Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

We are currently looking for a Maintenance Technician to join our team!

Downstreet is seeking a team-oriented and dependable person with strong maintenance skills to help maintain our affordable housing portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform repairs and maintenance as directed. Repairs include minor plumbing, basic carpentry, appliance troubleshooting and hardware replacement, minor electrical work, grounds keeping, exterior/interior painting, winterization of buildings and window replacement, operating machinery, janitorial, trash and debris removal, snow shoveling, etc. Individual may be required to oversee the service of contractor-related services.

  • Ensure that apartment turnovers are completed in a quality manner in accordance with the standards of the organization, while adhering to Lead Paint Essential Maintenance Procedures.

  • Analyze and resolve work problems and assist other maintenance technicians in repair or maintenance work.

  • Completes work orders indicating materials used and cost, labor, and tenant charges.

  • Respond to emergency calls during required on-call rotation with other maintenance staff.

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with residents.

  • Work independently and as part of the Property Management team to carry out job duties.

  • Participate in team and staff meetings.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education

  • Two years of related maintenance experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment, and life experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, basic blueprints, and procedural manuals.

  • Ability to learn relevant property management and other Downstreet software.

  • Ability to independently manage priorities and deadlines and ability to manage confidential information.

  • Strong customer service skills and problem-solving abilities.

  • Commitment to equity and inclusion and social and economic justice.

  • Valid Vermont Driver’s License, personal vehicle, and ability to travel between housing sites.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods standing and walking.

  • Must be physically able to climb ladders, bend, or crawl into awkward spaces.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.


$20/hour plus $3,120 annual on-call stipend and mileage reimbursement paid monthly.

Downstreet also provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • 403(b) with company match up to 4.5%
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Dental insurance benefits
  • Life insurance and long-term disability benefits
  • Generous paid leave allowances (vacation, sick, and personal time)
  • Short-term disability

Application Instructions

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don’t apply unless they meet 100% of the job criteria. While we have worked to consolidate the minimum qualifications for each role, we aren’t looking for someone who checks each box on a page; we’re looking for active learners and people who care about supporting and promoting affordable housing opportunities for all in Vermont. If this sounds like you, please apply!

Downstreet is strongest when we have a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are an equal employment opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or Veteran status are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the form below. Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be a part of the Downstreet team. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Downstreet is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the form below. Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be a part of the Downstreet team.