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Become A Buildings And Grounds Superintendent

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Working As A Buildings And Grounds Superintendent

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $35,458

    Average Salary

What Does A Buildings And Grounds Superintendent Do At Cybercoders

* including but not limited to)
* Manage day-to-day activities to meet project milestones and ultimately meet or beat project completion date.
* Take actions to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site
* Create short-interval look-ahead project schedules to ensure upcoming events are communicated, tracked and are being proactively attended to
* Manage and look ahead no less than 3 weeks to proactively identify issues that could lead to problems and facilitate a solution.
* Report all project delays to the Project Manager and propose solutions with minimum impact to the project schedule
* Maintain daily and weekly logs of construction progress
* Obtain and document all inspections and ensure quality of work prior to each inspection
* Maintain jobsite safety, health and cleanliness
* Verify all work is installed in a good workmanship level
* Daily inspection of construction site to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other applicable regulations.
* Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods
* Identify the elements of project design and construction likely to produce constructability issues and plan coordination problems prior to beginning construction of the project.
* Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, subcontractors, and clients
* Ensure project documentation and reports are complete
* Attend all necessary jobsite meetings, whether onsite or offsite
* Manage the punch lists and close out of the project
* Review all submittals and RFIs to ensure timely and accurate responses and execution
* Handle complaints, settle disputes, and resolve grievances and conflicts as required
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What Does A Buildings And Grounds Superintendent Do At Virginia State Government

* Supervises subordinate personnel that report directly to the incumbent by addressing performance issues as they occur, establishing performance expectations and reviewing performance.
* Communicates safety issues with employees to ensure a safe workplace.
* Continuity of operations is maintained through cross-training and development of current desk procedures.
* Oversees and supervises buildings and grounds staff (7 full-time and 3 part-time).
* Oversees assignments including inmate workforce.
* Ensures that facilities and grounds are maintained in a safe and professional manner, and that construction and modifications are performed to intended design, code and acceptable practice.
* Creates reports on facility maintenance operations to ensure employees and contractors are completing work assignments timely and efficiently.
* Develops cost estimates and work orders.
* Orders building materials for new and repair projects.
* Plans resources, including manpower to have projects completed on time and within budget constraints.
* Handles and manages American Express account and procures services and equipment in accordance with established procurement procedures.
* Ensures outside contractors are in compliance with their contracts with VSDB.
* Ensures the preventive maintenance program of all HVAC equipment, boilers, electrical systems including motors, compressors, and temperature control systems and other preventive maintenance program items are conducted.
* Ensures that facility equipment and structures receive regular inspection and preventative maintenance, and repairs are made promptly.
* Ensures repairs to electrical systems are made and comply with the applicable code requirements.
* Oversees or installs new panel boards, circuit breakers, and other electrical devices for facilities.
* Use of card shall be in accordance Governor’s Executive Order #20 and be in compliance with small business purchasing goals of the executive order and the Departments goals as well.
* Number of injuries received by subordinates, and the number of reports completed.
* Develops and administers cross training plans and/or develops desk procedures for subordinate staff to ensure continuity of operations.
* Ensures staff can perform critical roles during the absence of other key staff.
* Minimum Qualifications

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How To Become A Buildings And Grounds Superintendent

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Buildings And Grounds Superintendent Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Italian

  • Tongan

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Top Skills for A Buildings And Grounds Superintendent


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Top Buildings And Grounds Superintendent Skills

  1. Grounds Maintenance
  2. Safety Regulations
  3. Snow Removal
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Job Duties: Light building and grounds maintenance including design and installation of drip irrigation systems.
  • Provide direct supervision of all building and grounds projects to include building inspections, equipment maintenance and safety regulations.
  • Provide groundskeeper services to all five schools, including landscaping and snow removal.
  • Coordinated building maintenance systems with contractors and supervisors as well as working with contractors to complete larger renovation projects.
  • Cut lawn using hand, power or riding mower and trim and edge around walks, flower beds, and walls.

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