Share this Job


Date: Feb 21, 2020

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website.

Requisition No: 84268 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 64067362

Position Number: 64067362 

Salary:  $25,579.62 - $46,080.19 

Posting Closing Date: 02/25/2020 


 Previous applicants need not reapply.


  • All applications for employment must be received via the People First System.


  • All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.
  • Salary will be determined in accordance with current pay policy. Employees are normally hired at the minimum of the salary range.



This is skilled work in several trades areas in the maintenance and repair of buildings and/or equipment. 



General Maintenance: Oversees the preventative maintenance and general repairs of the buildings’ exterior and interior systems. Performs analysis of equipment repair vs. replacement and recommends most cost effective and efficient solutions. Oversees routine maintenance inspections of buildings, pest control and lawn maintenance services. Performs routine inspections on heating and cooling systems. Responsible for fleet management and the maintenance of DOH-Gadsden vehicles. Assists programs with moving furniture including unloading and storing supplies. Responsible for being on-call for emergency work orders, building security, and building access. Assists with janitorial services of the Gadsden CHD.


Inventory: Maintains Board of County Commissioners’ inventory for the Gadsden County Health Department equipment. Maintains a supply of replacement parts and commonly used items to ensure timely repair of fixtures and equipment. Functions as custodian for all facility keys and maintains key log.


Safety Coordinator: Conducts semi-annual safety inspections and reports results to the appropriate FDOH staff. Conducts quarterly safety committee meetings. Promotes and coordinates safety training, awareness, and recognition programs for DOH-Gadsden staff. Maintains all safety related records. Routinely checks and monitors the fire alarm, vaccine storage units, and generators to ensure functionality.


Purchasing: Responsible for procuring labor & materials using State VISA Purchasing Card. Responsible for securing proper quotes for project services and materials prior to making purchases. Responsible for acquiring proper approval and ensuring availability of funding prior to making purchases in accordance with state and internal guidelines.



  • Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings, plumbing or electrical or mechanical equipment; or
  • Vocational/technical training in mechanical repair or one of the building trades can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours
  • Must be available for occasional on call shift; afterhours for call backs or shift work at night, on weekends and state holidays when necessary.
  • Must be physically able to 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, tight spaces, on rooftop. Prolonged periods of time walking, standing, bending, climbing and exerting up to 30 pounds of force frequently.



  • Installs, maintains, and repairs electric motors, generators, and related electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs valves, sinks, wash bowls, sewers, and other sanitary fixtures.
  • Performs a variety of brick, cement, and carpentry work.
  • Performs electric and acetylene welding and brazing.
  • Maintains and repairs heating and air conditioning equipment.
  • Operates power lathes, drill presses, threading machines, and grinding machines.
  • Performs related work as required.



  • 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.


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

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 canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

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.  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: Tallahassee