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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 595U
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Supervises trade class supervisors; or, within the Department of Corrections in an adult correctional facility, supervises trade workers supervising an offender work crew.

Typical Work

Inspects buildings, grounds, and equipment; determines need for maintenance and repair; assigns work to employees and inspects projects in progress and upon completion; makes reports;

Directs operation of facilities such as heating, water distribution, power and light, gas, steam, refrigeration, laundry, and sanitation;

Proposes alterations to existing facilities, including preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates of costs; confers with department heads, planning committees, architects, and contractors regarding preparation of plans for major  construction and alteration;

Confers with and directs activities of craft supervisors;

Responsible for requisitioning of materials, supplies, and equipment and maintenance of controls over storage and use; analyzes maintenance and operating costs and prepares reports;

Directs fire safety operations and trains subordinates in safety precautions;

Inspects construction projects for conformance to plans and specifications;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, grounds, plumbing and electrical systems, and building fixtures and equipment; materials and supplies used in building and equipment maintenance and construction; preparation of plans and specifications for construction and alteration of buildings; occupational hazards and safety precautions. 

Ability to:  plan, assign, coordinate, and supervise work of maintenance, construction, and operation employees, patients or inmates; plan long-range maintenance program; prepare comprehensive reports.

Legal Requirement(s)

Incumbents in some positions in this class will be required to obtain and maintain a Water Distribution Manager Certificate of Competency issued by the Department Health.  This Certificate of Competency is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act of December 1974.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Four years of supervisory experience in operation and/or maintenance of physical plant in large industrial, commercial, or public establishment which may include high-pressure heating or power plant.

Class Specification History

Re-establishment; adopted May 12, 2006.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 75721), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2015, effective 7/1/2015.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.