Superintendent of correctional maintenance






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 safe manner. Supervision is exercised over a number of staff involved in maintenance. Does related work as required.




Establishes and maintains a comprehensive program of facilities and plant maintenance including but not limited to building, grounds and support systems.

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

Insures the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities buildings, grounds and walks.

Coordinates mechanical maintenance, equipment repair, locksmith repair, ground maintenance, painting and carpentry functions of the institution.

Oversees all physical plant capital improvements. Coordinates all projects with engineers, consultants and contractors.

Oversees department motor vehicle fleet ensuring all vehicles are properly maintained and replaced as needed.

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

Supervises the maintenance and repair of large institutional laundry equipment and commercial kitchen equipment.

Supervises and directs the work of all buildings and grounds maintenance staff.

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 correctional facilities are enforced.

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

Prepares all necessary reports and records as required.




Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and operation of a moderate size correctional facility.

Good knowledge of heating and air conditioning terminology, equipment and repair procedures associated with such systems in a moderate sized correctional facility.

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 security and safety of a correctional facility.

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, correctional staff, inmates and contractors, et al.

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

Ability to conduct fair and impartial performance appraisals of subordinate employees.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.









Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status as a Power Plant 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).


10/03 Date of Original Composition