FACILITIES TECHNICIAN III
(Please note: typical placement is made at the first step of the salary range)
Two full-time employment opportunities: (1) Working with electrical and plumbing maintenance and repair and (2) Working with HVAC maintenance and repair.
A complete application packet will consist of a City of Sunnyvale employment application, responses to the required supplemental questions, and a current dated within 30 days DMV record printout. The position opens Thursday, December 20, 2012 and the final filing date is Monday, January 7, 2013. Under direction of the Senior Building Services Leader, organizes, assigns and reviews the work of personnel engaged in a variety of routine, semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, repair and maintenance of city buildings, components and equipment; and performs related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Facilities Technician III is distinguished from the Facilities Technician II being the advanced journey level with the higher level skills for performing the most complex repairs. The Facilities Technician III may be focused on an area of specialty. The Facilities Technician II is the experienced journey level with significant experience, but not the complex, focused skills of the Facilities Technician III. This classification is also distinguished from the Senior Building Services Leader classification as the latter has a primary responsibility of supervision and is the advanced journey level in the Facilities Technician series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned and independence of action taken. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series, including providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel.
Essential Job Functions:
(May include, but are not limited to, the following): Plans, prioritizes and reviews the work of staff assigned to a variety of unskilled to skilled duties, depending on level, to include manual labor such as sweeping, digging and shoveling as well as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, concrete, and locksmith work. Develops schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner. Participates in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications. Provides and coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies. Performs inspections and maintenance to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and city buildings, furnishings and building components. Safely operates various equipment involved in the maintenance and repair of city buildings. Performs rough and limited finished maintenance carpentry and minor structural repair on public buildings including the repair and patching of walls and minor roofing repairs. Services, repairs, and replaces doors, windows, building hardware, fencing and gates. Performs primer, enamel and lacquer painting and wallpapering work, using brush, roller and spray equipment on a variety of surfaces and materials including metal surfaces. Repairs pumps and related plumbing equipment, plumbing fixtures and related apparatus. Repairs electrical equipment and related apparatus. Designs, fabricates, assembles, transports, installs and/or repairs facility key systems. Issues key cards and mechanical keys and receives and processes returned keys; sets and adjusts access level. Installs locks, rekeys doors and creates and maintains master key system. Repairs doors and gates and associated hardware. Researches and recommends technology related to the security of facilities. Maintains a variety of records related to the repair and maintenance of facilities. Performs general maintenance and repair work on glazing materials, floor coverings and ceramic tiles. WORKING CONDITIONS
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard and certain tools. The position also requires near and far vision when performing tasks such as inspections and repair work, in reading written work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag, carry and push equipment, tools and supplies up to 50 pounds is also required. Additionally, the incumbent may be exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards, loud noise, and inclement weather conditions, such as wet, heat and cold. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb ladders. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Education and Experience:
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:
Graduation from high school or tested equivalent; AND Two years of experience similar to a Facilities Technician II with the City of Sunnyvale.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of technical and functional supervision and training. Common construction and maintenance hand tools, equipment and materials. Methods and practices used in semi-skilled carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, locksmithing or general building maintenance work.
Record keeping practices. Operating methods for a variety of hand tools. Pertinent local and State codes. Safe work practices. Principles of customer service. The proper use and maintenance of tools, including power tools, used in carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, locksmithing and building maintenance. The uniform codes for building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical. Generally accepted construction and repair procedure and practices. Mathematics and algebra to perform computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages. Function and technology of building and facility systems and locations of typical system failures.
Ability to: Provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff; effectively train staff. Read and understand technical manuals, schematic drawings, blueprints and equipment specifications. Understand electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems commonly found in commercial buildings. Troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical, plumbing and electrical malfunctions. Identify problems and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Identify safety hazards and correct them. Safely operate a forklift, power tools, air and electrically operated lifts. Willingness to:
Pass a background security check by the Public Safety Department. Wear a uniform. Work irregular hours, shifts and weekends.
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver’s license and a safe driving record.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Completion of vocational training or apprenticeship in carpentry, mechanical maintenance, plumbing, or electrical maintenance. EAP Certification.
Application and Selection Process:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your City of Sunnyvale employment application, the supplemental questionnaire and a current within the last 30 days DMV record printout to the Department of Human Resources no later than Monday, January 7, 2013 by 5:00 pm (postmarks or faxes are not accepted).
City application, responses to the required supplemental questions and a current within 30 days DMV record printout are required. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application, please do not indicate "see resume".
Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at jobs.inSunnyvale.com
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral examination and a practical exercise tentatively scheduled for the week of January 22, 2013 . (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).
Those candidates that receive a passing score of 70% or above on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City’s Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies.
Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.
Positions in this job classification are represented by the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA).
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, family relationship, age, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disability (whether perceived or actual). Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.