Maintenance Supervisor

14 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016, USA Req #2177
Monday, November 6, 2023
ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home!

Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.

But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.

The Prince George


Located in Manhattan, The Prince George offers 416 units of permanent supportive housing to low-income New Yorkers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and chronically homeless individuals, including some with mental illness. The Center for Urban Community Services provides comprehensive onsite social services, and Breaking Ground coordinates property management services. Built in 1904, The Prince George was once one of New York City’s premier hotels and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



Maintenance Supervisor – Property Management

Reporting to the Building Director, the Maintenance Supervisor oversees the day-to-day building operations including all direct supervision of the Maintenance Staff.  These activities directly support the residents and contribute to Breaking Ground’s overall mission of ending homelessness. This position directly impacts the quality of life of all tenants by providing a structurally safe, exceptionally clean, and highly maintained positive environment. The Maintenance Supervisor develops a preventative maintenance plan, performs electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and general carpentry work. The Maintenance Supervisor assigns tasks and coordinates inspections with tenants, supervisors, peers, and related city agencies; and oversees maintenance of building systems through work orders, purchasing, and building inspections. The Maintenance Supervisor ensures the building maintains certificates of fitness. The Maintenance Supervisor must reside onsite and provide after-hours emergency coverage.


  • Manage day-to-day building functions and supervise the maintenance and housekeeping staff 
  • Manage building maintenance services and systems with contractors and supervisors
  • Coordinate, dispatch, and verify work performed both physically and via the work order system
  • Oversee work order system and unit-turn-over process
  • Assist with preparation of annual building-wide inspections conducted by DHS, DOH, DOB, FDNY, and other agencies
  • Address tenant concerns about maintenance via meetings or written notices
  • Respond to emergency calls and rectify existing conditions
  • Respond to summons, violations, and city complaints 
  • Strategize to reduce violations and summons
  • Assist in preparation of annual budget and maintain budget for maintenance department
  • Maintain inspection logs for standpipe/sprinkler; maintenance logs; and all federal, state, and city regulations
  • Ensure building compliance with all building and health codes
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma, GED, or Trade School Certification required
  • Minimum 5 years working in the building trades or related field
  • Supervisory experience
  • Taken supervisory and managerial training seminars preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams, and some property management programs like MRI Outlook
  • Basic skills in plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, and dry wall application
  • Must have current S-12 Fire Sprinkler, S-13 Standpipe, and S-95 Fire Alarm Systems Certifications
  • F-07 and W-07 Fitness for Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor Certifications are preferred 
  • Ability to read and understand design drawings
  • Ability to read and understand English 
  • Ability to work with diverse population, including persons with mental illness and histories of homelessness

As part of our continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees and clients, and in compliance with the City of New York COVID-19 Safety Requirement Mandate, Breaking Ground strongly recommends all employees, interns, volunteers, and subcontractors to receive an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination and provide a one-time verification of immunization as a condition of employment.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $26.37
  • Max Hiring Rate $26.37
Location on Google Maps
  • 14 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016, USA