Department of Management Services
January 10, 2019
Tallahassee, United States
Job Type




Salary:  $19,199.70

Posting Closing Date: 01/13/2019

This is a re-advertisement.  Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply.

Maintenance Support Technician

Division of Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FDLE

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. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  DMS 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 shall provide maintenance assistance and support to the FDLE in Tallahassee.  Specific duties include routine minor mechanical maintenance to equipment in this building.

Maintenance Support duties:

  • Assist the maintenance mechanical staff and skilled tradesmen assigned to building and perform minor repairs as directed.
  • Carrying ladders and other equipment, doing touch-up painting, minor carpentry.
  • Changing light bulbs and ballast’s, switches, receptacles, etc.
  • Maintenance on floor, carpet machines and grounds keeping equipment.
  • Performs maintenance on air conditioning systems, changes filters and write the installation date of the filters, pump repair, etc.
  • 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.
  • Fix receptacles; pull new circuits for electrical, run EMT & PVC conduit, change out breakers.
  • Work on doors, door closers, door hinges and door locks and windows.
  • Unstop and repair dispensers.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork associated with duties.
  • Assist the Facilities Manager on monitoring or adjusting the Energy Management, Fire Protection and Security Systems.
  • Assist Maintenance Mechanic, outside contractors and others as needed.

Other miscellaneous duties:

  • Performs light cleaning in the building, including but not limited to cleaning water fountains, cleaning doors, walls, switch plates and kick-plates.
  • Cleaning & restocking restrooms.
  • Ability to understand and take directions from supervisor, recognize problems or potential problems and communicate those findings to supervisor.
  • Performs grounds keeping duties as needed.
  • Keep entrance steps, entrance mats, and porches clean and polices around exterior of building.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints.

Public Relations duties:

  • 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.


  • Perform all work in a safe manner.
  • Reports all safety problems to Facilities Manager.
  • Others duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • One year of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings, plumbing or electrical or mechanical equipment; or vocational/technical training in mechanical repair or one of the building trades can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours.
  • Prolonged periods of time walking, standing, bending, climbing (ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles) and exerting up to 30 pounds of force frequently
  • Integrity, Communication, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, Empowerment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings, plumbing or electrical or mechanical equipment; or vocational/technical training in mechanical repair or one of the building trades can substitute at the rate of 720 classroom hours.
  • Valid and applicable driver’s license.
  • Prolonged periods of time walking, standing, bending, climbing (ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles) and exerting up to 30 pounds of force frequently.

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.

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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