Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

TITLE: Building Systems Technical Lead

CLASS: Classified




Under the direction of Facilities Management Services department management, ensures the construction, repair and maintenance of wood and concrete structures, fixtures and furnishings, lifts and roof areas meet college expectation. The incumbent receives and evaluates work orders and requests, investigating requests or problems where appropriate, establishes priorities, and assigns contractors to make necessary repairs. Incumbent provides subject matter expertise related to construction. Develops budgets for all project work and provides project management to be certain that those budgets are met. Incumbent manages the work of outside contractors to ensure all work meets college requirements and applicable codes. Incumbent reviews and approves all related contractor invoices. Leads, coordinates and routinely delegates the work of the Head Painter, Building Systems Technical Coordinator, Facilities Maintenance Technician and Locksmith. Broad interpersonal contacts are required encompassing peers in immediate work group, supervisor, district-wide customers which may include employees at all levels of the College, the college's general contractor and vendors. Requires good verbal skills to present and exchange technical or complex information. Incumbent is a key contributor with work results impacting the accuracy, reliability and acceptability of further results beyond the immediate work section. Responsible for producing journey-level work output on an independent basis subject to supervisory direction and review.


  1. Evaluates various construction and repair projects for type of contractor or resources, timing for completion, urgency and relative priority. Coordinates and supervises the work of outside contractors and the Special Projects Team which does small remodels.
  2. Leads, coordinates and routinely assigns work to the Head Painter, Building Systems Technical Coordinator, Facilities Maintenance Technician and Locksmith to ensure a safe educational environment. Coordinates closely with Physical Plant Service Request Center to track and respond to open work orders.
  3. Coordinates activities related to the permitting process for related maintenance and remodel work at all campus locations. Interacts with public officials in the permits process including Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors.
  4. Purchases materials to repair existing fixtures, structures and building systems as needed.
  5. Oversees all contracts related to maintenance and reconstruction of existing elevators including plan development and coordination and project management during construction. Reviews plans for all elevator work related to new construction to be certain work meets College requirements.
  6. Responds to college emergencies and closures including adverse weather to be certain that all facilities are protected and remain operational. Assist with tasks required in preparing to open campuses after a closure including snow and ice removal, systems and equipment checks and start-up operations as assigned.
  7. Maintains working knowledge of materials, systems and code requirements related to maintenance and construction of building systems in order to assist in setting priorities and budgets.
  8. Assists in the preparation of annual budgets. Manages budgets and contractor accounts, approves invoices and expenditures and recommends adjustments as required.
  9. Performs minor repairs of facilities, fixtures, and furniture for use by the college in and out of carpenter’s shop.
  10. Operates an assigned college vehicle and is responsible for maintenance and the safe operation of that vehicle.
  11. Knows and understands all safety procedures of the college. Observes the work of others including outside contractors and brings safety concerns to their attention. Reports all unsafe acts and conditions which remain uncorrected to supervisor or Safety & Risk Manager. Allows no work to be performed when conditions are considered unsafe.
  12. Attends regular staff meetings of the Facilities Management Services maintenance staff and participates in problem solving and discussions of systems and project related issues.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Work pressure, disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Work is performed primarily in the field at the site of the work. Working conditions may be somewhat disagreeable requiring occasional exposure to safety hazards and noise when reviewing the work of contractors. Regular travel between campus locations in assigned college vehicle. While primary duty hours are day shift, must be able to work in the event of emergencies or operational disruptions.


Required to stand for extended periods of time. Moderate to heavy lifting is occasionally required. Must be able to use hand carpentry and small power tools. Extensive walking, climbing ladders to get to the site of various projects and work activities is a part of everyday activity.


Associate's Degree or two years of college level coursework in construction/building trades required. Experience performing the duties above may substitute for the degree requirement or college level course work on a year for year basis.

Must be a journeyman carpenter having completed a four year carpentry apprenticeship and six years journey level experience; six of these ten years must have been commercial construction experience in carpentry. Working knowledge of multiple crafts for coordination of contracts; written, oral and mathematic proficiency for reports, estimates and materials calculations. Must have basic computer skills and basic understanding of operations and applications.

Must have valid drivers license for operation of a motor vehicle in Oregon and possess an acceptable driving record.

REVISED: 05/07
NEW: 05/04