Buildng Maintenance Supervisor II - Northeast Region

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Middleton, MA3.9

The Department of Youth Services is the juvenile justice agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our mission is to protect the public and prevent crime by promoting positive change in the lives of youth committed to our custody, and by partnering with communities, families, government and provider agencies toward this end. We accomplish this mission through interventions that build knowledge, develop skills and change the behavior of the youth in our care.

DYS runs a number of hardware secure/detention units that houses juveniles who have adjudicated by the Court System. These Units are housed in secure and locked facility called a Youth Service Center.

Building Maintenance Supervisor I

The incumbents of this position is to supervise the maintenance and repair of state building, the cleaning of building interiors and the upkeep of grounds; ensure that standards of security and cleanliness are maintained; and perform related work as required.

The Building Maintenance Supervisor’s primary duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Conducts maintenance and repair work with agency maintenance employees and contractors’ personnel, including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, structural, painting, roofing, heating, air conditions, ventilation, and all other systems pertaining to building as necessary.
Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition by performing combination of activities, including cleaning assigned areas and making minor repairs to buildings using hand tools and equipment.
Maintains the cleanliness and appearance of floors by sweeping and mopping and by utilizing building custodial equipment such as polishers, buffers, vacuum cleaners and carpet shampooers as well as waste removal and upkeep or rest rooms.
Maintains the maintenance and upkeep of grounds, including the mowing of lawns, ice and snow removal, parking lot and driveway maintenance and outdoor and building drainage system maintenance.
Washes interior surfaces of buildings such as showers, walls, ceilings, windows, etc. using appropriate supplies and equipment.
Makes quality control inspection tours to ensure that buildings and appurtenances are properly secured, and that standards of safety, sanitation and cleanliness are properly maintained.
Performs related duties such as loading or unloading equipment and supplies from vehicles; moving furniture; settling up furniture in rooms for special functions or meetings; and assembling furniture such as beds, desks and cabinets.
Preform repairs on units where youth reside, heating in rooms, air conditioning, electrical work, etc.
May be required to physically restrain youth according to Departmental policy and procedure.
Must respond to maintenance emergencies on call basis 24 hours a day.
Other Duties are Required

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of standard preventive maintenance procedures used in connection with building structures and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Physical stamina and endurance.
Knowledge of the types and uses of high and low pressure boilers.
Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as drills, electric hand saws and small hand tools such as hammers and wrenches.
Knowledge of the safety precautions and procedures along with the equipment, materials and methods used in building maintenance and custodial work.
Ability to understand, explain and apply the provisions of the laws, rules, regulations, procedures, guidelines, specifications, policies and standards governing assigned unit activities.
Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects; work indoors or work outdoors in all types of weather; work under exposure of hazards of wet, slippery floors and the harmful effects of chemicals, noxious fumes, excessive noise and heat, dust, etc.
This is a Civil Service position. If there is no civil services list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered.

Candidates must be flexible, may be required to work weekends and evenings.

Transportation: must have reliable transportation.

Minimum Age Requirement: 21 years old

Pre-Employment Requirements: Candidates must pass a pre-employment screening which includes: 1) Drug Screening; 2) Psychological Screening 3) Medical Examination and 4) Physical Abilities Test (PAT) for direct care positions. If you would like more information, please logon to the DYS website to access detailed information on the Pre-Employment process.

Pre-Offer Process:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit and click on "Information for Job Applicants".

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in building maintenance, the major duties of which included (l) maintaining and/or repairing plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning systems and/or (2) building custodial services.

Special Requirements: None.