MASH - Municipal Assistance, Solutions, and Hiring

The Maintenance Assistance, Solutions, and Hiring (MASH) program employs men and women as maintenance and clerical trainees in the City of Pasadena for up to two years. During their time in MASH, trainees gain soft and technical skills to assist them in their pursuit of permanent careers. Trainees serve on MASH crews, and many are placed in positions across twelve different City departments.

MASH Services for Homeowners

MASH runs work crews that perform various services for low- and moderate-income homeowners in Pasadena, most of which are at no cost, including:

·         Wheelchair ramp construction
·         Lead-based paint hazard remediation and house painting
·         Solar panel installation
·         Landscaping and cleanup (fee)
·         Support for Pasadena Water & Power’s Landscape Direct Install program

MASH also provides a variety of fee-based services for homeowners, City departments, businesses, and local agencies. For more information, please contact Gregory Kwolek at gkwolek@cityofpasadena.net or (626) 744-7628.

The MASH waitlist for house painting and solar panel installation is currently closed. MASH is still accepting requests for wheelchair ramp construction. For more information, please contact Hilda Acosta at (626) 744-7627.

MASH Employment

At any given time, the MASH program typically employs approximately 45 trainees. To be eligible for employment with MASH, candidates must complete an application and pass a written exam administered by the Human Resources Department. Applications are only offered once every two years. To receive notification for the next application, please email your full name and address to hacosta@cityofpasadena.net. Please use “Job Interest Card” as your subject line.


 

Report Issues to the City OnLine

You may report needed repairs and other issues online through the  Pasadena Citizen Service Center.   Get information about or submit a service request for:

Citizen Service Center
  • Animal Control Issues
  • Code Compliance
  • Garbage & Graffiti
  • Park & Tree Maintenance
  • Public Transportation Issues
  • Street & Sidewalk Issues
  • Food Safety & Parking
  • General Comments & more …

To use the service, go to the Citizen Service Center and click on “Submit a Request.”   Once you have submitted the request you will be contacted by the appropriate department.

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MASH Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Every other Friday 6:30 – 3:00 p.m.

HOW TO CONTACT US

2783 Eaton Canyon Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 744-7627
TTD (626) 744-4371

California Relay Service number:
1-800-735-2922

MASH Contacts

Greg Kwolek (Program Coordinator)
(626) 744-7628
gkwolek@cityofpasadena.net

Hilda Acosta (Administrative Specialist)
(626) 744-7627
hacosta@cityofpasadena.net

Vahek Muradian (MASH Supervisor)
(626) 744-7625

Jaime Molina (MASH Supervisor)
(626) 744-7640

Veronica Luquin (MASH Supervisor)
(626) 744-7626