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Housing Maintenance Laborer

Prepared by Human Resources on January 3, 2023; Approved by Housing Director/Tribal Administrator on January 3, 2023

Department Facility & Ground Maintenance
Reports To Housing Director/Housing Maintenance Supervisor
Type of Employment Full-Time
Work Hours 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
FSLA Status Non-Exempt


Works with housing maintenance Supervisor in maintaining Tribal housing units by performing the following duties.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Indian preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe’s policy 181 within the Tribes Employee Handbook.

Starting wage $25.00

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • General maintenance of varied housing units including single family residences and duplexes.
  • Assist in repairs and upkeep of homes as directed.
  • Assist in maintaining maintenance equipment in clean, safe and operable condition.
  • Assist in maintaining maintenance supply rooms in clean, organized and safe manner.
  • Painting (interior and exterior), drywall, plumbing, electrical, flooring, and carpentry duties including framing and finish carpentry.
  • Maintenance and home rehabilitation tasks
  • Transports small equipment or tools between departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Requirements

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must be able to work independently.  The requirements listed 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.

Experience and Eduction

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2 to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education/training and experience.

Equivalent experience will be accepted in place of required education.



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence. 


Basic mathematical skills; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Valid, current, and unrestricted Washington State Driver’s License.

Essential Competencies

Problem Solving:  Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situation; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills:  Multi-discipline carpentry, basic electrical knowledge including outlet/switch removal and replacement.

Interpersonal Skills:  Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication:  Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.

Written Communication:  Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork:  Balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Quantity:  Meets productive standards; completes work in a timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

Ethics:  Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Judgment:  Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Safety and Security:  Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Dependability:  Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Attendance/Punctuality:  Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Essential Competencies

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and work outside in all weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

At-Will Employment

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

The employment relationship with Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe is voluntary; there is no specified length of employment.  Accordingly, either the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause, at any time, so long as there is no violation of applicable federal or state law.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.


After 60 days of employment

  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage
  • Short term disability
  • Long term disability
  • Disability resources

After 90 days of employment

  • Annual Leave accrual
  • Sick Leave accrual
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Paid Holidays

After 1 year of employment

  • 401K employer contribution
Work Location Work on Location Premises
2373 Tokeland Rd.
Tokeland, Washington 98590
Job Posting Valid Through Valid until filled
Position Start Date Immediately