This is an administrative, supervisory and technical position involving responsibility for establishing and maintaining a comprehensive program of facilities and physical plant maintenance, including grounds and mechanical support systems as well as security and life safety systems. This is important and critical work as the employee in this classification is responsible to ensure that the buildings, grounds, power plant, mechanical, security and life safety systems are maintained in an efficient and safe manner. Supervision is exercised over a number of trades and maintenance staff. Does related work as required.




Establishes and maintains a comprehensive program of facilities and plant maintenance including building and support systems.

Coordinates the maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, water supply system, emergency generators and fuel tanks.

Insures the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities buildings.

Coordinates mechanical maintenance.

Oversees all physical plant capital improvements.

Coordinates projects with engineers, consultants and contractors.

Conducts periodic inspections of machine rooms, filters, pumps, fan units, heat exchangers and related equipment to ensure proper maintenance, upkeep and operation.

Investigates structural damage to buildings, makes recommendations on type of repair needed, obtains cost estimates and takes necessary action to remedy the problems and prevent reoccurrence.

Coordinates the purchase of tools, supplies and other material within the guideline of governmental purchasing rules and regulations.

Ensures all code requirements pertaining to facilities are enforced.

Secures necessary service agreements and contracts to ensure the upkeep and operation of fire alarms, energy management system, and related support equipment.

Prepares and maintains operational budget.

Prepares all necessary reports and records as required.




Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and operation of facility.

Good knowledge of heating and air conditioning terminology, equipment and repair procedures associated with such systems.

Good knowledge of support equipment types, terminology, maintenance and repair procedures associated with the operation of a moderate sized correctional facility in the areas of laundry and kitchen operations.

Good knowledge of federal and state laws, codes and regulations involving building security and safety.

Working knowledge of the principles and practices involved in government bidding through the purchasing process and the best type of equipment and supplies.

Ability to supervise a number of subordinates in skilled, unskilled and labor class.

Ability to establish a harmonious working relationship with subordinates, professional staff members, contractors, et al.

Ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints, diagrams and specifications.





Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status as a Mechanical Systems Maintenance Supervisor.



  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 baccalaureate degree in one of the following engineering fields: Civil, Mechanical, Structural or a closely related field and two (2) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, involving the application of engineering methods, principles and practices in the area of building engineering, structural design, HVAC engineering or electrical engineering; or,

  2. Seven (7) years of paraprofessional/professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in one of the following areas: engineering, HVAC design, construction or a closely related field, two (2) years of which must have been in a professional level capacity as described in (A) above; or,

  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).


2/2010 Date of Original Composition