Date:  Jul 17, 2024


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Requisition No: 828382 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 72001670

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 72001670 

Salary:  $37,605.36 

Posting Closing Date: 07/30/2024 

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Maintenance Mechanic

Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate in this role will be required to perform a variety of maintenance functions at the State Capitol Building in Downtown Tallahassee. This role requires a trained professional with mechanical, plumbing, and electrical experience as well as a general maintenance background. Specific duties include routine minor mechanical maintenance and preventative maintenance to equipment, including heating and air conditioning systems, in this building. 

General Responsibilities:
Perform preventive maintenance on plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning and ventilating equipment. Equipment is expected to be visually inspected daily and any unusual wear or noise is to be reported to the supervisor that same day. Also performs scheduled preventive maintenance, such as, oiling, greasing, filter changing, adjusting belts, etc. Calibrate, adjust, and repair temperature devices. Responsible for performing all specified preventive maintenance task assigned each week, also is responsible for reporting all time and materials used on each work order.

Track inventory parts on hand for all repairs and/or replacement, and request parts on an as needed basis. Complete work orders for all calls and equipment repairs, which are required for any maintenance activity performed on equipment other than scheduled maintenance. All scheduled and unscheduled work orders are expected to be filled out correctly and completely and turned in by the end of the week. 


Maintain mechanical rooms and equipment in immaculate condition. Perform minor building repairs, including replacing ballasts and lamps; repairs and/or replaces locks and door closures; performs plumbing, pipe fitting, welding, and electrical repair and maintenance. Repair and/or replace toilet fixtures and lavatories. Repair and replace faucets, faucet washers, etc. Working knowledge of Customer work Order System, Building Automation System and Building Evacuation processes.


All staff members are expected to have a complete understanding and working knowledge of all safety procedures and regulations.


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 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, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork.


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.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • 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, 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.
  • Must be available afterhours for call backs or shift work at night, on weekends and state holidays when necessary.

Our Organization and Mission:
Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, Secretary Pedro Allende and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency with a broad portfolio that includes the efficient use and management of real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, fleet, and federal property assistance programs used throughout Florida’s state government. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.”

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