Date:  Nov 30, 2023

LARGO, FL, US, 33778

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Requisition No: 813402 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72004112 

Salary:  $46,915.44 

Posting Closing Date: 12/07/2023 

Building Operations Specialist

Division of Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Largo, FL



Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The Building Operations Specialist performs highly skilled and complex mechanical repairs on building equipment. Inspect equipment, analyze trouble, and plan sequence of repair operations. Investigating complaints and equipment malfunctions. Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements. Analyze equiptment performance and performing maintenance on HVAC systems. Assisting with the maintenance of hardware, doors, windows, restroom fixtures, and minor carpet repairs. Plumbing duties include but are not limited to unclogging drains, repair of flush valves, repair of commodes, sinks, urinals, drinking fountains. Repairing 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. Provide assistance to outside contractors and others as needed.


Administrative and Misc Duties: The selected candidate will carry out administrative tasks, including preparing mechanical maintenance reports, maintain work orders and vehicle logs, and check emails in the performance of his daily job duties. Participates in mentoring and training Maintenance Mechanics and Maintenance Support Technicians. Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing technical publications.Reports all safety problems to the Facilities Manager.


Public Relations Duties: Excellent public relations skills are required because this position is in frequent contact with both tenants and the public. Maintains a good rapport with tenants, co-workers, and supervisors in buildings; keeping them informed of any unusual situations and available to answer questions and requests. It is required that courteous and respectful behavior is displayed at all times. A professional image is needed as this position represents the department to both the public and tenants.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
State of Florida employees enjoy top tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out of pocket contributions.  State employees also enjoy the option of selecting between two retirement options, including the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan. As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems. For a more complete list of benefits, visit


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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.
  • 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 and Drives.


Our Organization and Mission:

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, telecommunications, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government.  It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Pedro Allende, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.

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


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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

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