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Date: Nov 25, 2017

Location: BRADENTON, FL, US, 34205

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Requisition No: 23036 

Agency: Juvenile Justice

Working Title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 80004079

Position Number: 80004079 

Salary:  $21,692.58 - $63,342.09 

Posting Closing Date: 12/30/2017 

The Department of Juvenile Justice salutes our heroes.

We are honored to have the opportunity to support our nation’s veterans and their families.

 We value the service given to our country and support the hiring of service members and military spouses.




LOCATION:  Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 1803 5th St W, Bradenton. Fl. 34205 

STARTING SALARY:  $945.37 Bi-weekly(In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee’s current rate, whichever is higher.)


CONTACT PERSON:  JoAnne Thomas, (813) 741-3023 Ext. 222



Installs, maintains and repairs electric motors, generators and related mechanical equipment, ensuring proper operating order and security.  Provides preventative and routine maintenance on facility equipment and machinery, fire and emergency systems and emergency generator.  Conducts weekly test of facility emergency generator.  Ensures secure storage of equipment per Facility Operating Procedures (FOP), as well as safe operation of all equipment according to manufactures instructions and common sense.

Installs, maintains and repairs valves, sinks, wash bowls, sewers, plumbing, windows, doors, locks, lights, lighting fixtures, basic electrical, switches and outlets.  Liaison with facility administration relative to maintenance needs and repair priorities.  Responsible for the repair and maintenance to all detention center structures and related fixtures.  Required to perform all unbid/uncontracted maintenance work.  Required to meet weekly with Superintendent to discuss current maintenance needs and repair priorities.

Ensures proper maintenance and functioning of air conditioning/heating system, boiler/water system, and aesthetic repair of carpentry and masonry caused by use or destructive clients.  Performs a variety of brick, cement and carpentry work.  Performs electrical testing and troubleshooting for facility systems including necessary acetylene welding and brazing as may be needed to repair systems.

Operates power lathes, drill presses, threading machines, grinding machines, as well as a variety of power tools and saws.  Responsible for the safe operation of all equipment as may be required to properly execute the maintenance and repairs required of the maintenance mechanic. 

Performs all other duties as may be assigned or required in the event of an emergency or disaster.  Assists in major facility cleanup.  Upkeep of grounds and landscaping conducting and maintaining inventories of tools, equipment and supplies. Requesting and obtaining approval for supply orders as needed per FOP

This position must comply with the requirements set forth in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes, Prompt Payment Compliance Law.



Knowledgeable of the principles of skilled mechanical repair work.

Knowledgeable of the principles and techniques of skilled building trades and mechanical repair work.

Knowledgeable of principles and techniques related to electrical repair and installation.

Knowledgeable of safety procedures required in maintenance and repair work.

Knowledgeable of manufacturers safe handling recommendations and cautions.

Knowledgeable of immediate basic first aid and FOP relative to incident and workman compensation reporting.

Knowledgeable of facility Disaster Preparedness Plan and role assigned.

Knowledgeable of purchase requisitions and order process.

Knowledgeable of inventory maintenance.

Skilled in using equipment and tools in maintenance and repair work.

Skilled in using tools and equipment related to electrical, plumbing and structural repairs.

Skilled in using tools and equipment in maintenance and repair work.

Ability to install, maintain and repair electric motors, generators and other mechanical equipment.

Ability to install, repair and maintain related components.

Ability to perform a variety of skilled trade functions.

Ability to read blueprints and schematics.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to plan, organizes, coordinate and prioritize assignments.



Preference will be given to applicants with two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings, plumbing, electrical or mechanical equipment.


Please complete employment history from the age 18 to present with no gaps in employment more than 4 months.

Successful completion of Background and Drug Screening is a condition of employment.

All prospective candidates will be subject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks (state, local, and national) and pre-employment drug screening for direct care positions.

DJJ participates in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility).

When identified on a position description, a valid driver’s license is required. If initially hired with an out-of-state license, the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida state driver’s license within 30 days of hire. Licenses suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types of restricted licenses are not acceptable. Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable, provided the driver wears corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.

Must be at least 19 years of age.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton