Facilities Maintenance Specialist

Department of Community & Human Services
Alexandria, VA
United States

Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Work Schedule

Job Description

General Statement of Duties: A Facilities Maintenance Specialist performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair and alteration of fixtures, equipment and buildings for DCHS facilities, and provides general over-site to a variety of building trades tasks in accordance with the oral or written work orders which may be accompanied by sketches, penciled layouts or blueprints. Supervision is received from a superior, but the employee is expected to perform most tasks independently.

Examples of Duties:

· Performs skilled maintenance work, makes minor repairs, and may replaces parts on electrical, mechanical and plumbing equipment in DCHS residential homes. Changes filters and performs preventive maintenance as required to keep home systems in good order. Repairs doors, locks, windows, window frames, damaged or worn parts on fixtures and other related equipment. Patches, paints, repairs flooring, walls, counters, tile etc. Responds to after-hours emergency repair calls as required. Performs preventive maintenance as prescribed by manufacturer manuals and good operating practices. Repairs and installs light switches, indoor and outdoor lighting, garbage disposals, and other small appliances. Maintains and repairs building fixtures, appliances, furnishings and hardware from oral, written, or electronic work orders, using hand and power tools. Locates and repairs water leaks and damage. Secure buildings, doors and windows on an emergency basis as result of break-ins, vandalism and weather conditions. Operates a variety of building maintenance equipment including bench saws, drills and routers.

Job Requirements
General Qualifications:
Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and materials used in building maintenance and repair work; thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to building maintenance work; skills in the use and care of tools and equipment necessary to perform various building maintenance and repair tasks; and some knowledge of state, local and national codes; skills in the building trades such as carpentry, plumbing and electrical work; ability to interpret and work from blueprint, sketches and penciled layouts; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; and the physical to perform the manual job tasks of the class.
Minimum Qualifications:

Considerable experience on a skilled level in several building maintenance trade; and completion of high school or vocational school level courses; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
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