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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 596L
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


This is the supervisory or expert level of the series. Assists in the coordination and direction of total physical plant construction and maintenance activities of a large institution. Develop, implement, and monitor training.  Implements and evaluates workflow priorities. Develops and disseminates instructions and information to unit personnel. Organizes, conducts and facilitates staff meetings.

Typical Work

Assist in the development of the departmental budget; select, train, and evaluate employees; participate in employee discipline; order materials and maintain an adequate inventory of required materials to carry on shop or maintenance work; supervise preventative maintenance on buildings and facilities; enforce safety rules and regulations; maintain records on work performed; write reports as required; 

Assist in overseeing craft supervisors in construction and maintenance activities; follow up on departmental inquiries and complaints to effect remedial actions and timely project completions; collaborate with physical plant management personnel to coordinate engineering functions with construction and maintenance activities; review, write and schedule work orders and maintenance requests for all crafts and balance manpower requirements with manpower availability; assist in building inspections and data collecting to determine necessary repairs and project costs, assist in budget preparation for physical plant operations; conduct surveys, analyze systems and prepare reports on maintenance, construction, planning and estimating, utility production, motor pool, budgetary, and related activities; prepare and maintain physical plant operational, property inventory, and space inventory records; 

Coordinates use of equipment, materials, and crews to accomplish efficient and early completion of work assignments; analyzes specifications and bids on materials and equipment to be purchased for construction; prepares preliminary and final cost estimates, from plans and specifications, for supplies, equipment, and personnel necessary to complete projects; reviews daily reports of superintendents and foremen and discusses field problems and progress with supervisor; recommends changes or other remedial action to accomplish more workable installations; inspects projects for conformance to plans and specifications and assists project foremen or superintendents with construction or maintenance problems;  

May supervise lower level staff.

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.

Desirable Qualifications

Five years of work experience in physical plant operations. College training with a major in business administration, mechanical engineering or an allied discipline may be substituted, year for year, for up to four years of work experience. 

Class Specification History

New class consolidates 5211 Maintenance and Construction Coordinator A, 5212 Maintenance and Construction Coordinator B, adopted January 1, 2006.
(03/04/2009; Correction of error) Revise class. Revises Occupational Category title (formerly Transportation Highway Maintenance and Repair), title of Occupational Category levels (formerly Highway Maintenance Specialist 2-5), and category concept--adopted January 14, 2006.
Revise class. General revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.