The City of Berkeley has a new exciting opportunity for a Facilities Maintenance Superintendent! The Facilities Maintenance Superintendent is a single–class position that has division level responsibility for the administration of over 900,000 square feet of City-wide public service facilities. The position also has responsibility for the electrical programs including installation and maintenance of traffic signals and pedestrian control devices, street lights along public streets, parking lots, pathways and recreation facilities.
This position reports directly to the Public Works Operations Manager and oversees a staff of approximately 32 FTE which includes office staff, electricians, building maintenance mechanics, communication technicians, and janitors and works closely with an assigned Supervising Civil Engineer. The incumbent plans, organizes, coordinates, administers and directs, through subordinate supervisors, the activities of the Division. Examples of duties include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing building condition assessment plans, formulating policy, developing goals and objectives, directing the preparation and administration of the division work plan and budget, developing and implementing management systems, creating and implementing procedures and standards for programs and staff; Evaluating, developing and directing staff to provide accountable, pro-active and responsive great customer service. The ideal candidate will be a highly engaged manager, comfortable interacting and providing great customer service with all internal and external customers. He/she will have a strong, yet approachable team-based leadership style and make sound decisions based upon budget, priority, resource allocation and the overall needs of the department and City. Having a work process, program management accompanied with administrative/personnel experience would be ideal.
Typical duties may include:
• Plans, organizes, coordinates, administers and directs the work of the Facilities Maintenance Division;
• Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Division;
• Develops and implements management systems, procedures and standards for program evaluation;
• Prepares or directs the preparation of a variety of studies and reports related to current and long range City needs and develops specific proposals to meet them;
• Directs facilities and electrical maintenance and construction activities, including planning, estimation, scheduling, inspection and monitoring work being performed;
• Directs the preparation and administration of the division budget;
• Directs the selection, supervision, work evaluation and discipline of division staff and provides for their training and development;
• Interprets City personnel and MOU provisions;
• Prepares or reviews reports for the City Manager, boards, commission and other organizations;
• Works closely with public and private organizations or individuals to explain or coordinate proposed programs;
• Responds to citizen and user department complaints or inquiries by phone or in person;
• Coordinates the work of the divisions with other City divisions and departments, outside agencies or concerned citizen groups;
• Ensures compliance of division activities to pertinent codes, regulations and guidelines; monitors developments related to facilities, maintenance and electrical maintenance, evaluates their impact and implements policy and procedure improvements;
• Provides technical assistance to staff;
• Prepares and maintains written records and correspondence; integrates new program activities into maintenance schedules.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by college level coursework in electrical or mechanical engineering or a closely related field.
And Experience: Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible facilities or electrical construction and at least three (3) years maintenance experience at a level equivalent to or above the Building Maintenance Supervisor class.
Additional qualifying administrative experience may be substituted for the supplemental coursework. College level coursework in electrical or mechanical engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for the non supervisory experience, on a year-for-year basis.
Other Requirements: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of facilities construction, maintenance and repair and electrical construction, maintenance and repair, including communications equipment and traffic signals; administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program development and implementation, and employee supervision; principles and practices of effective employee supervision, including selection, training, work evaluation and discipline; principles and practices of budget development and administration; theories, principles, techniques and equipment used in facilities and electrical construction, maintenance and repair; and safety regulations, safe work practices and safety equipment related to the work. Ability to: Plan, assign, direct and coordinate a variety of functional specialties with overlapping work areas; manage and direct a large facilities and electrical maintenance program; select, motivate, and evaluate staff and provide for their training and development; prepare, administer and monitor a division budget; analyze complex operational and administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or implement effective courses of action; develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and management controls; and scope, bid and manage maintenance and construction contracts and service agreements.