Facilities Maintenance Technician

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Aug 31, 2023
Full Time Facilities Management
  • Salary: $63,324.00 - $84,864.00 Annually USD

Job Description


  • NEW Current: $63,324 - $84,864 annually
  • Effective July 2024: $65,220 - $87,408 annually

Under direct supervision, to perform skilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance, repair and minor construction of municipal buildings and related facilities; and perform related duties as required.


An incumbent in this classification performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair work involving the application of several building trades. Duties include giving guidance and direction to lower level staff. Work is usually performed under minimal supervision in accordance with general or specific instructions. Work is reviewed by a supervisor while in progress and upon completion.


Applications must be completed and submitted online. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.

Application review date: Thursday, September 14, 2023

Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete . Do not include "see attached resume" in your responses, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process.

Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components: application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill other lower level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.

It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address. Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the online application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your online application.

All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to: comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen). Based upon current and/or future assignments, an employee may be subject to pre-employment, random, reasonable and post-accident drug and alcohol testing pursuant to the Department of Transportation Regulations.

Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.

Essential Functions

These functions may not be present in all positions in this class. When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

Performs and assists in building maintenance tasks which may involve carpentry, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, painting and electrical work. Mixes, pours and forms concrete.

Makes repairs to existing plumbing systems; tests and locates trouble and replaces defective parts of plumbing systems such as valves, pipelines, faucets and fixtures; cleans out obstructions in pipe systems.

Assists in troubleshooting minor electrical problems involving electrical lines, switches and controls; replace or repair as necessary. Repairs and replaces electrical fixtures, switches and related equipment, using a variety of materials, tools, supplies and equipment.

Performs or assists in making minor repairs and adjustments of air conditioning and heating units and components.

Calibrates thermostats; and operates computer controlled energy management systems.

Operates computer for e-mail access, time reporting, word processing, key management systems.

Installs and repairs doors, floors, partitions, locks, roofs and ceilings. Prepares surfaces for painting; mixes and matches paint; and applies paint to a variety of building and fixture surfaces.

Monitors and oversees facilities related service and repair contracts.

Inspects building facilities to identify building maintenance needs.

Works with and tracks work orders within the Costa Maintenance Worker Order System.

Handles service calls and requests.

Responds to emergency requests during and after working hours.

Performs other related work as required.


May act as a lead worker and have supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the assigned supervisor.

Qualification Guidelines

A typical way to obtain the requisite knowledge and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of this classification is as follows:


Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Additional technical coursework related to the area of assignment is desirable.

Two years of experience in building/facility maintenance, repair and minor construction.

An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform essential functions may be considered.

License and/or Certificate

Possession of, or the ability to obtain a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, before the date of appointment. Revocation of license during employment may result in disciplinary action or reassignment.

California AB 931 Electrical Certificate or C-10 license is highly desirable.


Knowledge of the safe practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in facilities maintenance and repair.

Knowledge of related building codes pertinent to the repair of buildings, facilities and related equipment.

Knowledge of interpreting and following technical instructions and specifications relating to assigned work.


Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to operate a computer effectively utilizing word processing and spreadsheet software applications.

Ability to perform a variety of facilities maintenance and repair work in the electrical, mechanical, carpentry and plumbing trades.

Ability to use standard hand and power tools of a variety of building trades skillfully and safely.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions; including safety and environmental requirements; and utilize a wide variety of descriptive information, such as blueprints, sketches, and service manuals.

Ability to prepare and maintain reports and records

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors and the public.

Ability to work various shifts as assigned including early morning, day and night hours, overtime, weekend and holidays.

Supplemental Information


Please contact Human Resources for a summary of the essential tasks and environmental factors for this classification.

Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


In accordance with Government Code Section 3100 - all City of Costa Mesa employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or disaster.

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New employees contribute 9% of their salary on a pre-tax basis towards the 2%@60 or 2%@62 CalPERS retirement formula depending on eligibility.

Salary Increases:
  • Effective July 2024: 3% increase

Employees receive the following health insurance flexible benefits contribution:
  • Current: $1,550monthly
  • Effective January 2024: $1,600monthly
  • Effective January 2025: $1,650monthly

The City does not participate in the Social Security system; however, federal mandate requires new employees to contribute 1.45% of wages to Medicare. As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to enroll and participate in the direct deposit program.

Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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