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Job Standard for Building Facility Foreman

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Building Facility Foreman Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06646
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Supervisor 1
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function:: Facilities Services Operations


To plan, direct, and perform skilled maintenance and repair of a large state building or a complex of smaller buildings; or function as a foreman over varied skilled trades areas; perform related work.

Level Scope

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of: heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) related work; supervisory practices; building codes; building maintenance.

Experience: performing skilled repair and maintenance in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, building maintenance, and grounds related work; using specialized tools and equipment associated with trades indicated; maintaining maintenance records and preparing related reports; estimating material needs and costs for jobs; reading blueprints and specifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to organize and communicate maintenance needs and services
  • Supervisory experience

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Building Facility Foreman must:

  • Determines needs and makes arrangements for contracted services; negotiates with subcontractors; inspects work for compliance with contract; estimates budgets/cost expenditures; lays out locations for staging and special events, directs set-up and maintenance; evaluates equipment life expectancy, replaces as appropriate; writes maintenance reports; meets with tenants, program directors, maintenance personnel, and others to define needs and to keep facility organized and running smoothly; interviews and hires staff and contractors, assigns work and evaluates performance. Incumbents may supervise skilled trades staff.
  • Examines interior and exterior of buildings for damage, initiates necessary repair; inspects fire extinguishers and systems for working ability; maintains plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and related systems; repairs appliances, plumbing fixtures, and replaces lights, ballasts, receptacles, and switches; builds and repairs wooden structures; sets up and operates sound system; inspects boilers and chillers for safe and efficient operation and tears down and repairs when appropriate; inspects and lubricates fans, filters, and motors; repairs roofs; performs routine maintenance of vehicles; insures grounds surrounding facility are cared for properly and sprinkler systems are maintained; oversees painting, remodeling, and building repairs; may oversee custodial services; sets up preventive maintenance schedules.

35% of Time the Building Facility Foreman

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Building Facility Foreman

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

These positions involve lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 90 pounds, bending, stooping and climbing ladders.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Building Facility Foreman

Career Path

Building Superintendent

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.