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Class Code: 598I
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Direct and supervise the buildings and grounds maintenance program at a community college campus or university research facility.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class report directly to an administrative superior who is removed from day-to-day buildings and grounds activities. Only one Buildings and Grounds Supervisor will usually be found at each college campus or university research center. Employee staff will typically include custodians and groundskeepers for "A" level, journey trades workers/engineers and lead custodians for the "B" level, and lead trades workers and specialists for the "C" level. Size of campus facilities is a primary criteria for level.

Classification                                                     Typical Skill Level Supervised                             Square Footage (Buildings)
Buildings & Grounds Supervisor A                   Custodians and* Groundskeepers                              40,000 - 100,000
Buildings & Grounds Supervisor B                    Journey Trades- Workers/Engineers                        100,000 -200,000
Buildings & Grounds Supervisor C                    Trades Leads/ Specialists                                        200,000 -400,000

Positions allocated to Buildings and Grounds Supervisor A also serve as working supervisors performing skilled maintenance work.

Typical Work

Plan and supervise personnel involved in custodial, grounds care, and building and equipment maintenance, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, and heating;

Estimate cost of maintenance, renovation, remodeling for minor building projects; assist institution administration in obtaining contract or quotes;

Develop departmental procedures and policies; prepare departmental budget request;

Interview, select, and train departmental employees; recommend promotion and discipline;

Inspect buildings and grounds to determine maintenance required;

Develop specifications for equipment purchased or services contracted; work with contractors on campus building projects and equipment purchases;

Order supplies, equipment, and materials required by the buildings, grounds, and custodial departments;

Maintain records; write reports as required;

Perform related duties as required.

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

Four years of applicable work experience as a trades worker and power plant engineer including two years at the lead or supervisory level.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New class code, formerly 5215, effective July 1, 2007.