Work Order Supervisor

The Presidio Trust is seeking an experienced Work Order Supervisor to coordinate corrective, preventative and deferred maintenance for historic and non-historic buildings within the Presidio. The Presidio is the largest preservation effort underway in the United States. Professionals in historic preservation, archeology, historic landscape architecture, materials conservation, forestry, curatorial practices, construction and engineering work together to renew and revive the Presidio's physical legacy. The Presidio encompasses 1,491 acres, 477 individually significant historic buildings, 6 million square feet of office space, and among other features, more than 180 historic objects including roadways, gates, walls, and a cannon. To date, 325 historic buildings have been fully or partially rehabilitated, 444 historic residential units have been rehabilitated and are now occupied, and 10 historic landscapes have been rehabilitated.

Our ideal candidate is organized and expeditious, motivating the crews to deliver the highest level of customer service. You will establish priorities, make sure the crews' efforts reflect the values of the Trust, and provide fast-track and reliable facilitation to ensure high quality work is accomplished. People skills are key in working with Presidio tenants, partners, contractors, fellow Trust staff, and your crews.

Applications received by September 4th, 2018 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold the first round of interviews beginning the week of September 10th, make a job offer no later than the end of September, and set a work start date in October, 2018.


- Oversee the selection of supplies and materials appropriate for repairs and ensure conformance with provisions of building codes and local ordinances. Assign prioritized work orders to appropriate trade person for completion.

- Inspect, when necessary, work associated with the crew assigned to work order. Inspect work performance by subcontractors to insure conformance with specifications.

- Study production schedules and estimate work hour requirements for completion of work orders.

- Develop scopes of work, establish and monitor schedules of project details, participate in contractor selection and contract development, monitor costs, and ensure that objectives are met.

- Work closely with crew to enforce safety practices and regulations.

- Establish or adjust work procedures to meet workload.

- Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.

- Implement changes in work conditions and the use of equipment to increase efficiency of crew and good safety practices.

- Analyze and resolve work problems, as well as assist workers in solving work problems,

- Encourage or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.

- Maintain time and production records.


- At least four years of leadership experience with trades, for example work leader, foreman, or superintendent

- Basic knowledge of a variety of trades including painting, plumbing, carpentry, and electrical

- Ability to lead and supervise multiple trades

- Knowledge of industry standard materials

- Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation and repair

- Ability to interpret instructions and specifications of drawings

- High level of skill in interpersonal communications, particularly in volatile situations

- High level of knowledge and skill in technical practices, Building Codes, and ADA compliance

- Knowledge and ability to utilize various computer-based programs

- Ability to communicate orally and in writing with customers and employees

- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

- Ability to write reports and correspondence

- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

- Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. Frequently required to lift and move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.

- Sometimes exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee may be exposed to high, precarious place. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

- Possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver's License.


  • - Passion for parks; strong desire to work for the Presidio.
  • - Experience working with sustainable building practices.
  • - Experience working with historic structures.


The Presidio is an extraordinary place to work for the thousands of employees of approximately 100 business who lease commercial space in the park.  More than 3.5 million square feet of non-residential space is located throughout the park.  Approximately 3,000 people reside in 2 million square feet of residential apartments, multiplexes, or single-family homes in one of the 21 distinct Presidio neighborhoods, which are located near forest groves, trails, waterfront paths, a gold course and two beaches.  Two-thirds of the buildings are historic, representing a variety of architectural styles, spanning the periods of Spanish rule, the Civil War, World War I & II, through the 20th Century, to present day.  The Presidio Trust Building Maintenance Department ensures that these beautiful, historic buildings are renovated and maintained for contemporary uses, while preserving their unique characteristics for our tenants, residents, employees, and visitors.  The Building Maintenance Department successfully manages to accomplish these many and varied tasks utilizing green building sustainable practices while holding one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry.


The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to a standard employment background and driver's license investigation which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records, state bankruptcy indexes, driver's record, and a credit report. An individual's granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of the investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete a background investigation.


This position requires the completion of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, both as a New Entrant into the position and annually thereafter. The purpose of the financial disclosure system is to assist employees and their agencies in avoiding conflicts between official duties and private financial interests or affiliations.