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Date:  Jun 21, 2022


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Requisition No: 604361 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 72000177

Position Number: 72000177 

Salary:  $31,200.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/04/2022 

Maintenance Mechanic

Division of Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL


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 Ron DeSantis 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. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  DMS 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 J.Todd Inman, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate works as part of a team, and independently, to perform the following duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Inspection, operation 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.
  • Perform chemical water analysis on boiler water as required by boiler manufacturer.
  • 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 operation.
  • Fabricate and install metal duct systems and flex ducts as required.
  • Perform laser alignment on pumps and motors.
  • Participate in boiler and chiller watch as required.
  • Safely operate vehicles and various types of heavy equipment, i.e., forklift and backhoe.


Confined Space Entry:

Employee is expected to perform work in areas not designed or configured for continuous occupancy (confined spaces) in the performance of his/her daily job duties.  Due to the personal protection equipment (PPE) requirements for this work the employee is also required to maintain an OSHA confined space entry certification.  This work may include but is not limited to work performed in areas of limited or restricted access, atmospheric hazards, exposure to wet, dusty, dirty, hot, cold, dark and other safety or health hazards.


Administrative Duties

Employee is expected to conduct administrative tasks in the performance of his daily job duties. These tasks include but are not limited to;

  • Accurately enter time worked, leave requests and leave taken into the People First system.
  • Accurately punch in/out each work day using the time clock.
  • Accurately enter and maintain data in the FACT work request system.
  • Operate a computer to check email, create and respond to assigned work request, conduct research, locate and order repair parts.
  • Operate and maintain a DMS issued cell phone.
  • Maintain vehicle logs and ensure vehicle maintenance is performed at established intervals.


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


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.


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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:.

  • 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.
  • Ability to model behaviors of Accountability, Communiation, empowerment, Flexibility, Respect, Integrity, Teamwork.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings, HVAC, plumbing, 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.
  • A valid and applicable driver’s license.
  • This position requires employee to be physically able to climb multiple flights of stairs, 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, work in basements, tight spaces, on rooftop, able to reach overhead, bend at the waist, kneel and crouch. Prolonged periods of time walking, standing, bending, climbing and exerting up to 30 pounds of force frequently.


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.

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