Maintenance Worker III, Oxford Street Shelter


Health and Human Services Department – Social Services Division – Oxford Street Shelter – Deadline Extended -

Our Social Services Division is seeking an individual to join the facilities team located at the Oxford Street Shelter. This position will operate out of the new Homeless Service Center on Riverside St. once construction is complete.  The ideal team member will be a leader that takes pride in their work and values working in a new facility that was designed using best practices and modern construction with an innovative design.  The successful applicant must be comfortable working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with knowledge of building maintenance.   The facilities team works closely with Oxford Street Staff to support individuals experiencing homelessness.  

Requirements:  Thorough knowledge of building maintenance and ability to make repairs; physical strength, agility and stamina necessary to withstand exposure to adverse climatic conditions as outdoor work is done daily including snow removal during the winter months. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and guests of the shelter. 

Additional Requirements:   Valid Maine Class B driver’s license (must provide license number) or a qualified candidate may be hired as Maintenance Worker I with valid Maine Class C license and ability to obtain Class B within six (6) months.  Candidates must pass a pre-employment medical exam and fitness assessment; including a federally mandated drug test.  Candidates must have and maintain a good driving record. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

Labor and Trades Union position – Grade 18 – Salary range starting at $21.48/hour. 

Accepting applications until vacancy is filled


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City Benefits

Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.



The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.



***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***    For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.  Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

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