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Long Island City, 2976 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, New York, United States of America Req #64
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
The Fortune Society, Inc. (Fortune) has been working for over 54 years in service to our mission: to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. The organization has evolved into one of the nation’s preeminent reentry and justice-informed service organizations, providing formerly-incarcerated people with the skills and wrap-around services needed to break the cycle of crime and incarceration and to build productive lives in their communities. Fortune has a highly specialized skill set to serve this population, with over 54 years of experience serving formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City and over 20 years of experience managing supportive housing. 

Title:                          Porter
Unit:                          Facilities
Reports to:                Facilities Manager
Status:            Full Time; Regular; Non-Exempt
Location:                  Harlem

Days/Hours:               Monday to Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., subject to change depending on program needs



Position Summary:

Responsible for keeping assigned area in a clean, safe and orderly condition by performing daily cleaning in offices and common spaces, as well as periodic heavy-cleaning activities, servicing and restocking restrooms, moving furniture and other assigned duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming;
  • Service, clean and supply restrooms;
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors;
  • Gather and empty trash;
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures;
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines and equipment;
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures;
  • Requisition supplies or equipment as needed;
  • Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies either manually or by using hand trucks;
  • Shampoo carpets;
  • Strip, seal, finish and polish floors;
  • Set up, arrange, or remove decorations, tables, chairs and ladders as needed;
  • Secure building by performing tasks such as locking doors and windows after operating hours;
  • Replace lamps and ballasts as needed;
  • Deliver packages to agency staff;
  • Serve as assistant fire warden during fire drills and real emergencies; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED/HSE preferred;
  • At least 2 years of experience stripping, sealing, finishing, burnishing and buffing vinyl composition tile (VCT) required
  • At least 2 years of experience operation light and heavy duty cleaning machines including, but not limited to, auto-scrubbers, floor machines, burnishers and stand up and shop vacuums required;
  • At least 2 years of experience spotting and extracting carpets required;
  • Knowledge of best cleaning practices required;
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and chemicals to maintain floors required; and
  • Ability to work independently while at the same time taking direction and keeping management informed.


The Fortune Society encourages individuals to apply who have successfully made the transition from incarceration and/or substance abuse into a stable, productive lifestyle in the community. 


Travel Requirements – May require travel to our Harlem location.


Physical Demands: Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The

responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis). Applicants should not provide medical or genetic information in their applications.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, citizenship status, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $20.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Long Island City, 2976 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, New York, United States of America