Physical Plant Maintenance Superintendent I

Recruitment #112119-MCCK07-350100

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position reports to the Superintendent II and will oversee the provision of maintenance, security and housekeeping services for Herman Holloway Campus and the northern region.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Directs comprehensive building maintenance and repair programs.
  • Analyzes maintenance and other project cost of performance, recommends and/or institutes changes to reduce costs where indicated.
  • Provides recommendations and work plans in difficult complex projects and provides technical assistance to subordinate supervisory personnel.
  • Inspects building and grounds for hazards; takes corrective action to remedy the situation and maintain energy management and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Advises administrative supervisor of essential major additions, alterations and replacement of mechanical facilities consistent with needed services.
  • Estimates operational costs, schedules needs and budgetary allowances, consults with professional and technical personnel regarding specific projects.
  • Supervises selection, training, promotion and discipline of employees.
  • Maintains building and plot plans, operational and maintenance design, interprets drafts and writes and reviews specification files for planning and control, and writes reports.
  • Directs a program of grounds care and upkeep.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Physical Plant Maintenance Superintendent I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in estimating cost, time and materials for projects.
  2. Three years experience in performing work in a variety of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry,  painting or HVAC.
  3. Six months experience in planning, directing and implementing maintenance and preventative maintenance programs involving all aspects of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry,  painting or HVAC.
  4. Six months experience in interpreting safety and building codes, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  5. Six months experience in interpreting blueprints, schematics or technical drawings.
  6. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  7. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.    

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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