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Date:  Nov 5, 2022


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Requisition No: 732547 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN - 72002130 1

Position Number: 72002130 

Salary:  $44,200.26 

Posting Closing Date: 12/20/2022 

Engineering Technician
Division of Real Estate Development and Management
State of Florida Department of Management Services
This position is located in Tallahassee, FL


Our Organization and Mission:
The Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and the DMS Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, telecommunications, private prisons, fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Pedro Allende, DMS employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies and challenge the status quo.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:
The Engineering Specialist III is mid-level, non-supervisory position that uses computerized building automation systems (BAS) to monitor and/or control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and security systems in DMS managed facilities. The selected candidate will execute Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in response to fire signals, security alarms, elevator entrapments, and emergencies. Disseminates information to facility management staff and emergency personnel through call notification procedures, also supporting a 24-hour operation in a customer orientated call center environment. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


Maintenance Duties:
Perform highly skilled and complex mechanical repairs on building equipment. Inspect equipment, analyze trouble and plan sequence of repair operations. Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements. Investigate complaints and equipment malfunctions. 

Analyze performance of equipment and maintenance on air conditioning systems. Assist with the maintenance of hardware, doors, windows, restroom fixtures, minor carpet repairs, and plumbing. Help maintenance staff with monitoring or adjusting the Energy Management, Fire Protection and Security Systems. Inspect, operate, and repair of various types of mechanical equipment such as pumps, electrical motors, ahu’s, vfd’s, vav’s, boilers, water heaters, chillers, fans, ducts, hydraulic systems, hydronic systems.

Operate boilers in accordance with standard operating procedures and boiler manufacturer requirements. Manually operate mechanical systems to maintain occupant comfort and building safety in the event of Building Automation System (BAS) failure. Inspect gauge readings to determine proper mechanical equipment operations.  Perform laser alignment on pumps and motors. Participate in boiler and chiller watch as required.


Administrative Duties:
Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Accurately enter and maintain data in the work order system. Regularly checks email, create and respond to assigned work request, conduct research, locate and order repair parts. Participates in mentoring and training maintenance mechanics.


Public Relations:
Excellent public relations skills are required because this position is in frequent contact with both tenants and the public. Maintains a good rapport with tenants, co-workers, and supervisors in buildings; keeping them informed of any unusual situations and available to answer questions and requests. It is required that courteous and respectful behavior is displayed at all times. A professional image is needed as this position represents the department to both the public and tenants.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

State of Florida employees enjoy top-tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out-of-pocket contributions. State employees also enjoy the option of selecting between the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan for retirement.  As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems. For a more complete list of benefits, visit


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the function and nomenclature of commercial or industrial HVAC equipment and controls.
  • Skilled use of Microsoft Office programs and standard desktop computer to input, view and retrieve information.
  • Ability to be punctual and dependable.
  • Ability to work at night, on weekends and State holidays.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule composed of 10 and 12 hour shifts.
  • Ability to learn new skills.
  • Ability to provide customer service in a successful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving and decision-making skills to reach an acceptable outcome.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to accurately prioritize tasks under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, good judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to comply with department policies and workplace rules.
  • Ability to model behaviors of Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years experience in maintenance and repair of commercial facilities, and at least two of those years in a major building trade discipline.
  • Certifications in HVAC/Chillers
  • Must be physically able to climb multiple flights of stairs, climb a ladder, reach overhead, work from heights, bend at the waist, kneel and crouch, and be able to work near loud noises and electrical equipment, and work in basements, tight spaces, and on rooftops.
  • Must be available afterhours for call backs or shift work at night, on weekends and state holidays when necessary.
  • Working hours: (A) Daily: 8:00 am- 10:00 am 
  • Valid Class E Driver’s License


Special Notes:
DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses:
An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position. Additional background screening may be required by tenant agencies based on position assignments or access requirements.


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: Tallahassee