Job Title: National Maintenance Director
Location: Headquartered in Texas, Florida, or San Diego
Department(s): Operations
Reports to: Senior Vice President - Asset Management


The National Maintenance Director will be responsible for maintenance programs and initiative including, but not limited to:

  • Oversite of our Portfolio's Capital Expenditures
  • Training Programs
  • Mentorship for Property Maintenance Teams
  • Property Compliance
  • Budgeting & Cost Savings
  • National Vendor Partnerships


  • Interview and assess maintenance candidates for property candidates for property positions and participate in the selection process of new hires by making recommendations to the Executive Director/Regional Director/Senior Vice President
  • Monitor maintenance service request responses to ensure a high degree of resident satisfaction
  • Mentor and manage maintenance team
  • Create, implement, and manage maintenance recruitment, training, and development programs
  • Must possess basic knowledge of local and state codes for permitting, sign ordinances, and pool regulations
  • Maintain a portfolio preventative maintenance program that extends the life of assets while minimizing future repairs
  • Identify and implement cost saving measure that improve asset value and NOI
  • Maintain hazard communications program to provide continuous education and promotion of safe work practices
  • Ensure facilities and maintenance policies and procedures are in compliance with state and federal guidelines and laws
  • Assist Executive Director with conducting performance reviews for maintenance team
  • Mentor Maintenance Supervisors through monthly calls, training, and other leadership measures
  • Assist in completion of new asset due diligence and transition processes
  • Adhere to dress code requirements
  • Perform additional tasks and responsibilities as requested by your supervisor
  • Travel and provide additional support as needed


  • Multifamily or student housing experience required
  • Must have at least 5 years experience in a supervisory facilities management position
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; College degree preferred
  • Up to 50% travel, including air travel
  • Must possess strong grammar and general mathematical skills
  • Must have excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule which may include weekends as necessary to fulfill job assignment

Technical Requirements

  • EPA certification Type I & II
  • Position requires individuals to be able to use general maintenance equipment including, but not limited to, hand tools, ladders, refrigerant recovery units, landscaping equipment, and required safety equipment
  • Must be able to diagnose problems and assist with repair of the following
    • Major appliances
    • HVAC, including EPA Certification
    • Basic-Intermediate plumbing
    • Basic-Intermediate electrical ( when no license required)
    • Sheetrock
    • General carpentry
    • Pool maintenance
    • Roofs and gutters
    • Painting
    • General irrigation maintenance and repairs
    • Landscaping
    • Fountain maintenance and repairs
    • Foundation/sidewalk repairs
    • Ice/snow removal
    • Golf carts and small engine maintenance

Physical Requirements

  • This position requires frequent lifting and moving of up to 65lbs when using machinery and equipment for essential maintenance tasks, including by not limited to installing outside air conditioning units. Requires frequent bending and/or stooping to access equipment and machinery necessary for essential maintenance tasks. Also requires frequent use of ladders and stepladders to access equipment and machinery necessary for essential maintenance tasks. 
  • Additionally, the person in this position needs to:
    • Occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc
    • Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery (calculator, copy machine, printer, etc)
    • Frequently communicate with Executive Directors and Maintenance Supervisors who have inquiries about their property maintenance. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
    • regularly talk or hear while performing the duties of this job. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms

Pierce Education Properties, L.P.
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 750, San Diego, CA 92108
Ph: 619.297.0400

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