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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title:  Facilities and Operations Superintendent

Series: Facilities - Professional

Levels in series:  1









CLASS SUMMARY:  The Facilities and Operations Superintendent is a stand-alone classification.  Incumbent performs management level duties in coordinating and overseeing the maintenance and repair of facilities College-wide.  Incumbents are responsible for managing and supervising complex and multifaceted facility and plant maintenance repair, renovation and operations activities.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES  These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Supervises employees; prioritizes and assigns work; conducts performance evaluations; ensures staff are trained; makes hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Daily 10%
  2. Responsible for managing maintenance and operation units.  Daily 15%
  3. Coordinates maintenance and operation activities between college sites; sets priorities and assigns resources.  Daily 15%
  4. Oversees and performs project management activities; coordinates contracted and non-contracted work for facilities projects. Daily 10%
  5. Responds to facilities emergencies and deploys appropriate resources and resolves facilities operational problems.  Daily 10%
  6. Coordinates specialized repairs or improvements with contractors and vendors; reviews construction plans, inspects and approves work performed.  Daily 10%
  7. Responds to questions or concerns from the general public, administration, staff, students, or outside agencies.  Daily 15%
  8. Participates in administrative planning committees; advises and recommends solutions regarding facilities.  Weekly 5%
  9. Oversees the scheduling of preventative maintenance projects and repairs of electrical, plumbing, Central Plant and HVAC systems, building and grounds.  Monthly 5%
  10. Prepares, administers budget and monitors expenditures for District maintenance; assists in implementing and forecasting funds for staffing, materials, and supplies.  Monthly 5%
  11. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required.


  • Not applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

Associate's degree in Construction Technology or a related field and five years of progressively responsible full performance level plant maintenance experience, including two years of supervisory responsibility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. A bachelor's degree is preferred.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • Valid Arizona Driver's License.

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Supervisory principles
  • Managerial principles
  • Budget development
  • Project management
  • Air conditioning systems and Energy Management Control Systems
  • Construction management and maintenance principles
  • Applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations compliance requirements
  • Occupational and safety hazards
  • Construction mapping and blueprints
  • Construction cost estimates

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Monitoring and evaluating employees
  • Performing project management activities
  • Prioritizing and assigning work
  • Coordinating contractor work
  • Reading schematics and blueprints
  • Customer service skills
  • Preparing, administering, forecasting, and monitoring budgets
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting problems
  • Conflict resolution
  • Reading, interpreting, and evaluating construction maps or blue prints
  • 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, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, poor ventilation, intense noises, dusts, vibrations 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)
Prepared by: HR
Date: 03/02
Revised by Human Resources 03/05, 10/12