Maintenance Worker

Alexandria, VA
$39,157.82 - $68,909.62 Annually
May 23, 2023
Jun 06, 2023
Full Time

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City’s square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Maintenance Worker position.

An Overview

A Maintenance Worker performs skilled and semiskilled work in the maintenance, repair and alteration of buildings, building fixtures and equipment. Ordinarily employees are required to perform at the skilled level in one of the building trades, but work assignments are so varied that employees must possess reasonable skills in several such trades. Assignments are received in the form of oral and written work orders and may be accompanied by sketches, penciled layouts or blueprints. Work order descriptions are sometimes vague and must be checked by the employee to determine exactly what the job entails regarding materials, time and staff required. Work is performed under the general supervision of a superior who provides general or specific instructions and inspects work upon completion.

What You Should Bring

Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and materials used in building maintenance and repair work; good knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to building maintenance work; skill in at least one of the building trades and reasonable facility in several related trades; skill in the use and care of tools and equipment necessary to perform various building maintenance and repair tasks; ability to interpret and work from sketches and penciled layouts; physical ability to perform job tasks; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work
  • Act as facilities representative with oversight of contracted trades, security and fire protection maintenance in secured and other facilities to include fire protection.
  • Perform miscellaneous facilities work to include deconstruction, modifying and assembling office systems furniture, hangs/installs pictures, art work, clocks and signage.
  • Perform rough and finished carpentry to include repair and replace flooring, shelves, stairs, drywall, trim work, counters, cabinets, gates, interior and exterior related carpentry work; paint, install drywall, moldings, plaster and other work related to ceiling systems.
  • Perform repairs and maintenance on electrical systems to include furnishes, replace and install light bulbs at various facilities and use of electrical and electronic testing devices.
  • Perform minor repairs and preventative facilities maintenance on HVAC equipment to include replace filters, clean equipment and maintain cleanliness of mechanical rooms.
  • Perform repairs and maintenance on plumbing, masonry and glazier systems to include replace light bulbs, caulk, unclog drains and snaking lines, check generator fuel levels; glass window replacement and masonry repairs.
  • Install, replace and repair door, window and locking systems to include caulking, sills, latches, closures, panic bars, weather stripping, kick plates and handles.
  • Perform general maintenance and cleanup, and snow removal.
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department

The Department of General Services mission is to provide exceptional management of the City’s real estate, facilities and fleet services, and other support services for all our customers, internal and external. The Department of General Services staff strives to provide our customers with unmatched services by proactively managing the City’s assets to support the delivery of services to the City of Alexandria, responding to service requests in a timely manner, listening to our customers, and ensuring that our customers are satisfied with the resolution.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School Diploma or GED; completion of vocational school courses; some experience on a skilled level in building maintenance and repair work; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; and possession of a valid driver's license by the state of their residence.

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years of building maintenance experience, including preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment, buildings and facilities with an understanding of various building related codes. Must possess the ability to lift objects over 44 pounds with or without accommodations; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to pull, push, reach above shoulders, repeated bending, crawling and climbing; frequent walking indoors and outdoors; ability to perform work in adverse work conditions.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background and medical screening- Fit for Duty.

Outside of general business hours the Maintenance Worker will be required to work evening and weekend hours on a rotational base.

The Department of General Services (DGS) is a first response department and as such all DGS employees are deemed essential or emergency personnel and maybe required to report to work when the City government is open with liberal leave or closed during emergencies.

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