Share this Job


Date: Sep 26, 2020

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 138583 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72000168 

Salary:  $40,000 - $45,000 Annual 

Posting Closing Date: 11/09/2020 

Building Operations Specialist

Division of Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

This is a re-advertisement.  Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply.


The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government. DMS facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Jonathan Satter, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.


Position Responsibilities: This position is directly responsible for performing highly skilled and complex mechanic repairs on HVAC and building equipment.



Perform highly skilled and complex mechanical repairs on building equipment.

Inspect equipment, analyze trouble and plan sequence of repair operations.

Investigate complaints and equipment malfunctions.

Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements.

Analyze the performance of the equipment.

Performs maintenance on HVAC systems.

Assist with the maintenance of hardware, doors, windows, restroom fixtures, and minor carpet repairs.

Plumbing duties, to include but not limited to unclogging of drains, repair of flush valves, repair of commodes, sinks, urinals, drinking fountains.

Repair receptacles; pull new circuits for electrical, run EMT & PVC conduit, change out breakers. 

Assist the maintenance staff with monitoring or adjusting the Energy Management, Fire Protection, and Security Systems.

Assist outside contractors and others as needed.



The employee is expected to conduct administrative tasks in the performance of his daily job duties. These tasks include but are not limited to:

Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

Accurately enter time worked, leave requests and leave taken into the People First system.

Accurately enter and maintain data in the work order and PM system.

Operate a computer to check email, create and respond to assigned work requests, conduct research, locate and order repair parts.

Maintain vehicle logs and ensure vehicle maintenance is performed at established intervals.



The incumbent maintains good public relations and rapport with peers, supervisors, and tenants in the building.

Establishes and maintains good working relationships with others.

Keeps supervisors informed of any unusual situation and is available to answer questions and requests.

It is required that a courteous and respectful behavior be displayed at all times.

A professional image is needed, as this position represents the department to both the public and tenants.



Perform all work in a safe manner.

Reports all safety problems to the Facilities Manager.

Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.

Participates in mentoring and training Maintenance Mechanics and Maintenance Support Technicians.

Other duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge, skills, and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Knowledge of mechanical systems operation, troubleshooting, and repair i.e. chillers, boilers ahu’s, variable frequency drives, variable air volume systems, pumps, and motors.

Knowledge and operation of computer applications i.e. Microsoft Office.

Ability to operate, troubleshoot and repair mechanical systems i.e. chillers, boilers, ahu’s, variable frequency drives, variable air volume systems, pumps and motors.

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

Knowledge of safety procedures required in maintenance and repair work.

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

Ability to perform a variety of skilled trades functions.

Ability to read blueprints.

Ability to take accurate measurements.

Additional background screening may be required by tenant agencies based on position assignments or access requirements.

Ability to model behaviors of Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork


Minimum Qualifications:

Five years HVAC, chiller, or boiler experience.

Valid HVAC certification, or ability to obtain certification within the 12-month probationary period.

Valid chiller or boiler certification, or ability to obtain certification within the 12-month probationary period.

Valid EPA 608 Universal certification.

Valid and applicable driver’s license.

This position is subject to call back and is required to provide primary response to after-hour and weekend facility-related emergencies and to accommodate program activities.

Must be physically able to climb multiple flights of stairs, climb a ladder, reach overhead, work from heights, bend at the waist, kneel and crouch, be able to work near loud noises and electrical equipment, work in basements, tight spaces, on a rooftop. Prolonged periods of time walking, standing, and exerting up to 30 pounds of force frequently.


Preferred Qualifications:

Training in Centrifugal Chillers

Training in Drives


DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.


An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job-related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.


Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami