Superintendent of Buildings and Structures Georgetown University Facilities Management

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Superintendent of Buildings and Structures Georgetown University Facilities Management

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Superintendent of Buildings and Structures - Georgetown University Facilities Management

The Superintendent of Buildings and Structures directs the operations and services of a central shop responsible for providing campus-wide building and structural maintenance services to ensure safe and desirable surroundings. Services include carpentry, locksmith, mason and brick repair, painting, roofing and sheet metal, and related building and structural services. They plan, schedule and direct activities such as planning and estimating jobs, determining repair methods and procedures, and inspecting work for acceptance.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities Management, the Superintendent directly supervises approximately 12 skilled trades and maintenance support personnel in duties that include but are not limited to:

Maintenance Services

  • Supervises skilled trade workers and supports personnel providing carpentry, locksmith, masonry, painting, roofing and sheet metal, and related services to maintain and repair University buildings.
  • Plans and schedules work orders from the Work Management Center (WMC) in response to requests for service, inspections, and department management actions; and acts on such orders to repair, replace and to otherwise make usable and operational buildings and other structural facilities.
  • Schedules and/or directs non-routine and emergency repairs.

  • Assigns work orders to appropriate staff based on the nature of requested work.
  • Accompanies workers to work site and, as necessary, instructs them in work procedures, methods, materials, tools and equipment to be used.
  • Inspects work in progress and upon completion, depending on size and nature of project, and as appropriate and necessary, directs staff in correcting, modifying, adding to, and performing other necessary tasks to ensure that work orders are properly completed.

Management Advice
  • Advises management on alternatives regarding building and structurally related problems.
  • Confers with building users regarding their request, and discusses and explains requests and problems with such users to facilitate appropriate and cost effective decisions.
  • Refers costly or non-routine requests to department management for action.
  • Participates in final inspections of contracted work to ensure that completed work meets requirements and is acceptable.

Technical Projects
  • As necessary or requested, estimates the time and material costs of projects.
  • Lays out projects and prepares plans and diagrams.
  • Confers with requestors and department staff on design and to select/recommend materials.

Skills Training
  • Schedules and/or reviews and approves schedules of staff to ensure effective services.
  • Reviews training needs of staff and makes appropriate arrangements for training.
  • Participates in selecting new employees.
  • Evaluates employee performance and takes appropriate steps to correct inadequate performance.

  • Ensures the maintenance of inventory of materials and supplies.
  • Selects and requisitions the type and kind of supplies and materials to use, and monitors use to avoid unnecessary waste.


Provides department management with information regarding needs and requirements and related costs to ensure required funds are available.

Records Maintenance
  • Initiates and maintains forms and records required to provide services.
  • Reviews completed work order requests to ensure actions are properly entered.
  • Ensures that forms and documents and properly prepared and submitted in a timely manner, and that related records and files are maintained.

  • Keeps informed of departmental and University rules, regulations and guides pertaining to employment obligations, conflict of interest and ethical behavior.
  • Complies with attendance, reporting to work, and dress requirements.
  • Utilizes appropriate procedures to communicate dissatisfaction with department or University policies or practices.
  • Avoids conflicts of interest, or its appearance, in dealings with parties outside of the department or the University.
  • Reports known or observed violations of law or University rules and regulations to proper authorities.
  • Values the contributions to the department of persons of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Shows regard for the property of the University and the rights of others.

  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • Six years of progressively responsible facilities management experience that includes responsibility for building structures
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Completion of an apprenticeship in one of the building trades

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/3/2021
Application Due: 3/3/2033
Work Type: Full Time