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Superintendent, Maintenance


Manage a team of supervisors, mechanics, installers, and repairers.  Plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise maintenance and repair operations for an organization.  Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Perform a variety of complicated tasks.  Work under administrative supervision.  Lead and direct the work of others.  Spend 80% or more of work time on supervisory/managerial duties.  Exercise a high degree of creativity and latitude.  Typically report to an Assistant Director or higher-ranking position.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Plan, develop, administer, manage, and control budgets, equipment, and supplies for the maintenance function
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the maintenance services department of a unit or subunit
  • Monitor facilities to ensure that they remain safe, secure, and well-maintained
  • Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Make recommendations regarding the hire and termination of maintenance, clerical, and administrative personnel
  • Develop, manage, and monitor records
  • Set goals and deadlines for the department
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Oversee construction and renovation projects to improve efficiency and to ensure that facilities meet environmental, health, and security standards, and comply with government regulations
  • Acquire, distribute, and store supplies
  • Ensure staff members are properly trained to perform their jobs according to policies and procedures; conduct classes to teach procedures to staff members
  • Participate in architectural and engineering planning and design, including space and installation management
  • Analyze internal processes; develop policies and procedures to ensure a clean and safe work environment; recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations, such as supply changes or the disposal of records
  • Dispose of, or oversee the disposal of, surplus or unclaimed property, equipment, inventory, and supplies for assigned area
  • May operate University of Florida (UF) vehicles
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license (if official duties dictate)


This position does have supervisory responsibility.


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