Building Maintenance Supervisor

compensation: $32.17 -$38.61 per hour
employment type: full-time


We are accepting applications to fill three vacancies in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. The current vacancies are in the General Services Department and the Sheriff's Office.

We are also establishing one employment list for future vacancies in the General Services Department, Social Services Department, and Sheriff's Office. Please select which vacancy location you would like to be considered for current and future vacancies. If you qualify for this position and pass the required selection steps, then your name will be sent to the hiring department of the vacancy location(s) where you have expressed interest that you are willing to work. Note: Applicants who are interested in working with the Sheriff's Office must check "ALL LOCATIONS" on the application agency wide question and supplemental questionnaire.

THE POSITION: Under direction, supervises a staff of skilled and semi-skilled workers in maintenance tasks, and may supervise contract employees performing janitorial and custodial duties; performs complex maintenance tasks; and performs related duties as required.

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

• Experience working with contractors on projects with specific deadlines
• Experience supervising staff
• Ability to problem solve and meet tight deadlines
• Knowledge in computer usage; including MS Office Programs and Internet
• Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills
• Experience managing budgets
• Reputation for honesty, dependability, and trustworthiness
• Good judgment under pressure
• Certified forklift driver
• California contractor's license

The work schedule for this position will depend upon the needs of the department, which may include working on the weekends, holidays, off hours, and on-call shifts.

The incumbent may need to travel throughout the County.

Note: Employees who are assigned or temporarily assigned to a jail facility will be required to successfully complete a background investigation, personal history questionnaire (PHQ), jail tour, and/or polygraph examination.

1. Makes periodic inspections of assigned facilities to determine condition;
2. Diagnoses problems and initiates necessary action;
3. Plans and schedules routine maintenance; establishes work priorities; issues work orders; prepares sketches, plans, and carries out remodeling projects; estimates materials and labor costs for remodeling, alterations, and installation projects; orders and issues tools, equipment, supplies, and supervises maintenance thereof;
4. Maintains materials and equipment inventories;
5. Performs complex repair and maintenance tasks;
6. Supervises a staff of skilled and semi-skilled workers in such maintenance duties as painting, carpentry, masonry, cement work, and general upkeep involving structures, furnishings, equipment, floor coverings, acoustical ceiling, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical, and related systems;
7. Trains, instructs, and assigns subordinates, and inspects completed work; trains and evaluates staff;
8. Maintains time and cost records;
9. Schedules vacation, relief, and emergency coverage; ensures that safety standards and regulations are observed.

1. Three years of journey-level experience in construction and/or maintenance work, including one year of experience in a specialty building trade such as (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, or HVAC) and as a leadworker or supervisor; OR,
2. A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Knowledge of: building maintenance and repair methods, materials, tools, and equipment; the operation and repair of building mechanical and electrical systems; housekeeping and janitorial tasks and standards; safety standards and regulations.

Ability to: plan, schedule, train, and supervise the work of others; perform complex repair and maintenance tasks; understand and follow through under general directions, and/or on own initiative; maintain records and prepare simple reports; coordinate building and maintenance activities within the division and with other divisions and departments; learn and apply principles and practices of supervision; learn contract administration.

Some positions may require incumbents to perform duties inside a locked facility and to interact with hostile, occasionally derisive, individuals.


1. Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those candidates who meet the employment standards.
2. Supplemental Questionnaire Ranking. Applications that meet the employment standards will be evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by the information provided in the supplemental questionnaire. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than 13 qualified candidates.
Applicants must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the supplemental questionnaire to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive written notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list.

The following process is used for the Sheriff's Office and General Services Department:

• Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). Once candidates are placed on the employment list, the Human Resources Department will email candidates a notice regarding completion of a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). Failure to submit a PHQ by the deadline will result in disqualification from the selection process for the Sheriff's Office and General Services Department.
• Jail Tour: Candidates are REQUIRED to attend a pre-scheduled jail tour in order to advance in the recruitment. Tours will be conducted at the Correctional Facility Main Jail in Santa Barbara. All candidates are required to submit a Tour Waiver Release, consisting of a preliminary background check, and be approved prior to participating in the tour. Details will be provided to candidates by email upon passing the PHQ step. Jail tour dates TBD.
• If candidates pass and are in the top group, they will be sent to the hiring department for consideration.

Those that are interviewed and are still being considered for a position will advance to the next step in the hiring process, which includes the following:

The following are additional steps for the General Services Department –
o Background Screening: Includes an evaluation of references, prior employment, residence history, and neighborhood check.
o Live Scan – Electronic fingerprint scanning that is certified by the State Department of Justice.

The following are additional steps for the Sheriff's Office –

o Polygraph Examination: Measures the accuracy of information disclosed on the PHQ and during the background investigation.
o Background Investigation: Includes an interview and in-depth background investigation of arrest records, personal, military, credit, and employment history; inquiry of persons who know you and evaluate whether you respect the law and rights of others; are dependable and responsible; have demonstrated mature judgment in areas such as the use of drugs and intoxicants; are honest; and a safe driver. Current or excessive use of drugs, sale of drugs, serious criminal history, or deception relating to employment history may bar employment.
o Live Scan – Electronic fingerprint scanning that is certified by the State Department of Justice.

Placement on Employment List & Selection Interview by Hiring Departments: Upon placement of employment list, you will be notified by the Human Resources Department. The hiring department will receive at least the candidates that are ranked in the top 10. The hiring departments may decide which of those 10 candidates they will reach out to interview.

Candidates will be required to successfully complete a background check, which includes a conviction history check, and satisfactory reference checks prior to being offered a conditional offer of employment. Appointee will be subject to a post-offer medical evaluation or examination. The appointee must satisfactorily complete a one year probationary period.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a Medical Provider or a learning institution.

The County of Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) who believes a diverse workforce is vital to upholding its mission. Recruiting efforts are designed to find, hire and retain top talent of various background and, experiences. We believe a diverse workgroup promotes productivity and cultural acceptance where differences are embraced and encouraged.

Recruiters will correspond with applicants by e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment & Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines.

APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: 9/27/19; 5:00 pm. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com. In Santa Barbara, applications and job bulletins may be obtained at the Human Resources Department, 1226 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. In Santa Maria, applications and job bulletins can be obtained on-line only at the Workforce Resource Center located at 1410 S. Broadway, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Applicants may use County computers at the Workforce Resource Centers to complete online applications and assessments at the following Santa Barbara County locations:

Workforce Resource Center in Santa Barbara
130 East Ortega Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 568-1296
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday

Workforce Resource Center in Santa Maria
1410 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 614-1550
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday

Raquel Martinez, Senior Employment Analyst, (805) 568-2842
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