Pima County

Tucson, Arizona, United States

5798 - Trades Maintenance Specialist I (Building Maintenance - Outlying)

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description


Salary Grade: 6

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $20.10 - $23.62 Per Hour
Full Range: $20.10 - $27.14 Per Hour

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.

This position leads, participates, or operates independently in providing journey-level maintenance, repair, diagnosis, troubleshooting, construction, fabrication, and preventive maintenance. Requires technical skills, experience, and knowledge in area of specialization, as well as training, lead, or supervisory skills, and knowledge. Accountable for activities and ensures services or products comply with written procedures, engineering drawings, specifications, contracts, industry standards, and statutory codes and requirements.

(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

In Many Settings:
Performs skilled analysis and repair of equipment, systems, and vehicles;

Leads others in highly skilled fabrication or modifications of existing or proposed equipment, facilities, systems, or their components from verbal directions, sketches, plans, engineering drawings, or technical references;

Inspects, services, and maintains assigned tools, equipment, and vehicles;

Performs quality control analysis on equipment or supported systems for proper functioning and performs remedial actions necessary to assure optimum operations;

Inspects, approves, or certifies work of others (if certified or authorized to do so);

Maintains comprehensive activity, operations, service, and usage records on supported vehicles, equipment, and systems;

Prepares oral and written activity reports;

Prepares estimates for unique or complex operations, maintenance, and special projects from rough sketches and engineering plans or drawings, and documents use and expenditure of materials, supplies, and equipment;

Prepares sketches and drawings for work proposed or in progress to communicate needed information to supervisors, subordinates, and contractors;

Coordinates own or work-unit activities with other work units, agencies, or contractors to assure optimal use of available resources and to minimize disruptions of service or support;

Monitors contractor performance (including contractor-supplied goods and services);

Conducts on-the-job training for employees in assigned work-unit;

Stores, handles, uses, and disposes of hazardous materials required, encountered, or generated in work activities;

Maintains security and accountability for all tools, equipment, and materials, particularly for work in medical, law enforcement, detention, or correctional settings;

Maintains and uses safety and personal protective equipment;

Implements work-site traffic control procedures to ensure safety;

Explains rules, regulations, or procedures to the public and other County employees for use of County facilities;

Collects, labels, transports, and analyzes samples of fluids, solids, effluents, etc., encountered in work.

Facility/Grounds Maintenance Settings:
Supervises and participates in cutting, trimming, seeding, fertilization, and application of herbicides/pesticides to turf grasses, soils, trees, and ornamental shrubs;

Identifies common and abnormal conditions and diseases of turf grasses, trees, and ornamental shrubs and directs appropriate remedial actions.


Knowledge of:

  • operation and maintenance of tools, equipment, and materials encountered in area of assignment;
  • effective lead, training, and communications techniques;
  • hazards and safety procedures or equipment required in the area of specialization or assigned areas;
  • codes and standards applicable to the craft, trade, specialty, or area of work assignment;
  • basic contracting processes.
Skill in:
  • performing journey-level tasks of the skill, trade, craft, or area of specialization;
  • following written and oral instructions;
  • preparing working sketches, drawings, and estimates of resources required for assigned projects;
  • interpreting and applying required codes or standards to work situations;
  • maintaining written documentation of activities;
  • leading, supervising, and evaluating the work of others;
  • conducting and coordinating specialized and on-the-job training in the skill, craft, trade, or area of specialization;
  • communicating effectively.
Minimum Qualifications

(1) Completion of an industry-recognized apprenticeship program in building maintenance, plumbing, HVAC, or electrical and one year of journey-level experience in the same.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to six months of the aforementioned experience.)


(2) Five years of journey-level experience in building maintenance, plumbing, HVAC, or electrical.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to two and one-half years of the aforementioned experience.)


(3) Two years of experience with Pima County as a Trades Maintenance Technician in building maintenance, plumbing, HVAC, or electrical. Some positions may require additional specialized training and/or experience.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to one year of the aforementioned experience.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. GENERAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE: Minimum three (3) years of experience in general building maintenance:
    • Repairing or replacing commercial/institutional-grade plumbing fixtures including faucets, sinks, water closets, flushometers, urinals, and waterless units.
    • Evaporative cooling tower maintenance.
    • Utilizing mechanical and power drain augers.
    • Reading and interpreting rough drawings and mechanical blueprints.
    • Participating in aggressive preventative maintenance programs.
    • Experience troubleshooting and repairing air handling equipment: bearings, shafts, fans, pulleys, dampers, belts, chilled, and hot water coils.
    • Experience performing filter changes, lubricating, inspecting, and documenting HVAC and chilled water equipment.
    • Experience calibrating or replacing pneumatic and low-voltage thermostats.
    • Experience servicing and repairing commercial lighting fixtures, light controls, switches, and receptacles.
    • Experience troubleshooting electrical motors and motor control centers.
    • Experience replacing a variety of electrical motors and associated components.
    • Experience with lock-out tag-out compliance procedures and understanding electrical schematics.
    • Experience using and understanding voltage meters and amp probes.
Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidates from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.
Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicants suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services review and approval of the candidates driving record. Some positions require a valid Arizona commercial driver license (CDL) with appropriate endorsement(s) at the time of appointment, or prior to completion of an initial/promotional probation period. Positions requiring a CDL are also subject to applicable State of Arizona and federal standards, rules, and regulations on physical requirements including drug and alcohol testing. Failure to obtain/maintain the required certifications/licenses shall be grounds for termination.

Special Notice Items: Due to the need for access to law enforcement, detention, or correctional facilities, some positions may require satisfactory completion of a personal background investigation by law enforcement agencies. Some positions carry the risk of exposure to infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, asbestos, or wastewater products, therefore special medical screening prior to or during employment may be necessary to assure employee health and safety. The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education, and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. The ability to obtain a jail pass is required.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: A post-job-offer physical is required. Some positions require the ability to: lift and carry up to seventy-five pounds; safely operate assigned vehicles and other powered equipment; work in extremes of heat, humidity, dust, cold; safely wear required safety clothing/equipment; work with on in the presence of obnoxious odors; work with noxious or potentially hazardous chemicals, compounds or products; ascend and descend ladders and stairs to reach and work upon elevated or below-grade work platforms and job sites; differentiate between colors.

EEO Information: Pima County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, kinship, political interest, or any other characteristic protected by law.