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Date: Feb 13, 2018

Location: BROOKSVILLE, FL, US, 34601

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Requisition No: 29842 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 42003278

Position Number: 42003278 

Salary:  $24,579.62 - $29,495.44 

Posting Closing Date: 02/20/2018 






Sheila Smith, 352-797-4118


Two (2) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings, plumbing, electrical or mechanical equipment.

Vocational/technical training in mechanical repair or one of the building trades can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours for a maximum of one (1) year of the required experience.

The incumbent must obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) within three (3) months of appointment.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history, hours
worked and formal education are required to be considered in qualifying for
 this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the
Candidate Profile.  Resumes and other documentation can be attached
to provide additional information.***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.  Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The incumbent of this position is subject to pre-employment, post accident, random and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Highway Administration Rule, Title 49, Part 382 CFR. 

Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment in the position in accordance with Section 112.0455 F.S.  “Drug Test” means any chemical, biological or physical instrumental analysis administered for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of a drug or its metabolites. 

Must successfully pass a background check that includes a criminal history check, and must be approved by the Department of Correction’s contract Manager, or designee and complete required orientation/training in the supervision of inmates, prior to assuming supervision.  Shall attend refresher training annually thereafter.

Occasional to moderate travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.


Successful applicant must pass a background screening as a condition of employment.

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $24,579.62 annually.

This position has heavy emphasis on electrical skills, construction and interpretation of building codes.  Responsible to the Equipment/Construction Specialist for the facilities at Withlacoochee Forestry Center with respect to health, fire and safety in renovations and repairs.

Share responsibility for planning the support services requirements for the fixed facilities within Withlacoochee Forestry Center.  Coordinate and make repairs and renovations to electrical, mechanical, and structural, plumbing, water, septic, and site preparation of infrastructure.  Instruct and assist in the preventative maintenance program.  Inspect, repair, and document needs for major renovations.  Arrange for facility appraisals and emergency repairs.  Arrange for and coordinate with the State Fire Marshall’s Office for the annual fire safety inspection.  Coordinate with the state Department of Environmental Protection Office and local health departments on issues relating to the environmental health and sanitation standards to ensure code requirements are being met and maintained.  Provide technical support for the planning of construction projects within Withlacoochee Forestry Center.  Develop all schedule of values, bill of materials and specifications for such projects.  Make code requirement checks through interaction with local state and federal agencies as needed.

This position supervises inmates on an as needed basis.  Assignments may include, but not be limited to, landscaping and grounds maintenance activities performed on the headquarters area, residence sites, forest wide recreation areas, and other areas as assigned.  The incumbent will also be responsible for training assigned offenders in the safe use and care of tools, methods and practices of timber stand improvement, tree seedling propagation and care, erosion control, road maintenance, facilities construction and maintenance, and other state lands management and/or maintenance activities.  Supervise inmates who are involved in special projects such as tree planting, land preparation in cattle demonstration area and improvement of the field trial area, and yearly pine cone collection. 

Perform related work as required.


  • State of Florida Retirement Package
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually
  • Health Insurance for Individuals and Family coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional supplemental insurances are available such as dental, vision etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available.
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction
  • Uniforms provided at no cost.


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: Tampa