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Date: Dec 1, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 19071 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III - 72001733

Position Number: 72001733 

Salary:  up to $30,938.16 

Posting Closing Date: 12/14/2017 

Engineering Technician III

Real Estate Development & Management, Business Support Services

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee

This is a re-advertisement.  Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply.

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  The Department of Management Services facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Erin Rock, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.

This position is responsible for performing technical work to install, program, test, calibrate, inspect, maintain, diagnose and repair Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and pneumatic controls on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment in DMS-managed facilities in Tallahassee.  Incumbent maintains a high level of technical competence with all brands of controls and seeks training opportunities.  Incumbent provides expert level assistance on controls in the DMS portfolio.

Position responsibilities:

Mount field panels to wall, pull required network, electrical and communications cabling and wiring, install controls and network devices and leave work site clean.

Read and understand programs for controls devices on chillers, pumps, valves, cooling towers, air handling units, fans, motors, drives, dampers, constant and variable volume boxes, fan coil units, regulators, meters, flow devices, thermostats and other HVAC equipment, as required in accordance with engineering specifications, design standards or approved control strategies.

Debug controls programming to enable proper operation and sequencing of HVAC equipment and to maintain environmental standards in facilities.

Assist in the testing and calibrating of controls to operate within allowable tolerances.

Diagnose and repair controls to enable proper operation of HVAC equipment; replace controls when necessary.

Coordinate all work with appropriate facility management staff.  Pre-announce HVAC equipment outages with supervisor, Operations & Control and facility management staff.

Perform building automation system database maintenance by adding, updating and deleting points, graphics, trends, control devices, associated programming and other related database files, in cooperation with the engineering technician IV.

Provide input to and feedback on preliminary mechanical design plans, specifications and controls sequence of operation for facility upgrades and new construction

Review work completed by outside contractors for adherence to department requirements and report back to supervisor.

Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on controls and field interface devices.

Respond to routine and emergency work orders for repair and service in a timely fashion.


Document response to work orders in Tririga to include actions taken to resolve issue.

Conduct research, request quotes, obtain pre-purchase approval, document purchase, and maintain paperwork associated with use of state issued purchase card.  Comply with department procurement policy.

Inspect control system equipment and programming to identify potential problems with building automation system and compile periodic reports reflecting condition of controls and recommended upgrades. 


Train DMS employees on the operation, maintenance and service of building automation system related equipment.  Obtain supervisor approval for each training session topic.  Document training on approved form.

Report unsafe work conditions, faulty tools and State vehicle maintenance issues to supervisor. 

Answer telephone and e-mails using appropriate etiquette.

Keep assigned office, storage space, and common use areas in OPCON clean, neat and safe at all times.  Report facility maintenance and safety issues to OPCON manager.

Complete time sheets, vehicle logs, required reports and forms in an accurate and timely fashion.

Adhere to all DMS and OPCON policies.

Perform other duties as directed.

Participates in on-call rotation and after hour call back as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the electrical wiring and communications cabling required for DDC.
  • Knowledge of networks, network protocols, including BACnet, used in DDC.
  • Knowledge of the nomenclature and operation of DDC equipment such as actuators, panels, controllers, sensors, relays, etc.
  • Knowledge of Building Automation Systems (BAS) controls software.
  • Knowledge of control strategies, staging and sequence of operation for HVAC equipment such as chiller plants, boilers, air handling units and air distribution systems.
  • Skilled use of Microsoft Office programs and standard desktop computer to input, view, retrieve and print information.
  • Skilled in installing and troubleshooting DDC on chillers, pumps, valves, cooling towers, air handling units, fans, motors, drives, dampers, constant and variable air volume boxes, fan coil units, and other HVAC equipment.
  • Ability to comprehend and debug programming used in DDC.
  • Ability to test, calibrate, diagnose and repair DDC.
  • Ability to use schematics, diagrams, and graphics, to adjust HVAC equipment and BAS controls.
  • Ability to be punctual and dependable.
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills.
  • Ability to provide customer service in a successful and courteous manner.
  • 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 exercise initiative, good judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to accurately prioritize tasks under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to comply with department policies and workplace rules

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid and applicable driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted.
  • Ability to climb multiple flights of stairs, climb a ladder, reach overhead, work from heights, bend at the waist, kneel and crouch.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience with Building Automation Systems (BAS) controls software, networks (BACnet), HVAC controls/equipment.
  • Ability to be in an on-call rotation and available for afterhours call back as required.

The Department of Management Services is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.

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.

DMS appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members.  Further, DMS recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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