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Class Code: 598E
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Plan, direct, and supervise the activities of a major functional unit in the physical plant maintenance department. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions allocated to this class are responsible for supervising a department such as campus repair, preventative maintenance, residence hall maintenance, housing maintenance, etc.  Such positions normally report to a Maintenance Superintendent, or equivalent, and are found at the largest institutions.  Responsibility includes supervision over trades or maintenance supervisors.

Typical Work

Plan installation and repairs; direct trades/maintenance supervisors engaged in maintenance of buildings and utility systems; 

Estimate costs of maintenance, renovation, remodeling, or alteration projects; inspect and coordinate work of contractors to ensure conformance with local standards and codes; 

Review budget request of shop supervisors in developing a departmental budget prior to submission to the Maintenance Superintendent; 

Develop specifications for, and approve purchase of, supplies, equipment, and materials required by the department; 

Assist in the development of departmental procedures and policies; carry out the administrative policy established by the maintenance Superintendent; 

Interview, hire, train, and discipline shop personnel; 

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

Journey status as a tradesworker in one of the recognized fields such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, masonry, or sheet metal; five years of work experience as a journey tradesworker, two of which must be in a lead or supervisory capacity. 

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: 5210
Revise Title: 10-12-73
Revise Class & Title: 1-18-74
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New class code, formerly 5210, effective July 1, 2007.