Personnel

Position:

Building Maintenance and Construction Worker

Department:

Public Buildings

Close Date:

2/7/2020

[X] PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT         [X] COUNTY EMPLOYEES ONLY

ANNOUNCEMENT DATES:   July 1, 2019 – Until Filled

POSITION TITLE:     Building Maintenance & Construction Worker

 # OF POSITIONS:     1                  GRADE:   11

SALARY RANGE:     $30,451.20 ($14.64/hr) - $37,003.20 ($17.79/hr)

SUPERVISOR/DEPARTMENT:  Michael Phillips, Facilities Superintendent/Public Buildings 

TYPE OF POSITION:    [X] CERTIFIED     [  ] TEMPORARY     [ ] PART-TIME   

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION

The purpose of this classification is to perform supervisory, skilled and manual work functions associated with construction, maintaining and repair of county facilities, buildings, equipment and grounds.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or GED required, supplemented by vocational/technical school training in various trades related to construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and related systems (such as carpentry, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, masonry, roofing, HVAC, and general construction); two years of experience in general or specialized facilities maintenance/repair work, building construction, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.  Supervisory experience preferred.  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License.  May be required to possess and maintain a valid Refrigerant Type I certification.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Attached is a copy of the job description.  Please review thoroughly.  Applications are available on line at houstoncountyga.org, the County Annex Building, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins and at the Houston County Public Works Department, 2018 Kings Chapel Road, Perry. Completed applications must be received prior to the end of the announcement dates in order to be considered. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the Personnel Department in Warner Robins or call 478-542-2005.  As a last step prior to being employed, all applicants will be required to pass a drug test and a criminal background check. The drug test/background check will be administered by a physician/agency selected by the Board of Commissioners.                                                                           

HOUSTON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Loads, unloads, carries and passes forms, materials, tools and equipment; sets form, pours concrete, strips forms and backfills;

Assists mason with brick and block work; digs and pours footings;

Assists with the pipe installation;

Cleans and accounts for tools and equipment;

Functions as general helper and apprentice to journeyman workers;

Returns work site to original condition;

Assists with maintenance of equipment;

Performs general repair and maintenance work on buildings and related systems (e.g., air conditioning, heating, boilers, plumbing, electrical, lighting); repairs/maintains appliances and equipment; inspects buildings and equipment to identify needed repairs.

Performs simple electrical work such as replacing fuses, light bulbs, electrical sockets and switches; performs simple carpentry work such as replacing broken windows, repairing doors and screens, constructing sleeves.

Performs various skilled labor/repair functions such as carpentry, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, welding, sheet metal work, masonry, roofing, air conditioning, refrigeration, painting, etc.

Performs routine and preventive maintenance tasks as needed (e.g., repairing lock systems; changing air filters; cleaning condenser coils; changing light bulbs and ballasts; repairing/replacing door hardware; etc.).

Tests machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations.

Operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools associated with construction, maintenance and repair of county facilities (e.g., motor vehicle, dump truck and other heavy equipment, man lift, bucket lift, HVAC systems, boilers, pumps, exhaust fans, water heater, cement mixer, planer, cutting torch, power saw, skil saw, router, drill, drill press, spray gun, pick axe, shovel, transit, mechanic tools, carpentry tools, plumbing tools, electrician tools, drafting instruments, etc.).

Determines materials and supplies needed for projects; coordinates availability of necessary materials.

Maintains inventory of departmental equipment, materials and supplies; initiates requests for new or replacement materials.

Completes various forms, reports, work orders, or other documents; forwards as appropriate or maintains for reference.

Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; responds to requests for service.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

Operates/maintains a motor vehicle in conjunction with performance of duties.

Performs miscellaneous tasks/errands as assigned (e.g., running cables, wires or telephone lines; moving furniture; assembling equipment/furniture; hanging pictures; etc.).

Performs general cleaning/housekeeping tasks associated with conducting repair projects and maintaining shop areas.

Provides assistance to other positions as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the trade(s) required in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and systems; knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and systems; knowledge of the principles, practices, standards and methods of conducting related construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and systems; knowledge of standard and specialized equipment and tools used in construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and systems; knowledge of the availability and procurement of materials, parts and supplies; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety techniques; knowledge of departmental functions, organization, and policies; knowledge of the principles of supervision; knowledge of business mathematics; knowledge of standard office practices and procedures; and knowledge of the security procedures associated with supervising inmate work details.

Skill in performing the functions of the trade(s) required in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and systems; skill in the use and care of the various standard and specialized equipment and tools used in construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and systems; and skill in driving.

Ability to perform a variety of construction, maintenance and repair functions related to buildings and systems; ability to read and interpret blueprints, architectural plans, construction drawings, and electrical diagrams; ability to operate the various specialized and standard machinery, equipment and tools related to construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and systems; ability to understand and explain departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations; ability to organize work activities and establish priorities; ability to plan and coordinate work projects and work schedules; ability to assess situations and make appropriate decisions; ability to carry out work with minimal supervision; ability to understand and follow complex written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to prepare reports and maintain records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors and the general public; ability to perform required mathematical calculations; ability to operate standard office equipment; ability to operate a motor vehicle; ability to operate radio equipment; ability to perform manual work functions; ability to stoop, kneel, climb, or otherwise physically maneuver with equipment and on work projects; and ability to safely lift and/or carry weights of up to 100 pounds.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to operate a variety of equipment, machinery and tools which may include a motor vehicle, heavy equipment, man lift, bucket lift, HVAC systems, boilers, pumps, exhaust fans, water heater, cement mixer, planer, cutting torch, power saw, skil saw, router, drill, drill press, spray gun, pick axe, shovel, transit, mechanic tools, carpentry tools, plumbing tools, electrician tools, drafting instruments, calculator, two-way radio, telephone, etc.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for very heavy work.

DATA COMPREHENSION:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things which may include forms, reports, blueprints, diagrams, construction drawings, reference materials, and operational manuals.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange mechanical, electrical and construction information.

LANGUAGE ABILITY:  Requires ability to read a variety of mechanical, electrical and construction-related documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures.  Requires the ability to complete forms and to write job related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice.

INTELLIGENCE:  Requires the ability to learn and understand complex mechanical, electrical and construction-related principles and techniques; to understand departmental policies and procedures; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

VERBAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide totals; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and interpret statistical data.

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment.

MOTOR COORDINATION:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using job related equipment and to operate motor vehicles.

MANUAL DEXTERITY:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, job related equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities.  Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DIFFERENTIATION:  Requires the ability to discern color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT:  Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be able to adapt to and perform under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION:  Requires the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.