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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 595T
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Directs maintenance, repair, alteration, and construction of buildings, equipment, and grounds and operation of high-pressure heating plant at medium-sized institution or similar facility; supervises building trades journey-level workers.

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 cost; confers with department heads, planning committees, engineers, architects, and contractors regarding preparation of plans for major construction and alteration;

Confers with and directs activities of journey-level craftworkers who supervise and carry out work in their trades;

Confers with supervisor on budget requests and maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment;

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 of 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.

Desirable Qualifications

Three years of supervisory experience in operation and/or maintenance of physical plant in large industrial, commercial or public establishment. 

Note:  Experience supervising and/or directing a crew of at least three inmates in a State correctional institution engaged in the operation and/or maintenance of a physical plant will be considered qualifying supervisory experience as required above.

Class Specification History

General revision; adopted April, 1983.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted May 10, 1985.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted March 14, 1989.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted June 10, 1992.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 75720), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.