Landscaping and Maintenance Technician

Scope of Work

The Landscaping and Maintenance Technician performs routine landscaping at properties and assists with routine repairs and maintenance on the apartment units owned by SAAF. The Landscaping and Maintenance Technician is a full-time (40 hours/week), nonexempt position and may require occasional evening and weekend assignments. This position reports to the Property Planning and Maintenance Manager. Duties include but are not limited to:

Functional Responsibilities

  • Performs general groundskeeping duties and lawn maintenance including mowing, raking, mulching, weeding, fertilizing, edging, planting, and pruning.
  • Inspects and performs maintenance on irrigation systems at properties owned by SAAF.
  • Assists with servicing property pools, which includes cleaning and monitoring chemical levels.
  • Renovates and updates units between tenants, including necessary repairs and cleaning.
  • Assists with repairs, including but not limited to, painting, rough carpentry and sheetrock repair, electrical and plumbing repair, window and screen repairs, and other duties as assigned.
  • Generates work orders when requested by residents for repairs or maintenance issues.
  • Communicates with residents and staff in a respectful, confidential, and professional manner.
  • Maintains stock room and landscaping supplies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with a variety of hand tools and maintenance equipment including clippers, chain saws, lawnmowers, blowers, edgers, rakes, and hedge trimmers.
  • Experience with maintaining and servicing irrigation systems.
  • Residential property maintenance experience and/or experience in specific trades, such as, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, landscaping.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation, to include, but not limited to, lifting to/from auto to a cart, dolly, vehicle or shelf: occasional lifting above 50 pounds, to only be done with accommodation, in the form of another person or supportive equipment such as a back brace or dolly.
  • Ability to climb 2-story ladders.
  • Appropriate fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety (paid for by SAAF).
  • Must have a reliable vehicle, a valid AZ Driver’s License, current insurance and a driving record that will be supported by our liability insurance provider.
  • Ability to operate a long bed ½ ton Chevrolet Truck with a 10 ft landscaping trailer.
  • Good interpersonal skills; sensitivity to cultural and personal diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a non-profit environment.
  • Irrigation system experience and knowledge.
  • Pima County Health Department Swimming Pool Operator’s Certification (which can be obtained with SAAF’s financial support following employment if not already in place).
  • HVAC Certified (which can be obtained with SAAF’s financial support following employment if not already in place).
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.


Non-Exempt $16.95 – $20.76/hr DOE


Eleven (11) paid holidays, two (2) half day paid holidays, one (1) paid floating holiday, twenty (20) days of paid vacation per year to start, in addition to 40 hours of sick leave. Health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 401(k) with matching, long-term and short-term disability insurance. Additional optional plans include Life Insurance, Pet Services Discount Plan, Equitable plans (Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Hospital Confinement Insurance). Access to SAAF Health Clinic on-site for primary care needs.

To Apply

Submit a letter of interest and resume with dates of employment to:
Yvette Bass, Recruiting and Retention
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
375 S. Euclid Ave.
Tucson, AZ, 85719
or email, or fill out the form below.

Affirmative Action

The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

People who have used drugs, have performed sex work, people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, those who have experienced housing insecurity, people who have received harm reduction services, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements

This job is a Medium Work position, as defined by the Social Security Administration, CFR. CFR § 404.1567.

Physical exertion requirements: (c) Medium work. Medium work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. If someone can do medium work, we determine that he or she can also do sedentary and light work.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. Management reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

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