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RPM Careers: Your Job Can Move as Often as You Do

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Wherever you move, you’ll find apartments — and RPM jobs.

If you’re a military spouse, the residential property management industry provides career opportunities after you receive moving orders. With over 35 million Americans living in rental communities, you can easily find an RPM position when you transfer to your new location.

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Military spouses move. And move. And move again. … But one comfort of each move was knowing that I would be able to find a job in the residential property management industry at the next duty station, because there are apartments everywhere — no matter where you end up.

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Your military experience makes you well-suited for a job in RPM.

Military experience teaches the technical skills that translate well to a career as a maintenance technician, as well as the human resource and operations management skills that community manager and apartment industry supplier jobs require.

Many companies offer training for the military community, such as Equity Residential’s Military Personnel Training Program and Lincoln Military Housing.

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Join a strong, supportive team.

In your RPM workplace, you’ll enjoy the kind of tight-knit team you had in the military. You will find close partners in your teammates and friends in your residents, who will look to you for support and guidance.

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RPM offers competitive salaries, career development and advancement opportunities, and rewarding career paths for many different skills and interest. Other benefits include:

  • Health insurance
    • Medical
    • Prescription drug
    • Dental
    • Vision
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan options
  • Life insurance
  • Reduced rent and tuition reimbursement at many companies
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Job Types

RPM jobs are there wherever you move. Capitalize on your valuable military experience with a job as a:

  • Leasing consultant: If you have people skills and a desire to help others, you will enjoy serving at the gateway of the RPM industry.
  • Maintenance technician: Your technical and problem-solving skills will come in handy as you help resolve maintenance issues for apartment community residents.
  • Community or residential property manager: Leadership, efficiency, and good people skills are the ingredients for success, as you will be working with residents, leasing consultants, maintenance technicians, and industry suppliers, among others.
  • Supplier: Skills in sales, supply chain management, product quality control, or customer relationship management will serve you well in this role.
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