Building Service Technician
Dakota County - Dakota County, MN

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DEPARTMENT: Facilities Management
HOURS: Full-time
HIRING RANGE: $32,700- $35,000/year 2012 RATES (B21 DBM)
LOCATION: Various throughout Dakota County
UNION: Teamsters 320
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013

The primary duties for the Building Service Technician (BST) are to complete housekeeping and custodial service tasks. This is accomplished both by completing work directly and overseeing work completed by housekeeping contractors and Community Service workers. Snow removal, including monitoring the work completed by contractors. The BST is also responsible, to complete a wide range of general building maintenance tasks. These include, but are not limited to modular furniture adjustments and installation, furniture moves, room set ups, light bulb changes, and a wide variety of minor, less technical building maintenance tasks that may arise. This position also monitors work done by a variety of contractors, including trash removal, lawn, irrigation and landscaping. A computerized work order system is used for documentation of work activities.

All BST employees will be assigned to work in the Secure Facilities (County Jail and Juvenile Service Center). This assignment will vary based on the needs of the department.
Evening and weekend work may be required on occasion.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma (G.E.D.)
  • Two years experience in commercial custodial and light building maintenance.
  • OR, two years specialized or technical training beyond high school.
  • OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Typing ability and basic computer skills
Required License(s):
  • Valid Driver's License
  • The ability to obtain a Special Class Engineers Boilers License within one year of hire date.
Pursuant to Dakota County Policy and Procedures Manual Section 3102 (L), this position is designated as Safety Sensitive.

Duties & Responsibilities:
These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.

1. Housekeeping Services
  • Restrooms including cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces; stocking all products; unplugging toilets and sinks; and working with Building Engineering when assistance is needed or repairs are required
  • Hard surface floor cleaning and maintenance including, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping and scrubbing; periodically stripping and refinishing
  • Carpet cleaning and maintenance including vacuuming and spotting, extracting and cleaning
  • Windows and doors including cleaning glass (single story height only) and spot cleaning doors, handles, plates, hardware, etc.
  • General housekeeping, including but not limited to, maintaining walls and ceilings including dusting, spot cleaning and washing as needed; furniture vacuuming, spot cleaning, and shampooing upholstered furniture and chairs; empty and clean all trash, ash and recycling receptacles; wash and clean all drinking fountains; maintain and document all repairs, filter and bag replacements, etc. for all equipment; and maintaining and stocking custodial closets.
  • Chemical use, blood borne pathogen cleanup and safety procedures including maintaining Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and records for all products used; following appropriate procedures and safety measures as described in MSDS; and completing blood borne training and follows appropriate procedures and safety measures when cleanup is required.
2. Room Set Ups.
  • All service centers have conference rooms that require periodic set ups
  • Meet with staff assigned to special events; coordinate set up, takedown and cleanup for special events.
3. Snow Removal
  • Hand shoveling snow, operating snow blowers; sanding and salting walkways.
  • Operating motorized snow removal equipment.
4. Monitoring contracted and other services
  • Observe, inspect and monitor various contracted services, such as housekeeping, custodial, lawn care, trash and snow removal.
  • Provide work direction for "Community Service workers" inmates for scheduled projects.
  • Complete periodic inspections with contract vendor supervisors, discuss deficiencies and remedial actions to be taken. Prepare written reports documenting the periodic inspections.
5. Building maintenance
  • Adjust door closers, door stops and checks.
  • Replace batteries in various devices such as automatic door openers and defibrillators.
  • Troubleshoot, adjust and perform minor building maintenance tasks.
  • Replace ventilation system filters, replace fan belts.
  • Clean air diffusers and grills, may have to use up to a 12' ladder to reach.
  • Assist maintenance engineering staff as time allows, after completion of all custodial duties, or as emergencies dictate.
  • Change light bulbs, uses up to 12' ladder, organize and process used bulbs for recycling.
  • Inspect fire extinguishers, test emergency lighting and complete periodic AED inspections, battery replacement and testing.
  • Other duties as assigned
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties 1-5 are essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment:
  • Knowledge and skill in the practices and procedures for a wide range of housekeeping duties.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and repair of custodial equipment.
  • Knowledge in the use of MSDS to appropriately and safely use strong chemicals.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate methods for snow shoveling.
  • General knowledge of safe work practices.
  • Basic knowledge of the practices and procedures of minor building maintenance and repair.
  • Personal computer skills and electronic mail experience.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in County office buildings and outdoors. Some travel is required. Lifting requirement of up to 74 pounds on an occasional basis. Regular lifting in the range of 20 to 50 pounds. Ladder use up to 12 foot. Exposure to hazardous physical conditions such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, and vibration, atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and poor ventilation, hazardous materials such as chemicals, blood, and other body fluids, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restricting movement, and intense noise may occur on the job. Protective equipment and training is provided. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, two-way radios, cell phones, hand tools, power tools, shovels, snow blowers, riding snow equipment, ladders, lifts, push/pull carts, single disc floor machine, carpet extracting equipment, walk behind scrubbers, vacuums, copy machine, computer, printer, and fax machine.

SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

Dakota County Employee Relations
Main Number 651.438.4435
(contact 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday)

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