County of Santa BarbaraSanta Maria 93455
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Building Maintenance Worker

County of Santa Barbara
Full Time 24 per week Santa Barbara General Services, 912 W Foster Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455, United States



 $31.17 - $37.25 Hourly

$65,059.70 - $77,736.87 Annually

5% premium for regular assignment to a jail facility, when applicable

Notice of Change: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis with the first priority screening on 9/29/23. 

We are accepting applications to fill current and future Building Maintenance Worker vacancies. The current (5) five full-time vacancies are located in Santa Barbara for the General Services Department. These positions may require the incumbent to work in a jail and/or 24-hour locked facility.

We are also accepting applications to establish one employment list for current and future full-time, part-time, Civil Service Rule 1414* and extra-help (temporary) Building Maintenance Worker vacancies in the General Services, Behavioral Wellness and Public Health Departments. Please select the location(s) and department(s) you would like to be considered for current and future vacancies.

BENEFITS: The County of Santa Barbara offers generous benefits. For information, click .  

In addition, applicants from other public sector employers may qualify for:
  • Retirement reciprocity
  • Time and service credit towards an advanced vacation accrual rate
POSITION:  Under general supervision, the incumbent performs a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled building maintenance and repair tasks; and performs related duties as required.
The incumbents will manage multiple County buildings and assist, as needed, on other buildings. Primary responsibilities include surveying the Counties various facilities to identify safety issues or repair needs, overseeing trade vendor work on County facilities and performing preventative maintenance and repair work.
Other duties may include working with trade vendors to gather work estimates and to oversee their facility maintenance and renovations, assisting program staff with office configurations and office relocations, utilizing Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and Visio for project descriptions, project management and planning purposes.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in this class perform maintenance and mechanical duties for assigned buildings and related facilities, furnishings, and equipment. The required duties include painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, cement work, HVAC, welding, roofing, and related work. Incumbents may work independently, under supervision as a crafts worker, or lead worker over others to accomplish specific projects.
The IDEAL CANDIDATE will have:
  • Knowledge of minor trade work (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and lighting);
  • Basic knowledge of building codes;
  • Knowledge of appropriate safety practices;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Excellent customer service skills in a public agency or special district;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of internal and external customers;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and personalities;
  • Track record of being responsible and reliable;
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, and meet critical deadlines;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, making positive contributions and assisting others as necessary;
  • Experience working with automated facility maintenance work-order software and/or systems;
  • Experience overseeing work of vendors and/or trade subcontractors;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software such as Excel, Word, Visio and other comparable software;
  • Ability to prepare and write clear and concise documents (e.g., memoranda, and correspondence).
The work schedule for this position will depend upon the needs of the Department, which may include working on weekends, holidays, or off hours and on-call. For the current General Services vacancies, normal working hours are M-F from 7:30am-4:00pm.
For work related issues, the incumbent may need to travel throughout the County regardless of the assigned location.
NOTE: Employees for the current General Services vacancies may be working in a jail facility and will be required to successfully complete an in-depth background investigation that includes Live Scans. Future vacancies for Behavioral Wellness may be working in a 24/7 locked facility and will be required to successfully complete a Live Scan background.
The General Services Department delivers an array of support services to the other County departments. The Department's vision is to provide excellent customer service and exceptional value in supporting the delivery of County services. These are the keystones to the Department's business culture. These services include the following: Financial, Internal Service Fund Central Services, Procurement Services, Capital Projects, Facilities Maintenance, Real Estate Management, Fleet Operations, Energy Management and Utilities. For more information about this Department, please visit:

The Facilities Maintenance Division promotes a safe, healthy environment for County employees and visitors. It provides a full range of maintenance and custodial services for County owned buildings. Staff takes care of over 2 million square feet of space in 400 County-owned buildings. Services are provided through scheduled maintenance programs, planned and on-demand projects.
The Department of Behavioral Wellness promotes the prevention of and recovery from mental illness and addiction among individuals, families and communities, by providing effective leadership and delivering state-of-the-art, culturally competent services. The Department provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to 10,000 clients with mental illness and substance use disorders annually through its professional staff of over 400, in addition to its many contracted Community-Based Organization (CBO) providers. For more information about this Department, please visit:
Examples of Duties
  1. Repairs structures; builds and installs cabinets, partitions, blackboards, and shelves; repairs furniture and equipment; installs floor coverings, acoustical ceilings, and window glass; and repairs roofs, floors, doors, locks, and related items.
  2. Performs electrical repairs such as replacing switches and wiring; repairs refrigeration equipment; installs sprinkler systems and water lines; and repairs faucets, sewers, plumbing, boiler room equipment, pumps, check valves, boiler lines, heating and ventilating systems, water solar systems, and photovoltaic equipment.
  3. Paints building interiors and exteriors, furniture, cement, and other materials and items; and pours and finishes concrete.
  4. Estimates materials, labor, and time needed for projects; and operates light automotive equipment to travel to facilities throughout the County and to transport materials, furniture, and equipment.
  5. Uses a computer-based work order system to access and update work orders.
Employment Standards

1.  One year of experience at a journey level in a building trade such as carpentry, painting, masonry, electrical, plumbing; OR,
 2.  A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.
Knowledge of: the materials, tools, methods, and equipment used in a building trade, such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, cement work, and electrical work; repair methods and maintenance practices for structures, furnishings, and equipment; work safety practices.
Ability to: prepare estimates of time, materials, and labor; work from plans and specifications; work with limited supervision; follow oral and written instructions; form and maintain effective working relationships with others; provide direction, training, and assistance to others as required.
Desirable: Experience using computer-based work order systems.