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Maintenance Worker Leader

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Maintenance Worker Leader
Job Requisition Number COA077343
Position Number 109968
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Building Services - Maintenanc
Minimum Qualifications

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

Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. Your work history should include the duties you performed, and any related computer software used. If you are selected to interview:

Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job will be assessed through skills testing for proficiency in any of the Microsoft Suite programs: Word, Excel or Outlook and/or General Maintenance/Minor Construction.

Your skill level will be assessed through skills testing for proficiency in Microsoft Outlook prior to being selected for interview.

If you are selected as a top candidate: Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements.

Pay Range

$17.11 – $21.29 per hour


Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.

Rotational on-call as required by the position.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Building Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location 411 Chicon St., Austin, TX, 78702
Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with computerized maintenance management system (work order) software.

Intermediate proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite to include: Word, Excel and Outlook.

Experience acting in a lead capacity on maintenance projects, including material take-off, planning, estimating and defining scopes of work.

Demonstrated experience coordinating reactive and planned maintenance for a commercial or residential building or facility.

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.
1. 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
2. Drives vehicles as needed.
3. Moves furniture, file cabinets, equipment, etc using hand dollies.
4. Performs basic service on pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, etc repack, change oil and filters, lubricate, etc.
5. Operates drills, buffers, grinders, sanders, etc. Operates various power saws, i.e., radial arm, skill, etc. Operates acetylene cutting torch, welder, etc.
6. Performs simple plumbing installations and repairs i.e., install and repair faucets, unclog drains, replace valves, etc.
7. Paints varnishes, and/or seal walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, equipment, etc using brushes, rollers, air sprayers, etc.
8. Hammers nails and stakes. Installs door closers, kick plates, locks, etc.
9. Measures using tapes, transits, levels, etc.
10. 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.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American 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 TTY (512) 974-2445.

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 (*).

  1. * This position requires a High School graduation or GED, plus four years of experience in building maintenance work including heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing systems.<br> One additional year of relevant work experience may substitute for one year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four years.<br> Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe how you meet these minimum qualifications. Please detail how you meet the educational requirements (if applicable), account for the years of related experience (if applicable), and explain any substitutions of experience for education, or vice-versa (if applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How would you describe your building maintenance experience to include carpentry, electrical, HVAC, locksmith, and other minor to major building repairs?
    • Basic
    • Moderate to complex - experienced in some not all
    • Highly experienced in most all areas
    • Highly experienced and can train or guide others with major building maintenance repairs
  4. * Please describe in detail your experience as it relates to the installation and repair of plumbing systems and fixtures.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What is your level of experience acting in a lead capacity on maintenance projects, including material take-off, planning, estimating and defining scopes of work?
    • No Experience
    • 1-4 Years
    • 4-6 Years
    • 6-8 Years
    • More than 8 Years
  6. * Do you have experience with facilities maintenance on a multi-building site or campus? If yes, please describe your main responsibilities, number of buildings and total square footage.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe your experience handling multiple tasks being assigned by multiple supervisors and managers. Provide examples of the type of tasks you handled. How did you keep track of pending deadlines?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please describe your experience coordinating reactive and planned maintenance for a commercial or residential building or facility. If you do not have experience, please write N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Which of the following describes your experience in the use of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) i.e. work order system?
    • No Experience
    • 0 - 2 Years
    • 2 - 5 Years
    • More than 5 Years
  10. * Describe your experience coordinating and/or completing work orders including orders for general repairs, office painting, door locks, security access, and routine maintenance.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Which of the following best describes your level of proficiency with Microsoft Word?
    • Basic: skill level includes creating/editing/saving files, applying text formatting, using templates, using spell check, inserting date/time
    • Intermediate: skill level includes formatting pages/sections, margins, tabs, outlines and headers/footers, inserting text boxes, tables and graphs, tracking changes, inserting hyperlinks, protecting documents
    • Advanced: skill level includes using mail merge, creating forms, footnotes and headers, superscripts/subscripts, creating index/concordance, line drawings and macros, importing/exporting files
    • Limited or no MS Word experience, but proficiency with another word processing application such as WordPerfect or Apple Pages
    • No experience with Microsoft Word or other word processing applications
  12. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Outlook?
    • • Basic: able to send/receive emails and schedule calendar items
    • • Intermediate: able to reply/forward email, use mail options to mark messages as confidential/high priority, set up read receipts, send meeting notices, set up task lists
    • • Advanced: able to view calendar conflicts for multiple users, manage email/calendar for other users, set up rules & alerts, resend/recall emails, assign/track completion status of tasks
    • • No or limited experience with Microsoft Outlook, but experienced with a similar office productivity software such as Lotus Notes or Novell GroupWise
    • • None of the above
  13. * Indicate your highest skill level in Microsoft Excel.
    • Beginner: skill level includes data entry, basic formatting (page setup, column width, etc.), creating spreadsheets, etc.
    • Intermediate: skill level includes basic calculations, use of functions, complex formatting (cell manipulation, etc.), charts/graphs (static), etc.
    • Advanced: skill level includes pivot tables, V Lookups, formula creation, use of functions for formula creation, etc.
    • Expert: skill level includes macros creation, complex formula creation/manipulation, charts/graphs (dynamic), create database queries, etc.
    • None of the above
  14. * This position requires employees to be available to work the following shift: Monday through Friday between 7:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and to participate in a rotational on-call schedule which may require employee schedules to extend beyond regular business hours to include evening weekend and holiday work.
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No

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