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

Job Code Classification:

008212 (BLDG MAINT WORKER SR)<br><br><strong style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”>Travel:</strong> Up to 25% of the time<br><br><strong style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”>JOB DUTIES</strong><br><br><strong>95% – Maintenance and Repair</strong><br><ul> <li>Responsible for assessing, prioritizing, and coordinating minor ongoing maintenance repairs for the Silicon Valley Campus.</li> <li>Responds to internal plumbing, electrical, and mechanical repairs within occupied space, public areas, and classrooms.</li> <li>Responds to notice of malfunctions; determines repairs required; obtains parts as needed and completes the repair.</li> <li>Acts as Key Custodian for all building keys. Issues keys; orders keys; maintains staff key records.</li> <li>Paints interior of the building as needed.</li> <li>Records work order requests and tracks completion via an online reporting tool.</li> <li>Equipment Custodian: responsible for quarterly and annual monitoring, tracking, and reporting of all Silicon Valley Campus equipment and inventory.</li> <li>Responsible for office move installations, determining configurations and ordering needed parts; assembles needed cubicles and furniture.</li> <li>As directed, installs and/or affixes whiteboards, screens, and other classroom and office equipment.</li> <li>Installs brochure racks, frames, and mounts pictures, installs mini-blinds, adjusts the lighting in occupied space.</li> <li>Handles proper recycling of electronic and hazardous waste generated from ITS, maintenance, and staff.</li> <li>Organizes and maintains equipment, storage rooms, and storage cages using appropriate shelving and organizing materials.</li> <li>Exercises a good understanding of the organization’s policies and procedures by attending safety and security training relevant to job responsibilities.</li> <li>Assists with health and safety issues for students, staff, and visitors.</li> <li>Participates as a member of the Emergency Response Team.</li> <li>Follows security regulations to ensure the protection and safety of University staff and property.</li> <li>Responsible for securing the facility classrooms and property, as needed.</li> <li>Responsible for the delivery, set-up, and operation of Audio Visual equipment as well as troubleshooting equipment malfunctions, providing instructor training and assistance, deferring to IT as appropriate.</li> <li>Arranges classroom set-ups for events – moving chairs, tables, and other furniture and equipment as necessary.</li> <li>Creates new employee staff nameplates and updates them as needed.</li> <li>Secures cabinets, bookcases and other university property using protective measures to ensure safety standards are upheld in accordance with University and State regulations and to minimize earthquake damage.</li> <li>Employs safe use of hand and power tools.</li></ul><br><strong>5% – Other Duties</strong><br><ul> <li>Performs ad hoc duties and projects as assigned by the Operations Manager.</li></ul><br><br><strong style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”>REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS</strong><br><ul> <li>One year experience as a Facility Support Specialist, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.</li> <li>Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with co-workers, instructors, students, and the public in a high volume, public contact setting, with a professional demeanor.</li> <li>One year of experience in the performance of semi-skilled building maintenance work.</li> <li>Basic knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, painting, heating, and electrical repair.</li> <li>Experience and skills in the safe use of hand and power tools.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to recognize and evaluate changing and conflicting priorities. Ability to exercise appropriate judgment when prioritizing tasks. Organizational skills sufficient to establish priorities and complete assignments within specified guidelines.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks amid frequent interruptions. Ability to work independently, tracking and communicating progress to supervisor as needed regarding assigned projects.</li> <li>Ability to apply independent initiative, discretion, and judgment to address problems and develop workable solutions.</li> <li>Strong oral communication skills.</li> <li>Demonstrated written communication skills using grammar, spelling, and punctuation sufficient for accurate email and standard Word documents.</li></ul><br><br><strong style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”>PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS</strong><br><ul> <li>First Aid / CPR certification.</li></ul><br><br><strong style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”>SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT</strong><br><ul> <li>Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.</li> <li>Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.</li> <li>Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.</li> <li>Ability to perform essential physical job functions.</li> <li>Ability to do occasional work in confined spaces such as attics and trenches while bending, stooping and/or kneeling with the possibility of being exposed to live electrical circuits and machinery.</li> <li>Ability to work in conditions of variable temperature/weather with possible exposure to strong, unpleasant odors, high levels of noise and vibrations, and exposure to dust and allergens.</li> <li>Ability to perform vertebrate pest control such as trapping, baiting, or other types of rodent control.</li> <li>Ability to perform grounds keeping duties outdoors through all seasons of weather in developed and undeveloped environments.</li> <li>The ability to ascend/descend ladders with or without accommodation.</li> <li>Ability to conduct outdoor site visits, including use of required personal protective equipment, as required to conduct investigations, inspections, or view work in place.</li> <li>Ability to sustain exposure to dusty, noisy environments and inclement weather as necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities.</li> <li>Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.</li> <li>Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.</li> <li>Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.</li> <li>Ability to occasionally work overtime with little or no advance notice.</li> <li>Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.</li> <li>Ability to work overtime including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs, and work an alternate work schedule shift as required.</li> <li>Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.</li> <li>Ability to work safely in areas where hazardous materials are present or stored.</li> <li>Ability to wear proper safety attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and personal protective equipment common in a laboratory setting.</li> <li>Ability to read signs and follow directions on labels that are written in English as well as ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and the proper use of chemical compounds.</li> <li>Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.</li> <li>Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.</li> <li>Ability to follow security regulations to ensure the protection and safety of University staff and property. </li> <li>The University of California has implemented a <a href=”″ style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; color:blue; text-decoration:underline”>COVID-19 Vaccination Policy</a> covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.</li> <li>Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained <a href=”″ style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; color:blue; text-decoration:underline”>here</a>.</li></ul><br><br><strong style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”>SAFETY STATEMENT</strong><br><br>All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.<br><br><strong style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”>HOW TO APPLY</strong><br><br>Attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to ‘My Activities’. 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