Building Maintenance Supervisor

County of Santa Barbara
Full Time 24 per week $81,316 - $97,581 Per year CA Santa Barbara, CA, USA


**NOTICE OF CHANGE: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis with first priority review on June 13, 2024.**
The County of Santa Barbara is currently accepting applications to fill one full-time vacancy.  The current vacancy is located in the Sheriff’s Office.
We are also establishing one employment listfor future vacancies in the General Services Department, Social Services Department, and Sheriff's Office.  Please make sure you select the departments and locations that you are willing to accept current and future employment.
Note: Applicants who are interested in working with the Sheriff's Office must be willing to be based out of any location within the County. 
Highlighted Benefits:  
  • Vacation: 12 to 25 days per year depending on length of public employment.
  • Holidays: 13 days per year. 
  • Sick Leave: 12 days sick leave per year. Unlimited accumulation, one year of which can be converted to service credit upon retirement.  
  • Health Plan: Choice of medical and dental plans (with vision care). County contributes toward the employee's premium. 
  • On-Site Employee Health Clinics in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria: Provides ongoing and episodic services to eligible employees and their eligible dependents over age of 5.
  • Life Insurance: $20,000 Term Life Insurance
  • Retirement: The County offers a Defined Benefit Plan (Pension Plan) and voluntary participation in a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. 
For County benefits, please click . In addition, applicants from other public sector employers may qualify for:   
  • Retirement reciprocity and
  • Service Credit towards an advanced vacation accrual rate
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.
Positions assigned to the Sheriff’s Office and General Services Department may be required to perform duties inside a locked facility and to interact with hostile, occasionally derisive individuals. 
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
  • Honesty, dependability, and trustworthiness
  • Good judgment under pressure
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.

Examples of Duties

  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.

Employment Standards

  • Three years of journey-level experience in construction and/or maintenance work, including one year of experience in a specialty building trade (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.) and as a leadworker or supervisor; OR,
  • 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 may be required for some positions.
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.