Facilities Technician II

    • Job Tracking ID: 512912-657556
    • Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 13, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Campus Location: Mission & Pacific Heights
    • Status: Regular Full-Time
    • Department: Header: Facilities
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The Facilities Technician II performs construction and repair projects for the SF SPCA on facilities mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment. This position sometimes assists the Facility Systems Manager with scheduling and overseeing contractual laborers as well as sometimes supervising SF SPCA Technician I and volunteers.

Essential Duties and Functions:

Repair and Maintenance

  • Respond to requests for facility maintenance and improvement projects
  • Perform maintenance of interior and exterior buildings including painting, minor construction, repairs, equipment and furniture installation
  • Actively monitor facility and equipment conditions, make recommendations for maintenance or improvement
  • Maintain all building equipment, supplies, tools, and keep an inventory of Society property.
  • Troubleshoot and perform repair on mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
  • Perform the duties and functions of Technician I as assigned


  • Supervise Facility Technicians I and volunteers when on assigned projects
  • Act as liaison to vendors as assigned by manager
  • Conduct and record regular facility safety walk through inspections to identify and address workplace safety hazards.
  • Take control of situations that could be unsafe or potentially damaging to the professional image of the Society.
  • Participate in Emergency Response Plan readiness; takes active role in disaster response
  • Inform the Facility Manager of developments that may affect the Society or the department including security, departmental progress, client concerns, and personnel issues

Client Service

  • Ensure exceptional service is provided to both people and animal clients by the staff of the Facilities Department
  • Respond to requests for assistance and repairs in a timely manner in order to ensure quality client service as well as effective operations
  • Assist all departments in situations requiring immediate problem solving
  • Promote good public relations in accordance with Society practices
  • Practice and encourage the humane treatment of animals
  • Work cooperatively with all volunteers, recognizing the talent and commitment they bring to the Society

Safety & Security

  • Upkeep of fire extinguishers; facilitates fire department visits and other safety-related inspections as required
  • Follows OSHA regulations for all projects, equipment operation, and chemical usage including labeling, storage, disposal, and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Ensure a safe work environment; following all safety guidelines and modeling safe work practices.
  • Follows all safety guidelines. Takes immediate action to correct any safety noncompliance that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

  • Work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Open Communication

  • Facilitate open, direct communication throughout the Society.
  • Embrace and promote the Society’s BLISS direct communication program.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in a garage, kennel/shelter setting, outdoors, and occasionally on rooftop
  • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking and, standing on feet 8-10 hours per day while performing job functions
  • Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning
  • Exposure to various weather conditions when working outdoors
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations
  • Tetanus and rabies (pre-exposure) inoculations are required or must be waived
  • Consistently exposed to animals and animal allergens under conditions with limited alterations available

Reporting Relationship:

  • Reports to the Facilities Systems Manager
  • Supervises Facilities Technicians I and volunteers when assigned to projects

Qualifications (Required):

  • Associates Degree or Trade School Certification in electrical, construction, or facility operations, or equivalent related experience preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in facilities maintenance and/or building trades
  • Valid California Driver’s License and insurable driving record

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of The San Francisco SPCA
  • Knowledge of general facility and equipment repairs and maintenance, vehicle, equipment, HVAC, basic construction, and appliance maintenance and repair
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and motivate staff
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects to delivery
  • Knowledge of safety and cost containment programs
  • Basic computer skills in a Windows environment
  • Compassion for animals, comfortable in the animal shelter environment, and willing to accommodate animals in the work place


Salary and Benefits:

The starting salary for this position depends on the depth and breadth of experience. Eligible for full benefits package including: vacation and holiday pay, paid sick time, medical, dental & vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, tax-deferred retirement plan with matching, pre-tax commute expense deductions, discounted veterinary care, employee discount on retail, pet supplies, and dog training classes.

The SF SPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to our diversity. We are an at-will employer and conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screening. This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.