Maintenance Supervisor (Research Zone) at Florida State University

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Job Description:

Job Title: Maintenance Supervisor (Research Zone)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 54402

Facilities Maintenance provides exceptional maintenance, repair and services to the Florida State University community.

Maintenance, repair, and renewal are required to provide the best possible environment to support communities of learning and facilitate the ability of the University to carrying out its mission of education, scholarship and public service.

Facilities Operation and Maintenance are responsible for the following:

  • The care, safety, and security of physical assets at Florida State University.

  • The condition of buildings and building systems.

  • Providing a suitable internal environment.

  • Cost effective operation of building systems.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


This position supervises the Maintenance staff and assists in preventative maintenance within research zone. More specifically, this position supervises the assigned staff and assists in the preventative maintenance of buildings, installation of equipment, emergency/exit lighting systems & intra-building utility distribution systems and fixtures. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Responds to requests for service or repairs from building occupants. Assists Shop or Contract personnel engaged in the performance of major equipment repairs, system modifications, or building renovations. Functions as the liaison for building managers to coordinate vendor and contract work within buildings in Research Zone.

  • Supervises the performance of and assists in the maintenance/repair work within research zone. Schedules outages to minimize interruptions of activities within research zone. Interacts with appropriate University staff to address areas of concern relative to the performance and timeliness of service and repairs. Inspects buildings and equipment at predetermined frequencies, records results, and initiates action to affect repairs or replacement. Orders hand tools and materials.

  • Approves daily timesheets and biweekly pay and leave reports. Reviews and updates daily backlog reports. Recommends and participates in actions relative to the hiring, commending, and disciplining employees as appropriate, disciplining employees as appropriate, and evaluates assigned employees. Ensures assigned employees are cross-trained in basic craft skills. Ensures assigned employees are aware of work place hazards and provides on the job training.

  • Assists in the preparation of the annual operating budget and recommends action relative to changes in personnel changes, capital equipment requirements, and materials and operating expenses.

  • Operates University vehicles as necessary and performs other related duties in support of the department.


High school diploma or equivalency & five years experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to five years.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to effectively train and direct the work of others.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.

  • Ability to train and supervise employees.

  • Knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.

  • Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in area of work.

  • Knowledge of general maintenance principles, practices and techniques.

  • Driver's License, Class E


The ideal candidate for this position would have:

  • Experience working in maintenance at a higher education institution.

  • Experience supervising staff working in different buildings on various maintenance issues.

  • Ability to work in more than one trade (i.e. HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.)

  • Experience conducting audits and inspections of completed work.

Other Information

The position incumbent is required to be accessible and available to return to work during off-duty hours. Per FSU policy, Pay Additives, incumbents are eligible to receive on-call pay. Eligibility is limited to USPS employees who shall be informed by the department via memorandum of the on-call assignment, except during an emergency.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

The minimum salary for this position is $38,060.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

FSU Total Rewards

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment by the state and its political subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Veterans' Preference applies to University Support Personnel System (USPS) positions only.

IMPORTANT: To claim Veterans' Preference, select "yes" to the question on the application questionnaire and upload a DD-214 (or equivalent), the Veterans' Preference Certification form, and other documentation if applicable with your online application before midnight of the position closing date.

Click the links for eligibility information and required documentation, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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