The Barron County Housing Authority is seeking a property caretaker for three apartment buildings at the same locale in the Village of Prairie Farm.

Core duties of this position include grounds keeping (lawn maintenance and snow removal), household repairs, maintaining the property in a safe, neat, and presentable condition, service equipment as needed, and communicating with staff and management.

This position offers a flexibility with a self-determined schedule of 10 - 20 hours/week. Wage range: $14.00 - $16.00/hour. The complete position description may be viewed below or click to download the PDF.

Call Maintenance Manager Russ Frie at 715-651-1928 to arrange an interview.

The position will be considered open until filled. EOE

Click here to view the complete position description.

Job Title: Property Caretaker

Last Updated: November 2022

Location: 3 Apartment Bldgs, Prairie Farm WI

Travel Required: Yes

Level/Salary Range: $14.00 - $16.00/hour DOQ

Position Type: Part-time (10 – 20 hours/week)

HR Contact: Danielle Maxwell-Parker

Date Posted: November 2022

Will Train Incumbent: Yes

Posting Expires: Until Filled

Application/Resume/References Accepted by:


Fax number: 715-537-3726

Email: deputy@barroncountyha.com

Subject Line: Caretaker Position


Danielle Maxwell-Parker, Deputy Director Barron County Housing Authority

611 Woodland Avenue #25

Barron, WI 54812

Job Description


The Property Caretaker performs a broad range of duties involving the grounds keeping, painting, household repairs, and maintaining the property in a safe, neat, and presentable condition, collaborating with the Maintenance Technicians, and reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager.

The Property Caretaker is responsible for:

  • interior weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance duties

  • exterior maintenance duties, including groundskeeping and seasonal preventative maintenance duties

  • unit turnover duties such as repairs, painting, and cleaning

  • responding promptly to service requests from tenants and management

  • being able to respond to emergency maintenance requests and determine if the request warrants an emergency site visit

  • assisting tenants who lock themselves out of their apartment or building

  • showing vacant apartments to prospective tenants

  • maintaining a supply of cleaning materials and repair items

  • fixing any small repairs in common areas or tenant apartments

  • maintaining equipment and tools in optimal condition

  • maintaining an inventory of equipment and tools

  • advising management of poor health/safety concerns, possible lease violations, or damages to apartments by tenants

  • communicating clearly to staff and management regarding but not limited to the status of unit turnovers, supply needs, mechanical malfunctions, facility and building needs/concerns, and status of projects

  • routine cleaning of interior and exterior common areas

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Caretakers may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to change over time, and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.


A qualified candidate shall be capable of the following: Must be able to work in inclement weather

Must be able to respond to emergency situations

Must be a team player and able to coordinate workloads with other staff in a fair and efficient manner

Must be trustworthy and diligent

Must be willing to communicate effectively

Must maintain a valid Driver’s license, current vehicle insurance, reliable transportation Must have respect for confidentiality

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities in construction, landscaping, and mechanics is qualifying.


Experience with home repair and painting

Experience with proper tree and shrub pruning techniques

Ability to use sound judgment regarding appropriate equipment, tools, and products for the task at hand

Ability to work with people of all social and economic backgrounds

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, and solve problems Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands

Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with tenants, co-workers, board, and community


Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pulling, pushing, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and performing repetitive motions. Must be able to perform physical labor exerting 40 pounds of force occasionally and 20 pounds frequently.

Must be able to climb steps and ladders, must be able to operate power tools and motorized equipment. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible for this position as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made, because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such person may not be eligible.


The housing authority employs dedicated and talented people and provides ongoing opportunities for further education. Employees will be required to attend job-related training such as safety, property maintenance, tree maintenance, fair housing, etc. Caretakers will be required to read and understand the lease in order to fulfill the housing authority’s obligations to tenants, particularly regarding facility maintenance and apartment entry protocol.

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