Date:  Apr 13, 2024


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Requisition No: 819311 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 60009584

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 60009584 

Salary:  $32,760 - $52,516.89 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/26/2024 

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The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state of Florida’s social services agency. The agency oversees services for child safety, fostering, adoption, domestic violence, adult protective services, refugees, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, childcare providers, human trafficking and public assistance. The agency’s mission is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

Within DCF, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program office is recognized as the single state authority for substance abuse and mental health services. The Office of SAMH is statutorily responsible for the planning, evaluation, and implementation of a comprehensive statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH) is a 613-bed, licensed mental health treatment facility that provides person-centered services to adults suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. The hospital, located in Macclenny, was established in 1959 and is the largest state operated civil treatment facility. 






This is a highly responsible and professional position that will serve as a Maintenance Mechanic at the Northeast Florida State Hospital. This position will collaborate with each section within the state facilities and be required to use independent judgement, take initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities and should be extraordinarily detail oriented. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • This position performs mostly building repairs and small addition and renovation projects.  All work shall be performed with safety and cleanliness. Safety of the people we serve shall be the most important guideline to ensure a secure, safe and comfortable environment for the people we serve and staff.
  • Repair buildings as instructed by supervisor. 
  • Repair doors, locks, walls, ceilings, broken glass, etc.
  • Inspect and repair doors, door frames (including thresholds) door closures and locks once a month to maintain in good working condition. 
  • This includes stair case doors. 
  • All doors with automatic closures must close and lock automatically. 
    • Include smoke doors in inspection & report.
    • Inspect and repair if necessary, satellite kitchens trash room screens.
    • Inspect the people we serve's bedside cabinets and repair as required.
    • Inspect multi-floor buildings' trash and laundry chutes; repair chute doors, etc. as required.
    • Inspect bathrooms.  Repair or replace toilet paper holders, curtain rods, toilet partitions and doors, etc., as required.
    • Inspect window screens, frames and glass and repair as required.
    • Inspect building walls (interior and exterior). 
  • Repair masonry, dry wall or wood as required. 
  • Inspect building's wall tiles & repair as required.   
  • Inspect buildings once a month and prepare a list of items needing repair. 
  • Report to Trades Supervisor. 
  • Make minor repairs on the spot. 
  • Answer to emergency calls from the Maintenance clerk or anyone else with authority.
  • Make necessary repairs in buildings to maintain the people we serve and staff safety at all times.
  • Work on projects as required. 
  • Projects will be minor, such as building partitions, counters, dutch doors, etc.
  • Inspect geriatric chairs once a month and repair as required.
  • From time to time assist other Trades persons in their work when shortage of manpower exists to ensure the most cost-effective method of operation.
  • Performs related duties as assigned. 
  • To include on-call rotation.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for the position:

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the 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 install, maintain and repair electric motors, generators and other mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to take accurate measurements.
  • Ability to follow instructions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience in building maintenance, plumbing, electrical or mechanical; or vocational/technical training in mechanical repair or one of the building trades can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours.
  • Must be physically able to climb multiple flights of stairs, climb a ladder, work from heights, bend at the waist, kneel and crouch, able to work near loud noises and electrical equipment, work in basements, tight spaces and on rooftop.

Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance; $25,000 policy is free plus option to purchase additional life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses

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US CITIZEN REQUIREMENT Only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM REGISTRATION All selected male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS).  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

RETIREE NOTICE If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be suspended or voided, and you required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.

BACKGROUND SCREENING It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and Chapter 408, F.S.  No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.


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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