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21 Jun 2022

Full-Time Senior Facilities Specialist – Link (Represented IBEW) – $36.63/hour – SENIO002185

Sound Transit – Posted by Sound Transit Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

This is a Union position represented by IBEW. The hourly rate is set at $36.63.


Under general supervision, leads, coordinates and implements processes and activities in assigned area of responsibility in the Operations Department/Fleet and Facilities Division. May perform maintenance to facility lighting, power, and control systems (480V/277V) in addition to the maintenance activities associated with any trade. Coordinates the development and implementation of maintenance plan requirements, operations and management of the Agency’s structures and grounds infrastructure including offices, stations, transit centers, platforms, park-and-rides and operation and maintenance shops and the maintenance of non-revenue vehicles. Inspects systems equipment; provides project-specific leadership and trains junior staff; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures and Self-performs technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area; assists with the Division’s budget management process; coordinates with internal and external parties to improve delivery of maintenance services; evaluates work plans and outcomes relative to the Division’s expectations, prepares condition reports; serves as point of contact for facilities related work and directs the flow of information and work orders with contractors and transit partners; and is available and responds to requests for emergency repairs and inclement weather events as needed.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Implements the Division’s maintenance plan including the conduct of regular inspections of mechanical, electrical and equipment systems; troubleshoots and determines appropriate  solutions to maintenance and repair problems; performs hands-on repairs, modifications, and renewal work in all trades, and more complex work involving specialty skills; monitors and makes necessary adjustments to operating equipment and controls; completes work order assignments in a timely manner; coordinates, oversees and evaluates the performance of work conducted by contractors; complies with after-hours and on-call requirements to ensure effective and reliable responses to planned and unforeseen incidents and repairs.

• Leads or assists in the development and maintenance of project schedules, processes, and other methods for organizing and coordinating work to complete preventative and non-routine maintenance and major repair and rehabilitation  projects.  Is the point of contact for Agency staff and consultants to provide information on a range of issues related to facilities maintenance requirements (i.e. electrical, mechanical, plumbing, commercial/industrial painting, exterior tile repair and carpentry).

• Responds to issues raised during the transition of capital projects from construction to operations and maintenance; participates in design reviews for the Agency’s major capital projects; responds to requests from authorities having jurisdiction for information and regulatory compliance.

• Assists in the installation, maintenance, modifying, and repairing of three-phase systems 480V/277V and below for lighting, communication, controls and alarm systems, fixtures, and other components of Sound Transit owned/leased buildings, facilities, and grounds.

• Monitors and maintains facilities configuration and ensures information on changes to the As-Built condition are documented in accordance with Sound Transit procedures.

• Operates specialized equipment and vehicles in areas of specialization such as fork lift truck, electrical testing devices, aerial platform, power tools, welder, vehicle equipment, air compressors, pressure washers, generators, fire control systems and passenger vehicles; participates in safety and security planning; prepares for and responds to urgent and emergency situations such as fire, earthquake, evacuation, equipment failure, and customer concerns; sets up for community events in the great hall at Union Station; and performs snow and ice control at all facilities including operation of snow and ice removal equipment as needed.

• Ensures staff and contractors have proper training and work direction for the tasks at hand; recommends and revises work procedures to meet service needs; interprets safety, fire and environmental codes.

• Effectively and accurately provides verbal and written instructions to coworkers and contractors; updates facilities staff daily on items of importance to management; and may participate in the development of the non-revenue fleet management plan and process; routine non-revenue fleet tasks.

• Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, priorities and budgets for assigned projects, services, and functional area within the Division; and makes recommendations and forecasts for future funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.

• Provides support to the division/department on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

• Responds to adverse weather events, natural disasters, and utility outages.

• Prepares scopes of work and independent cost estimates on small contracted maintenance and repair projects.

• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED with college coursework/technical school certification in facilities management, building trades, electrical trade, mechanical trades, or closely related field and five years of experience performing skilled maintenance at the journeyman level and project management duties that include some supervisory/lead experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

• Valid state driver’s license.

• Must be able to pass BNSF Maintenance of Way operating rules training/flagger certification provided by the Agency within the first year of employment.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications (Electrical focus positions only):

• Fire Alarm Technicians License.

• Seattle FA-1 certification.

• NICET Level II certification in Fire Alarm.

• Electrician EL01.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Operational characteristics, services, and activities related to facilities management.

• Senior professional and/or technical expert knowledge of business/industry principles and practices related to facilities management.

• Building construction principles and practices including familiarity with building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and site work trades.

• Project management techniques and principles including project control systems and principles.

• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

• Interacting with other departments, agencies, municipalities, vendors, and the public.

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

• Methods and techniques of basic report preparation, data collection and analysis of relevant information.

• Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

• Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.

• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers, mobile devices, and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases at an intermediate level of proficiency.

• Building construction principles and practices including familiarity with building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and site work trades including knowledge of NEC, IBC, IMC, IPC, NFPA, IEEC, LEED, EPA, and WAC as needed for the position.

• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.

• Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

• Reading and interpreting construction and shop fabrication drawings.

• Analyzing cost and inventory control data.

• Coordinating and tracking multiple maintenance work orders.

• Assisting in the development and maintenance of project schedules, processes, checklists, timelines and other methods for organizing and coordinating work on a variety of maintenance tasks.

• Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.

• Applying project management techniques and principles.

• Monitoring and tracking departmental and program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors throughout the service area in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and extreme noise when working in the field.

• Work near/adjacent to active rail and bus lines.

• Required to be on-call on a rotating basis, work off hours during special projects and support recovery efforts during severe weather and natural disaster events.

• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: building trades, electrical trade, facilities management, mechanical trades, operations, and  project management.

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