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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title:  Trades/Maintenance Supervisor

Series: Facilities/Maintenance/Trades - Trades

Levels in series:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4










The Trades/Maintenance Supervisor is the fourth level in a four level facilities/trades - trades series. Incumbents are responsible for performing various duties related to supervising and coordinating a designated area within the trades department. The Trades/Maintenance Supervisor is distinguished from the Trades/Maintenance Specialist, Advanced by its full supervisory authority.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Supervising staff and contract personnel to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. Daily 30%
  2. Planning, organizing, and supervising a designated work unit within the trades department; coordinating outside contractor projects including the input of data and the performance of office tasks in support of the computerized maintenance management system. Daily 20%
  3. Estimating costs to complete jobs and maintaining various records and files of time, labor, and materials used in projects; evaluating vendor bids and proposals and making recommendations. Daily 15%
  4. Responding to questions from faculty, staff, administrators, and the public regarding department services. Daily 10%
  5. Developing and implementing procedures for effective operations. Weekly 10%
  6. Overseeing inventory and purchasing supplies and equipment when needed; reading and interpreting blueprints, drawings, and work orders to determine supplies, materials, and equipment necessary to complete projects. Weekly 5%
  7. Overseeing and participating in the administration of the work unit budget to include preparing cost estimates and monitoring expenditures. Monthly 5%
  8. Assisting in providing safety training; ensuring staff adheres to safe work practices. Monthly 5%
  9. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level. As Required


Not Applicable

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Degree and completion of an approved technical/vocational/apprenticeship program, four years full performance level trades experience, to include one year of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

Some positions may require:

  • Arizona Driver's License;
  • Certification in area of discipline, such as EPA Universal Certification or Pest Control.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles;
  • Training techniques;
  • Scheduling principles;
  • Applicable computer programs and equipment;
  • Procedures and methods related to area of assignment;
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations;
  • Safety procedures;
  • Record keeping principles;
  • Customer service principles
  • Applicable driving laws and regulations;
  • Budget administration principles.

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Using applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment, to include wheeled vehicles;
  • Reading blueprints, schematic drawings, and/or construction drawings;
  • Monitoring and evaluating staff;
  • Monitoring a budget;
  • Inventorying and purchasing materials, equipment, supplies;
  • Interpreting and applying policies, procedures, codes, laws, and regulations;
  • Analyzing situations, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of actions, and implementing recommendations;
  • Prioritizing work and multi-tasking;
  • Troubleshooting systems related to area of assignment;
  • Preparing and maintaining a variety of reports and records;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noises and travel.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Updated by Pima Community College : 05/07