Positions Available

Positions Available

CHRC is committed to developing an outstanding workforce.  An outstanding workforce allows CHRC to provide outstanding affordable housing and redevelopment services for our residents and the community.  Thank you for your interest in employment with CHRC.

Applications submitted after the specified application deadline cannot be considered.  To apply for an open position, please submit the official CHRC employment application using the forms available below prior to the specified deadline.

Again, thank you for your interest in working with CHRC.  Due to the large number of applications we receive for open positions, our practice is to contact only the most qualified applicants during the hiring process.  However, your application on file with CHRC for twelve (12) months.

Part-Time/Temporary Maintenance Assistant

Maintenance Mechanic Assistant Nature of Work This is semi-skilled routine and preventive maintenance work performed for the Columbia Housing and Redevelopment Corporation. Incumbents are responsible for a variety of cleaning and maintenance repair assignments depending upon seasonal and workload demands. They also perform routine and preventive maintenance duties in and around public housing authority apartment complexes.

Job related duties include performing semi-skilled duties in carpentry, appliance repair, electrical repair, plumbing repair, sheet rock repair, painting and related preventive maintenance activities. Incumbents also perform landscaping duties and prepare and paint vacant apartments for occupancy when necessary and are subject to being called out in the event of maintenance emergencies. Job duties require considerable knowledge of the construction and maintenance trades, good interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to follow established policies and procedures and sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather conditions. Job performance is evaluated by the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Executive Director / CEO through review of the quality and timeliness of completed job assignments, ability to interact effectively with co-workers, residents and the public, knowledge of routine and preventive maintenance activities; dependability and the ability to adhere to established policies and procedures. Illustrative

Examples of Work: Performs routine custodial duties in common areas, community rooms, etc. located in apartment complexes when necessary.

  • Assists with cleaning and repairing gas and electric appliances including stoves, refrigerators, garbage disposals, etc.
  • Assists with troubleshooting and repairing various types of heating and cooling systems.
  • Assists with the repair and/or replacement of doors, doorknobs and locks.
  • Repairs and patches holes in sheet rock and/or re-hangs sheet rock if necessary.
  • Installs and/or replaces ceramic tile, floor tile and linoleum.
  • Cleans parking lots, sidewalks and common areas and removes trash and debris as necessary.
  • Assists with replacing and/or repairing electrical outlets, receptacles and switches.
  • Replaces broken concrete in sidewalks and driveways and patches small areas of asphalt.
  • Repairs broken windows and screens, gutters and downspouts and repairs vinyl siding and soffit.
  • Performs routine landscaping duties including mowing yards, trimming trees, planting flowers and shrubs and removing weeds when necessary.
  • Assists with the repair and/or replacement of copper, galvanized, or PVC pipes, valves and other plumbing fixtures.
  • Assists with receiving and stocking supplies and materials utilized for maintenance operations.
  • Unstops sewer lines using electrical and/or hand held augers.
  • Cleans, prepares and paints apartments for occupancy after the previous resident has vacated the unit.
  • Cleans up debris after performing repair activities and removes garbage and other debris from common areas.
  • Consistently adheres to established safety policies and procedures and utilizes all required safety equipment when necessary.
  • Completes service requests and other forms in an accurate, thorough and timely manner.
  • Paints occupied units when necessary and/or in accordance with established schedules. -Repairs gas furnaces and stoves and responds to reports of gas odor and/or leaks.
  • Assists with troubleshooting and repairing air conditioning units and refrigerators.
  • Keeps all vehicles, tools and equipment in good operating order.
  • Performs related duties as required. Necessary Requirements of Work Graduation from an accredited high school supplemented with vocational craft training; considerable experience in plumbing, appliance repair, carpentry and/or electrical repair; ability to interact with the public and co-workers in a tactful and considerate manner; sufficient strength and agility to perform all required duties in a variety of weather conditions; good organizational skills; ability to consistently follow established policies and procedures; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience to provide the following critical knowledge, abilities and skills:
  • Considerable knowledge of the materials and methods used for industrial cleaning operations including familiarity with floor care products, solvents and cleaning agents.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and practices associated with plumbing, appliance repair, carpentry and electrical repair.
  • Considerable knowledge of one or more of the following technical areas: welding, painting, residential construction, roofing, masonry, landscaping, and/or air conditioning/refrigeration.
  • Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions associated with all maintenance activities including the proper use of respirators, safety equipment, lock out procedures and the use of solvents and lawn/pesticide chemicals (including MSDS specifications).
  • Considerable knowledge of commonly utilized landscaping and lawn care maintenance techniques and practices.
  • Knowledge of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority regulations and safety procedures required for certification as a Basic Gas Operator.
  • Knowledge of the Tennessee Gas Code and Standard Building Codes.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with co-workers, residents and the public. -Ability to plan and organize job assignments in an efficient manner and determine the tools, equipment and materials needed to complete assigned work in accordance with service requests.
  • Ability to consistently follow established operating policies and procedures involving maintenance operations.
  • Ability to operate all power, hand and bench tools and machines required to perform maintenance assignments in a safe and proper manner.
  • Ability to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Skill in the care and use of the power and hand tools and equipment associated with routine and preventive maintenance activities.
  • Skill in the operation of motor vehicles including pick up trucks and automobiles. Necessary Special Requirements
  • Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver's license and be insurable by the Columbia Housing and Redevelopment Corporation’s automobile liability carrier at standard rates.
  • Must be familiar with Basic Gas Operator certification requirements as established by the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.
  • Must reside or be willing to relocate within Columbia city limits within three (3) months of employment.