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Requisition Number:


Position Number:


Position Classification Title:

Facility Maintenance Sup

Functional Title:

Facility Maintenance Supervisor (Journey)

Position Type:


University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Housing and Residence Life provides a safe, inclusive, and secure residential communities where a diverse and innovative team of professionals encourages students to pursue academic excellence, personal growth, civic leadership, and responsibility. Efficient and effective programs and services are provided by competently trained and reliable department teams in affordable, clean, comfortable, and sound facilities equipped with current technologies. Our diverse residence hall environments promote learning and personal growth through programs that enable students to acknowledge and appreciate diversity through open dialogue, establish a personal sense of interdependence, and prepare them for service as members of the global community. UNCG Housing and Residence Life is committed to following sustainable principles and is rated a Green Office at the 3.0 level.

Position Summary:

The Facility Maintenance Supervisor is an integral part of Housing and Residence Life and reports directly to the Assistant Director for Facilities. This position oversees the physical facilities of 26 residence halls with regard to repairs and renovations, capital improvements, code, and regulatory compliance, personnel, operational, general maintenance, and facilities management. The position supervises 14 employees from moderately skilled to highly skilled trades work including but not limited to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, and painting. This position is responsible for hiring, training, disciplining, and conducting performance management plans, and competency assessments for employees. This position requires the application and management of skills in planning, problem-solving, attention to detail, teamwork, communication, and adherence to safety.

Minimum Qualifications:


Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates:

Must have a valid NC Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in a higher education environment or similar size facility (+2 million SF). Prefer 2-5yrs experience in a managerial role. Mechanical trades background preferred. OSHA and other safety certifications desired.

Alternate Option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
  1. Name,
  2. Company Name,
  3. Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  4. Email Address
  5. Contact Phone Number
Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

$49,860 – $54,169

Org #-Department:

Housing and Residence Life - 44502

Work Hours of Position:

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Number of Months per Year:


Job Family:

Operations and Skilled Trades

Career Banded Title:

Facility Maintenance Sup

Open Date:


Close Date:






Salary Grade Equivalency:


Key Responsibility:

Facilities and Operations Management – Directs overall maintenance of residential student housing facilities

Essential Tasks:

Perform tasks associated with daily operation of facilities maintenance department as related to general maintenance, construction, materials testing, design, surveys, and/or program/regulatory compliance. Perform routine inspections for general maintenance, repairs, or renovation needs and provide practical solutions. Prepare preliminary cost estimates, scope, specifications, and schedules for maintenance repair or replacement. Scheduling and prioritization of work, and corrective actions, coordinates and disseminates work with appropriate staff to achieve customer satisfaction. Prepares schedules and documentation for mandatory inspections for compliance and/or code. develops and supervises the computerized work order system to accurately track work progress, quality, quantity, and timeliness. Establishes, schedules, and supervises the preventive maintenance program for all housing facilities equipment. Coordinates and communicates with staff and students all information related to facility maintenance and renovation requirements. Collaborated and communicated with the Office of Safety, North Carolina Department of Insurance, State Construction Office, and local authorities to ensure safety security, code, and regulatory compliance.

Key Responsibility:

Administers personnel actions, recruitment, interviewing, disciplinary actions, and guidance with supervisor recommendations.

Essential Tasks:

File, store and update personnel records for maintenance staff.
Initiates and supervises internal personnel activities in conjunction with University Human Resource policies and procedures.
Interviews, hires, administer counseling and disciplinary processes, and assures adherence to state policies and procedures. Produces work plans, performance evaluations, improvement plans, and development.
Assesses needs and provides or initiates training procedures for all facilities maintenance staff.
Conducts interview processes makes hiring recommendations based on competencies.

Key Responsibility:

Coordinates and facilitates mandatory training for staff as well as development opportunities for current trends within facilities maintenance operations.

Essential Tasks:

Administer and establish guidelines, regulations, policies, and references used by staff and students.
Abide by local, State, and federal codes and regulations.
Work with university partners to collaborate and establish qualitative and quantitative goals for facilities maintenance.
Communicate information and updates to staff and students.
Assesses needs and provides or initiates training procedures for all facilities maintenance staff.

Key Responsibility:

Maintains inventory control and assessment of supplies as needed.

Essential Tasks:

Maintain and track current inventory and future trends in changing technologies and practices. Ensure adequate stock of materials and supplies for general maintenance and repair of physical facilities.


Knowledge – Technical

Competency Description:

Possesses journey-level knowledge of more than one trade or advanced knowledge in one trade applicable to area supervised. Serves as a technical expert within the work unit. Guides, directs, and coaches others regarding application and interpretation of technical issues. Applies and interprets technical knowledge to resolve unique or highly complex situations. Analyzes and researches appropriate solutions. Has a thorough and extensive understanding of programs, concepts, and practices in the most complex facility maintenance trades area as well as a general understanding of one or more different trades areas.

Competency Level:



Project Management

Competency Description:

Oversees standard to complex construction and repair activities involving one or more trades areas. May make adjustments to set guidelines in order to address material needs, time frames, personnel issues, etc.

Competency Level:



Human Resources Management

Competency Description:

Ensures interview process that selects candidates based on demonstrated competencies; recommends pay adjustments based on competency development; works with employees to identify individual strengths and weaknesses and recommends developmental activities; sets specific, measurable, and realistic performance and competency expectations for staff. Monitors, documents, and resolves performance management issues through formal and informal discussions and procedures.

Competency Level:



Leading Work Teams

Competency Description:

Listens and involves others in team decisions and actions. Encourages input from other team members; values and uses individual differences and talents; identify barriers and resources to achieve team goals. Sets short-range facility maintenance objectives and prioritizes activities and tasks; adjusts priorities when appropriate; plans for equipment needs; reviews requests and ensures that required equipment, tools, and/or materials are available; use time
effectively to accomplish work unit goals.

Competency Level:



Safety and Health Management

Competency Description:

Ability to assess and develop safety procedures in relation to overall agency/university safety policies applicable to trades areas supervised. Ability to obtain input from other supervisors for those safety matters requiring development of in-house safety rules. Ability to train other supervisors in safety and health requirements.

Competency Level:



Financial Management

Competency Description:

Identifies and monitors most cost-effective use of resources. Makes sound decisions on procurement of equipment/supplies. Responds and meets requests for budget information within time frames. Communicates budget allocations to staff; explains or justifies budget requests.

Competency Level:


Physical Effort:

Vision-Skilled Trades - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Climbing-Stairs - O, Climbing-Ladders - O, Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - O, Finger Dexterity - O, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - O, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - O, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - O, Sitting - O, Walking - O, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - O, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - R, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling, Bending - O, Squatting - O, Crawling - R, Reaching - O

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - F, Location - Roof - O, Inside - F, Outside - O, Overtime - O, Driving - Standar/Automatic - F, Driving - Mower/Forklift - R, Location - Trees - R, Location - Air vent - R, Equipment/Machines - Heights - O, Equipment/Machines - Roofs - O, Equipment/Machines - Ladders - O, Equipment/Machines - Step Stools - O, Equipment/Machines - Scaffolds - R, Night/Dark - R, Extreme noise levels - O, Extreme temperatures - R, Ventilation ConditionsDust - O, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - R, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - R, Ventilation ConditionsGases - R, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - O, Chemical Spills - R, Gas Leaks - R, Infectious Bacteria - R, Acidic Harsh or Oily Substances - R, Use of Respirator - R, Electrical Hazards - F, Others… - R


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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