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Breaking Ground Maintenance Supervisor in Brooklyn, New York

Maintenance Supervisor

Edwin's Place, 7 Livonia Ave, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Req #866

Monday, May 17, 2021

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.

But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.

The Property Management (PM) department is responsible for the day-to-day management of Breaking Ground’s permanent housing portfolio of over 20 buildings and is essential to operational planning for the agency's intended residential building growth. PM plays an integral role in Breaking Ground’s overall mission of ending homelessness by providing safe, clean, stable, supportive environments once people have been housed. The Maintenance Supervisor will assist in the development of a preventative maintenance plan, and will perform electrical, plumbing, mechanical and general carpentry work. They will supervise the building maintenance staff in the performance of their duties, coordinate inspections with tenants, supervisors, peers and related city agencies, and assist in the maintenance of the building department systems such as work order, purchasing, building inspections. Ensure the building maintains certificate of fitness. Provide after-hours emergency coverage.


  • Prepare vacant units for re- renting

  • Maintain inspection logs for standpipe/sprinkler, maintenance logs and all federal, state and city regulations

  • Carry out and oversee preventative maintenance program throughout building

  • Carry out repairs as necessary to maintain building

  • Assist in the overseeing of work order system

  • Coordinate building maintenance systems with contractors and supervisors

  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly inspections of all common areas throughout building

  • Supervise building maintenance and housekeeping staff

  • Respond to emergency calls and rectify existing condition

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum five years working in the building trades or related field

  • Supervisory training, managerial training seminars

  • Basic skills in plumbing, electrical work, carpentry , and dry wall application

  • High School Diploma, GED , and or Trade School Certification

  • Microsoft Word, Excel and some property management software i.e. MRI Outlook

  • Ability to read and understand design drawings. Ability to read and understand English, Bi-lingual Spanish a plus


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  • Edwin's Place, 7 Livonia Ave, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America