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Sign Shop Supervisor

Apply now Job no: 493219
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Other


Facilities Management/Sign Shop 

UMBC is, a vibrant 14,000-student suburban research university ranked one of the world’s top universities by Times Higher Education, the selected candidate will join an innovative and diverse team working at an institution named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the best academic workplaces in the nation for the past nine years. For more information on UMBC visit:”.


The Sign Shop Supervisor provides administrative and technical supervision of the general and daily operations of the sign shop.

Responsibilities include:

Plans, organizes, assigns, and reviews the technical sign design, fabrication, finishing, and installation work rendered by skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers assigned to sign trade work teams. Troubleshoots any problems that arise, and acts accordingly.

Supervises and trains assigned personnel. Performs on-the-job ,training and participates in performance management process.

Reviews work orders; determines work priority and makes appropriate personnel assignments; makes recommendations regarding work that falls outside the scope of the shop and suggests alternatives for timely and appropriate completion.

Performs estimates of time, labor, and materials to be used on assigned projects. Prepares contractual specifications for On-Call sign contractors and oversees and approves the scope of the work.

Ensures adequate supplies, materials, and equipment are maintained for area; initiates and/or prepares documentation related to purchase transactions; recommends and supervises vendors; oversees the ordering process.

Assists in budget projections, budget preparations, and departmental planning for area of responsibility.

Prepares a variety of special and recurring reports and analyses reflecting daily operations and project status.

Inspects completed job assignments for adherence to campus and shop standards and contract specifications. Performs safety inspections for shop and work site areas.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED.

Seven years progressively responsible experience in a sign shop where assigned to include at least two years in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Valid class "C" driver's license

Note: Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload a cover letter and resume.  

Closing Date: For best consideration submit application materials by January 31, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
Salary: Pay Range 12 based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular 
FLSA Status: Nonexempt 

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Title IX:

As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here. 


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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