Mundo Verde PCS (learn more)

Washington, District of Columbia (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3952825
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: July 1, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Maintenance Technician  



Job Overview: The Maintenance Technician is a member of the Operations and Facilities Teams who support the daily operations of Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for ensuring effective and efficient day-to-day facility operations and grounds, supporting preventative maintenance and building maintenance, and supporting the coordination of vendors to provide critical building services. This position is critical to the operation of the school and the duties are many and varied. The Maintenance Technician does not have any direct reports but may support the Facilities Manager in coordination with the contracted janitorial crew or other vendors.


Reports To: This position currently reports directly to the Facilities Manager. 


Responsibilities and Duties

School Safety

  • Maintain a safe, clean and inviting school for students, faculty and staff
  • Conducts inspections of school facilities to evaluate the physical condition of buildings, equipment and grounds to notify Facilities Manager of any repairs or maintenance
  • Ensure proper operation of building systems including (not limited to) HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Life Safety Systems, hardware, security (including arming and disarming the building as needed), etc.
  • Supports annual inspections for all relevant equipment with contracted vendors
  • Support school safety by assisting with student arrival and dismissal procedures
  • Ensures security and serves in designated role for school emergency procedures as directed by supervisor
  • Attends to emergencies outside of regular school hours, as needed 
  • Maintain knowledge regarding methods of industrial cleaning, safety practices and procedures, and health standards and hazards
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with regulations; maintain up-to-date building documentation and certifications in the management software system(s)

Vendor Management 

  • Checks and verifies completion of vendors work aligned with original quotations and executed contracts
  • Operates, maintains or supervises custodial functions for either vended or in-house staff, as directed by supervisor 
  • Direct vendors as necessary onsite to manage repair and maintenance of building mechanical systems

Facilities and Supplies

  • Ensure building and grounds are clean and well maintained
  • Hands on day-to-day operation of building systems with basic electrical and plumbing troubleshooting and minor repairs, installations, and maintenance
  • Support in maintaining and organizing equipment and related building supplies
  • Carries out maintaining preventative maintenance schedules for all equipment and building systems in line with the school’s facilities plan as directed by supervisor
  • Provides input on recommended maintenance, mechanical, electrical, and facility design modifications
  • Assist in moving furniture and items as needed for staff and special events
  • Works with supervisor to determine priorities of action required for repairs and preventative maintenance, sanitation standards and installations
  • Track and communicate status of project requests to requestors and other interested parties to ensure timely feedback and accountability
  • Ability to work overhead and climb ladders, crouched positions, basic carpentry skills, walk stairwells and lift up to 75lbs


  • Attend and participate in Operations team meetings
  • Be available for on-call facility issues on evenings, weekends and as needed
  • Meet with supervisor weekly to evaluate progress, growth and performance using Mundo Verde's evaluation process
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Values


  • Candidates must have an associate’s degree, vocational training, or equivalent experience 
  • Must be comfortable using a computer and other technology 
  • Hand and power tool knowledge and use required as well as an ability to adjust to unexpected tasks and schedule to the updated priorities   
  • Must be able to read and write in English, bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Experience in a school setting is preferred 


Skills and Values

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills and high detail orientation and strict adherence to deadlines and deliverables
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated ability to be an independent solutions-oriented problem-solver
  • Commitment to demonstrate love and joy towards students, colleagues, and the work
  • Willing, hard-working attitude with a growth mindset toward self, students, and colleagues
  • Ability to take ownership of personal work and the school mission
  • Capacity to embody the characteristics of a Community Steward by practicing six community building virtues and values every day: 1) Empathy, 2) Speak your truth, 3) Perseverance, 4) Inquiry, 5) Collaboration, and 6) Appreciation
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work on a team
  • Flexibility, professionalism, creativity and a willingness to learn
  • Versatility and willingness to learn new skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated commitment to Mundo Verde’s mission


 Other Job Details

  • Schedule: 8 hour day starting at 7:00am (may be required to attend meetings after student dismissal or meet vendors prior to building opening)
  • Location: Cook Campus and Calle Ocho Campus
  • Support other campus as needed (i.e. meeting vendors, alarm response, basic repair as time allows)
  • Act as support for other campus, including cross training on facility systems
  • This position does not have any direct reports 
  • Position Type: This is a 12-month salaried position which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Employment subject to TB test, fingerprinting and background check


What we offer

Mundo Verde cares for and values our phenomenal staff and provides the following:  

  • A competitive salary based on one’s education and experience 
  • A Tier 1 school home in which to inspire children in a progressive environment
  • An opportunity to be a part of developing compassionate global stewards and life-long biliterate learners
  • Colleagues who are devoted to their practice, their students, and the school mission
  • A leadership team dedicated to supporting professional growth by providing feedback and support 
  • A 3-4 week summer institute and other professional development opportunities as available
  • FT salary: A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, short/long-term and life insurance, employer contributions to a 401(k), a transportation stipend, and paid time off (25 days) 5 Sick days and 20 Personal days,  and holidays scheduled in the school calendar. 


MVBPCS is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Support Staff > Custodian
    Support Staff > Maintenance
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Michelle Sinkgraven
    • 3220 16th St. NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20010

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