OPS Facility Services Specialist - 77907546 1

Date:  May 18, 2023


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Requisition No: 798042 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS Facility Services Specialist - 77907546 1

Position Number: 77907546 

Salary:  $18.50-$20 Per Hour, Depending on Experience 

Posting Closing Date: 06/23/2023 



OPS Facilities Services Specialist

Salary:  $18.50-$20/hour, depending on experience

This position is located at the Gainesville Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville, FL



  • 3-4 years of experience in property maintenance, construction, and/or facility repairs can substitute for years of education or a bachelor’s degree from a college or university with a major in building construction, engineering, or business.
  • Knowledge of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Skill in safely using and maintaining standard hand and power tools for maintenance and repair, including chainsaws and other landscaping equipment. Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve building functions and issues.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate building maintenance and repair. Read and interrupt blueprints, take accurate measurements, perform basic math. Ability to work with other government regulatory agencies for building code, safety, and security compliance. Ability to assist with maintenance, construction, and repair work performed by outside vendors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and co-workers.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Good physical condition and ability to do landscape work, attic work, and other manual labor. Ability to easily lift 40 pounds.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office software, especially Outlook and ability to use CMMS to complete work orders.
  • Ability to use and follow State's purchasing policies and procedures.



  • Perform general maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds and equipment and other miscellaneous items as directed.  This includes performing preventative maintenance on all buildings and related equipment.  Perform minor repairs on all plumbing, electrical and communication equipment.  Perform repair/alterations of building woodwork.
  • Prepare and paint interior and exterior of buildings and equipment and other miscellaneous item as directed.
  • Perform by understanding/following all safety related rules to include OSHA, NFPA, FWRI, etc.
  • Perform/assist in hurricane preparedness program.
  • Perform setup and take down for events.
  • Assist with HVAC maintenance and operations.
  • Access the facility’s CMMS (work order system) to prepare and close out work orders.
  • Complete assigned inspections and create additional work orders as needed.
  • Install, maintain, and repair valves, faucets, traps, sinks, water closets and urinals.
  • Perform general carpentry work in the alteration, repair and maintenance of buildings, floors, doors, and windows.
  • Repair defective components in lighting fixtures, replace defective electrical switches and receptacles.
  • Relocate furniture and equipment from building to building as required.
  • Coordinate maintenance and repair work performed by outside vendors on a one-time and ongoing basis.
  • Perform other related facilities duties as required.



  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
  • Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements. Consult with       People First or the servicing Human Resource Office for details.)
  • Deferred Compensation - voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program – voluntary



  • Any form of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville