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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 595S
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Directs maintenance, repair, and alteration of buildings, equipment, and grounds at small institution or similar facility or serves as assistant to plant manager of large institution or similar facility.

Typical Work

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

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

Proposes alterations of existing facilities, including preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates of cost;

Supervises skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled workers in maintenance and repair work;

Requisitions materials, supplies, parts, and tools and maintains control over storage and use;

Analyzes operation and maintenance costs and prepares detailed reports;

Directs fire safety operations and trains subordinates in safety precautions;

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 and operations 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

Two years of supervisory experience in operation and/or maintenance of physical plant in 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

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 75700), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.