Facilities Technician III

  • Sunnyvale, California
  • Mar 05, 2024
Full Time Facilities Management
  • Salary: 38 USD

Job Description


Regular Full-Time Employment Opportunity

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. The next review date is Monday, January 30, 2023 9:00 am. This recruitment may close at any time without notice so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early .

The City of Sunnyvale is looking for a Facilities Technician III who will lead and assist the Facilities Technicians I and II. This position is the advanced journey level in the Facilities Technician series and performs the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned within this series, including providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel. Facilities Technician III organizes, assigns, and reviews the work of personnel engaged in a variety of routine, semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, repair, and maintenance of city buildings, components, and equipment; and performs related work as required. A valid California Class C driver's license is required for this position at the time of appointment.

Under direction of the Senior Building Services Leader, organizes, assigns and reviews the work of personnel engaged in a variety of routine, semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, repair and maintenance of city buildings, components and equipment; and performs related work as required.


The Facilities Technician III is distinguished from the Facilities Technician II being the advanced journey level with the higher level skills for performing the most complex repairs. The Facilities Technician III may be focused on an area of specialty. The Facilities Technician II is the experienced journey level with significant experience, but not the complex, focused skills of the Facilities Technician III. This classification is also distinguished from the Senior Building Services Leader classification as the latter has a primary responsibility of supervision.
is the advanced journey level in the Facilities Technician series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned and independence of action taken. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series, including providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel.

Essential Job Functions

(May include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Plans, prioritizes and reviews the work of staff assigned to a variety of unskilled to skilled duties, depending on level, to include manual labor such as sweeping, digging and shoveling as well as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, concrete, and locksmith work.
  • Develops schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Participates in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications.
  • Provides and coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Performs inspections and maintenance to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and city buildings, furnishings and building components.
  • Safely operates various equipment involved in the maintenance and repair of city buildings.
  • Performs rough and limited finished maintenance carpentry and minor structural repair on public buildings including the repair and patching of walls and minor roofing repairs.
  • Services, repairs, and replaces doors, windows, building hardware, fencing and gates.
  • Performs primer, enamel and lacquer painting and wallpapering work, using brush, roller and spray equipment on a variety of surfaces and materials including metal surfaces.
  • Repairs pumps and related plumbing equipment, plumbing fixtures and related apparatus.
  • Repairs electrical equipment and related apparatus.
  • Designs, fabricates, assembles, transports, installs and/or repairs facility key systems.
  • Issues key cards and mechanical keys and receives and processes returned keys; sets and adjusts access level.
  • Installs locks, rekeys doors and creates and maintains master key system.
  • Repairs doors and gates and associated hardware.
  • Researches and recommends technology related to the security of facilities.
  • Maintains a variety of records related to the repair and maintenance of facilities.
  • Performs general maintenance and repair work on glazing materials, floor coverings and ceramic tiles.


Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard and certain tools. The position also requires near and far vision when performing tasks such as inspections and repair work, in reading written work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag, carry and push equipment, tools and supplies up to 50 pounds is also required. Additionally, the incumbent may be exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards, loud noise, and inclement weather conditions, such as wet, heat and cold. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb ladders. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:

Graduation from high school or tested equivalent; AND

Two years of experience similar to a Facilities Technician II with the City of Sunnyvale.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of technical and functional supervision and training.
  • Common construction and maintenance hand tools, equipment and materials.
  • Methods and practices used in semi-skilled carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, locksmithing or general building maintenance work.
  • Record keeping practices.
  • Operating methods for a variety of hand tools.
  • Pertinent local and State codes.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Principles of customer service.
  • The proper use and maintenance of tools, including power tools, used in carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, locksmithing and building maintenance.
  • The uniform codes for building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical.
  • Generally accepted construction and repair procedure and practices.
  • Mathematics and algebra to perform computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Function and technology of building and facility systems and locations of typical system failures.

Ability to:
  • Provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff; effectively train staff.
  • Read and understand technical manuals, schematic drawings, blueprints and equipment specifications.
  • Understand electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems commonly found in commercial buildings.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical, plumbing and electrical malfunctions.
  • Identify problems and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Identify safety hazards and correct them.
  • Safely operate a forklift, power tools, air and electrically operated lifts.

Willingness to:

Pass a background security check by the Public Safety Department.

Wear a uniform.

Work irregular hours, shifts and weekends.


Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record.

  • Completion of vocational training or apprenticeship in carpentry, mechanical maintenance, plumbing, or electrical maintenance
  • EPA certification.

Application and Selection Process

This position is open continuous. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. This recruitment may close at any time without notice.
Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience, or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted online through the City's employment page at https://sunnyvale.ca.gov , and click on 'City jobs'. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Supplemental Questions: Candidates are asked to be detailed in answering the supplemental questions. The information you provide will be used to further identify those applicants who are best qualified to continue in the selection process for this position.

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the oral examination process scheduled for February 6, 2023. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).

Those candidates that receive a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City's Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies. Top candidates on the eligibility list will be invited to participate in a selection interview with the department tentatively scheduled on the week of February 20, 2023 . Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as a medical exam(s) administered by a City selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

Please note: Any successful candidate, selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e. original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts).

Positions in this job classification are represented by the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA).

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.

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