Career Opportunity: Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician position open at RUPCORUPCO is looking for a Maintenance Technician to join its team of property professionals. This full-time, hourly position (35-hour work week plus rotating on-call responsibility) assists in the day-to-day maintenance of all RUPCO owned/managed properties. The Maintenance Technician reports directly to the Maintenance Supervisor. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Use of work order system to accomplish maintenance tasks as assigned.
  2. Accomplish unit turnarounds including make ready time.  Provide unit inspections as required.
  3. In association with the Property Management Supervisor and Maintenance Supervisor, contribute to the development and implementation of preventive maintenance plan. Maintain high-quality maintenance standards.
  4. Maintain rental units to include preventive, daily cleanliness and condition of grounds and common areas, emergency repairs or services.
  5. In association with the Property Management Supervisor and Maintenance Supervisor, assist with vendor relations, including obtaining Hold Harmless Agreements and ensuring compliance with insurance requirements.
  6. Complete required reports. Maintain maintenance files as required.
  7. Provide research and initiative in the area of maintenance or property management.
  8. Maintain compliance with all federal, state and local regulations and other mandated guidelines and policies relevant to property management and operations including safety and quality assurance.
  9. Provide ‘on-call’ after-hours weekday, weekend and holiday coverage as scheduled.
  10. Perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience

  • Basic knowledge of general maintenance repairs (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of equipment used to perform general maintenance repairs
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs., climb stairs and ladders, not afraid to get hands “dirty”
  • Valid and acceptable driver’s license endorsed by agency insurance company
  • Reliable transportation to get between worksites
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and positive attitude
  • Able to work independently but also as part of the team in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills: written and oral
  • Experience in a customer service environment (our tenants are our customers)
  • Tolerance and sensitivity to a diverse population
  • Strong work ethic

Attractive benefits package and working environment. Please submit notice of interest for this position to rkozlowski@rupco.org — applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Career Opportunity: Housing Counselor

For Sale - SOLD signs and handsOur HomeOwnership Center is looking for a special person to round out out team of housing counseling professionals. The Housing Counselor reports directly to RUPCO’s Homeownership Center Manager. This is a temporary (approximately 18 months)  full-time position, 35 hours per week.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to support counseling services offered by the RUPCO HomeOwnership Center.
  • Responsible to conduct an initial assessment of income, credit worthiness and mortgage readiness.
  • Responsible to implement RUPCO’s Homebuyer Education program and facilitating orientations on and off site.
  • Responsible to ensure compliance with all grant programs when screening potential applicants for grants. 
  • Properly document and update information needed to determine funding for rehabilitation, down payment and closing costs.
  • Preparation of documents for funding.
  • Responsible to comply with all funding regulations through properly documented client files.
  • Responsible for all client-level data entry in all applicable data bases.
  • Assist the HomeOwnership Center Manager and Vice President of Housing Services in preparing quarterly reports on families served, status, and successful outcomes.
  • Provide additional reports as required.
  • Responsible for timely return of phone calls, follow up with clients, and excellent customer service.
  • Additional duties may be included but not listed here.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of mortgage loan products and documents, detail oriented with organized file management and communication skills helpful.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse groups.
  • Computer literacy and data base experience in Excel necessary.
  • Must have current driver’s license and reliable vehicle for travel.
  • Ability to travel and attain training and certifications as needed.

Please submit notice of interest (cover letter and resume) for this position to saltomare@rupco.org or kgermain@rupco.org . Inquiries will be addressed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.