Facilities Supervisor II

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on June 14, 2022
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***This Special Duty Assignment is only open to current King County employees that have passed their initial probation ***
This position will provide high-level coordination and facilitation of frontline service delivery in our commercial facilities. This individual will be required to support the planning, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of day-to-day operations, as well as the administrative direction and management of both skilled and unskilled staff.
DURATION: This Special Duty Assignment is anticipated to last over 30 days. This recruitment is an effort to fill special duty assignment(s) as needed and create a list of competitive candidates to fill similar vacancies throughout the year. Please note that placement on a list is not a guarantee of employment and a list may expire at any time.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: This position is open to internal King County employees who have passed their initial King County probationary period and are eligible for a Special Duty Assignment. Employees may be required to pass a background check based on the location of the Special Duty Assignment.
Through a workforce of over 300 dedicated employees, FMD operates and manages the County's capital assets by developing and maintaining cost-conscious, sustainable, high-quality facilities. The Building Operations Section of FMD maintains approximately 3 million square feet in facilities where King County provides regional services, including the King County Courthouse and District Courts, Maleng Regional Justice Center, King County Administration Building, King County Animal Shelter, and several Public Health facilities. Our facilities range in age from 8 to 100 years, with equipment such as boilers, chillers, DDC controls, ventilation fans, pumps and compressors, and fire/life/safety systems.  
Why it's worth taking a second look at working for King County:
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
  We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
  To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx

Job Duties

The successful candidate will demonstrate skill and/or ability to: 

  • Plan and schedule daily work tasks and assignments for skilled and unskilled staff assigned to a building, group of buildings, or multiple locations. 
  • Ensure staff is trained in proper procedures and/or implement training programs as directed. 
  • Conduct routine inspections for quality and quantity of work; monitor individual and group performance. 
  • Ensure that work practices comply with all safety and health regulations; inspect and maintain or ensure maintenance is conducted to ensure equipment is in proper working condition; ensure chemical supplies are stored and handled properly. 
  • Build strong, open communication with client/customers. 
  • Implement and monitor service level agreements. 
  • Supervise multiple trades staff for an assigned shift, including floor care and window washers and/or other classifications in the daily maintenance of FMD owned and managed facilities.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills


  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in a high-paced, complex, industrial facility atmosphere managing staff involved with a variety of mechanical building operations or public works operations, and customer service support. 
  • Experience in developing and/or implementing safety programs, including a demonstrated knowledge of Washington State or similar workplace safety laws and policies. 
  • Experience in planning, scheduling, utilizing, and coordinating of a variety of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers, and support staff to maintain a facility or other public works related infrastructure. 
  • Demonstrated ability in solving complex internal and external customer service issues with tact and diplomacy and the ability to work with a broad and diverse customer base. 
  • Experience in developing or implementing training programs and processes used in building or public works management operations to include the development of Preventive Maintenance and work order programs, etc. 
  • Experience in making accurate decisions in emergency situations. 
  • Intermediate ability in operating computers and software programs including Microsoft suite and Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 
  • Skill in construction/maintenance cost estimating and experience in service level implementation and project contracting required. 
  • Skill in effectively communicating both orally and in writing with employees, peers, customers, and union representatives. 
  • Skills in resolving conflict, solving problems, collaborating, and negotiating. 
  • Experience in documenting and addressing performance issues and administering disciplinary action to include coaching, counsel, written reprimands, and suspension.
  • Experience in performing employee investigations, fact finding and report documentation.
  • Knowledge of trade work to include painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. 
  • Knowledge of requirements for proper cleaning and maintenance of commercial office/government buildings and grounds. 

Supplemental Information


  • This position has been designated by department leadership as a FIRST RESPONDER in the event of a proclaimed emergency. Meaning this position has a role in emergency response and is responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, environment and/or restoration of order.
  • The normal workweek is 40 hours, Monday-Friday and may vary dependent on staff schedules and operational needs.
  • This position is on the Duty Manager rotation and is responsible for handling after-hours facility and/or building operational calls.
  • This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime eligible.
  • Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; schedule and work location are to be determined.
  • This is represented by PROTEC17.
 This position is open to all qualified internal King County employees that have passed their initial King County probationary period and are eligible for a Special Duty Assignment.
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact Jessica Mango at Jmango@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-9082.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

  No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to staring. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 
This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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