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Date: Aug 21, 2021

Location: NAPLES, FL, US, 34113

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Requisition No: 385544 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: OPS MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 37979149

Position Number: 37979149 

Salary:  17.00 Per Hour 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2021 

This full-time Other Personal Services (OPS) position is located at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Florida.  Health benefits are available for this position.


Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent in this position is responsible for conducting mechanical repairs and construction maintenance work in support of facilities and surrounding grounds at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.


The duties of the Maintenance Mechanic are to assist with all facilities-related mechanical and structural construction projects, including acting as the liaison between construction managers, architects and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.


The Maintenance Mechanic works with custodial personnel and performs maintenance duties.  Provides mechanical support for the Reserve fleet, including troubleshooting, preventative maintenance and emergency repairs.


Provides support for special events including pre and post event set-up and tear down of equipment.  Works with vendors and outside stakeholders, representing the Reserve and agency in a professional and courteous manner.  Works closely with Facilities Manager to establish needs assessments and prioritize projects; provides support for Reserve-wide projects as assigned by supervisor.  Reports directly to the Facilities Manager.


Provides support in the event of an emergency at the Reserve including pre-storm preparation, post-storm clean-up and logistical support to return to normal daily operations. Performs various other duties as assigned or required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principals and techniques in proper use of mechanical and power tools used for general maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities.  Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repairs.  Ability to operate state vehicles, vessels, ATVs, mowers and tractors.  HVAC experience preferred.


Class E Driver’s License required.

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: Naples