General Building Maintenance Worker I

Fairfax, Virginia
$41,465.42 - $69,108.42 Annually
May 07, 2022
May 21, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent for Operations, incumbent is responsible for direction and participation in the custodial maintenance of the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center, Shelter Care and Stepping Stones. The duties include:

  • Identifies the maintenance and repair needs within the complex to the facility or equipment through processing work orders and scheduled preventive maintenance, ordering maintenance supplies and maintaining inventory and supply controls
  • At the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Operations, identifies new projects and plans for work including the coordination of the efforts of internal personnel, contractors or FMD staff, coordinates directly with security contractors, repair contractors and FMD personnel for the repair and maintenance of equipment.
  • Makes repairs to equipment and furniture.
  • Interfaces with Facilities Management Department of Fairfax County and County and Contract Vendors on repairs beyond the scope of in-house Maintenance Staff's ability/responsibility.
  • Provides for a safe, secure and hygienic environment.
  • For urgent needs, may be required to drive to pick up supplies at local vendor, or alternate location.
The ideal candidate will possess general knowledge and skills of ADA codes and requirements, building codes and requirements, carpentry, HVAC, electrical and electronics, extermination, janitorial, laundry equipment, kitchen equipment, painting, plumbing, security equipment (cameras, monitors, DVR's, electric and mechanical locks, man down systems, listening devices and the voice synthesized Code Blue system), fire alarms, fire extinguishers, supply ordering and preventive maintenance throughout all of the buildings.

Illustrative Duties

  • Assists in preparing vacant housing units for occupancy by performing maintenance and repair work using a variety of trades skills;
  • Informs supervisor of major maintenance issues;
  • Performs plumbing repairs and replaces fixtures when necessary;
  • Performs electrical repairs including replacement of plugs, outlets, switches, bulbs and light fixtures;
  • Performs carpentry, drywall and plaster repairs;
  • Makes repairs and installs window treatments such as screens, blinds and shades;
  • Performs minor appliance repairs, replacing motors, switches, gaskets and burners to insure safe, efficient appliance operations;
  • Performs preventative maintenance in vacant units, e.g., caulking areas subject to water damage, adjusting doors, drawers and windows;
  • Assists other repair workers to prepare vacant units for occupancy;
  • Operates and performs routine maintenance on a County vehicle;
  • Performs cleaning and custodial work to complete the preparation work in vacant housing units.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • General knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods, practices and tools used in the building maintenance and construction trades;
  • Knowledge of the common hazards and necessary safety precautions;
  • Skill in the use of tools, equipment, materials pertinent to the trades;
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions, diagrams and manufacturers manuals;
  • Ability to maintain good in interpersonal relationships;
  • Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance on a County motor vehicle.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; plus completion of an acceptable apprentice-level training program in a specific trade with one year of experience performing building maintenance, repair and/or construction work independently, or two years of varied and responsible full performance-level experience in building maintenance, repair or construction trades.

Valid driver's license.

  • At least six months of experience performing building maintenance and repair inside of a secure residential facility
  • Basic computer skills such as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge in other trades helpful.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends or holidays if needed.
  • Must be able to operate hand tools, power tools and lawn maintenance equipment.

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to this position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Registry check, pre-employment medical examination, and a sanction screening. A tuberculosis test will be required upon hire and annually thereafter.
  • This position is classified as "essential personnel". The appointee is required to report to work during times of inclement weather or other emergencies.
  • Occasional nights, weekends or holidays hours may be required.

Must be able to lift 75 pounds. Visual and auditory acuity required. Ability to climb step ladders 14 feet high and/or extension ladders. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.