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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 627F
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


In a higher education institution, leads lower level classes and performs work in new construction, remodeling, repair, and maintenance of buildings, facilities, utilities, machinery, and equipment;


Within a state park area, plans, coordinates and organizes construction and maintenance projects and leads two or more journey level trades employees; performs multi-skilled journey level work in plant maintenance; 


Serves on a marine crew performing construction, renovation, and maintenance of marine state park facilities on a statewide basis.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general direction, develops work methods and procedures where construction activities constitute a significant portion of the working time.  Construction includes erecting buildings and facilities such as greenhouses, screen houses, storage facilities, pump houses, animal waste handling facilities, barrier-free facilities, with complete mechanical and electrical systems as well as major remodels with space utilization changes involving lowering ceilings, removing and installing walls and installing all associated mechanical and electrical systems and fixtures. 

In higher education, this class is distinguished from the Maintenance Mechanic class series by the requirement to perform work in at least two skilled trades areas in new construction at least thirty-five percent of the working time in an off-campus research and extension unit where access to campus skilled trades shops/employees is limited by significant geographical distances.  Positions fabricate apparatus, facilities, or systems unique to research studies.

Typical Work

Leads and directs a crew engaged in construction and repair of buildings and other structures, roads, pathways, walks, fences and related facilities in a State park or other park facility; 

Performs work in installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing, electrical, steam, heating, domestic and irrigation water pump systems, sewage and other systems and equipment;  

Inspects buildings, grounds equipment and fixtures to determine need for maintenance or repair;  

Operates and maintains or supervises maintenance of construction tools and equipment; 

Operates and maintains Class A and B equipment in the maintenance of all types of park facilities; welds, utilizing both arc and gas welders; 

Acts as on-site project coordinator; heads, directs, and trains work crews and park staff in construction and maintenance projects;   

Prepares reports; schedules maintenance; assists in developing projects including determining materials, equipment, and manpower needs;  

Transports materials and equipment to project locations;  

Construct and remodel facilities in accordance with project requirements; install electrical, mechanical, and structural systems in buildings and utility distribution systems using blueprints, drawings, and written and oral instructions; 

Ensure adherence to safety rules and precautions; 

Prepare preliminary cost estimates for construction, alteration, installation, repair and maintenance projects; 

Operate and maintain hand and power tools and equipment; 

Inspect work to ensure quality and compliance with proper methods and procedures; 

Assist investigators in the design of equipment; evaluate and recommend the purchase, fabrication, and/or modification of apparatus and equipment; 

Recommend maintenance work and consult with supervisors on project requirements; 

Fabricate apparatus, facilities, or systems unique to research studies such as animal waste or greenhouse research; 

Perform preventative maintenance and repair work on all types of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment; 

Perform duties of a Construction and Maintenance Mechanic; 

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in building and maintenance work; occupational hazards and safety precautions of building trades.   

Ability to:  use hand and power tools; work from blueprints and sketches; estimate materials and costs; keep time and material records; plan and supervise work of others. 

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

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

Two years as a Construction and Maintenance Project Specialist.  


Three years as a General Repairer.


Four years of journey-level experience in two or more of the construction or building trades. Vocational training up to two years may be substituted for this experience.   

Note:  Positions engaged in marine construction require S.C.U.B.A. certification, two years of experience in the operation and navigation and/or piloting of marine vessels on waters governed by the U.S. Coast Guard.  One year of training from a federally approved merchant marine school naval academy may be substituted for one year of operating experience, providing the curriculum included navigation, piloting and seamanship.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 5247 Construction and Maintenance Mechanic Lead, 70540 Construction and Maintenance Project Specialist 2 – Parks; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007

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