintaining safe and proper use of all manual & power operated cleaning equipment, and janitorial chemicals; maintaining compliance with all regulatory requirements regarding facility cleaning, maintenance chemical handling and chemical storage; maintaining inventory and supply orders
  • Performing basic grounds work including, but not limited to: mowing, raking, bagging, trimming, clipping, planting, watering, weeding; Seasonal maintenance, including snow removal as needed
  • Regular trash/recycling maintenance as per NYC code
  • Performing light repairs, including but not limited to: painting, wall hangings, changing light bulbs, minor floor/wall repair as needed
  • Moving/transporting furniture for cleaning, special events, programs, and/or unit space re-configuration as needed; maintaining all storage space, keeping it clean, organized, and hazard free
  • Operating/maintaining basic building systems controls (lights, thermostats, security locks & alarms etc.), and insuring they are working correctly
  • Ensuring that all necessary fire regulations are adhered to, including: monthly fire extinguisher checks, annual inspections; keeping all exit/egress areas free and clear from obstructions; preventing hazardous storage conditions; participating in Fire Alarms and evacuation drills
  • Working along with handyman/trade and other facilities staff on projects; May be assigned to one or more other programs as required
  • Required to attend and pass all pertinent training (equipment use, OSHA, DEP etc.), provided by the Jewish Board or other operational requirements of the agency
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A current, valid clean Driver's license is required for this position and throughout all Porter level employment; Porters are required to drive agency vehicles in the course of providing job related services as authorized
  • Three (3) years of experience as a cleaner /maintainer of diverse commercial space
  • One (1) year of Trade school or Certificate program in a related field; may be substituted for 2 years of experience
  • A High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing the English language at a high school level; able to understand and process written directives and work orders

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift & carry fifty (50) pounds; able to bend, reach, push, pull, load, unload, climb, etc.
  • Ability to Work safely from a six (6) foot ladder or OSHA approved work platform
  • Ability to predominantly work on their feet during working hours
  • Ability to work in indoors and outdoors environments, in all weather conditions
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of this job, including routine standing ninety-five (95%) of the time