Eden Housing


Job Code
# of Openings
Maintenance and Janitorial
Eden Housing Properties
801 Alma - Palo Alto, 819 N. Rengstorff - Mountain Vew, Nugent Square - East Palo Alto


Under general supervision of the Manager or Maintenance personnel, the Janitor is responsible for keeping exterior, common areas, vacant units, sidewalks and alleyways of property(ies) in a clean and safe condition.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

General duties:

  • Cleans all hallways.
  • Cleans all common and reception areas.
  • Cleans all vacant apartments.
  • Cleans all parking areas, sidewalks and alleyways.
  • Cleans on-site management offices.
  • Maintains congenial relationships with all residents, is understanding of and sensitive to cultural background, economic status, those with special needs, and adheres to Fair Housing requirements.

Specific duties:

  • Vacuums carpets.
  • Washes windows and walls, ceilings, woodwork, door panels and sills (interior/exterior).
  • Keeps sidewalks clean (i.e., sweep, shovel, power wash).
  • Blows leaves from parkways.
  • Sweeps, scrubs, waxes, polishes and/or vacuums floors.
  • Picks up trash and sidewalk debris in and around the property.
  • Empties and sanitizes trashcans and ashtrays.
  • Cleans appliances, rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture and draperies, screens and filters
  • Dusts blinds, furniture and other apartment fixtures.
  • Maintains appliances and plumbing.
  • Assists with painting, as directed.
  • Replaces burnt-out bulbs and air conditioner filters, as needed or requested.
  • Prepares dumpsters for garbage and recycle pick-up
  • Checks locks while working in specific areas.
  • Replenishes bathroom supplies in common bathrooms.
  • Sets up, picks-up and cleans-up tables and chairs in meeting or dining rooms for miscellaneous social program activities, as requested.
  • Reports maintenance problems or any noticeable damage or needed repairs to Manager or maintenance personnel.
  • Reports to Manager any excessive noise, disorderly conduct or misuse of property.
  • Maintains appropriate janitorial supplies. Notifies immediate supervisor when supplies need to be replenished.
  • Attends staff meetings and resident meetings, as required.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • OR 1 year janitorial or related experience and/or training;
  • OR equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Plumbing and mechanical aptitude; good safety habits.
  • General understanding of ongoing housekeeping and cleaning procedures.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Exercise common sense, good judgement, consistency and self-control in day-to-day contact with residents and in other business-related matters.
  • Familiar with power, water and gas turnoffs, clean out traps, fire extinguishers and fire systems.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience working with diverse groups, i.e., staff, residents and suppliers.
  • Commitment to the companies' goals and philosophy.


Must have reliable automobile transportation and a valid California Driver’s License and insurance, if required to work at multiple locations.



Ability to read and comprehend written instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, wet or humid conditions, outdoor weather conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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