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Porter-Part Time in Brooklyn, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 2/24/2019

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Job Description

Overview:  A physically active, demanding position which requires responsibility for maintaining the cleanliness, sanitary conditions, and safety of the residence to which the porter is assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

1. Daily maintenance, cleaning, dusting of program office, kitchens, bathrooms, common areas, elevators, lobbies, corridors, stairwells, recreational areas and storage areas etc.

2. Launder, fold, iron all consumer clothing.

3. Floor Care: including but not limited to sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and washing.

4. Requires the safe and proper use of hand and all cleaning equipment (manual & power operated) and janitorial chemicals as required.

5. Operate (turn on/off/reset) lights, thermostats, security locks & alarms etc.

6. Ensure that all necessary fire regulations are adhered to:Monthly Fire extinguisher checks, annual inspections are up to date, all exit/egress are free and clear from obstructions, no hazardous storage conditions.7. Responsible for notifying the appropriate Supervisor of any deficiencies, problems or other issues requiring attention or action.

8. Participates in Fire Alarms and evacuation drills as directed.

9. Must comply with all regulatory requirements regarding facility cleaning, maintenance chemical handling and chemical storage.

10. Maintains all storage space clean, organized, hazard free.

11. Completes and maintains all job related recordkeeping.

12. Submit supply list for timely ordering of janitorial supplies and insures that cleaning supplies and equipment inventories are up to date.

13. Required to attend and pass all pertinent training (equipment use, OSHA, DEP etc.), provided by the Jewish Board or other operational requirements of the agency.

14. Other duties as assigned.


Operate all forms of hand and power custodial equipment

Able to lift & carry fifty (50) pounds, bend, reach, push, pull, load, unload, climb, etc.

To predominantly work on their feet during working hours

The work environment requires working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions

To perform the essential functions of this job, the candidate is routinely required to stand ninety-five (95)% of the time)


Three (3) years’ experience as a cleaner /maintainer of diverse commercial space.

One year of Trade school or Certificate program in a related field may be substituted for 2 years’ experience. 

A HS diploma or GED Preferred. Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing the English language at a HS level.

Must be able to understand and process written directives and work orders

Maintain a Driver’s license throughout their employment, driving Agency vehicles in the course of providing job related services may be required.