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In House Staffing Client Published: October 31, 2018
Los Altos, California
Job Type
7 am to 3pm Monday t Friday
Salary Amount or Range
Top Salary plus benefits
4 grown children and 7 young grandchildren
yes.. dogs
Bay Area region
San Francisco


Are you looking for a career opportunity to maintain a beautiful estate and grounds. This position recently became available due to the retirement of a 15 year employee.

The estate is over 18,000 square feet and has 8 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds.   This position is for an energetic, team member who will provide general houseman assistance within the home, very light handyman jobs and work outside managing pest control, material cleanliness of the outside furniture, patios, windows, lower gutters and play equipment.


Experience Requirements

.. 2 to 5 years experience working in a facilities management position or as a handyman or houseman in an estate of 8000 square feet or more.
.. Consistent steady employment record
.. History of working in a multi staff household with other team members
.. History of self management and communication skills for task management

Educational Requirements

,. High School Graduate
.. Must know how to identify surfaces and appropriate cleaning tools and material.


_ Must pass a background check and have excellent references that can be verified
- Valid Driver's License with Clean DMV driving record
- Must be able to complete an 1-9 form with appropriate documentation.
- Ideally seeking a position for the next 10 plus years
- Self Motivated, energetic , organized and detail orientated.
- Handyman and Gardening Skills a plus
- Read, Write and Speak English and speaking Spanish is a plus


- Wash and Detail fleet of privately owned cars ( 15 automobiles) Make sure cars are gassed and ready to be driven

-Organizing of supplies under house (concrete floor basement where we have storage plastics, household extra supplies, water bottles and other beverage storage, party supplies, baby items, paper towels and toilet paper plastic storage containers, and other regularly used cleaning supplies etc.). Let us know when supplies are getting low.

-Cleaning of exterior windows (two times a year inside only- another company does exteriors)

-Water pressure sidewalks and driveways where needed twice a year (to clean them from moss and dirt)

-Clean slide on swing set and swings every Tuesday morning before grandchildren come to play.
-Break down shipping boxes daily from deliveries
- Twice monthly perform maintenance service for San Francisco home. Assist with with windows, basic gardening as needed, watering, windows, cleaning top of hot tub, twice a year pressure washing back yard patio, carrying supplies .

-Ability to take photos and text or email them when problems are found outside; to help remind us when supplies are low etc.

-Party helper twice a year for grandchildren’s birthdays (usually at our older Atherton house)
-Person managed by house errand gal (who has worked for us for 20 years)
-Position has become available due to fellow who worked for us for 15 + years having health problems (been out for 5 months with cancer)
-Necessary to have regular transportation to and from work
-Ideal candidate would speak English and Spanish
-Ideal if he has a pick up truck to transport items to and from our family members houses as needed.
-Pick lemons from lemon orchard once a week
-Spray rodent (natural spray) inside cars so rats don’t eat wires once a week
-Set up rat traps with peanut butter around yard (we have 8 acres in Los Altos)- rats are really bad in Bay Area this year.
-Refill distilled water in golf cart as needed – check monthly
-Change emergency water glass containers with water every 3 months (we have 10 large glass containers of water)
-Dump vacuum bags and check filters on vacuum system in house
-Pull out cushions in spring on all outdoor furniture (we have a lot) and clean cushions and put away in plastic for the winter)
-Mop floors in the garages when needed
-Vacuum or sweep inside generator vault once a month, to clean out leaves.
-Walk yard as needed to check for any issues that need for us to call repairmen
-Help carry groceries to elevator and to carry boxes for gals that are too heavy for them
-Clean outdoor lamps every few months
-Check throughout house for lightbulbs that are out and replace as needed
-Do evening walk through to check yard lights 2-4 times a year, replace as needed.
-Add W-D 40 lubricant spray to gates or car doors that are squeaky
-Clean cobwebs around house as needed
-Clean solar panels on top of flat roof once a quarter (with soapy water or spray)
-Clean lower gutters on house
-Clean all patios every other week (sweep, clean leaves, mop tile, fluff pillows, clean inside lights if birds try to make nests in them)


.. Outdoor maintenance skills including sweeping, raking, power washing, pest control
.. Task management using software or written task lists
.. Handyman skills to fix minor leaks and repairs.
.. Gardening skills a plus for small gardens and supervision of landscape crew
.. Detail cleaning of a fleet of private cars
.. Organization and Inventory skills for supplies for multiple households.
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