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Posted: 6/6/2019


Type: full time
Role: Supervisor/Manager

Apply at: http://www.san-marcos.net

SALARY: $27.03 - $35.27 Hourly

$2,162.71 - $2,821.84 Biweekly

$4,685.87 - $6,114.00 Monthly

$56,230.42 - $73,367.94 Annually

The City of San Marcos is currently recruiting for the position of Lead Facilities Maintenance Technician in the Public Works Facilities Division.

As the Lead Facilities Maintenance Technician, you`ll be on the front lines of customer service, providing direction and technical expertise to facilities team members to repair and enhance city buildings and assets. You`ll collaborate frequently with other city departments and city-wide tenants on both routine and complex projects. As a city that values innovation and vision, you`ll be expected to stay abreast of the industry`s latest technology and trends--and your expertise will help shape the Public Works Facilities Division`s success.

This full time position offers great benefits, including rich health benefits (currently the City covers 90% of medical premiums), paid time off, holidays, a 9/80 work schedule and participation in the CalPERS retirement system. Don`t delay, apply today! We look forward to reviewing your application materials.

Applications due by: 5:30pm, June 24, 2019

First Interview: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Second Interview: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Under direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled duties in support of the Facilities Maintenance operations and services. The Lead Facilities Maintenance Technician maintains and repairs City buildings and facilities, ensures cleanliness and adherence to safe working practices and procedures; provides training to lower level personnel; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

This is the advanced journey level class in the Facilities Maintenance Worker series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including providing lead supervision to assigned staff, performing the more technical work of the unit, and providing administrative support to the assigned unit. Lead Facilities Maintenance Workers differ from the Facilities Maintenance Worker and Facilities Technician by having greater responsibility, autonomy, and discretion in planning and completing a wide variety of activities. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

•Leads, plans, trains, and reviews the work of staff responsible for performing a variety of skilled, semiskilled, and unskilled duties in support of facilities maintenance operations and services including those involved in construction, repair, installation and maintenance of buildings and facilities.

•Participates in performing the most complex work of the unit including the more complex maintenance assignments as well as administrative support duties.

•Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including construction, maintenance, and repair methods, procedures, and techniques.

•Oversees and participates in the use, care, and operation of a variety of construction and maintenance related equipment, including but not limited to, various heavy and light equipment such as Bucket lift truck, aerial lift, painting equipment, cleaning equipment, precision measuring devices, fork lift, cutting torches, welders, hand tools and small power tools; performs minor adjustments and emergency repairs to assigned equipment; cleans, maintains, and properly stores tools and equipment.

•Verifies the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensures adherence of safe work practices and procedures.

•Performs a variety of trade related tasks in the construction and maintenance of buildings and facilities including painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mechanical, hardware, finishes, and custodial disciplines.

•Repairs leaks in sewer, drainage, water and natural gas piping, digs underground lines, performs removal of concrete or asphalt; drains down and refills large systems of piping for repairs, uses drain snakes when necessary.

•Recommends needed improvements to keep facilities in satisfactory condition; creates work orders when necessary.

•Moves, hauls, repairs, or replaces a variety of materials including office furniture, equipment, recyclable materials and trash.

•Maintains and repairs equipment such as machinery, pumps, fans and motors, carpet vacuums, floor buffers, floor scrubbers.

•Acts as inspector for installation of streetlights, traffic signals, and other electrical improvements to ensure specification compliance.

•Maintains walkways, fountains, pools and pool equipment; checks pH levels, adds appropriate chemicals, monitors electrical, plumbing, safeties, and gauges, sweeps and vacuums, replaces failed components repairs leaks, cleans strainers and filters.

•Makes recommendations for ordering and purchasing a variety of janitorial and maintenance supplies; maintains an inventory of related equipment, materials, and supplies.

•Records and documents maintenance and repair activities and costs.

•Prepares and maintains facilities for scheduled activities; opens facilities at the appropriate times and secures facilities at the close of business as assigned.

•Occasionally operates industrial and heavy equipment such as aerial lifts, forklifts, hoists, cutoff saws, concrete saws, trenchers, air compressors, paint sprayers, cutting torches, welders, generators, etc.

•Provides and participates in emergency responses which, while not all inclusive, may include responding to ``after hours`` incidents, building alarms, emergency repairs to public facilities, assisting with evacuations of facilities, etc. Emergency responses may last for extended periods of time.

•Routinely inspects fire extinguishers, sprinklers, risers and elevators.

•Utilizes a PC and the Microsoft Office Suite; including Work, Excel and Outlook, and an electronic work order and inventory management system.

•Performs other related work as required.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties of a Lead Facilities Maintenance Worker.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of assigned maintenance and repair program; methods, techniques, tools, equipment, and materials utilized in assigned area; general construction and maintenance procedures; principles of lead supervision and training; safety principles and practices; proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of power equipment, hand tools, and motorized equipment used in building construction and maintenance; materials, methods, terminology, and tools used in the maintenance and repair of buildings, roofs, plumbing, lighting, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and related systems; safe use of hazardous chemicals; principles and practices of record keeping; principles and practices of customer service; effective leadership methods; basic office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting software applications; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to:

Lead, organize, train, review, and participate in the work of crews performing skilled and semi-skilled construction, repair, and maintenance; perform more difficult skilled tasks associated with the particular crafts required in assigned area; maintain and repair a variety of tools and equipment; follow oral instructions and read, interpret, follow, and explain written instructions, construction sketches, maps, blue prints, and equipment manuals; give clear direction to work crews orally and in writing; operate required tools, equipment, and vehicles in a manner consistent with safety principles; perform maintenance and minor repair of assigned equipment and report the need for more difficult mechanical repairs; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures; maintain records including time and material use records; safely drive and skillfully operate power equipment and hand tools involved in maintenance, repair, and construction activities; work independently in the absence of supervision; understand and follow oral and written instructions; demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Education equivalent to graduation from high school and specialized vocational training program courses in building construction technology, electrical fundamentals, plumbing fundamentals, carpentry/cabinetwork and other related building trades course work.


Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience related to maintenance and repair of Facilities and building related work

License or Certificate

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver`s license, Class C, with satisfactory driving record.

Special Requirements

Due to safety regulations when utilizing certain respirators and/or working with certain chemicals, incumbents may be prohibited from wearing contact lenses and/or glasses and beards or other facial hair which may prevent a proper fit.


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