• Port of Oakland
  • Oakland, California
  • Sep 25, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Building Maintenance Clerical and Administrative Support Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $12,909.00 - $15,974.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

*** All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm, on the closing date of the recruitment. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED . Please follow all submission instructions to ensure your application is complete. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of online applications, therefore, it is important for online applications to be completed fully. Late applications will not be accepted beyond the closing time and date for any reason, including any technical issues, such as system, browser, or computer failures, etc. ***
Under general direction, the Port Maintenance and Construction Supervisor supervises the regular maintenance and minor construction and repair of Airport and Harbor Facilities and infrastructure improvements except for items which are electrical, mechanical or plumbing. The incumbent is also responsible for monitoring and maintaining the budget for personal services, materials, equipment, supplies, and contractual services.

Examples of Duties: Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed. Incumbent may perform other related duties at the equivalent level.
  • Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, and controls the work of subordinate supervisors and skilled craftsmen engaged in constructing and maintaining Port buildings, structures, grounds and landscaping, piers, docks, wharves, storage areas, marinas and other waterfront structures; airport runways, taxiways, aprons, ramp areas and associated airport structures; roads, streets, storm and sanitary sewers; field drainage ditches, culverts, tide gates; dikes and levees; railroad tracks and railbeds, container crane rail tracks and associated structures.
  • Monitors preventive maintenance systems to ensure routine inspection and maintenance of the facilities described in #1 above.
  • Initiates and develops minor and major maintenance projects and programs.
  • Initiates and develops minor construction projects and makes recommendations for major construction projects.
  • Coordinates section activities with staff of other Port divisions, departments, sections and units and with outside agencies, tenants, and contractors to inform them of the status of on going work; provides information or acts as consultant on maintenance and construction methods, procedures and costs as appropriate.
  • Assists in the establishment of department policies, procedures, schedules, and methods for construction, maintenance, and repair of building and equipment systems.
  • Writes specifications for and arranges purchase order contracts for maintenance and construction projects.
  • Inspects work in progress, and upon completion, for quality and conformance to instructions, specifications, codes, and standards; provides advice and assistance to subordinates.
  • Evaluates maintenance and other services provided by Port employees or outside contractors.
  • Supervises and participates in trouble shooting, diagnosing and correcting facilities problems such as roof leaks, drainage problems, structural distress, etc.
  • Estimates quantities and order supplies, materials, tools, equipment and services; controls the requisition of same in the section.
  • Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of reports, work schedules, and records on work progress, expenditures, time, material, equipment use, and employee leave records.
  • Recommends the purchase of equipment; assists in the development of equipment specifications; reviews specifications for specialized equipment such as trucks, heavy construction equipment, boats, mowers, pavement scrubbers and sweepers.
  • Inspects facilities to determine repair needs and recommends related maintenance and construction projects.
  • Responds to and makes critical decisions necessary to resolve emergency conditions, such as those resulting from accident, fire, flooding, wind or earthquake.
  • Responds to and resolves complaints and concerns from tenants, clients, the public, and other Port departments.
  • Assists in the preparation of the department budget.
  • Ensures that work being performed and condition of facilities and equipment adhere to all safety regulations; provides safety training to subordinate personnel.
  • Reviews plans and specifications of construction and maintenance projects and makes recommendations for improved efficiency.
  • Works from plans, blueprints, schedules and specifications.
  • Monitors construction work performed by contractors or tenants.
  • Prepares job descriptions, writes tests, conducts interviews, selects, supervises, trains, evaluates performance, responds to grievances and disciplines subordinates.
  • May operate heavy and light equipment as needed in an emergency.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This position requires a combination of education and experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A typical combination would include graduation from high school or its equivalent supplemented by specialized courses in civil engineering, construction trades or related fields and three years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in a position equivalent to a Port Maintenance Foreman or similar classification involving construction and/or maintenance and repair related to asphalt, concrete, building maintenance and marine facilities maintenance and/or airport maintenance.

To perform the typical tasks and duties of the position successfully, the knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below are required.
Knowledge of:
  • Laws, rules, and regulations governing the construction and maintenance of buildings, structures, grounds and facilities including but not limited to permit requirements, building codes, fire codes, marine and aircraft safety, orders related to employees, and standard specifications such as State of California, Department of Transportation standard specifications.
  • Administrative policies and procedures of the Port of Oakland, Personnel Rules and Procedures, and Port of Oakland labor contracts relating to personnel in the section.
  • Construction trades such as carpentry, paving, earth work, roofing, pipe laying, painting, surveying, concrete work, fencing, landscape maintenance and horticulture, trucking and heavy equipment operation, heavy timber, brick and masonry, steel and iron work, building maintenance, electrical and plumbing.
  • Occupational safety hazards, codes, and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
  • Principles of organization, administration, budget, and personnel management.
Ability to:
  • Organize plan, train, supervise, coordinate, and evaluate the work of subordinates.
  • Plan, schedule, report, and maintain records for preventive maintenance systems.
  • Read plans, blueprints and sketches.
  • Use of a wide assortment of construction tools.
  • Prepare and develop plans, specifications, quantity estimates and cost estimates.
  • Order materials, supplies, equipment and services.
  • Read, interpret, and work from plans, specifications, sketches, schedules, and written routines and procedures.
  • Detect and correct unsafe operating procedures and unsafe conditions in facilities and devise creative solutions to correct such unsafe procedures and conditions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, and to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Develop, operate and evaluate budget.
  • Select, train, and evaluate subordinates.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with others with diverse background.


Stage I: Application, Class B Driver's License, and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Pass/Fail) - The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application, Class B license, and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail). Applications submitted without a copy of a valid, unexpired Class B driver's license and completed supplemental questionnaire will not be given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage. Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.

Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) - The second stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional other KSAs. Job-related situational project exercises may consist of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational exercises that would assess the KSAs. The Assessment Examination is designed to test the applicant's overall aptitude for the position.

Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration . The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.


Immigration and Reform Control Act: In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA): In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals invited to advance in the examination process will be provided the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.
The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid California Class B driver's license at the time and for the duration of appointment. Must participate in mandatory D.O.T. drug and alcohol testing program pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 (49 CFR), Parts 40 and 382 effective January 1, 1996, and the Port of Oakland's policy #AP304.
Incumbents in this classification may be assigned either to the Airport or Harbor work location. In order to comply with the security requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for incumbents assigned to the airport and U.S. Customs for individuals who have unescorted access to secured areas of the harbor, each incumbent is required to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position. This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Port of Oakland.

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/15/21 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Job Address

Oakland, California United States View Map