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Class Code: 598G
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.

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 of applicable work experience as a trades worker or power plant engineer

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.

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