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Class Specification Title:  Trades/Maintenance Supervisor

Series: Facilities/Maintenance/Trades - Trades

Levels in series:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5










The Trades/Maintenance Supervisor is the fifth level in a five 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 author.


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

  1. Supervising staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations; oversees work of contract personnel.  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/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require):

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

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • 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 in (position requirements at entry):

  • 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, crawling, crouching, lifting, reaching, balancing, stooping, grasping, manual dexterity, kneeling, standing for prolonged periods, walking, pushing, pulling, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work: Exerting force up to 100 pounds occasionally, 50 pounds frequently, and 20 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Incumbents may be working in areas with moving mechanical parts, electrified currents, vibrations, fumes, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, low lighting, workspace restrictions, loud noises and travel.

NOTE: Employees would never be subjected to some of these parameters however, they would need to be aware of their surroundings and be required to take proper precautions.

Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required for job, i.e. safety shoes, respirator.

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, 10/2013, 05/2014