About Golden West College
Located in Huntington Beach, California, Golden West College is a
two-year college, serving over 18,000 students on a 122-acre
campus. GWC offers over 60 Associate degrees, a strong university
transfer program, more than 40 Career and Technical Education
certificates, community education, and extensive student support
services. Founded in 1966, Golden West College has been widely
recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing
learning-centered programs and services for its students. For the
last two years, Golden West College has been named a 'Champion of
Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer' by The Campaign for
College Opportunity in recognition of its extraordinary work in
awarding and implementing the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
to help students achieve their educational and professional
Golden West College (GWC) welcomes a diverse pool of candidates and
has an unwavering commitment to quality education, equitable
outcomes, inclusive practices and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic
diversity. Ideal candidates for all positions at our college share
our devotion to educating and improving the lives of our
representative student, employee, and community populations.
Additionally, GWC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving
Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian
American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
(AANAPISI). GWC engages in regular professional development
opportunities and partnerships so we can best serve
disproportionately impacted groups. Additionally, the college
supports equity minded programs as well as a full calendar of
culturally responsive events. For up-to-date information on our
student demographic and more, please see the following link:
Golden West College Scorecard
Golden West College is part of
the Coast Community College
, a multi-college district that includes Orange Coast College
Coastline Community College
Information about GWC can be found at www.goldenwestcollege.edu
Provides a variety of skilled construction, alteration,
maintenance, and repair of facilities and buildings. Provides
journey-level maintenance services to ensure facilities are
maintained in safe and proper operating condition. Supports related
work by contributing to the work of other skilled staff in their
Distinguishing Career Features
The Maintenance Specialist II is a multi-skilled maintenance
specialist, requiring journey level training, experience, skills
and generalist competency in additional related trade areas to
participate with and/or assist other trades in projects and
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions and jobs.
Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the
following types of duties, as assigned:
Qualifications and Physical Demands
Knowledge and Skills
- Performs a variety of skilled work activities in the
maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and equipment in
one or more of the maintenance trades such as: glazing, welding,
roofing, flooring, masonry, locksmith skills, plumbing, carpentry,
electrical, sheet metal, and painting.
- Evaluates and responds to work orders and maintenance needs and
performs related projects in the skilled maintenance trades;
inspects facilities and equipment to determine maintenance and
- Performs preventive maintenance activities; inspects and
responds to emergency maintenance and repair issues and needs;
troubleshoots and repairs equipment and systems as needed.
- Plans, organizes and lays out assigned tasks. Interprets plans,
diagrams, blueprints, technical manuals and specifications.
Estimates time, material, and equipment needs in order to complete
projects in a safe and timely manner.
- Identifies, reports, and assists with resolving safety,
sanitary, and fire hazards. Refers major maintenance and repair
needs to appropriate personnel.
- Performs routine carpentry and limited construction work;
assists in the remodel and building on existing structures as
- Installs floor and ceiling tiles, set forms and finished
cement; installs a variety of lock systems throughout college
and/or District sites.
- Accesses and retrieves work orders using the college and/or
District system. May enter time and materials information
associated with the work performed on ‘in-progress’ or ‘completed’
- Services heating and air conditioning equipment; operates,
monitors, and adjusts energy management system on a regular cycle
and as needed; makes minor adjustments and repairs to hot water
systems and heaters.
- Performs a variety of preventive maintenance functions,
including, but not limited to, inspection and repair of walls,
floors, doors, ceilings, seals and roofing leaks. Responds to
urgent repair needs quickly and calmly by assessing the situation,
making appropriate diagnosis, and sequencing materials and
- Repairs items such as but not limited to fences, outdoor play
equipment, and bicycle racks using hand and power tools, welding
tanks, and arc welders.
- Prepares a variety of surfaces for painting; applies paint,
varnish, shellac, enamel, lacquer or other protective decorative
finishes and various surfaces.
- Prepares reports on work completed and materials used. Ensures
that secondary containers for cleaning and other products are
properly labeled and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for
assigned area(s) are up to date.
- Recommends standards and specifications for equipment,
materials, and workmanship for work performed by staff and outside
- Attends and participates in staff meetings and specialist
in-service training sessions including but not limited to
requirements of OSHA and the EPA.
- May participate in the setting up and breaking down of event
venues for college and/or District activities, as directed.
- May train and guide the work of other maintenance
- Supports the facilities office by providing coverage in other
areas such as grounds and custodial departments.
- Rearranges, moves, and sets furniture and equipment in place,
according to established instructions and seating arrangements. May
assist others to assemble furniture, removing from and properly
disposing of packaging materials.
- Performs other related duties as assigned that support the
objective of the position.
- Required to abide by all District policies and procedures
including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.
- Requires a basic-to-journey level skill set, including a
knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, techniques,
materials, tools, equipment, layouts and setups to complete a
multitude of projects.
- Requires working knowledge of uniform building codes applicable
to construction and renovation projects.
- The position requires working knowledge of trade
sub-specialties such as structural, painting, glazing, common
electrical, and plumbing.
- Requires working knowledge of practices, processes and
materials used in their specialties as well as installation, proper
fit of assemblies, and safety.
- Requires a journey-level working knowledge of building
structural repairs and maintenance, sufficient to independently
perform projects, maintenance and repairs.
- Requires a working knowledge of the uses and purposes of hand
and power tools and equipment used on construction and general
- Requires knowledge of the assembly and operation of
labor-saving devices such as scaffolding and personnel/material
- Requires basic knowledge of the operating characteristics and
maintenance procedures for a fire prevention system.
- Requires knowledge of safe work practices and the safety orders
of the California OSHA related to area of specialty.
- Requires sufficient math skills to make measurements and
- Requires sufficient communications skills to convey information
to co-workers and contractors
- Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities
and functions of the position.
- Requires the ability to skillfully perform journeyman level
work in a timely manner and participate/assist in the work of other
- Requires the ability to promptly respond to District
- Requires the ability to operate vehicles and labor-saving
devices. This may include equipment such as chain hoists, electric
high-lifts, various types of maintenance equipment.
- Other abilities include the use of hand and power tools to
perform construction, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and
- Requires the ability to read and interpret drawings, sketches,
blueprints, schematics, and building and fire codes.
- Requires the ability to maintain records and activity
- Requires the ability to estimate materials and labor for
- Requires the ability to observe safe work practices and handle
hazardous materials according to accepted procedures.
- Requires the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and
support special events.
- Requires the ability to complete training within a reasonable
time in handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials,
asbestos awareness, OSHA standards, and blood borne pathogens.
- Requires the ability to maintain productive and cooperative
working relationships with others.
Education and Experience
- Requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time,
walk up to 400 yards, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to
heavy weights of up to 75 pounds on a regular basis.
- Requires the ability to push, pull, and guide materials over 75
- Requires the ability to climb (e.g. ladders), stoop, kneel, and
crouch on a regular basis.
- Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination, and finger dexterity
including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to operate
specialized equipment and read technical (including blueprints) and
- Requires auditory ability to hear machinery sounds and
- Requires near and far visual acuity to read printed materials,
moving objects, and observe work-in-progress. Requires speaking
ability to carry on ordinary conversations.
- Requires the ability to work in extreme temperature
- As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act
('ADA') and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act ('FEHA'),
the District shall engage in a timely, good faith interactive
process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting
or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable
accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because
of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or
more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with
applicable state and federal law.
The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent plus
specialized training and four years of ‘tested’ generalist
experience in trades such as carpentry, plumbing, masonry,
locksmith, or mechanical. Or, any combination of education and
experience which would provide the required equivalent
qualifications for the position.
Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver license.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors in extreme weather
conditions where significant safety considerations exist from
full-body physical labor and handling of medium to heavy weight
Conditions of Employment
This is a full time, 12-month per year position. classified staff
position. The normal hours of work are typically 6:00 a.m. to 2:30
p.m., Monday through Friday. The effective date of employment will
be arranged with the supervisor.
- Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the
inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee
from retaining employment.
- The person holding this position is considered a mandated
reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast
Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.
(Reference: BP/AP 5910)
- The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of
diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive
environment within which students, staff, administrators, and
faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's
strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose.
Coast Community College District, through policies, practices, and
other benefit programs, delivers a fair and equitable total
compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity,
inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of
the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary
grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of
each year for all classified employees.
Before applying, please be sure to review the
Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310)to
check if your application may be impacted. If you have any
questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or
To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE
application packet. A complete application packet includes:
Submission of all required application information and materials
is the responsibility of the applicant.
- A complete online employment application.
- A current resume (attached as a separate document - PDF
- A cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired
position (attached as a separate document - PDF recommended).
- Answers to all Supplemental Questions (please provide clear,
thorough responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine
the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview;
please do not put 'see resume.').
Applications must be received no later than the posted closing
date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be
completed by visiting www.cccd.edu/employment. Once you have
completed an electronic application, you may apply to open
positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting
the application and all other required materials. Required
materials differ for each open position and must be complete when
submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing
applications and applying to posted positions are available online
or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714)
Information for TDD users is available by calling (714)
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost
confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college
community. All application materials become the property of the
Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or
returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed
to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the
job to which you are applying.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not
submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional
materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete
all questions and sections of the application. For questions which
may not apply, indicate 'n/a' (not applicable). If you do not know
an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination
Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or
Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing
qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who
are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes
that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,
promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable
role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and
staff development processes that support the goals of equal
opportunity and diversity and provide equal consideration for all
qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully
in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person
on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender
expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual
orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental
disability, military or veteran status, or genetic