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Departmental Overview Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of RSSP. RSSP provides student housing, residential life programs, self-operated dining services for undergraduate and graduate students and their families, and child care services for students, faculty, and staff; it also conducts a year-round conference business, operates eleven campus restaurants/retail operations, and manages twenty-six faculty apartments.
Family Housing is part of the Housing Operations Maintenance and Environment (HOME) department within Residential and Student Services Programs (RSSP). RSSP is a division of Student Affairs. RSSP provides housing, dining, childcare and student programs. HOME provides housing for single students and student families. University Village Family Housing complex, located in Albany, CA includes 974 student family apartments in 70 apartment buildings plus numerous common areas such as laundries, administrative offices Community Center, Academic Center, gymnastics building (app bay), ECEP, etc.
General (repair, replace): Screens, dry erase boards, chalk and bulletin boards, toilet paper dispensers, and similar items.
Carpentry (repair, replace): Replace ceiling tile, perform minor repairs to furniture, rubber base, toilet partitions, railings, and similar items. Perform caulking, grouting under direction. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
Electrical (test, reset, clean, change batteries, repair, replace and/or conduct installations of): Replace light bulbs, fluorescent tubes; working under direction replace ballasts and starters; reset breakers as directed, set timers, replace batteries, repair, service battery operated items including: door alarms, battery powered smoke detectors; working under direction replace bathroom ventilation fans, repair vacuum cleaners, other small equipment. Receive training and follow lock-out, tag-out procedures. Incumbent will not work with live electricity. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
Plumbing (Unclog, clean-out): Drains in sinks/showers/floors (non-powered auger), toilets. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner. Wall/ceiling treatment: Prepare, clean, walls for painting. For areas under 16 X 16: Working under direction, patch and repair damage as necessary; texture, touch up/repaint surfaces. Paint and/or match existing paint using brushes, rollers, and spray cans. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
Doors (Repair, clean, lubricate): Latches, hinges, partitions, pilasters (toilet partition systems) and similar items. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner. Windows, mirrors, glass (board-up/tape): Broken windows and tape cracks for safety prior to replacement. Replace residential mirrors. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
Flooring (Repair, replace, adjust and/or conduct installations of): Working under direction, repair / spot replace only - Tile (VC and ceramic), baseboard, carpet squares, thresholds, safety strips, etc. Refer trades level work through supervisor in a timely manner.
Furniture: Working under direction, assemble/disassemble and move and store as needed. Disassemble/reassemble bunk beds and lofts.
General Cleaning-Room/Apartment Turnover Cleaning:
Properly clean walls, window, sills, tracks, light fixtures; clean all interior surfaces including closets, shelves, blinds, and drapes.
Clean stairwells, storage closets, patios, decks and balconies. Remove trash, debris and abandoned property.
Power washing sidewalks, other hardscape surfaces working under direction.
Clean and organize maintenance shop spaces as directed.
OTHER: Preventative Maintenance (PM): Assists in performing PM work.
Maintain records on the upkeep of University assigned vehicle (if applicable).
Maintain vehicles according to fleet services.
Operate vehicle on UC business with valid CA driver's license while observing traffic laws.
Park vehicle in proper locations.
Responsible for any citations relating to the operation of the vehicle.
Maintenance Operations Coordination:
Exercise care and follow the manufacturer's instruction in the use of UC equipment, supplies, and power/hand tools.
Maintain the shop, storage, and various work areas in clean orderly and safe condition.
Maintain, secure, and inventory all tools, equipment and supplies.
Participate in: Maintenance shop set-up, clean-up, improvement and oversight
Follow the established priority repair system in performance of duties. At the end of each work day delivers completed work orders to the Unit office.
Maintain files to include, but not limited to, paint charts, supplier information, warranties, specifications, inventory, plan/blue prints, detailed floor plans.
Materials and Services:
As directed: Pick up purchases, stock, and inventory supplies.
Administrative Functions (administer or complete):
Daily log sheets.
Safety and Health Awareness/Responsibilities:
Performs all work in conformance with EH&S health and safety policies, OSHA and other applicable federal, state and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention policies, RSSP policies and procedures and University of California's policies and procedures, including IIPP (Safety and Health Procedures), Hazardous Materials Communications Program, Health and Safety Manual, as well as any other document authorized by the RSSP management to have bearing on employee safety and conduct.
Aware of potential hazardous operations, and takes appropriate precautions.
Immediately stops work in the event of danger to people or property.
Proceeds with work only after ensuring that appropriate safety procedures have been implemented.
Reports all accidents and/or incidents immediately to supervisor for record keeping.
Utilizes good judgment in interpersonal communications in situations requiring sensitivity and tact.
Treats customers, co-workers, supervisors and managers with respect and courtesy.
Works in a cooperative manner with co-workers and promotes a cooperative team environment.
Has a good working relationship with a complete understanding of the roles of students, faculty, staff and other RSSP employees as clients.
Demonstrates at all times good communication skills with campus community, including students, building managers, faculty, and co-workers.
Interacts directly with all levels of clients throughout the division in defining project requirements.
Responds to requests for service in a timely manner.
Supports and achieves organizational goals established to maintain and enhance customer satisfaction.
Reports progress or delays and refers major problems to superintendent for resolution and informs customers as needed.
Building maintenance experience including methods, processes, materials used in performing building maintenance work.
Basic understanding of maintenance practices, methods, procedures, roles, equipment, tools, materials, sources for obtaining specialized materials and services, time required to perform work, and proper sequencing of the required steps in structuring and completing maintenance work and assigned projects.
Knowledge of: buildings, systems, construction terminology; household appliances - trouble shooting, repair; parts and materials sources, vendors, including location of obscure or obsolete parts or materials.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, radio, and in writing with customers, supervisors and co-workers.
Ability to organize; keep records related to work orders assigned and completed.
Knowledge of safe work practices
The ability to perform basic construction math, take accurate measurements, write materials lists.
Understanding of University environment, its mission, and operational needs
Able to work safely at heights; able to gain access to work in small/tight areas and be able to gain access to work or maneuver around obstacles that requires stairs and ladders, able to safely maneuver supplies and objects up to 75 lbs; sets up and uses scaffolding and/or ladders to perform tasks above ground level.
Any combination of education, technical training, and work experience in construction or building maintenance.
Troubleshooting and repair knowledge, work experience repairing household appliances.
Salary & Benefits Salary: Based on experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Driving Required A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Other Information This is a limited position until September 27, 2019, with possibility of extension.
Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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