El Paso, TX
Full Time
District at Pellicano Apartments
Student (High School)
POSITION: Porter/Groundskeeper
REPORTS TO: Lead Maintenance Technician & Property Manager

The purpose of this job description is to communicate the responsibilities and duties associated with the position of Porter/Groundskeeper. While the following information should be considered a comprehensive description of this position, it should also be noted that some responsibilities and duties may not be specifically addressed. Every person is expected to perform any reasonable task or request that is consistent with fulfilling company objectives. It is imperative that you review these duties, skills, and physical requirements closely and that you understand that by signing the Job Description Acknowledgment, you are verifying that you can perform all the duties, have the skills and possess the physical abilities that are necessary to perform the job as described.

JOB BRIEF: The primary responsibilities of the Porter/Groundskeeper involve the upkeep of the property in order to enhance and maintain its curb appeal. The Porter will also assist the rest of the staff, as directed, in their efforts to manage the property in an efficient manner.

Conduct all business in accordance with company policies and procedures, state and federal laws; e.g., OSHA, ADA, Fair Housing, etc.

• Checks and replaces exterior lighting on a regular basis.
• If certified for pool maintenance, clean and maintain the pool as directed.
• Maintains awareness of proper safety precautions at all times.
• Constantly observes the condition of apartment property throughout the community and immediately reports and/or initiates action to correct unsafe conditions.
• Needs to be aware of all utility meter cut-offs, apartment, and fixture cut-offs, sewer cleanouts.
• Ensures that storage areas always remain locked when not in use.

• Complete all Grace Hill courses by the required deadlines. Commissions and bonuses will not be paid for anyone with past due Grace Hill courses.

• Physically walks the property on a frequent basis and removes litter, debris, cigarette butts and pet droppings from the grounds. It is especially critical that the following areas remain neat and free of litter at all times.
  • Management Office
  • Pool area.
  • Laundry room.
  • Mail rooms (if applicable).
  • Pathways to show units/models
  • Stairways and breezeways
  • Dumpster areas.
  • Recreation areas.
  • Grounds adjacent to the road, in front of the office.
  • Walkways to and from, and in-between buildings.
  • Exterior lighting fixtures
  • Parking lots and drives.
  • Performs "trash-out" duties at vacated apartments on a daily basis. Removes all abandoned furniture, trash, boxes. Transfers to dumpster or storage area, whichever is applicable.
  • Transfers trash and other items left outside of the dumpster into the dumpster. Pick-up and sweep area. Keeps dumpster/compactor doors closed on windy days.
  • Details property on a regular basis. Cleans and rakes shrub areas; shovels mud when necessary. Use a blower to keep sidewalks and walking areas clean of loose grass and brush.
  • Repairs and replaces windows, screens, sliding glass doors, etc. Performs routine maintenance on property as requested by the manager and senior maintenance technician.
  • Assists with various physical tasks as directed; e.g., tearing down fences, digging post holes, carrying abandoned sofas, liens, etc.
  • Assists with "make-ready" duties when requested by the manager or senior maintenance technician.
  • Helps clean and maintain storage and shop areas.
  • Performs interior and exterior painting duties when requested. Carries buckets of paint from storage area to work site.
  • Completes minor and routine service requests when requested by the manager and/or senior maintenance technician. Follow procedures when service requests are performed.
  • Changes locks, rekeys, and makes keys when directed.
  • Distributes resident communications to residents; e.g., upcoming events, pest control notices, newsletters.
  • Performs work area clean-up and safety-related duties.
  • Assists in keeping grounds neat and free of litter. Rakes, sweeps, shovels as circumstances warrant.
  • Performs any additional duties assigned by senior maintenance technician and manager.
Must meet all physical requirements and be able to take direction.

Work Hours:
40 hours per week if full-time or up to 25 hours if part-time. Weekly schedule may change as required. Weekends as circumstances warrant.

Equipment Requirement:
Required to wear back support belt, and gloves as tasks dictate.


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