The work involves responsibility for supervising the operations and maintenance of all owned or leased buildings and grounds under the jurisdiction of a local government. An employee in this class works with considerable independence in planning, scheduling and supervising a comprehensive maintenance program. Under the general supervision of a an administrative superior, the work involves, but is not limited to, the evaluation, authorization and issuance of work orders, scheduling and coordination of both in-house trades/staff and outside contracted services, requisitioning of supplies and materials and the inspection of governmental buildings and related systems for the general condition and repair, maintenance and safety. Supervision is exercised over subordinate supervisors, tradesmen, custodial, maintenance, in house/contract security, and appropriate clerical personnel. Does related work as required.


Supervises, assigns and reviews the work of personnel engaged in operating, repairing and maintaining all owned or leased buildings under the jurisdiction of the local government entity. Prepares, maintains and updates schedules of work in progress.

Develops and maintains a preventive maintenance program for all facilities and their mechanical systems.

Inspects installations to insure compliance with prescribed operating and maintenance practices, applicable building and safety codes, as well as, identifying and correcting building operational and/or health/safety related issues.

Assists in design, review, and update of cost control systems and directs their implementation as they relate to building maintenance and operations.

Supervises the planning, execution, review, and update of preventative maintenance procedures and/or programs.

Requisitions materials and provides pertinent information regarding material orders for execution by the clerical staff.

Acts as liaison on all related personnel matters for this departmental unit.

Assists in the preparation of various reports, such as the “annual report” and the “annual budget”, as directed by the administration.

Supervises and maintains all aspects of the department’s safety program and coordinates safety inspections.


Good knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques.

Good knowledge of building maintenance trades and operations.

Good knowledge of safe work practices, right to know laws, and material safety data sheets.

Good knowledge of the basic principles of painting, plastering, masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and grounds care.

Good knowledge of the tools, terminology and practices of the mechanical and construction trades.

Good knowledge of the tools, terminology, practices and procedures of building custodial services.

Good knowledge of high pressure boiler operating safety precautions.

Working knowledge of basic office computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets and data bases.

Ability to plan, assign and supervise subordinate supervisors, skilled tradesmen, custodial and clerical personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to accurately estimate labor, time, and materials for office renovations, as well as, other work typically found within this position’s scope.

Ability to design, interpret and work from technical sketches and plans and specifications.

Ability to learn and work with basic computer software.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.





A Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Building Maintenance Supervisor, or,


  1. Four (4) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Building Maintenance Crew Leader, or

Maintenance Crew Leader.




  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Construction Technology, Construction Engineering, Architecture or a closely related field and three (3) years of supervisory experience over trades personnel in the maintenance and repair of buildings, or in construction management and/or renovation; or,

  2. Seven (7) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in building maintenance and repair or building construction/renovation, three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity over trades personnel in the maintenance and repair of buildings, or in construction management and/or renovation; or,

  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined in (A) and (B) above.



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