Head Building/Transportation Maintenance

Tulelake Basin Joint School Di   Tulelake, CA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on October 9, 2021

Tulelake Basin Joint Unified School District Position Available

Head Building/Transportation Maintenance

Summary of Duties: Under the direction of the Superintendent to direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate Maintenance and Operations programs and activities, including grounds maintenance, building maintenance, custodial services, and transportation maintenance; to maintain and inspect various District sites to assure safe, orderly and clean buildings and grounds for students, staff and the public.


  • Plan, organize, control and direct District maintenance, grounds keeping and custodial operations, activities and related services; develop and implement programs for preventative maintenance.
  • Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the Superintendent regarding grounds keeping, maintenance and custodial activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the Maintenance and Operations Department’s performance.
  • Maintain an appropriate system of records for the District’s maintenance, operations, and grounds programs, including cost analysis and controls.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for Maintenance and Operations; assign work activities, projects and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Plan, coordinate, and arrange for the appropriate training of staff, including in-service training and safety programs.
  • Develop and prepare applicable budgets; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; monitor and authorize expenditures in accordance with established guidelines; utilize computer spreadsheet software programs.
  • Provides coordination and communication for Maintenance and Operations projects at each school site, the District Office and outside agencies, including collecting bids and/or quotes.
  • Develop and administer the District Hazardous Materials and Toxic Waste Programs, the District Asbestos Management Program, the District Injury and Illness Prevention Program and other safety programs.
  • Serve as District spokesperson for maintenance and operations matters.
  • Work in conjunction with site administrators to develop an annual maintenance plan for each site.
  • Operate a computer and assigned software programs including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and energy management system software; operate other office equipment as assigned; operate a vehicle to conduct work.
  • Diagnose and perform necessary repairs on District vehicles and equipment.
  • Perform preventative and routine maintenance and inspections on vehicles as required and keep records on these activities.
  • Operate arc welder and acetylene torch in repairing school vehicles and equipment.
  • Operate school bus for maintenance purposes.
  • Assist bus drivers in conducting safety checks.
  • Train employees on proper use and safety of vehicles and mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain service records on district vehicles and equipment.
  • Assist with washing, cleaning and fueling of District vehicles, as needed.
  • Perform all other related duties and responsibilities as required.


The essential functions of the job include all the duties and responsibilities as well as the physical demands listed herein.

Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a maintenance and operations program.
  • Tools, materials and equipment used in building and grounds maintenance, and custodial services.
  • Construction trades, including carpentry, plumbing, painting, glazing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, concrete.
  • Management skills to analyze problems, policies and operational needs.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Hazardous material and asbestos.
  • Diesel mechanics

Ability to:

  • Use, maintain and operate tools, materials and equipment used in grounds, building and transportation maintenance; including a variety of woodworking machinery and equipment.
  • Perform locksmith work; repair and replace hardware, tumblers, cylinders, locksets, door closures, cabinet and file locks, door stops, kick panels and hinges and other related hardware as directed; cut keys and maintain records of keys issued to personnel and school sites.
  • Weld; operate arc welder and acetylene torch.
  • Alter, repair, and maintain a variety of articles and wood structures; perform a variety of carpentry work; frame walls, counters and window frames; perform mill and cabinet work as necessary; install doors and cabinets; install and repair floors, doors, windows, etc.; repair, patch and maintain roofs as necessary.
  • Perform glazing and painting.
  • Install water, sewer, and gas line drainage systems and pumps.
  • Repair, replace, install and test plumbing systems; set fixtures.
  • Perform a variety of concrete work; set forms, pour and finish slabs, work with rebar.
  • Operate district vehicles and equipment to conduct work, including school buses for maintenance purposes.
  • Manage, direct and coordinate the work of maintenance/custodial staff.
  • Select, supervise, and train staff.
  • Oversee and direct the operations, services and activities of maintenance and operations.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
  • Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
  • Use a variety of computer software programs including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and energy management system software.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    • Making observations
    • Communicating with others
    • Reading and writing
    • Operating assigned equipment
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of:
    • Making sound decisions
    • Demonstrating intellectual capabilities

Supervision: Under minimal supervision, reports to the Superintendent.

Work Environment:

  • Indoor and outdoor work, subject to noise from equipment operation
  • Exposure to fumes, dust, dirt, oil/grease; high voltage
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work
  • Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions


  • Working/inspecting in cramped or restrictive work chamber
  • Working with power saws and flying debris
  • Working at heights on ladders or scaffolding

Physical Demands:

This position requires:

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials and inspect work in progress.
  • Climbing ladders and scaffolding.
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling heavy objects.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulder, and horizontally.
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.

Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience Requirements: Experience and training for five years of increasingly responsible building, grounds, and transportation maintenance experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities

Licenses/Language/Testing Requirements: A valid Class C, California driver's license, a good driving record, and use of a private automobile may be required, and if so, must be maintained during employment. Possession of (or willingness and ability to obtain) a valid CPR and First Aid Certificate, is desirable. The ability to speak, read and write in Spanish, in addition to English, is desirable. Fingerprint/criminal justice clearance (Dept. of Justice clearance, paid for by the successful candidate); Tuberculosis clearance and pre-employment drug testing.

Board Approval: May 26, 2021

Dates: 12 months; 236 work days/261 paid days per year

Salary: Step placement on the CSEA salary schedule.

Position Closes: Open until Filled