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Facility Maintenance Technician

at Arapahoe County Sheriff

Pay: $19.73 to $29.60/hour
$19.73 - $29.6
Posted: 8/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2508263
Keywords: plumbing

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


****This posting has been re-opened and if you have already applied,  you will not be able to apply to this posting again.****

Perform a variety of skilled and unskilled manual labor duties associated with the maintenance of County grounds, buildings and equipment. Work is of a changing nature and initiative must be used to be able to handle different situations, as necessary. 


Performs maintenance and repairs of county buildings and property in any of the following areas: dry-wall, plumbing, painting and electrical, routine utilization of the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), window replacement, roofing, lock replacement, and grounds maintenance.

Oversees small projects assigned by the area Maintenance Supervisor from start to finish.

Transports materials and furniture to and from storage and the worksite.

Repairs, cleans, lubricates and stores maintenance tools and equipment

Maintains County grounds as requested by performing duties such as mowing, weeding, planting and watering and maintaining trees and shrubs

Assists with quarterly and year-end material inventory, inventory and tracking of small tools.

Sweeps sidewalks and removes snow on sidewalk entrances to buildings using hand tools or maintenance vehicle with snow plow.

Removes snow from parking lots and other public thoroughfares; spreads salt or sand onto driving or walking surfaces.

Position is deemed essential and incumbent must be available for winter storm emergencies and available to work on an on-call on a rotation basis which requires evening, holidays and weekends.

Escorts visiting contractors through facilities as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Ability to effectively communicate in English language, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to perform strenuous manual labor as required for extended periods of time, under adverse working conditions.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees and the general public.

Ability to use hand and power tools in a safe manner.

Knowledge of safety rules, regulations and practices.

Collaboration: Develops cooperation and teamwork while participating in a group, working with and through others toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties.

Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Following Directions: The ability to effectively hear, understand, and follow directions or instructions; the willingness to postpone making personal decisions, or taking action, until one has openly listened to what one is being asked to do.

Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Respect for Others: Demonstrates respect for others regardless of position or individual differences.

Teamwork/Cooperation: Working effectively with team/work group or those outside formal line of authority (e.g., peers, senior managers) to accomplish organizational goals; taking actions that respect the needs and contributions of others; contributing to and accepting the consensus.

High School diploma or GED equivalent and

Three (3) + year prior experience in building maintenance in a corporate, non-profit or government complex performing duties such as plumbing, electrical and general repair.

A combination of education and experience.

Possession of a valid Class "R" Colorado Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within two weeks of appointment.

Must successfully pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, background and motor vehicle check. 

Will also require post-hire fingerprinting, a CBI background check and successfully completing bi-annual Colorado Justice Information System training.

Position is deemed essential and incumbents must be available for winter storm or other emergency events and available to work on an on-call rotational basis which requires evening, holidays and weekends.

Work locations and facilities are subject to change based on business need.

Supplemental Information

Contacts are with superiors, peers, subordinates, elected officials, users, and/or vendors. Contacts require the ability to exercise a high degree of interpersonal skills to influence persons at all levels. Incumbent is accountable for the results of the contact.

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors with exposure to hot and cold outside temperatures, dust, grease, chemicals, fumes, etc. Hazards present in this position are inherent in occupational areas including some HVAC, electrical, plumbing and carpentry.

Primary work environment is in extremely high security facilities in which there is occasional physical safety concerns (detention facility) and frequent exposure to highly emotional inmates, citizens or justice system participants.

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.

Spends 20% the time sitting and 80% of the time either standing or walking.

Frequently lifts, carries, pushes or pulls up to 80 lbs. Uses cart, dolly or other equipment to carry in excess of 80 lbs.

May be required to lift heavy and awkward objects, up to 50 lbs, from ground level to waist level or higher, either on solid ground, or while balancing (ex. On a ladder).

Frequently climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls, reaches and handles while performing duties in cramped and unconventional work areas.

Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication.

Auditory capacity to endure long-term exposure to loud noises.

Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of tools, equipment and machinery.

Visual capacity enabling constant operations and safe use of equipment and vehicles.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to travel between assigned buildings. 

Position will have exposure to sometimes hazardous conditions while working on projects at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility (jail), and frequently to opportunities for exposure to blood and air borne pathogens, extreme heat/cold, use of power equipment and machinery, Arapahoe County Position climbing, crawling, stooping, and loud noises.

Protective Personal Equipment provided in all situations.

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

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