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Date:  May 11, 2023


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Requisition No: 735050 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: TRADES SUPERVISOR - 72000897

Position Number: 72000897 

Salary:  $60,066.76 

Posting Closing Date: 05/31/2023 

Trades Supervisor
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 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 Trades Supervisor is responsible for assisting the HVAC Maintenance and Construction Superintendent. This includes project management of all assigned HVAC renovations, construction projects and HVAC system repair within all DMS maintained facilities. This position is also responsible for supervising and training others and ensuring proper safety procedures associated with daily work tasks. Assists with coordinating all aspect of work performed by assigned HVAC staff and contract personnel. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists the HVAC Maintenance & Construction Superintendent in leading the HVAC Section in the investigation of HVAC and control systems failures and directs the acquisition of required materials and associated repairs.
  • Assist in scheduling HVAC improvements.
  • Supervising, scheduling, training, and coordinating the daily activities of the HVAC staff.
  • Maintain records.
  • Procure labor and materials using purchase Pcard.
  • Assign work via work orders from TRIRIGIA.
  • Meet with building staff to understand needs and issues.
  • Assist with contract management of water treatment services, chiller maintenance and other service contracts.


Emergency Response: The Supervisor is responsible for managing emergency response during and after scheduled work hours. Incumbent is responsible for coordinating the work activities of subordinates, contractors and other assigned trades who respond to after-hours emergencies. Incumbent is responsible for monitoring and reporting the materials and labor costs associated with emergency response activities.  Participate in emergency response as required on evenings and weekends.


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 mechanical system operation, troubleshooting and repair i.e., chillers, boilers ahu’s, variable frequency drives, variable air volume systems, pumps, and motors.
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of OSHA standards and other environmental safety standards.
  • Knowledge and operation of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of engineering design, construction, production and/or operations.
  • Skill in using engineering tool, equipment and/or instruments.
  • Ability to monitor projects to ensure compliance with standards, specifications and/or rules and regulations.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Ability to perform inspections.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to communication information effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years progressive experience in HVAC renovation or HVAC systems repair in commercial properties.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • A valid HVAC Certification
  • Ability to participate in emergency response as required on evenings and weekends.
  • 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, and on rooftops, prolonged periods of time walking, standing, bending, climbing, and exerting up to 30 pounds of force frequently.


Preferred Qualifications:
Although not required, some nice-to-haves include:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Contract management experience.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee