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$39.56-$50.01 hourly / $6,857.00-$8,668.00 monthly / $82,284.80-$104,020.80 yearly



Under direction, to plan, assign and supervise the work of staff performing a variety of skilled, semiskilled and unskilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of County buildings and equipment; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics


This is the first full supervisory level in the Building Maintenance Worker series. Positions in this class are distinguished from positions in the lower class of Building Maintenance Worker III which function as lead workers over semiskilled and/or unskilled workers performing carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical work in the repair and maintenance of County buildings and equipment. This class is distinguished from the lower class of Senior Maintenance Electrician which may act as a lead worker as opposed to a primary supervisor. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Building Maintenance Superintendent which has County-wide responsibility for building maintenance and repair; building mechanical equipment installation, maintenance and repair; and custodial services.

Typical Tasks


Supervises the work of personnel performing a variety of skilled, semiskilled and unskilled carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting and general maintenance tasks; reviews work orders and determines priorities; assigns and schedules work; sets performance standards and evaluates performance of staff; examines buildings and fixtures for needed repairs and maintenance and makes recommendations to supervisor; assists in establishing and implementing preventive maintenance programs; reviews building plans for compliance with building, electrical and plumbing codes; estimates costs of repair and other projects; orders materials and assembles tools and equipment for projects; instructs staff in proper work procedures, use of hand tools and power equipment and safety procedures; inspects work in progress and upon completion; assists staff in handling unusual problems; maintains records and prepares reports; may personally perform the more skilled maintenance tasks; may provide vacation or other temporary relief for supervisor or for other classes as required.

Employment Standards




  • Thorough knowledge of the basic methods, materials and tools used in the building maintenance trades;
  • Working knowledge of the principles of supervision and training;
  • Working knowledge of safe work practices and safety precautions utilized in the building trades;
  • Working knowledge of laws and building codes affecting repair and remodeling of County buildings;
  • Working knowledge of methods used in the maintenance of building equipment;
  • Some knowledge of estimating material and labor cost.

Ability to:

  • Assign, coordinate, evaluate and direct the work of skilled, semiskilled and unskilled staff performing building maintenance and repair activities;
  • Accurately estimate labor and material costs for repair, remodeling and maintenance projects;
  • Train subordinates in proper work procedures;
  • Perform a wide variety of skilled and/or semiskilled tasks connected with repair and maintenance of County buildings and fixtures;
  • Work from sketches and blueprints;
  • Safely lift up to 100 pounds;
  • Use tools and equipment of the building trades skillfully and safely;
  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • Keep accurate work records;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

One year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Building Maintenance Worker III in Santa Cruz County.


Five years of full-time, progressively responsible experience in the building trades including one year of supervisory experience within the building trades.


Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's license. Note: Candidates with an out of state license may apply and go through recruitment and examination process, however verification of California License must be provided at time of appointment.


Bargaining Unit: 41

EEOC Job Category: 07

Occupational Grouping: 36

Worker's Comp Code: 1160

CLASS: MH7; EST: 4/1/1990; REV: 7/1/2017;