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Position title: Site Caretaker

Reports to: Property Manager

Position goal: Maintain OPDC’s office and rental properties to ensure cleanliness, safety, and a positive public perception.

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) is a community-based organization in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood with a 38-year history of serving the community.  OPDC builds a better Oakland through job placement services, neighborhood preservation and investment programs, resident volunteer efforts, community engagement, and affordable housing.  OPDC connects people and organizations with diverse concerns and perspectives—to build an economically stronger, more culturally cohesive, more action-oriented, and more actively employed, engaged, and inclusive Oakland community—based on shared goals arrived at through open dialogue and direct action. 

Site Caretaker will maintain the common spaces and exteriors of 2520 Wadsworth and Allequippa Place in West Oakland.  Caretaker may occasionally support other OPDC properties within the Oakland neighborhood.


  • Regular custodial work

  • Seasonal snow removal and landscaping work

  • Clean rental units for turnover

  • Assist with light maintenance, including changing light bulbs and smoke detector batteries, pest inspections, and assisting the maintenance technician as needed

  • Keep property interiors and exteriors free of trash

  • Inspect rental units

  • Track and maintain tools and supplies

  • Other duties as assigned

Other Requirements:

  • Caretaker must be able to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time

  • Caretaker must provide a cellular phone to assist in the completion of scheduled tasks

Working Conditions

OPDC will provide the tools and supplies needed to complete the required tasks.  Job hours are flexible and may consist of daytime, evening, and weekend work. This job is labor intensive and takes place inside and outdoors.


The Caretaker position is a Regular Part-time Employee of Oakland Planning and Development Corporation.  The Caretaker will be paid $17 per hour and is expected to work about 12 hours per week, but not more than 30 hours per week. 

To Apply

Send resume and brief cover letter to Jodi Lincoln at jlincoln@opdc.org.  Position open until filled.  Successful applicants must pass background check.  Anticipated start date April 15, 2019.