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Department of Management Services
February 11, 2018
Job Type


Salary:  $30,000 - $40,000

Posting Closing Date: 02/23/2018

Real Estate Development & Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida

Building Operations Specialist – Capitol Building

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  The Department of Management Services facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Erin Rock, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.

Position responsibilities:

This position is required to perform highly skilled and complex mechanical repairs.  Requires specific technician/trades experience relating to electrical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and mechanical systems. Such duties and responsibilities require the incumbent to accomplish tasks related to refrigeration, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. This position reports to the Capitol Complex.


Perform highly skilled and complex mechanical repairs on building equipment.

Inspect equipment, analyze trouble and plan sequence of repair operations.

Investigate complaints and equipment malfunctions.

Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements.

Analyze performance of equipment.

Performs maintenance on air conditioning systems.

Assist with the maintenance of hardware, doors, windows, restroom fixtures and minor carpet repairs.

Plumbing duties, to include but not limited to unclogging of drains, repair of flush valves, repair of commodes, sinks, urinals, drinking fountains.

Repair receptacles; pull new circuits for electrical, run EMT & PVC conduit, change out breakers.

Assist the maintenance staff with monitoring or adjusting the Energy Management, Fire Protection and Security Systems.

Assist outside contractors and others as needed.

Participates in mentoring and training Maintenance Mechanics and Maintenance Support Technicians.

Administrative Duties

Employee is expected to conduct administrative tasks in the performance of his daily job duties.  These tasks include but are not limited to:

Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

Accurately enter time worked, leave requests and leave taken into the People First system.

Accurately enter and maintain data in the work order and PM system.

Operate a computer to check email, create and respond to assigned work request, conduct research, locate and order repair parts.

Maintain vehicle logs and ensure vehicle maintenance is performed at established intervals.


Incumbent maintains good public relations with peers, supervision and tenants in the building.

Establishes and maintains good working relationship with others.

Maintains a good rapport with tenants, co-workers and supervisors in buildings; keeps them informed of any unusual situation and is available to answer questions and requests.

Excellent public relations skills are required since this position is in continuous contact with both tenants and the public.

It is required that a courteous and respectful behavior be displayed at all times.

A professional image is needed, as this position represents the department to both the public and tenants.


Ability to read and understand blueprints.

Perform all work in a safe manner.

Reports all safety problems to Facilities Manager.

Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications

Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of commercial buildings, at least two years in one of the major disciplines of the building trades.  Vocational/technical training in mechanical repair or one of the building trades can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours.
  • Valid Class E Driver’s License
  • HVAC/Electrical or Specialized Trade Certification/License
  • Physical Characteristics: prolonged periods of time walking, standing, bending, climbing (ladders, stairs, scaffolding , ramps, poles) and exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently.
  • This position is subject to call back and is required to provide primary response to after hour and weekend facility related emergencies and to accommodate program activities.

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.
  • Knowledge and operation of computer applications i.e. Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot and repair mechanical systems i.e. chillers, boilers ahu’s, variable frequency drives, variable air volume systems, pumps and motors.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the skilled building trades or mechanical repair work.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures required in maintenance and repair work.
  • Skill in using tools and equipment in maintenance and repair work.
  • Ability to perform a variety of skilled trades functions.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to install, maintain and repair electric motors, generators and other mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to take accurate measurements.
  • Ability to follow instructions.

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.

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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