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Police Athletic League Evening Maintenance Assistant in Manhattan, New York

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a part-time Maintenance Assistant who is responsible for the maintenance tasks in the building and external property, and reports directly to the Center Director

This position is available at the Harlem Center - Manhattan (

The Scheduled is as follows: Wednesday - Friday 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Carry out maintenance and repairs in the building and exterior property.

  • Present ideas and suggestions for improving the management and maintenance of the property as often as possible.

  • When presenting a problem or offering constructive criticism, also present an alternative solution.

  • Build positive relationships with youth and adults and serve as a role model with respect to demeanor, communication, and behavior.

  • Ensure that all program areas are safe and clean, and put away related equipment and supplies.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Be alert to potential facility, equipment, and maintenance personnel-related problems, and provide verbal or written reports when indicated to the center director or other managerial personnel.

  • As assigned by the center director, or when deemed necessary, call/attend meetings with staff or volunteers to assist in the proper collective maintenance of the facility.

  • Interact with and maintain a formal relationship with staff and volunteers to keep lines of communication open to enable you to better understand and manage program/property needs.

  • Perform other facility maintenance duties as assigned by the maintenance supervisor, program coordinator, and center director.

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of a high or vocational school diploma or G.E.D. Certifications in property maintenance or trades preferred.

  • A minimum of three years of professional paid work experience in building maintenance, electrical work, plumbing, etc.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Demonstrated skills and competency in facility maintenance and repairs, construction, and moderate plumbing and electrical work.

  • Ability to assess, troubleshoot, and clearly communicate facility-related problems.

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak professionally to staff, members, parents, groups, and community residents.

  • Familiarity and compliance with office protocols involving dress, demeanor, record keeping, confidentiality, staff meetings, visitors, and employee use of supplies and equipment.

The Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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