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Date:  Sep 15, 2022


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Requisition No: 697221 

Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Working Title: OPS MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 77907408

Position Number: 77907408 

Salary:  $18-$20, depending on experience 

Posting Closing Date: 10/28/2022 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform general maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds and equipment and other miscellaneous items as directed. This includes performing preventative maintenance on all buildings and related equipment.
  • Perform minor repairs on all plumbing, electrical and communication equipment.
  • Perform repair/alterations of building woodwork (partitions, door, cabinets, and special scientific furniture at FWRI St. Pete and field labs).
  • Prepare and paint interior and exterior of buildings and equipment and other miscellaneous item as directed at FWRI St. Pete and field labs.
  • Perform by understanding/following all safety related rules to include OSHA, NFPA, FWRI, etc.
  • Perform/assist in hurricane preparedness program.
  • Perform setup and take down of Marine Quest outreach project and work overtime as needed.
  • Assist with HVAC maintenance and operations.
  • Access the facilities work order system, with use of smart phone and/or computer.
  • Complete assigned inspections and create additional work orders as needed.
  • Install, maintain, and repair valves, faucets, traps, sinks, water closets and urinals.
  • Perform general carpentry work in the alteration, repair and maintenance of buildings, floors, doors, and windows.
  • Repair defective components in fluorescent light fixtures, replace burned out bulbs, and replace defective switches and receptacles.
  • Relocate furniture and equipment from building to building as required.
  • Take pride in personal appearance and perform all duties with a commitment to excellence.
  • Perform other related facilities duties as required.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications

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 for a maximum of one year of the required experience. Possess a valid driver license.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • 2 years’ experience working as a maintenance technician with strong customer service focus.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques used in the skilled mechanical repair trades, including, carpentry, masonry, basic wiring, painting, plumbing, and HVAC.
  • Follow industry safety guidelines and procedure, with OSHA 10 certification, or able to be trained in the first year.
  • Skill in the use of common bench and hand tools and the equipment used in maintenance and repair work.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Maintain a Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to easily lift 40 pounds.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Outlook.
  • Ability to trouble shoot and problem solve all building functions and issues.
  • Follow industry safety guidelines and procedure, with OSHA 10 certification, or able to acquire in the first year.
  • Ability to plan and organize building maintenance and repair work, read, write and interpret blueprints, take accurate measurements, perform basic math, understand and apply regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing tasks to meet the needs of all staff (Administrative Assistants, Research Scientist, and ILT members).





  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
  • Participation in state group insurance (must meet eligibility requirements. Consult with       People First or the servicing Human Resource Office for details.)
  • Deferred Compensation - voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program – voluntary



  • Any form of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Reinstatement rights or retention rights



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: Tampa