Superintendent of Physical Plant


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Class Specifications - G.20
Senior Superintendent of Physical Plant (8114) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Superintendent of Physical Plant (8115) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Assistant Superintendent of Physical Plant (8116) SIZE-NEUTRAL 

November, 1973 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL MARCH 1995


SERIES CONCEPT

Superintendents plan, direct, coordinate and oversee operational 
functions of a campus physical plant; and perform other related 
duties as required.

Incumbents plan, organize and oversee activities such as 
preventive maintenance; emergency repair service; construction 
and alteration of facilities and utilities; custodial services; 
ground maintenance; steam and power generation; environmental 
conditioning; material purchasing; storehouse operations; 
administration of construction utilities and service contracts; 
plant service planning, scheduling and controlling; and other 
operational functions.

Superintendents typically have line and staff management 
responsibility for an assigned function involving planning and 
implementation of activities and programs within the defined 
areas of responsibility; supervisory authority including hiring, 
assignment, evaluation, discipline, and dismissal of staff; 
authority to make exceptions in emergency situations to 
departmental policies; participation in policy setting 
processes; and responsibility for budgetary planning, and funds 
control within assigned area.

The Superintendent of Physical Plant Series consists of two levels 
based on (1) degree of management responsibility evidenced by the 
    direction and planning of a variety of construction, alteration, and maintenance projects and operations, and b) authority to make commitments for determining and approving major projects and expenditures with only general review; and (2) specific knowledge required. CLASS CONCEPTS Senior Superintendent of Physical Plant Under general direction, incumbents plan, organize, direct and coordinate line management and staff services for major functional subdivision(s) of the campus Physical Plant operations. Typically Senior Superintendents have line and staff management responsibility for the more technical aspects of physical plant operations including but not limited to shop supervision; alteration programs for facilities and utilities; steam and power generation; environmental conditioning; utility distribution and systems; preventive maintenance programs for buildings and facilities; and plant service planning, scheduling and controlling. In addition, incumbents may also have responsibility for less technical aspects of Physical Plant operations including custodial services and grounds maintenance. Incumbents may also assist the Physical Plant Administrator in the general administration of the campus physical plant program. Incumbents are authorized to make commitments for major project and expenditures on behalf of the Physical Plant Administrator. Superintendent of Physical Plant Under general direction, incumbents plan, organize, direct and coordinate line management and staff services for functions of Physical Plant operations. Typically Superintendents have line and staff management responsibility in less technical fields including, but not limited to coordination and management of maintenance trade shops; alteration and maintenance projects; systems operations; custodial services; grounds maintenance; steam, power and chilled water generation and distribution; utilities distribution; preventive maintenance programs; coordination and management of material procurement and supply; and general planning, scheduling and controlling. Assistant Superintendent of Physical Plant As entry level into the Superintendent series, incumbents assist a Superintendent or Senior Superintendent of Physical Plant with the planning, organizing, directing and coordinating of line management and staff service for functions of Physical Plant operations. May function with greater independence in the planning, organizing, directing and coordinating line management and staff services for non-technical fields that do not require the breadth of specialized knowledge and tend to be somewhat limited in scope and impact as compared to that typically found at higher classification levels. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Senior Superintendent of Physical Plant Graduation from college with a major in business administration, architecture landscape architecture, engineering, or related degree and six years of progressively responsible experience in management of physical plant operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Superintendent of Physical Plant Graduation from college with a major in business administration, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, or related degree and three years of progressively responsible experience in management of physical plant operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Assistant Superintendent of Physical Plant Graduation from college with a major in business administration, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, or related degree and two years of experience in that field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.