Live-in Superintendent - Supportive Housing

Title:                      Superintendent

Location:             Bedford Green House


Program Overview:

Bedford Green House is a new state-of-the-art supportive/affordable housing complex providing homes and services to more than 300 New Yorkers.  Phase I is a building designed to LEED Gold Standards and is scheduled to open in the Bronx in December 2019. Bedford Green House will provide onsite social services including primary care for adults and families and women’s health services, family reunification services, occupational therapy, and more. Funded in part by the NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene and Human Resources Administration, Bedford Green House supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of resources for the community at large. BGH features sustainable landscaped green roof, rooftop greenhouse, aquaponics growing system, horticultural therapy classes with year-round gardening, planned healthy cooking workshops, community playground, and backyard with recreational and exercise equipment.


Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of Program Director, with wide latitude for independent action and decision making, the Superintendent  is responsible for directing the custodial staff in performing repair and maintenance work in the interior and, as needed, exterior of the building, ensuring that all building equipment is functioning properly to provide a safe, clean, sanitary and code compliant facility for clients and staff; coordinating the performance and completion of any capital improvement projects with Facilities Department; performs related work.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Superintendent include but are not limited to the following activities:

*Available to respond to emergencies on a 24/7/365 basis, especially after normal work hours and on weekends.

·         Supervises and directs the custodial staff to perform daily tasks in maintenance of building and cleanliness, response to work requests from staff and tenants

·         Provides on-site training to custodial staff to enable them to properly perform a myriad of tasks, including cleaning, mopping, and waxing floors, doing refuge removal in accord with the established schedule, adhering to the recycling program, sweeping and dusting designated areas, cleaning disinfecting bathrooms, painting and doing other minor repair work

·         Ensures that staff is maintaining the condition of the building exterior by performing such tasks as sweeping the front entrance, wiping anything from the walls, doing snow removal and, when necessary, salting of the pathways and other appropriate areas

·         Conducts custodial staff meetings

·         Supervisor is responsible for providing training and assuring all staff is in compliance with LEED requirements for the building

·         Maintains liaison with service and maintenance contractors and representatives from outside agencies including the Fire Department, DOB etc.

·         Coordinates and supervise the completion of all work to be done in the building

·         Oversees the proper functioning of the building's equipment, ensuring that any needed repairs are completed as quickly as possible and that six-month inspections are performed and recorded

·         Monitors the use of the technical contracts that have been issued for selected repair and maintenance work, utilizing these when emergencies occur, especially plumbing and electrical situations

·         Ensures that any repair work being done by outside contractors is monitored and inspected prior to being accepted and processed for payment

·         Prepares requisitions for supplies and equipment and maintains an adequate inventory so staff can have needed

goods and materials to perform requested work

·         Routinely checks all areas of the building to prevent violations from city or state agencies

·         Completes corrective action plans for all building/maintenance inspection citations issued against the building

·         Performs all other duties assigned by Program Director and Facilities Department

·         Conduct regular inspections of all Life Safety Equipment 

·         Utilize maintenance management system ( and Hippo CMMS)




Education/ Experience Requirements:

·         Bachelor of the Arts Degree and experience with a minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience working in building maintenance, repair, and management, including at least one (1) year experience supervising maintenance or custodial workers

·         High school or GED plus experience with a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience working in building maintenance, repair and management, including one (1) year experience supervising maintenance or custodial workers

·         Must have LEED Certification within 90 days of employment which PRI will cover cost of certification  

·         Experience in new building opening and operations preferred


Certificates and Credentials:

·         Fire Guard certification F-02

·         Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems (without voice communication system) S-95 or

·         Supervision of Fire Alarm System (with one-way communication system) F-53

·         Boiler Certificate of Fitness P-99

·         City Wide Standpipe System S-13 and City-Wide Sprinkler System S-12

·         10- Hour OSHA certificate


Preferred Skills:

·         Ability to work with staff to enhance their skills; through demonstration, a team spirit, enabling staff to overcome the challenges of providing needed services to a special client population

·         The ability to assess work requests, create order of priorities, and assign work to staff and monitor its timely completion

·         Ability to work with diverse clients with mental health issues

·         Excellent oral, writing, and listening skills

·         An ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff and handle delicate situations  

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook (especially e-mail), Word, and Excel

*Two bedroom apartment is provided

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: