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Are you passionate about keeping outdoor spaces beautiful and inviting? If yes, join the Vancouver Housing Authority as a Groundskeeper/Laborer and play a key role in keeping our properties pristine and welcoming!

At the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) we work closely with local governments and other community partners throughout Clark County to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness and help families break the cycle of poverty. We provide affordable housing and housing assistance to low-income residents in Clark County. This position performs grounds maintenance work on VHA owned or managed properties including lawn and garden care, pesticide application, general labor, and other related duties. 

Your skills and abilities will support our mission as you:

Mow lawns with tractors or power mowers.

Edge sidewalks and flower beds using power edgers.

Trim hedges, shrubs, and trees with clippers, loppers, saws, and power chain saws.

Rake leaves, weed flower beds, sweep sidewalks, and perform routine lawn maintenance.

Apply chemicals to grass, shrubs, and trees as needed.

Prepare soil for planting, use a rototiller, and apply fertilizers.

Deep clean and vacuum vacant housing units.

Remove refuse, including large items, and haul them to the dump.

Clear snow and ice from parking areas and sidewalks.

Load, unload, and move heavy materials and equipment.

Perform tune-ups and maintenance on yard equipment.

Clean gutters and roofs, and trim trees up to three stories high.

Pay and Benefits

The starting salary range is $23.10 - $25.41 per hour based on experience. In compliance with the Equal Pay & Opportunities Act, the full salary range is $23.10 - $29.57 per hour.

Full-time, non-exempt, union-represented position working 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.

Benefits package also includes 9.03% paid into WA PERS by employer, 12 company paid holidays, and generous paid time off accrual.

Meaningful work that addresses affordable housing and homelessness in our community.


Requires at least 1 years’ experience in ground maintenance.  

High school diploma or GED required.  

Must obtain Washington State Pesticide Applicator's License within 6 months of hire.  

Janitorial experience preferred.  

Must have valid driver’s license and meet VHA auto insurance requirements. 

A cover letter and resume are required when applying for this position. For more information on the Vancouver Housing Authority please visit our website at www.vhausa.com. Please note, those candidates deemed to best match our requirements will be contacted for an interview. We do not discuss application status during the selection process. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

The VHA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

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Date Posted: 
Friday, June 21, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 22, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Vancouver, WA
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