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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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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

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

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

Develops departmental procedures and policies; prepares departmental budget request;

Interviews, selects, and trains departmental employees; recommends promotion and discipline;

Inspects buildings and grounds to determine maintenance required;

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

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

Maintains records; writes reports as required;

Performs 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

Three years of applicable work experience as a trades worker or power plant engineer including one year at the lead 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: January 3, 1973
Revise Minimum Qualifications: July 2, 1990
New class code, formerly 5215, effective July 1, 2007.

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