Yakima County Human Resources

580-15 Facilities Maintenance Technician - Custodial Supervisor

Working Title
Maintenance Lead
Regular Full Time Budgeted
FLSA Status
Public Services-Facilities Services
Required Testing/Exercises
AFSCME Local 87
Open Date
Close Date
$3,339 per month


There is one opening with the Yakima County Facilities Services Department.  The position serves as the operational lead for the Maintenance & Custodial Program for Facilities Services. The incumbent will have direct authority over custodian staff and day-to-day work-load; make independent assignment of work to a group of semi-skilled employees in an array of disciplines including but not limited to: Janitorial, Plumbing, Concrete and Masonry, Glazers, Dry-Wall, Painters and Tile Setters. Individual must analyze problems and act in a timely manner. Work hours are 4pm to 12:30am.  This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within 90 days of the posted closing date.



Prioritize maintenance and janitorial service work requests and assigns work to semi-skilled level crew members and assist as needed; inspects completed work for compliance with regulatory and department standards. Provide instruction and guidance on selection of tools, materials and work methods, monitors crews and inspects job sites, plans and schedules work. Completes and maintains records, log and reports updating work orders with time and materials and approving same. Assigns and ensures custodial cleaning frequency is accomplished.


Prepare drawings, specifications, research technical information in developing plans and cost estimates. Consultation with equipment manufacturers, industry experts, architects and engineering consultants on a variety of building architectural attributes. Obtains quotes, estimates and pricing; develops bid specifications; solicit and evaluate bids; procure materials, supplies and services; coordinate contractor work and inspection of work to assure it meets specifications.


Demonstrate knowledge of supervisory theories and principles. Provides direct input to department management on individual work performance and employee evaluation, makes judgment concerning employee work performance, give corrective instruction, actively gathering facts and information concerning employee performance consulting with the manager.


Investigates and resolves building maintenance issues and concerns working with customers. Must demonstrate understanding of customer service principles and having the ability to communicate with a diverse group of people. Confers with department management regarding issues and problems. Develop recommendations on problem solving including methodology, costing & regulatory impacts and schedule. Develop and maintain a productive relationship with building occupants, contracting & serves provider community.


Respond to emergency and urgent work requests. Make independent decisions concerning assignment of staff and priority of work. Responds to complaints and inquires by customers. Assists the crew with custodial duties when staffing is short.


Other duties as assigned.


Equipment Used: Computer is used for maintenance management software as well as for financial reporting and analysis on projects costs. Building trades tools and equipment typically utilized to maintain and operate the physical campus. Use of maintenance / janitorial tools and equipment, passenger vehicle.


Working Conditions: Environmental Demands: Excessive noise, exposure to weather, extreme temperatures, moving/mechanical parts, pathogen exposure, vibration, multiple work locations, work in locked down facility(s), field work. Physical Demands: bending, carrying, handling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, kneeling, reclining, hearing, smelling, talking, visual acuity. Intellectual Demands: ability to multitask, confidentiality, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, air pollutants, biohazards, electrical charges, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noise and hostile individuals. May involve work in a secure area of a lock-up detention/corrections facility during which maximum care and alertness to surroundings is required. Heavy Work: Exerting up to or in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is performed out in the field.


Education and Experience: High School Diploma/GED and 4 years semi-skilled level trades experience including at least one year as a lead, supervisor, project manager or foreman or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.



Requires a valid State of Washington Driver’s License.

Comprehensive criminal history and general background check.


This is a Yakima County Courthouse AFSCME Contract Bargaining Unit position. As a condition of employment you are required to become a member of the Unit or pay representation fees per the negotiated contract.



Principles and practices of building maintenance, and effective janitorial techniques;

Methods of project management, including scheduling, identification of steps, and preparation of estimates;

Occupational hazards, hazardous materials and State and Federal safety regulations related to facilities maintenance activities;

Principles of leadership & supervision, effective work assignment and performance evaluation;

Mathematics sufficient to calculate layouts, costs and other information, and

Customer service techniques including the ability to communicate technical information to persons not familiar with facilities maintenance.

Understanding the impact of decisions that may limit exposure level of building occupants to gases, asbestos or other harmful exposures. Improper application of chemicals could result in the release of harmful gases. Applications of building architectural coatings can lead to exposure to harmful vapors. Recognition of confined spaces created by unexpected release of gas or vapor. Recognition of risk related to electrical shock hazards.



 Use of computer and applicable software and basic office equipment,

Assigning, organizing, inspecting, reviewing and evaluating the work of subordinate personnel and providing corrective instruction;

Inventorying and ordering materials and supplies;

Coordinating work unit activities and handling multiple tasks;

Developing and implementing architectural maintenance schedules

Complying with safety, building code and other laws rules regulations;

Determining costs of materials, develop specifications and evaluate bid proposals;

Interpreting, communicating and evaluating Janitorial procedures,

Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships and

Communication, oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.


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