Crystal Stairs
  • 01-Aug-2017 to 30-Jun-2018 (PST)
  • Headstart
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Head Start –Maintenance & Repair Worker

Location: South Los Angeles and Compton areas   

The following job summary is for descriptive purposes only.  Actual job descriptions and job title is subject to change

What We're Looking For:

We are seeking a Maintenance Worker to support our Head Start Program.  This position is responsible for ensuring clean, safe, functional facilities by ensuring maintenance activities as well as repair activities are implemented including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, air conditioning/heating, landscaping, and grounds keeping when professional licensure is not required. The most qualified candidate will have the following responsibilities:


  1. Completes and assures routine maintenance of buildings, grounds and playground equipment during program breaks and more often, as requested.
  2. Completes and assures minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required.
  3. Assists and ensures routine maintenance is carried out such as replacing light bulbs, and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.
  4. Completes and ensures outdoor tasks such as sweeping steps, porches and drives, maintaining parking lot, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and trees are carried out.
  5. Collects information; participates in planning, and completes upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.
  6. Ensures fire extinguishers are checked monthly and inspected annually.
  7. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to Supervisor.
  8. Power washing of buildings, walkways, floors, playground equipment, etc.
  9. Deliver mail and office supplies to facilities.
  10. Able to consistently meet attendance requirements.
  11. Able to work harmoniously and productively with others.
  12. Able to accept and implement constructive criticism.
  13. Able to maintain professional demeanor in difficult situations.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSOS chemical inventory, etc.
  • Knowledge of basic operations, tools, and terms used in building maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of plumbing, painting and other light facility maintenance.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local safety and building code requirements.
  • Knowledge of regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.
  • Three years of previous maintenance or handyman experience preferred. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).
  • Two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of general building maintenance, facilities management, or transportation systems is required.
  • Relevant training from a vocational training organization may be substituted for work experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance.
  • Must meet State health requirements including passing a physical examination as a condition of employment, and must provide verification of a TB clearance at the time of employment. 
  • Mandatory CPR and Basic First Aid certificate, which employee is responsible to maintain for the duration of their employment with Head Start.
  • Fingerprints must be on file with the Justice Department. Official transcripts of educational attainment are required before interview is granted.

Crystal Stairs is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and culture. As part of this commitment, Crystal Stairs provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status. 

All Head Start positions are implemented in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards in each service area.


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