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Leasing Consultant
full time apply

Overview

Assists in general administration and all related functions for the property.  Responsible for conducting rental inquiries.  Acts as a liaison between manager and maintenance department by coordinating resident requested service.  Answers phone, greets visitors and channels inquiries to appropriate staff members.  Must have working knowledge of personnel, accounting, leasing, maintenance, computers, marketing and resident retention policies and procedures.

 

Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

Answers phone, greets visitors with a smile, schedules appointments,  and directs inquiries to appropriate staff member

Introduce yourself and other team members in the immediate area

Completes survey/welcome card for each prospect

Conducts rental inquiries and tours of property

Follows up with prospect: thank you cards, phone calls, and any other requested or needed information

Enters application and lease into computer system

Follows up with residents regarding quality and promptness of service with either a phone call or written questionnaire.  Relays feedback to Property Manager

Receives service request from residents and records in appropriate record book

Responds to internet inquiries promptly

Helps with monthly newsletter by writing and typing articles

Prepare and maintain resident files

Records traffic and rental activity promptly and accurately

Participates in resident activities, open houses and other events to promote community

Makes coffee, bakes cookies, and other refreshments for residents and prospects

Puts balloons, promotional signs, etc. on property

Completes and updates move-in, move-out and rental packets

Performs general administrative duties such as logging rent, filing, typing, mailing, ordering supplies, and resident termination calls

Performs monthly market surveys and shops competition

Follows Fair Housing regulations

Required to work weekends

Completes all necessary paperwork efficiently and timely to process application

Process applications within 48 hours, obtain property manager approval, and notify applicants of results

Prepare lease packages

Complete move in package, test keys and inspect apartments prior to move in

Conduct new resident orientation

Participate in revenue collections

Implement and participate in social functions and resident appreciation days

Participate in community outreach activities

Performs all other duties as requested by the Property Manager

Flexibility in work schedule as determined by regional management may be required periodically to insure adequate staffing in leasing office

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  It is important to be able to handle multiple tasks.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Positive, “can-do” attitude, professionalism and high level of enthusiasm

Customer-centered

Strong demonstration and closing skills

Thorough organizational and administrative abilities

Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

Dependable, team player, organized

Must have valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle

Needs to know how to operate office equipment such as fax machine, copier, printer

General knowledge of personal computer

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals and percentages

Reasoning Ability:  To apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

Employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.

Employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and reach with hands and arms.

Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Education/Training/Experience

High school diploma, plus specialized training or two year degree or equivalent

One or two years of customer service experience or 6 months minimum leasing or sales experience in the apartment, hotel or retail industry

 

Supervision Received

Most work is done independently without close supervision.  This job requires no supervision of others.

 

 

Maintenance Technician
full time apply

Overview

To work in accordance with established procedures and/or specific instruction from Service Supervisor.  Responsible for the completion of non-technical routine resident service related work, preparation of turnover units, and maintenance projects.  Performs work in the areas of general carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.  Responsible for maintaining company equipment, inventory, vehicles, and workshop.

 

Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

Completes routine service requests to assure the highest quality customer service satisfaction.  Returns completed work order slips, noting supplies and materials used, time to complete the call, and the date of completion

Prepares turnover units for occupancy, according to management schedule.  Completeand returns turnover checklist

Completes on-call emergency service requests, according to established emergency list. On-call sequence is determined by individual property.  Must know location of emergency system controls

Maintains adequate inventory levels

Reports any maintenance problems to the supervisor

Participates in ongoing community maintenance and improvement plans

If assigned a vehicle, maintains logs on that vehicle.  Responsible for proper maintenance of that vehicle and any other equipment assigned

Performs general maintenance on interior and exterior of buildings and common areas

Must know community building names, geographic layout of property, and placement of water main lines, water cutoffs, and sewage clean outs

Informs supervisor of additional maintenance work that needs to be done to improve/maintain property

Takes rotating “on-call” responsibility

Assists in training other members of the Service Team when necessary

Assists in creating and maintaining an inventory and supply listing (this information should be reviewed on a regular basis with the Property Manager)

Assists in creating and maintaining a product inventory notebook identifying the different products used in the apartment homes.  In addition, this notebook should include warranty information

Assists in completing move-out inspections when necessary

Performs miscellaneous service duties.  Helps in maintaining shop cleanliness

Completes service requests and functions related to preparing the apartment home for occupancy.  This includes, but is not limited to preparing, painting, cleaning, and carpet shampooing

Completes as deemed appropriate by the Property Manager and Service Manager, service requests and preventative maintenance services for residents and property

o Participates in the on-call scheduling for the on-site Service Team

Performs snow and ice removal from parking lots and sidewalks

Mold awareness

Attends training seminars, trade conventions and meetings deemed necessary and beneficial

Reports maintenance progress to Property Manager on a regular basis

Obtains and implements all necessary information to comply with local and federal laws (including employment information, OSHA information, Fair Housing, etc.)

Assists the Service Manager in coordinating all on-site maintenance Service Team’s functions

Completes service requests and preventative maintenance services for residents and property

Performs all other duties at the request of the Service Supervisor

Flexibility in work schedule as determined by regional management may be required periodically to insure adequate staffing

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  It is important to be able to handle multiple tasks.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Strong commitment to company goals and values

Perform the tasks assigned in an orderly and timely manner

Friendly and positive attitude

Must have ability to use shop mathematics, interpret complicated drawings or follow detailed and complex specifications; may need to use several precision measuring instruments, operate general purpose machines, or know assembly of one or more classes of machines or machinery

Possess and continually improve the technical skills necessary to perform assigned maintenance

Be committed to the success of each associate as a member of the team

Customer-centered

General knowledge of all aspects of maintenance repair and service

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear.  

Employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.

Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.

Employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Specific jobs like hammering, grinding, power washing, paint spraying and making keys contribute to that noise.

Employee must be self motivated and have good communication skills and a neat appearance.

 

Education/Training/Experience

Requires high school education (or equivalent), plus vocational, career, or related technical studies.  Vocational emphasis on plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, and electrical, and have HVAC certification.  One year minimum related service experience

EPA certification for handling refrigerants or in the process of obtaining certification.

Commercial Painter
full time apply

Overview

Under general supervision, apply coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect exterior surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of buildings and structures throughout the district.

 

Qualifications

Valid MD driver’s license

 

Special Knowledge/Skills

Knowledge of equipment, materials, methods, practices, and tools used in painting trade

Ability to properly apply paints

Knowledge of and ability to mix paint to match colors

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Ability to work independently

Ability to use a computerized maintenance management system for work order processing

 

Experience

Five years’ experience in commercial painting field

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Paint Maintenance and Repair

Smooth and prepare surfaces for painting, including sanding and removing old paint.

Fill nail holes, cracks, and joints with putty, plaster, or other filler.

Tape, float, and texture walls and ceilings.

Select premixed paints or mix required portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying substances to prepare paint to match specified colors.

Paint surfaces, using brushes, spray gun, or paint rollers, and apply paint with cloth, brush, sponge, or fingers to create special effects.

Stain, seal, and varnish wood surfaces.

Erect scaffolding or set up ladder to perform tasks above ground level.

Graffiti removal from the interior and exterior of buildings.

Pick up and deliver painting supplies to properties/work-sites; maintain delivery records.

Detect needed repairs on buildings, grounds, and equipment by following established inspection procedures.

Prepare all painted signs required by the district.

Receive and complete work orders while maintaining accurate records on material and labor used.

Maintain inventory of tools and assist with inventory control of materials and equipment.

Inspect jobs upon completion and ensure areas are clean.

Work with building principals and supervisors to complete projects.

 

Safety

Operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.

Perform preventive maintenance on tools and equipment and ensure that equipment is in safe operating condition.

Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.

Store, handle and dispose of paint, stain, varnish, and other chemicals according to established procedures.

Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.

 

Other Duties (As assigned)

Other duties could include working in other areas of the maintenance department to provide support during absences or shortage of staff in other trades or to perform duties associated with light construction projects.

Requires flexibility and understanding that all maintenance staff may be required to perform duties outside their normal area of expertise to meet the mission and goals of the company.

Assistant Maintenance Supervisor
full time apply

Overview

To work in accordance with established company procedures and/or specific instruction from Maintenance Supervisor and Property Manager.  Assists Maintenance Supervisor with overseeing maintenance activities for designated community and safely maintaining the physical condition and appearance of that community.  Plays a role in maintaining positive resident relations. Responsible for the completion of non-technical routine resident service related work, preparation of turnover units, and maintenance projects.  Performs work in the areas of general carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. Accountable for maintaining company equipment, inventory, vehicles, and workshop.

 

Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

Assists in overseeing the productivity of all maintenance programs and meeting expectations needed to maintain an appealing, safe and clean community

Helps to create a teamwork oriented atmosphere by motivating staff

Assists in creating, ordering and maintaining adequate inventory and supply listing according to company policy

Assists in creating and maintaining a product inventory notebook identifying the different products used in the apartment homes.  In addition, this notebook should include warranty information

Helps to maintaining a clean, organized, safe maintenance shop

Must know community building names, geographic layout of property, and placement of water main lines, water cutoffs and sewage clean outs

Completes routine service requests to assure the highest quality customer service satisfaction.  Returns completed work order slips, noting supplies and materials used, time to complete the call, and the date of completion

Prepares turnover units for occupancy, according to management schedule.  Completes and returns turnover checklist

Takes rotating “on-call” responsibility

Completes on-call emergency service requests, according to established emergency list.  On-call sequence is determined by individual property.  Must know location of emergency system controls

Assists and monitors subcontractors, vendors and suppliers as needed

If assigned a vehicle, maintains logs on that vehicle.  Responsible for proper maintenance of that vehicle and any other equipment assigned

Performs general maintenance on interior and exterior of buildings and common areas

Assists in training other members of the Service Team when necessary

Assists in completing move-out inspections when necessary

Performs snow and ice removal from parking lots and sidewalks

Mold awareness

Attends training seminars, trade conventions and meetings deemed necessary and beneficial

Obtains and implements all necessary information to comply with local and federal laws (including employment information, OSHA information, Fair Housing, etc.)

Assists the Maintenance Supervisor in coordinating all on-site maintenance Service Team’s functions

Completes as deemed appropriate all other duties by the Property Manager and Maintenance Supervisor, ie: service requests and preventative maintenance services for residents and property

Informs supervisor of additional maintenance work that needs to be done to improve/maintain property

Reports directly to Maintenance Supervisor

Comprehends and complies with maintenance policies and procedures as outlined in the David S. Brown Maintenance Manual

May temporarily fill in for Maintenance Supervisor when necessary

Flexibility in work schedule as determined by Regional management may be required periodically to insure adequate staffing

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  It is important to be able to handle multiple tasks.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Strong commitment to company goals and values

Perform the tasks assigned in an orderly and timely manner

Friendly and positive attitude

Must have ability to use shop mathematics, interpret complicated drawings or follow detailed and complex specifications; may need to use several precision measuring instruments, operate general purpose machines, or know assembly of one or more classes of machines or machinery

Possess and continually improve the technical skills necessary to perform assigned maintenance

Be committed to the success of each associate as a member of the team

Customer-centered

General knowledge of all aspects of maintenance repair and service

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear.

Employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.

Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.

Employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Specific jobs like hammering, grinding, power washing, paint spraying and making keys contribute to that noise.

Employee must be self motivated and have good communication skills and a neat appearance.

 

 

Education/Training/Experience

Requires high school education (or equivalent), plus vocational, career, or related technical studies.  Vocational emphasis on plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, and electrical, and have HVAC certification.  One year minimum related service experience

EPA certification for handling refrigerants or in the process of obtaining certification.

Junior Interior Designer
full time apply

Overview

We are seeking a junior interior designer with strong commercial interiors experience. You will join a highly creative, collaborative in house design team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence.
The Junior Designer, while working under the direct supervision of a more senior Designer, performs a broad variety of drafting and/or design tasks.

Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

Under supervision, may make updates and changes to existing drawings or designs
Work with design team to develop design ideas
May assist senior designers in selecting fixtures and finishes
Under supervision, develops preliminary space plans
Assist and learn detailing
Assist and learn the production of furniture & finish packages, along with cost estimating
Assists senior staff with verification of site details to support design
Assists in field surveying of client spaces
Corrects drawings red lined by others
Supports the team in collecting information for client assessment; may attend interviews, provide documentation support;

Qualifications

Graduate of architecture or design school, CIDA Accredited
1+ year experience or equivalent educational experience: strongly prefer experience working in corporate interior design projects

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of the application of color, materials and aesthetic form
Familiarity with space planning methodology
Familiarity with furnishings and equipment
Basic sketching and rendering skills
Basic interior architecture detailing skills
Working knowledge of CDs and procedures
Commitment to support projects through peaks and valleys
Intermediate MS Office Suite skills
Intermediate AutoCAD V2017 (or higher) skills
Basic Adobe Creative Suite skills
Basic verbal and written communication skills
Please submit a portfolio or work examples with your application

 

Construction Estimator
full time apply

Overview

Established prominent Builder/Developer in Owings Mills, Maryland, David S. Brown Enterprises, is seeking experienced Construction Estimator to provide estimating and budgeting services to the Development and Construction Departments. Applicant will be responsible for estimating projects within both the Commercial and Residential construction arenas.  Applicant will report to the Director of Estimating, with all assigned tasks.

Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

Preparing various cost estimates and project budgets for both Interior Construction and Core and Shell Work, by studying provided building plans, reading and updating specifications, and identifying any conflicts thru the RFI process to resolve any conflicts.

Ability to work as part of a team and also independently and with minimal supervision.

Ability to work on multiple projects, covering all divisions of the construction process.

Prepare and Maintain any/all RFI’s from sub-contractors and architect/engineer of record, for all the projects.

Prepare proper “Scopes of Work” per each division and then obtain bids from subcontractors and vendors based on the scope of work.

Review blueprints and provide complete take offs for each division shown on the blueprints. Complete walk thru of all project areas and review for drawing conflicts.

Ability to provide any and all “Value Engineering” that may be required to achieve the correct project cost.

Prepare a general “Project Schedule” using MS Projects, that will then be expanded once the project is given to the construction department.

Prepare and evaluate both project and tenant driven Change Orders.

Attend meetings with Tenant’s, Architects and Engineers and coordinate all necessary information

 

Job Requirements

BS degree in Construction Management preferred

Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Construction Estimator.

Experience with the following programs a must; MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project.

On Screen Take Off Tools, Plans Swift or similar program knowledge preferred.

 

Residential Porter
full time apply

Overview

To work in accordance with established company procedures and instructions from Property Manager, Service Supervisor and/or Service Coordinator.  Responsible for making certain that the interior common areas of apartment buildings as well as entry ways into the apartment buildings are clean and fresh.  Also responsible for keeping the grounds free of litter and trash.

Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

As directed, cleans common area stairway, hallways, garages, baseboards, elevators, laundry rooms, lobby areas, doors, railings and walls in apartment buildings.  This includes, but is not limited to mopping, dusting, wet-wiping, vacuuming, broom sweeping and trash removal

As directed, cleans fingerprints and smudges from glass doors and windows in common areas, clubhouse and model

Cleans washers and dryers and surface areas throughout laundry rooms

As directed, clean vacant apartments to make ready condition and in accordance with company quality standards and attention to detail

Cleans areas around dumpsters and parking lots

Daily policing of property which includes picking up trash, debris (including pet feces) and watering of seasonal plantings

Checks to see that interior and exterior building lights are working and fire extinguishers are in place and working properly

Reports any maintenance concerns or repairs to supervisor

Monitors and reports on the inventory of cleaning supplies

Removes snow and ice from common walkways and parking lots

Pool care (as defined by supervisor)

Mold awareness

Delivers resident correspondence at request of office staff, including monthly newsletters, resident referral flyers, etc.

Abides by the company’s hazardous communication program and follow correct, safe work practices at all times

Participate in company training and meetings as required

Performs all other duties at the request of supervisors

Flexibility in work schedule as determined by regional management may be required periodically to insure adequate staffing

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  It is important to be able to handle multiple tasks.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to maintain a friendly, professional attitude with prospects and residents

Strong commitment to company goals and values

Customer-centered

Dependable team player

Knowledge of cleaning supplies and products

Organized and ability to pay attention to details as required

Valid driver’s License preferred

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform those operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

Language Skills:  Ability to read a limited number of two and three syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employee requires the ability to transport a minimum of 50 pounds variable distances, must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Employee requires the mobility and flexibility to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, crouch or crawl, and reach to perform above duties as stated.

Employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, talk or hear, and taste or smell.

Employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Employee must have the ability to work outdoors on a consistent basis in temperatures exceeding 90 degrees or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

Employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Education/Training/Experience

High School Diploma Required (or equivalent)

No experience required

 

company benefits

It is our belief that our extraordinary employees are our greatest strength and asset. David S. Brown Enterprises, LTD. seeks energetic, goal-oriented professionals who are team oriented. Our company requires a wide range of expertise so we actively recruit qualified people to launch and advance their careers. Our salaries are commensurate with job market rates and our employees are compensated based on their skills and ability to be successful in their jobs. A performance and salary review is conducted yearly. We offer healthcare coverage, a 401(k) program with generous employer match after a year, and other benefits including: Vacation, Paid Holidays, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Educational Reimbursement, College Savings Plan, and Bereavement Leave.