General Building Maintenance Worker Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$47,271.33 - $78,785.62 Annually
May 27, 2023
Jun 10, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development works in partnership with the Redevelopment and Housing Authority to provides safe, affordable homes for the residents of Fairfax County and assists the disabled and senior members of our community. Through our efforts nearly 20,000 people live in stable environments, including teachers, first responders and nurses who serve our county every day. Through our outreach, non-profit partners are able to join in this effort and provide necessary care for people with special needs. And with our assistance many people are able to purchase their first home. Join our team to create safe, stable, inclusive, quality affordable homes in our community. Make a difference - come and work for us!

The Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH), a division of Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), is searching for an experienced General Building Maintenance Worker to ensure the county’s homeless shelters, group homes, and other supportive housing are maintained in a high standard. This position, under the supervision of the Senior Maintenance Supervisor, will respond to daily work orders in various homes, involving general building maintenance from all trades - carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and painting. Ensures the lawns are mowed and raked/free from debris regularly and driveways and sidewalks free of snow in the winter. The Facility Maintenance Team is also responsible for preventive maintenance. No two days are ever the same—work order needs vary from general painting to drywall repair, to electrical repair, to plumbing needs. This position will be able to do it all. Make a difference in the lives of many in Fairfax County by ensuring their home is safe and everything is in working order.

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You also can view here the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report which represents a high-level overview of many of the substantial developments we have undertaken and the impact of our work within the community and in the lives of the residents who have been served through these efforts.

The Department of Housing and Community Development is committed to the One Fairfax Policy by intentionally considering equity when making policies, delivering programs and services, considering diverse ideas and perspectives, and communicating with transparency in the decision-making processes. Click here to learn more about the One Fairfax policy.

Employment Standards

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

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work regardless of the emergency situation (weather, transportation, other disaster);

Over three years’ experience in the following:
  • Repairing and installing residential plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems.
  • Using construction tools and equipment, as well as general carpentry, drywall installation and painting.
  • Working in occupied residential properties and interacting directly with clients.
  • Addressing work orders with a high level of competency and understanding about the population that is being served.

Ability to walk, bend, reach over, pull, stand and use repetitive motion for an extended period of time. Must be able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to drive a motor vehicle and operate machinery including pressure washer, lawn mower and line trimmer. Ability to work outdoors and in extreme temperatures and various weather conditions. Visual acuity is required to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to drive a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license; must be available to work scheduled off-hours and emergency overtime, as required; and must be able to work in all weather conditions. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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.


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