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Senior Building Maintenance Worker (8212C) 64295
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 2, 2024
Title Senior Building Maintenance Worker (8212C) 64295
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Residential and Student Service Programs
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Senior Building Maintenance Worker (8212C) 64295

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

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. The Central Maintenance, Design, and Minor Capital Projects units provide a comprehensive group of services to all units within RSSP. These services include performing or managing all building trades and related maintenance services, performing interior design services, space planning, renovation project planning and management services, major maintenance, minor capital planning and project management for RSSP.

Position Summary

This position performs work at all Residence Halls and Cal Dining residential and retail operations on an

as-needed basis, according to priorities as established by the Lead Building Maintenance Worker (LBMW) or

Facility Supervisor of Single Student Housing. This position:

  • Under direction, performs hands-on maintenance work on assigned facilities and equipment at the
  • Senior Building Maintenance Worker (SBMW) level.
  • As directed, assists with coordination and oversight for the performance of maintenance services or project work within assigned facilities.
  • Moves, sets up furniture and equipment as directed.
  • Assists with performing preventive maintenance work.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 02/14/2024


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 rades 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.


  • 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.
  • Prepare apartments for painting.
  • Clean, extract and vacuum carpets; sweep, mop, strip, buff, wax floors.
  • 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.


  • Properly clean refrigerators, ranges, ovens, sinks, countertops, cabinets, ventilation fans and hoods, water heaters, other appliances. Remove grease from all surfaces.


  • Properly clean floors, walls, closets, sinks, toilets, showers, tubs, cabinets, and counters.


  • Maintain records on the upkeep of University assigned vehicle (if applicable).
  • Log-in mileage.
  • 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):

  • Work requests/orders.
  • Daily log sheets.

Preventative Maintenance (PM):

  • Assists in performing PM work.

Required Qualifications

  • 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 and/or can quickly learn 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.
  • Ability to work in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk.
  • This includes adherence to applicable policies and regulations, using personal safety gear, observe warning signs, learning about potential hazards, and reporting unsafe conditions.
  • One year experience as a Building Maintenance Worker, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt career position, which is paid hourly and eligible for UC Benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $28.24 (Step 6) - $32.42 (Step 13).

How to Apply

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Driving Required

  • A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Service Unit (SX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

  • This is not a visa opportunity.
  • This recruitment has 6 openings.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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