Date:  Sep 14, 2023


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Requisition No: 801269 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72003040 

Salary:  $31,200.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/05/2023 

Maintenance Support Technician

Division of Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Pepper Building in Tallahassee, FL. Specific duties include mechanical maintenance to equipment in this facility.


Working alongside the maintenance and skilled trades staff assigned to the building and performing minor repairs as directed. Maintaining air conditioning systems, changing filters and updating the installation date of the filters, pump repair, etc. Changing light bulbs and ballasts, switches, receptacles, etc. Fixing receptacles, pull new circuits for electrical, run EMT & PVC conduit, change out breakers. Performing maintenance on floor, carpet machines and groundskeeping equipment.


Assisting with the maintenance of hardware, doors, windows, restroom fixtures and minor carpet repairs. Plumbing duties include but not limited to unclogging of drains, repair of flush valves, repair of commodes, sinks, urinals, drinking fountains. Performing light cleaning in the building as needed; keeping entrance steps, entrance mats, and porches clean and polices around the exterior of building. Completing all necessary paperwork associated with duties. 

Helping the Facilities Manager, Maintenance Mechanics, outside contractors and others as needed.


Public Relations Duties:
Maintains good public relations with peers, supervisors, and tenants in the building. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with others. Responds to all requests and inquiries in a professional and courteous manner. Keeps supervisor fully informed regarding work-related activities, relevant issues, upcoming events, and potential problems. 


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 two retirement options, including the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan. 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, please click

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 take accurate measurements.
  • Ability to understand and take directions from supervisor, recognize problems or potential problems and communicate those findings to supervisor. 
  • Integrity, Communication, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, Empowerment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year 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 and applicable 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.


Our Organization and Mission:
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. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Pedro Allende, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.


Special Notes:

DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferable 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