District Maintenance & Construction Superintendent (#RM0345)
$46.69-$56.75 Hourly / $8,092.94-$9,837.02 Monthly / $97,115.33-$118,044.29 Yearly


Under general direction, plans, organizes, coordinates, staffs and directs activities for building maintenance, construction and repair work of County buildings, and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An incumbent in this mid-management level class is responsible for directing staff and has broad responsibility for various phases of construction, installation, alteration, repair, and maintenance of County buildings and equipment. 


  • Directs, assigns, trains, supervises, coordinates the work of employees engaged in the construction, renovation, alteration, and maintenance of County buildings and equipment; manages construction projects, estimates labor and materials, orders necessary supplies and materials.
  • Participates in the selection of staff; assigns, reviews and evaluates the performance of employees; trains, counsels, and manages staff performance.
  • Plans and coordinates skilled employees in all of the mechanical, construction, and maintenance trades, including high voltage distribution and service systems; maintains industrial laundry and kitchen equipment, boilers, HVAC, electronic alarms, and security systems.
  • Prepares working sketches, and diagrams; reads and interprets construction blueprints including electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation, mechanical blueprints; recommends modifications.
  • Determines building and machinery needs for service and repairs; performs system, equipment, and machinery analysis for replacement, upgrading, or modernizing; maintains maintenance and construction records; prepares reports and correspondence.
  • Prepares budgets and manages operational expenditures areas of responsibility; investigates and recommends staffing, operational, and equipment requirements.
  • Prepares construction and renovation bid documents for contractual services; evaluates proposal and recommends appropriate actions; insures compliance to terms and agreements, contract specifications and industry standards for all work performed on county buildings, machinery and equipment.
  • Serves as liaison between department managers and staff, and other governmental agencies for physical plant needs.
  • Serves as liaison between the County and various agencies that govern the inspection and accreditation of facilities to ensure various fire, health, and building codes are met; enforces fire safety, administrative and building code requirements.



Experience:  Two years as a Crafts Worker IV in San Joaquin County service.



Experience:  Six years of journey level experience in a least one of the building trades, including two years in a supervisory capacity. 


Education:  Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in construction management, public administration, business administration, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or related field.


Experience:  Two years of experience supervising work in various phases of construction.



License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Principles and practices of management and supervision; budget preparation and monitoring; project management principles and practices; methods, materials, tools, and practices used in painting, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical and mechanical trades; occupational hazards and safety precautions of the building, electrical, and mechanical trades; standard practices, processes, and materials involved in trades related to general building maintenance; federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations relevant to assignment, including standard uniform building and safety codes; basic computer and modern office automation technology relevant to department operations; general report writing procedures.


Plan, assign,  supervise and coordinate the work of subordinate staff; estimate labor, materials and other costs for projects; read and interpret complex rules, regulations, plans and specifications; prepare budgets; monitor expenditures and recommendations; create and work from sketches or plans for improvement or alteration of buildings and equipment; make accurate estimates of time and material required for repair and maintenance work; use tools utilized in the building trades; operate basic computer and modern office automation technology, including pertinent software; maintain records and prepare reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, external agencies, the public, and others.


Mobility-Operating a data entry device; sitting for extended periods, standing for long periods, walking, driving; occasional pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, climbing stairs or other objects and crawling; Lifting-Frequent lifting of 30 pounds or less; occasional lifting of 30 to 50 pounds; Vision-Constant use of overall visual capabilities; frequent use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, reading and/or close up work; Dexterity-Frequent holding, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing and talking of normal speech in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Constant concentration and decision making; frequent public contact; occasional exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death; occasional working alone and traveling; Special Requirements-May occasionally work weekends/nights; Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to noise; frequent risk of exposure to hazardous materials; frequent contact with dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation and indoor/outdoor cold and heat.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RM0345; EST: 4/23/1975; REV: 1/9/2008;