Building Maintenance Worker

  • South Orange County Community College District
  • 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
  • Nov 10, 2022
Full time Facilities Management

Job Description


Building Maintenance Worker

Job Category:


Job Opening Date:

November 02, 2022

Job Closing Date:


Saddleback College

Work Location:

Mission Viejo, CA

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Pay Rate Type:


Work Days:

Monday through Friday

Work Hours:

7:00 am to 3:30 pm (Schedule and Shift are subject to change in accordance with the department needs.)

Hours Per Week:


Percentage of Employment:


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C.S.E.A. Classified Bargaining Unit Salary Schedule, Range 124. Starting Salary at $5,004 per month.

Required Documents:

Resume and Cover Letter; Any certifications listed must be attached with application to be considered.

Job Description:

Initial Screening Date: November 23, 2022

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Under general supervision from higher level supervisory or management staff, performs a full range of semi-skilled duties related to the maintenance, repair and cleaning of assigned buildings and facilities; may assists in skilled maintenance trades including plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and electrical; operates a variety of maintenance and repair tools and equipment; and maintains current records of maintenance and repair work. May receive functional supervision, technical training and work direction from a higher-level building maintenance worker.


This is the journey level class within the Building Maintenance Worker series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Lead Building Maintenance Worker in that the latter position serves as a lead worker over lower level building maintenance staff and is assigned the more difficult and complex work of the unit. Employees at the Building Maintenance Worker level are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.


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.

Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and repair duties on campus structures, related physical facilities, equipment and grounds.

Make routine repairs and adjustments to buildings and facilities including doors, windows, cabinets, walls and partitions; repair floors and ceilings including hardwood floors, acoustical tile, asphalt tile and other composition material; repair carpeting.

Participate in plumbing installations and repairs as necessary; replace broken fixtures; unclog drains; remove obstructions from water and sewer systems; repair leaks.

Repair and prepare surfaces for painting; paint buildings, fixtures and equipment; paint or stain wood structures.

Excavate, prepare, form, pour and finish concrete; repair asphalt.

Perform minor repairs on rooftops; patch holes; clean out drain gutters.

Assemble, set up, move, and arrange furniture and equipment; set up rooms as directed.

Lock and unlock doors; open and close campus buildings.

Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools including table saws, circular saw, planers, routers, sanders, airless paint sprayer, power drills and welding equipment.

Assist in performing carpentry work including structural fabrication, installation, repair and maintenance tasks during maintenance and repair, remodeling and new construction assignments.

Assist in laying and repairing floors and roofs including working with suspended and tile ceilings, asphalt tile and other composition materials; assist in installing carpeting.

Assist in constructing and repairing school and office furniture, counters, and equipment; assist in performing mill and cabinet work; assist in repairing metal cabinets as necessary.

Assist in building stairways, closets, partitions, cases and shelving; fit doors, windows, sashes, and screens.

Assist in installing and finishing metal frame walls, dry wall, and wood paneling.

Maintain maintenance supplies and equipment.

May perform custodial duties including cleaning, stripping, and waxing floors, cleaning restrooms and replenishing restroom supplies.

Assist other maintenance staff in performing assigned duties.

Perform related duties 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.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a building maintenance program.

Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in general building and facility maintenance and repair.

Operational characteristics of maintenance and repair equipment and tools used in the area of assignment.

Construction and maintenance methods and equipment.

Properties of various kinds of woods.

Basic mathematical principles.

Methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work.

Pertinent building and construction codes and regulations.

Principles and practices of record keeping.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of semi-skilled repair and maintenance work on assigned buildings and facilities.

Use and operate a variety of tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner.

Estimate time, material, and labor costs for maintenance and repair projects.

Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment.

Perform basic shop mathematics.

Maintain a variety of records.

Move heavy objects and perform heavy manual labor.

Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Work cooperatively with other maintenance staff.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written directions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

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:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in general building maintenance.


One year of building maintenance or general plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, or electrical experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.


The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor field environments; travel from site to site; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions. Positions may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.

The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. Beginning January 8, 2022, all employees and volunteers must be fully vaccinated (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control) against COVID-19 unless approved as exempt due to a verified disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief (as defined in federal or state laws and regulations). More information can be found on our District website by visiting


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.


A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS


If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to


Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to assigned job.


Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at or Paper copies are available in the District Human Resources office upon request.


The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.

Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


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