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Date: Nov 9, 2021

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33954

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Requisition No: 452726 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50009011 

Salary:  $27,040.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2021 

Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County

Non-Negotiable Annual Salary:  $27,040.00

***Other Maintenance Repairman positions, including OPS (Temporary) positions may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date***

Monday through Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Weekends if needed)

Paid Bi-Weekly

Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, Vision, Dental, Disability, Additional Life, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  $25,000.00/Life Insurance/Premium Paid by State, Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).  PLUS MORE!


  • One (1) year of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment, which includes painting
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Valid Florida Driver License
  • Experience working with plumbing, HVAC and electrical equipment
  • Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Successful completion of the employment screening process to include, but not limited to, a national background investigation and drug test


  • Have the ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Employment experience in a nursing home or hospital environment
  • Experience creating and approving requisitions in My Florida Marketplace (MFMP)


The incumbent will work under the direction of the Utilities and Maintenance Superintendent.  The duties and responsibilities include repair and maintenance of the physical plant, property, equipment and mechanical systems of the State Veterans’ Nursing Home. The Maintenance Repairman will assist to ensure a safe environment exists in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local requirements. 

Performs routine preventative maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently and the physical condition of the buildings do not deteriorate. 

Provides routine repair services to defective equipment, repairs physical plant deficiencies, resolves routine work orders, assists with the assembly, delivery and installation of facility equipment.  Documents actions and outcomes of preventative maintenance efforts, repair services and other routine actions to assist the Maintenance Superintendent in maintenance of a concise record of services rendered. 

Maintains a clean and safe work environment, assists the Maintenance Superintendent with maintaining a focus of safety and accident prevention throughout the facility.  Other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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

Knowledge of machines, tools, and equipment including their design, use, repair and routine maintenance. Knowledge of materials, methods and tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings. Ability to perform routine maintenance or repairs on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed and which tools to use. Ability to speak, read, write, follow instructions and communicate effectively. Ability to work effectively with others. Ability to perform simple tasks related to computer usage.


This position is in the Career Service.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers