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The Jewish Board Porter in The Bronx, 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. This is a part time, unionize role in the Bronx.

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