Maintenance Ambassador

Maintenance Ambassador

Reporting Relationship
Director, Public Realm Operations

Full-time; non-exempt

The Metropolitan Improvement District in downtown Seattle comprises 285 square blocks of public realm, including Occidental Square, Westlake Park, McGraw Square, Bell Street Park. We are looking for a reliable and self-motivated individual to perform ongoing maintenance and repairs to facilities and equipment managed by the MID’s Public Realm Operations team. You must be well-organized with general carpentry, mechanical, electrical and landscaping skills. A keen eye for detail and physical stamina are essential in this job which works both indoors and outdoors in all weather.

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • Identify defects, maintain and repair assets, track maintenance activities.
    • Maintain and repair outdoor furniture and fixtures
    • Perform minor landscaping maintenance throughout the MID
    • Complete minor repairs, painting and filling gaps or crevices in walls, sidewalks, etc.
    • Transport furniture and equipment to / from storage
    • Touch-up painting, basic carpentry
  • Maintain storage areas and tools in a clean and safe condition
  • Identify and report the need for major repairs and replacement
  • Coordinate with City agencies and partners to report and track progress on problem areas identified within the MID which fall under City jurisdiction
  • Troubleshoot mechanical issues; repair or schedule outsourced repairs
  • Other emergency duties as required (e.g. shoveling snow, spreading ice melt, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Capable of adapting repair skills and mechanical knowledge to a wide range of different requests
  • Skilled with operating and maintaining power tools and hand tools.
  • Walking, climbing, standing, sitting and lifting are required.
  • Possess physical strength necessary to lift and move heavy equipment
  • Basic carpentry, electrical, irrigation and landscaping skills
  • Understanding of/compliance with safe worksite precautions and practices
  • Demonstrates basic math skills for measuring, inventory counts, etc.
  • Well-organized, with attention to detail and focus on problem solving
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with others
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively represent DSA, its mission, and values to the general public
  • Able to respond calmly and quickly in an emergency


  • Reflect the Downtown Seattle Association’s core values of Collaboration, Perseverance, Innovation, Excellence, and Integrity
  • Commitment to a growth mindset and a collaborative workplace
  • Humility, sense of humor, comfort with ambiguity
  • Ability to adapt to evolving and shifting priorities

DSA is committed to internal and market equity. The entry rate for this position is $22.00 per hour. Salary is determined based on internal and market equity, internal and market data/salary ranges, and the applicant’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

We also provide:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage*
  • PTO/Personal Holidays
  • Paid FMLA*
  • Life Insurance*
  • LTD*
  • ORCA Card*
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employer-Matched 401(k) Contribution with up to 5% Match
  • First Choice EAP*
  • Corporate Discounts
  • Generous paid time off
  • Nine paid holidays

*Employer paid benefit

Downtown Seattle Association is proud to step up for safety by requiring COVID-19 vaccination of all team members. We’re prioritizing safety for our team members and their families and our communities by requiring the COVID-19 vaccination. To be considered for employment, applicants must supply verification of vaccination during the initial interview process.

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Downtown Seattle Association is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and potential employees will be recruited, selected, trained, promoted, and, if necessary, disciplined without regard to sex, race, religion, creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political ideology or activity, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status. All applicants are carefully screened, and full consideration is given to their training, education, skills, aptitudes, experience and previous work record. In addition, DSA does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.