The North Thurston Public Schools in Lacey, WA is hiring a Maintenance Supervisor.

This is a standard position description to be used for positions with similar duties, responsibilities, classification and compensation.  Employees assigned to the position description may or may not perform all of the essential functions indicated in this position description.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Part I:  Position Summary

The Grounds and Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible to plan, coordinate, and implement all grounds and maintenance activities.  This position also trains district-wide grounds and maintenance staff, inspects facilities for safety & health, plans for asset preservation and plans and assists in supervision of district-wide grounds and maintenance staff.

The District represents a diverse community with a population of approximately 40% students with diverse backgrounds.  We seek an individual who has successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities.  The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to strengthening community engagement and communication with the District’s diverse populations.

Part II:  Supervision and Controls over the Work:

Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Facilities who schedules and assigns work and sets operating priorities and provides direction in difficult or unusual situations.  Once assignment and direction is received, employee performs the tasks with no supervision.

Part III:  Major Duties and Responsibilities (depending on specific assignment – duties and responsibilities listed may include, but are not limited to the following): 

  1. In conjunction with the Director of Facilities, plan, develop, and coordinate the maintenance and grounds services of the district; provide maintenance and grounds services to district facilities.
  2. Work with the Director of Facilities, principals and other administrators regarding maintenance and grounds service matters.
  3. Maintain close liaison with principals and facility administrators on maintenance and grounds issues and evaluations.
  4. Establish standards for and approve purchases of supplies, equipment and machinery; approve maintenance and grounds requisitions for purchase of necessary supplies.
  5. Recommend projected needs for grounds and maintenance personnel, supplies and equipment for the school district.
  6. Develop and direct the district-wide program for testing of grounds and maintenance equipment, supplies and cleaning methods and minor repairs to grounds and maintenance equipment.
  7. Maintains stock levels, determine supply needs and places orders.
  8. Ensure that proper care and maintenance of all grounds and maintenance equipment and supplies is carried out.
  9. Train district grounds and maintenance employees including any temporary hires.
  10. Authorize grounds and maintenance extra help requests.
  11. Reviews, evaluates and updates the plan for all grounds and maintenance assignment areas, and the work schedule district wide.
  12. Inspects all district grounds on a periodic basis and conducts on–site performance evaluation of all assignments. Makes recommendations and submit results to Director of Facilities and follows up on inspection concerns.
  13. Work with the Director of Facilities in developing, planning, and coordinating in-service training classes and workshops for the improvement of operational and housekeeping methods.
  14. Work in concert with district safety office for the implementation of required safety program to help ensure worker safety for grounds, maintenance and other personnel.
  15. Work with operations and facilities department personnel as required.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned consistent with the scope and intent of the position.
  17. Required to follow Board policy and stay abreast of updates/changes.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

Part IV:  Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Possess a valid Washington State Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and a good driving record.
  3. Possess a current first aid card or be willing to obtain one within 90 days of start of employment.
  4. Must be in good health.
  5. Ability to work under extreme pressure.
  6. Must be able to do extraordinary amount of walking during daily duties.
  7. Must be able to safely lift and/or handle items weighing up to 60 pounds.
  8. Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally.
  9. Ability to work safely and comfortably at heights of up to 50 feet.
  10. Ability to establish/maintain effective relationships with administrators, teachers, or other staff and departments, and contractor personnel. The ability to work tactfully and harmoniously with fellow employees is essential.
  11. Extensive experience in all phases of grounds and maintenance services including manpower projections, estimation; budget preparation and management; evaluation/purchasing; work standards development; equipment life-cycle costing; and personnel evaluation/supervision.
  12. Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision.
  13. Experience and knowledge of day-to-day operations of a school facilities.
  14. Forklift operator certification within 30 days of hire.

Part V:  Required Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Highly skilled in supervision, coordination of workloads and special projects.
  2. Be able to use all basic tools and equipment. Be up to date on current practices and equipment.
  3. Ability to impart training in basic grounds and maintenance functions and supervisory/lead techniques.
  4. Budget development and administration.
  5. Computer skills required.
  6. Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural, developmental, religious and ethnic diversity of students, staff and community.
  7. Successful experience in a unionized environment.
  8. Successful experience with supervision and evaluation of support staff.
  9. Successful experience in providing individual and group professional development.
  10. Capacity to work with ambiguity while enforcing rules and regulations governing the work in Human Resources.
  11. Successful experience in meeting demanding and inflexible deadlines.
  12. Demonstrated skill at conflict resolution.
  13. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively, exercise independent judgment and creativity, organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  14. Strong understanding of “client-centered” support and the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.
  15. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Part VI:  Desired Qualifications:

Bilingual skills are desired.

Part VII:   Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, crawl, sit, move about, hear and speak.  May be required to work in restricted spaces and/or under difficult lighting and access conditions.  Noise level may be high when operating power equipment.  Employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions when transporting materials.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds, and be able to use appropriate support equipment to lift and move greater amounts.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Employee is required to use properly use such safety equipment as is appropriate to the work to prevent injury to self or others.

Contact Alana Markham-Harris for more information.

360-412-4898 ext 40271

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