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Class Code: 3304
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Summary Statement: Supervises and performs work of average to considerable difficulty in the journey-level performance of building maintenance to include the primary fields of electrical; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); carpentry; plumbing, etc. to maintain buildings and equipment in safe condition, prevent degradation of state property and systems, and prevent failures that would cause reduction in service using hand, power and specialty tools.

Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Performs the supervisory function of the work unit in the Tucson and Flagstaff locations, which includes interviewing prospective employees; providing and/or recommending training; coordinating, scheduling and assigning work product; establishing performance measures, goals, objectives and priorities; evaluating work performance; providing feedback, direction and guidance; keeping personnel abreast of new or revised information; answering questions; and recommending and/or implementing personnel actions.

2. Identifies and corrects building and equipment problems by performing carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, and HVAC work.

3. Documents work and purchase orders, travel claims, bids and material lists.

4. Orders and stocks building supplies, materials and parts (e.g., evaporative motors, belts, hardware, paints, cooler pumps, bearings, fans, tools, plumbing parts, etc.).

5. Obtains estimates and quotes of materials and equipment needed for repairs and the completion of job tasks.

6. Plans and schedules corrective action and preventive maintenance.

7. Oversees vendors and contractors to determine that work is correctly performed and completed in a timely manner, that the correct materials are utilized, and to ensure that procedures meet state requirements by reviewing plans and specialized drawings.

8. Provides direction, guidance and instruction to Department personnel and other vendors/contractors in the correct operation of equipment and materials used to complete required maintenance activities.

9. Prepares reports of inspections and labor and material estimates to apprise supervisor of conditions of property and equipment and materials needed for repairs.

10. Schedules, plans, and requests work orders, inspections to complete job assignments and building inspections on schedule.

11. Gathers information to provide recommendations on requested improvements/modifications to Department facilities including cost estimates, designs, scope of work, timing, and funding.

12. Inspects Department buildings and property and generates work orders for necessary repairs to ensure Department property is kept in good operating condition; checks for completion of vendor work and ensures quality and safety of the work performed.

13. Reviews and approves vendor invoices to ensure accuracy of figures and facilitate prompt payment to vendors.

14. Evaluates contract proposals.

15. Drafts and submits reports to document monthly activity, request assistance, advise of problems or needs, report project quality and completion, etc.

16. Assists in the development of unit's budget to project and request funding for upcoming year's operations and assist with annual section budget.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. arithmetic to calculate amounts of materials needed and to measure materials to be laid out, cut, shaped, threaded, joined, etc.

2. applicable local/state/federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations to ensure compliance of work performed.

3. estimating, costing, and ordering materials to complete work assignments.

4. evaporative coolers and their component parts (e.g., water pumps, motors, belts, pads, distributors, etc.).

5. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines regarding safety practices.

6. the safety precautions and occupational hazards of electrical power testing and high voltage equipment.

7. electrical principles and theories.

8. local/state/federal codes (e.g., plumbing, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), electrical, carpentry and building) to perform installation, maintenance, and/or repair work which will meet code requirements.

9. the methods and techniques required in lifting, moving, stacking, storing, and protecting tools, equipment and materials.

10. proper use and hazards of chemical materials (e.g., paints, wood primers, roof coatings, caustic acids, etc.).

11. plumbing systems and operations.

12. lighting fixtures including those for emergency egress routes.

13. local/state/federal laws and regulations governing the use of refrigerant in the regulated HVAC industry.

14. the principles and practices of building construction, maintenance, security, custodial services, landscape maintenance, and repair to perform tasks, and provide guidance, direction, and supervision of subordinate personnel and vendors.

15. the principles and practices of supervision.

Skill in:

1. accurately reading and interpreting blueprints, sketches and schematics as they relate to buildings and utilities services systems.

2. the use of computer keyboard devices to perform word processing and to input/retrieve information.

3. professionally brazing and/or soldering.

4. testing electrical components and taking equipment readings with various tools and meters to determine appropriate repairs.

5. troubleshooting HVAC electronic or electrical systems to their component parts level.

6. the correct selection and safe usage of various applicable hand, power and specialty tools.

7. correctly applying methods, practices, and procedures in preventative maintenance, inspection, repair, renovation, and minor construction of buildings and utilities.

8. precisely operating gauges and testing equipment.

9. locating and repairing defects and abnormalities in electrical components.

10. installation, preventative maintenance, inspection, repair and replacement of various floor surfaces and coverings.

11. accurately applying methods, practices, and procedures in preventative maintenance, inspection, repair, renovation, and minor construction of buildings and utilities.

12. the use of appropriate painting equipment to paint various surfaces.

Ability to:

1. effectively communicate orally and in writing at all levels.

2. safely operate state vehicles and/or construction equipment in all weather conditions.

3. follow safety standards in working with multiple services, tools, and equipment.

4. follow up and complete work orders.

5. be flexible in responding to changes in schedules and job priorities.

6. work with minimal supervision.

7. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

8. accurately sketch, read, and understand water, gas, electric, or air piping layouts.

9. observe, record, and report unsafe working conditions.

10. use miscellaneous office equipment.

11. evaluate facility conditions to determine work needed.

12. distinguish frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs.

13. apply leadership techniques for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate work methods.

14. understand and prioritize work plans to complete assignments with quality work and in a timely manner.

15. learn the use of the state radio.

16. acquire additional skills to maintain technical competencies.

17. diagnose problems, input flow and/or drainage of plumbing systems and drains.

18. join together metallic and non-metallic pieces to form conduits and raceways.

19. work well under pressure.

20. estimate necessary materials and labor required to complete proposed projects.

21. maintain accurate records.

22. operate heavy equipment (e.g., backhoe, trencher, forklift).


May work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments.

May be required to bend, crawl and/or kneel to access areas requiring repair or installation.

May be required to move objects up to fifty (50) pounds.


May be required to respond to 24-hour emergency calls to perform building or equipment repairs during off-duty hours.

Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

Statewide travel, including overnight stays is required to perform certain work functions.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires three (3) years as a Facilities Maintenance Technician and possession of journey-level certification (or demonstrated journey-level proficiency); OR six (6) years of commercial/institutional experience in one primary field (e.g., electrical, HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, etc.), including two (2) years of experience in an additional building maintenance field (e.g., electrical, HVAC, carpentry, painting, plumbing, etc.) and two (2) years of supervisory experience, and possession of journey-level certification (or demonstrated journey-level proficiency).

Education or technical training in a field related to building maintenance through a recognized trade union, technical school or equivalent, accredited college or university may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/23/2014 1:08:33 PM