Building Maintenance Specialist – SILICON VALLEY

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Building Maintenance Specialist – SILICON VALLEY

 Silicon Valley
Job ID: 50563


University Extension is located in Santa Clara, CA, the Heart of Silicon Valley. We like to say that it’s here where the next generation of innovation is born. Live in Silicon Valley and work for the University of California Santa Cruz. Join our team!

This is a fully-onsite position.

No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

This position is a part of the Building Operations team located at 3175 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara, CA. Under the supervision of the Facilities Manager, the incumbent provides building maintenance to staff, faculty, students, and guests of the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus.


UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.

Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.


UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The IRD for this job is: 04-06-2023


UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It’s known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus’s DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


The Building Operations Team plays an important role in maintaining the building facilities, shipping needs and event-related assemblies for the UCSC Extension Silicon Valley Campus. Located at 3175 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara, CA, this team provides facility services and support to staff, faculty, students and guests of the Silicon Valley Campus, which houses the following organizations: UCSC Extension, Baskin Engineering, UC Scout and Smarter Balanced. The Building Operations Team is responsible for a safely-maintained facility to be working order at all times.

Extension is an equity-minded organization that represents the full diversity of the University of California and demonstrates a sensitivity to and understands the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community; UCSC Extension Silicon Valley combines the academic excellence of the University of California with the expertise of seasoned practitioners. This collaboration provides advanced professional training that addresses the real-world needs of people who work and live in Silicon Valley and beyond.

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Under the supervision of the Building Operations Manager, the Building Maintenance Specialist performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair tasks at the UCSC Extension Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara, CA. This person works as part of a regular maintenance crew, keeps records of repairs, participates in office moves and performs tasks to maintain safety and security standards.

This position accomplishes tasks that ensure safety, proper building maintenance and excellent customer service. Functions include, but are not limited to: resolving building maintenance needs such as plumbing, wiring, cabling, communicating with vendors; maintaining proper functioning of the heating/air conditioning systems, fire alarm, elevators, etc.; keeping up with building emergency protocols, landscaping needs; assisting customers in-person, by phone and email; helping prepare classrooms with furniture needs for courses and events and checking the schedule of conference room space; and working collaboratively with all departments throughout the organization. This position participates as a member of the Emergency Response Team.


Budgeted Salary: $29.81 – 31.64 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • The selected candidate for this position would one of the two following schedules:
    • 7:30am to 4pm or 4:30 pm depending on lunch time or
    • 10am or 10:30 am to 7pm depending on lunch time

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: Silicon Valley

Union Representation: SX – Service

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