SUMMARY:  Maintenance workers provide a direct service to the Head Start program by maintaining the Center in such a way to promote health and safety while reducing the spread of infection.

The maintenance worker follows the cleaning schedule in the center when the children are not present so no interference with their care occurs. Maintains and repairs heaters, equipment, furniture and other Head Start materials and facilities fixtures.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Familiar with the Headstart Facilities and Environmental Performance Standards and State of Alaska licensing regulations.
  1. Make sure the building is warm prior to the children’s scheduled arrival time.
  2. Conduct a safety check and correct any and all hazards in entrances, exits, ventilation, heating, emergency communication systems, indoor and outdoor learning environments.
  1. Seal all trash bags and remove from premises.
  2. Clean and sanitize bathroom fixtures, drinking/tooth brushing centers, hand washing centers, trash containers and lids, doorknobs, and all other surfaces prone to harbor germs of communicable diseases.
  3. Refill water containers, paper and soap dispensers, replace light bulbs as necessary.
  4. Vacuum all floor surfaces, wet mop washable flooring.
  5. Sanitize mop, sponges, and other cleaning supplies.
  6. Dump all waste water appropriately.
  1. Conduct safety checks and make arrangements for any necessary repairs in all emergency systems.
  2. Clean and sanitize walls, furniture, windows and all surfaces not listed above.
  3. Inventory and order maintenance supplies on a monthly basis.
  4. Complete facility self-inspection checklist and ensure that the facility is in compliance with Headstart Performance Standards.
  5. Complete fire extinguisher inspection report on a monthly basis.
  6. Conduct monthly fire drills and record appropriately.
  7. Attends weekly staff meetings.
  8. Attend monthly supervision meetings with supervisor.
  1. Ensure proper hauling and storage of water.
  2. Ensure pick-up and secure storage of freight and parcels.
  3. Arrange for a substitute during any absence.
  4. Attend required trainings.
  5. Repair broken materials and equipment.
  6. Build and/or repair classroom equipment such as bookshelves, toys, etc.
  7. Conducts routine maintenance on heaters.
  8. Repairs heaters as necessary.
  9. Ensures needed repairs and/or improvements are made on the facility as appropriate.
  10. Check on the heating fuel and fuel up when the fuel is getting low
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of the department and clientele.


QUALIFICATIONS: The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have strong computer skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Per Headstart regulations, must be at least nineteen (19) years of age.  Must pass a Physical Examination, TB test and criminal records background check. Native Hire Preference. Must be able to safety drive a snow-machine; four-wheeler; or vehicle. Must be able to lift and carry heavy items.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School graduate or GED required. Yup’ik/English speaking preferred. Past work experience in carpentry and general maintenance duties. Training in heater maintenance and repair. Present or past experience in a Headstart Center.


CERTIFICATION: Must have an Alaska driver’s license and have a good enough driving record to be covered on AVCP Vehicle Insurance.



This position is a Class 10 and has a Salary Range of:  $34,869.09 – $54,481.43

Job Posting Expiration Date: May 31, 2023

We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired, we may advertise an additional 30 days.