Maintenance Unit Superintendent

Recruitment #1901-MNUSUPUNM3-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Hillsborough County is seeking a Maintenance Unit Superintendent to perform responsible senior-level managerial and advanced professional activities involved in directing multiple maintenance units of the Public Works Transportation Maintenance Division. The ideal candidate must have the ability to plan and implement annual goals, objectives, and strategies for the maintenance units to ensure efficient organization and completion of work. Ideal candidate will have experience in managing employee production, facility conditions, and a fleet of light/heavy vehicles and equipment to ensure reliability & usability. Ideal candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively during emergency conditions, using facts to support decisions and recommendations.


Provide and perform professional managerial, administrative and technical duties for the operation, planning, and coordinating of a Public Works Maintenance Units providing right-of-way maintenance. Responsible for the professional administration and supervision of maintenance unit management staff and services to achieve quality performance and efficient utilization of manpower, materials and equipment.


An Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited degree granting college or university; and,Eight years of experience in the maintenance, repair or replacement of transportation assets, including three years at the supervisory level.

Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Ability to work non-standard hours and availability to work after hours and during emergency event or times of crisis.

Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.


Ability to bend, climb, stoop, kneel or crouch at ground levels and to stand for long periods of time, and ability to lift and carry a minimum of five(5) pounds and greater with an average of forty five (45) pounds with occasional lifting to approximately ninety(90) pounds over uneven, rough terrain.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below. Oversees unclassified management staff of three maintenance units by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work. 

  • Develop strategic and operational plans to effect cost-efficient services that meet performance standards and measures for successful implementation of administrative and logistical processes to ensure unit and department goals and objectives are met.
  • Lead and manage all maintenance units in support of the preservation of the County's assets and compliance with Government Accounting Standards Board Statement 34 (GASB 34).
  • Directs the updating and maintenance of the Unit's computerized maintenance management database.
  • Manage selection, evaluation, training, assignment, development and supervision of staff. Coordinate, communicate and direct administration of policies, procedures and processes. Rate, review and exercise progressive discipline.
  • Enforces the observance of safety regulations pertaining to tools, vehicles, work areas, and equipment utilized Authorize purchases and payments.
  • Periodically attend Town Hall meetings, public meetings, neighborhood and association meetings and meet with citizens to discuss services, concerns and status of projects or represent the unit, division or department. Foster good rapport and maintain a productive level of communication.
  • Perform site visits for evaluation of services and to coordinate planned services and projects.
  • Manage and analyze data from field inspections. Perform site visits to coordinate planned services and projects. Review staff reports and collaborate to ensure service delivery.
  • Serve as the principal point of contact for services in the area of responsibility with County Commissioners, officials at higher levels, members of the public, homeowners, civic and neighborhood associations, internal and external customers; handling of often sensitive or complex situations and relationships; prepare correspondence and response for Commissioner inquiries, and service requests.
  • Provide department support for the Emergency Support Function 3 (ESF 3) by responding to emergency events and times of crises to provide public safety.


  • Knowledge of applicable local, State and federal statutes for regulatory agencies such as: Department of Environmental Protection; South West Florida Water Management District; Federal and Florida Department of Transportation; Occupational Health and Safety and other agencies that have jurisdiction over the operations of a Public Works Department.
  • Working knowledge of standards and processes for performing transportation maintenance and preserving County's assets in compliance with Government Accounting Standards Board Statement 34 (GASB 34).
  • Ability to develop and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to monitor and administer operational budget for efficient services.
  • Ability to make decisions for often complex and multifaceted problems using a high level of judgment, inter-personal relationship skills and the ability to evaluate the delivery of public services.
  • Ability to plan and utilize available resources of manpower, equipment and materials to properly administer the allocated funds efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to utilize County automated systems and applications for communication, reports, budgeting, purchasing, correspondence and scheduling.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*