Maintenance Supervisor

Full-Time Position Available 

Maintenance Supervisor



The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) is an 85 year-old student-governed and operated, non-profit affordable housing cooperative near the University of California at Berkeley.  Our mission is to provide quality, low-cost, cooperative housing to students who otherwise might not be able to afford a university education.  The BSC houses 1260 students in 17 room-and-board houses and 3 apartment complexes (ranging in size from 17 to 259 students).  We provide numerous leadership opportunities to students, who perform the majority of the day-to-day functions, working alongside a professional staff of 28, to operate the organization.  To learn more about the BSC please visit our website at  

JOB SUMMARY:              

The Maintenance Supervisor oversees the operations of the Central Maintenance Department and assists with unit-level regular and preventative maintenance programs at 20 residential locations and Central Office/Warehouse site near UC Berkeley.  The Maintenance Supervisor must possess skill and experience in the area of maintenance, long-range capital planning, construction/remodeling, as well as the ability to provide excellent customer service. This supervisory position must work effectively with a professional staff of 28 and various student leadership positions in a cooperative, student-governed and operated organization.  The Maintenance Supervisor reports to the Operations Manager.


  1. Provide leadership and supervision to the daily operations of the Central Maintenance Department, including crew schedules, prioritization and assignment of jobs, contractor and vendor management, and database management.
  2. Oversee a maintenance request database, including assigning jobs, viewing status of jobs, and communicating with students regarding status of work performed on a daily basis.
  3. Hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and discipline employees within the Central Maintenance Department, in accordance with the BSC Employee Association Contract and Personnel Code.
  4. Develop recommendations for and monitor the Maintenance Department’s annual budgets, ensuring compliance with applicable policies.
  5. With the assistance of the Senior Maintenance Crew, solicit, vet and select contractors and vendors to perform regular and large-scale capital improvement projects and repairs.
  6. Coordinate work and follow-up inspections to ensure compliance with the City of Berkeley Fire Department Inspection Reports.
  7. Provide oversight and direction to the vehicle maintenance program.
  8. Under the direction of the Executive Director, oversee and coordinate the BSC’s long-range capital planning efforts (including seismic, capital improvement, disabled access, and energy efficiency projects) by managing the BSC’s capital planning database and developing requests for proposals for construction projects, standardized project specifications, bid packages, and construction contracts.
  9.  Act as project manager for seismic retrofit projects and other large-scale projects, including contractor selection, performance, timeline management, scope of work and contract compliance, and approval of change orders.
  10. In conjunction with the Operations Team, develop move-out and storage plans for units undergoing seismic retrofitting and other large capital improvement projects.
  11. Serve as the primary contact for staff seeking information regarding regular maintenance, emergency repairs, Board Approved Projects, and seismic retrofits.
  12. In conjunction with the Maintenance Liaison, develop and implement hands-on maintenance skill trainings for unit-level Maintenance Managers and BSC members.
  13. Carry an emergency telephone and respond to emergency maintenance calls.
  14. Perform other duties as directed by the Executive Director and/or Operations Manager.


  1. Two years college.
  2. A minimum of four years supervisory experience and five years experience in the building trades (or equivalent combined experience.
  3. General knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair.
  4. General knowledge of energy conservation practices in residential buildings.
  5. General knowledge of earthquake safety measures for residential buildings.
  6. General knowledge of workplace safety requirements specific to building maintenance and construction.
  7. Basic knowledge of personnel policies and practices.
  8. Experience/knowledge of maintenance/rehabilitation of older buildings.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Must have car or truck, a valid California Driver's License, good driving record, and basic tools needed for the job.
  2. Willingness and ability to carry and respond to emergency calls after business hours.
  3. Desire to work with, train, advise, and support student leaders in a student-run environment.
Physical Requirements:
  1.  Ability to perform duties in a normal office environment and outdoors at project sites in all types of weather.
  2. Ability to talk, listen, stoop, kneel, reach, sit, stand, move, walk about construction sites on uneven terrain, crawl and reach in confined spaces, observe and measure various physical attributes of projects in various stages of construction, distinguish shades of color, and engage in repetitive motions.
  3. Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.
  4. Ability to operate a computer keyboard, printer, copier, fax, and telephone.


This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary based on prior experience and skill level.  The BSC also offers an outstanding benefits package, which provides for annual cost-of-living pay increases, annual performance-based raises and/or bonuses, paid health and dental insurance for employee and dependents, paid long-term disability and life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a generous retirement benefits (after two years).


TO APPLY:        

You must fill out a BSC application and submit your resume along with a list of three professional references.  An application is available at 2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA between 10am and 5pm, Monday - Friday and can be downloaded from our hiring website  Applications must be received by Monday, March 2, 2020.  Applications may be submitted to the address above or via email.





Kim Benson,
Feb 15, 2020, 11:04 AM