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Preventative Maintenance Specialist

Fairfax County Government
Annandale, Virginia
$57,382.00 - $95,636.11 Annually
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

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Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking Preventive Maintenance Specialist's to be a part of one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level.

Performs general inspections, planned and demand maintenance tasks of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC equipment in one of nine Park Authority Rec Centers to include chillers, cooling towers, gas fired boilers and furnaces, automated energy management systems, stand-alone heat and AC units, commercial plumbing, and electrical components. Ensures that all building systems are inspected and in compliance with local, state, national building, health and fire codes. Responsibilities also include keeping track of operational cost for building systems, maintenance, and repairs for planned and demand maintenance, conducting site safety inspections, site mechanical inspections and facility inspections. Coordinates, supervises, and inspects all contracted building repairs, and preventive maintenance work performed. Prepares purchase requests, and uses procurement card as necessary for repairs. Additionally, maintains workflow in the automated work order system for assigned tasks, reads and interprets building blueprints and provides technical guidance on projects as a team member. Operates trucks to transport self and others, material, and equipment to multiple sites.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Supervises and participates in the work of a group of skilled mechanics performing systematic, on-site preventive maintenance inspections of schools and making incidental structural, mechanical and equipment repairs;
  • Establishes work methods and procedures;
  • Spot checks the work in progress for adherence to established practices and standards;
  • Makes recommendations concerning the performance of the other work on a scheduled basis to prevent failures and breakdowns;
  • Maintains liaison with appropriate central maintenance staff members;
  • Maintains records of work performed; prepares reports, work orders and correspondence;
  • Attends meetings and conferences;
  • Maintains employee time and leave records;
  • Operates truck to transport self and others, material and equipment.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Good knowledge of accepted trade methods and techniques in the trade area of expertise;
  • Working knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and materials of the various other major building maintenance trades;
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures;
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of skilled technicians;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with staff, school, area and central office personnel;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to:
High school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education, plus two years of supervisory experience in building maintenance and repair.

  • Experience conducting safety and general inspections;
  • Training experience;
  • Maintenance experience with electrical, plumbing, and HVAC equipment (including chillers, cooling towers, gas fired boilers and furnaces, automated energy management systems, stand-alone heat and AC units, commercial plumbing and electrical components);
  • Experience with local, state, national building, health and fire codes;
  • Experience tracking operational cost for building systems, maintenance, and repairs for planned and demand maintenance;
  • Experience interpreting building blue prints;
  • Procurement experience.

Driver's license (required)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted. Ability to climb using either a ladder or portable lift. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; 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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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