Maintenance Worker Leader

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • May 06, 2024
Full Time Building Maintenance

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four (4) years of experience in building maintenance work including heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • Texas Class “C” Operator’s License.
Notes to Applicants
Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for leading a two staff maintenance crew and maintenance of 30 Austin Public Health facilities including various repairs (carpentry, plumbing, electrical), painting and other remodeling projects, staff and equipment moves, furniture purchase and assembly, and vehicle operation.

Driving Requirement:
  • This position requires a valid Class “C” driver’s license or the ability to acquire one by your hire date.
  • External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite . To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

APH Information
  • This position supports Austin Public Health’s Mission and Core Purpose identified in the Austin Public Health Strategic Plan .
  • Departmental Competencies related to the position can be found on Austin Public Health’s website .

Immunization Requirement:
  • Due to high-risk areas, Austin Public Health employees must comply with the department’s immunization policy.

Regarding your Application:
  • Each individual who submits an Application as provided in the Municipal Civil Service Rules and meets the Minimum Qualifications for a Competitive Position shall be considered a Candidate for that Position. Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department or division that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.
  • All Austin Public Health worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any Austin Public Health worksite - including parking lots, garages, or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.
  • When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned activities that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends with possible deployment to locations other than the Austin Public Health.
  • This position is eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSF ) Program. This program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.

Salary and Benefits:
  • Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

If you are selected to interview:
  • This position will require a pre-employment Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).
  • If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED , undergraduate, and/or graduate degrees, will be required.
  • A skills assessment may be required.
  • In-person interview(s) may be required for this process.

Electronic Notification to Applications:
  • Applicants will be notified via e-mail to communicate important information related to the status of their application as part of an ongoing effort to increase operational efficiency, promote a green environment, and minimize delays and costs.
  • Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide are current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our e-mails or fail to check your inbox in a timely manner.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.
Pay Range
$23.04 - $26.50

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Job Close Date 06/20/2024 Type of Posting External Department Austin Public Health Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Technical Location 6800 Burleson Road Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in leading other maintenance workers in complex jobs
  • Experience in large scale credit card purchases
  • Experience in processing invoices in the City of Austin ProCard system
  • Experience in inspecting buildings and equipment for needed repairs and maintenance.
  • Experience in driving large vehicles and trailers.
  • Experience in scheduling and tracking multiple jobs at multiple locations.
  • Previous experience in a customer service focused position.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Inspects buildings and equipment for needed repairs and maintenance. Repairs and replaces electric plugs and cords. Performs minor repairs to tables, chairs, desks, cabinets, etc. Performs semi-skilled carpentry work in the construction and repair of walls, ceilings, doors, etc. Installs and/or replace floor and ceramic tiles Drives vehicles as needed. Moves furniture, file cabinets, equipment, etc using hand dollies. Performs basic service on pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, etc repack, change oil and filters, lubricate, etc. Operates drills, buffers, grinders, sanders, etc. Operates various power saws, i.e., radial arm, skill, etc. Operates acetylene cutting torch, welder, etc. Performs simple plumbing installations and repairs i.e., install and repair faucets, unclog drains, replace valves, etc. Paints varnishes, and/or seal walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, equipment, etc using brushes, rollers, air sprayers, etc. Hammers nails and stakes. Installs door closers, kick plates, locks, etc. Measures using tapes, transits, levels, etc. Reads profiles and blueprints.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • Train and lead employees. Supervise work unit in absence of supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of the equipment, methods, and materials used in repairing and maintaining facilities.
  • Knowledge of local ordinances and building codes.
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing methods, and materials used in routine carpentry, equipment, methods, and materials used in moderate levels of construction.
  • Knowledge of proper safety practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the equipment, methods, and materials used in ground maintenance.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand simple blueprints.
  • Ability to perform emergency and routine repairs and maintenance..
  • Ability to lead and train others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with city employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.
Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires a graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four (4) years of experience in building maintenance work including heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing systems. Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Licenses or Certifications: Texas Class “C” Operator’s License. Do you meet these minimum requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
* Are you a current City of Austin employee?
  • Yes
  • No
* This position requires a criminal background check. By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful Criminal Background Investigation (CBI) to be hired.
  • I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI).
* This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver license or, if selected for this position, do you the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver license by your hire date?
  • Yes
  • No
* The City of Austin Driver Safety Program requires that applicants have a current driving record with no more than six (6) Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) points. Please indicate if you have reviewed the City of Austin Driver Safety Program standards (link provided in the "Notes to Applicant" section), and indicate if you meet the requirements of the program, including a current driving record with fewer than six (6) Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) points.
  • Yes
  • No
* Due to working in high risk areas, applicants applying for this position must comply with the departments immunization policy as a condition of employment. Can you meet this requirement?
  • Yes, I will comply to the vaccinations required by the APH department
  • No, I cannot meet this requirement
* What type of construction or maintenance work experience do you have?
(Open Ended Question)
* In the prior twelve months have you been employed by, owned any interest in, or been an officer or board member, for any business entity, including a non-profit organization, that is transacting any business with the City of Austin, including a recipient of any contracts, grants, or any funds of any kind from the City of Austin?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know
If you answered yes to the previous question, please explain below.
(Open Ended Question)

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