Head Start - Handyperson / Maintenance Worker

Crystal Stairs, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

Head Start - Handyperson/Maintenance Worker

Location: South Los Angeles & Compton



What We're Looking For:

We are seeking a Handyperson/Maintenance Worker to support our Head Start Program. This position is responsible for ensuring functional facilities by ensuring maintenance activities as well as repair activities are implemented including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, air conditioning/heating, landscaping, and grounds keeping when professional licensure is not required. The most qualified candidate will have the following responsibilities:


  1. Completes and assures minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required
  2. Assists and ensures routine maintenance is carried out such as replacing light bulbs, and maintaining equipment used in the course of work
  3. Completes and ensures outdoor tasks such as sweeping steps, porches and drives, maintaining parking lot, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and trees are carried out
  4. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to Supervisor
  5. Power washing of buildings, walkways, floors, playground equipment, etc.



  • A minimum of high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Knowledge of plumbing, painting and other light facility maintenance.
  • Knowledge of equipment operations, tools, and terms used in building maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSOS chemical inventory, etc.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of previous maintenance or handyperson experience preferred.
  • Two (2) years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of general building maintenance, facilities management, or transportation systems is required.
  • Relevant training from a vocational training organization may be substituted for work experience.


Special Requirements

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance.
  • Must meet State health requirements including passing a physical examination as a condition of employment, and must provide verification of a TB clearance at the time of employment.
  • Fingerprints must be on file with the Justice Department. Official transcripts of educational attainment are required before interview is granted.


Total Package of Benefits


  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision/ Life and Pet Insurance
  • 401k Matching Options
  • Flex Spending  
  • Pre-paid Legal Services
  • Sick and Vacation Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Training Days/Staff Development
  • Opportunity for Advancement
  • Robust Learning Management System offering  the following continuing education units: PDC, HRCI, CEU, CPE, PDU, SHRM


Crystal Stairs is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and culture. As part of this commitment, Crystal Stairs provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.


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Contact Info

Brandon Hale

Job Details

Category: Operations/Facilities

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: September 22nd, 2020

Agency Details

Website: http://crystalstairs.org/

Crystal Stairs is one of the largest private non-profit child development corporations in the State of California. We help families locate affordable and appropriate childcare through a variety of services, working with childcare providers, educators, advocates, and community members to positively impact the lives of more than 47,000 children each year.