Jan 25, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Position Information

NOTE:  This recruitment is being re-opened to reflect fiscal year 2019.  If you have previously applied for this position under a former announcement number, you do not need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services seeks an experienced team leader to manage one of the 2 teams that provide building repair and maintenance services to a portfolio of over 80 County buildings. Under limited supervision this employee will plan, direct, coordinate and supervise HVAC mechanics, Building Engineers, licensed Stationary Watch Engineers, and contracted service staff in the operation, repair, and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, emergency power equipment, plumbing, building envelope and other related components, systems and equipment, as well as computerized building automation systems. This employee will also coordinate and direct the repair and maintenance of critical sites at (2) Data Center and (6) radio sites.  This position is located in the Facilities and Engineering Division and reports to the Maintenance Section Chief.

Supervisory/Administrative duties include:

  • Supervising, planning and coordinating the work of a team of employees in assigned operational areas including writing and reviewing scopes of work and work-related procedures, establishing deadlines, priorities and work sequences;
  • Making adjustments to schedules, priorities, and work sequences to accommodate equipment breakdown, material delays, or unplanned absences;
  • Training and instructing employees in the use of a variety of specialized equipment and technical procedures and arranges for the availability of all equipment necessary at work site;
  • Monitoring the inventory of repair and replacement parts and supplies and approving purchases made by subordinates;
  • Scheduling and monitoring specialized contracts, evaluating cost effectiveness of utilizing contractors;
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite or similar software to perform administrative tasks such as preparing payroll, completing time sheets and daily activity, personal injury, accident, and vehicle reports, and to complete performance evaluations; and
  • Responding to citizens' inquiries and/or concerns, and keeping citizens apprised of County policies, regulations and work schedules when necessary.
  • Operational/Technical duties include:
  • Monitoring and inspecting contracted work to ensure compliance with contractual agreements and with national, state and local code requirements;
  • Training subordinates in proper diagnostic, repair, maintenance and installation procedures;
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting building air comfort, temperature problems, air distribution/balancing/stratification problems, and building automated system (BAS) problems;
  • Responding to calls for emergencies and assisting with standby operations;
  • Preparing, reviewing, prioritizing, and assigning work orders; reviewing contractor's invoices and approving payment using the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and ensuring that records of preventive and corrective maintenance repairs are maintained in the CMMS;
  • Assisting with the capital improvement projects (CIP) by providing prioritized lists of capital building needs to the Section Chief;
  • Ensuring energy saving strategies are maintained and implemented through coordination with the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) team; and
  • Meeting with other agencies, Miss Utility, contractors and other supervisors to develop plans, discuss issues and provide time and cost estimates for requested work.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines as well as excellent communication and customer service skills to interact with internal and external customers.

    Selection Criteria

    Minimum: High School diploma or equivalent, plus extensive experience in commercial buildings or a similarly complex environment in a variety of skilled trades areas related to the maintenance of buildings and building systems including HVAC, plumbing, electrical systems and energy management.  At least one year of experience with automated hi-rise building systems is required.

    Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for up to two years of the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

    Desirable Qualifications: Preference may be given to candidates with possession of a valid 3rd class DC Steam Boiler Engineer's license or Maryland 1st class license and experience in one or more of the following:

    • Significant experience coordinating, managing and/or supervising employees in the field, including staff on 24/7 shifts;
    • Developing and implementing a preventive maintenance program using maintenance software;
    • Identifying, coordinating, directing, and teaching staff to make repairs in all trades for large commercial building systems such as HVAC, plumbing, sprinkler, dry pipe, preaction systems, structural, emergency power generating systems, data and critical sites;
    • Managing plant mechanical systems, preferably in large (over 350,000 sq. ft.) commercial or correctional facilities;
    • Managing small construction projects and interacting with project managers and trades staff;
    • Maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical systems and controls (277 and 480 volts); and/or
    • Servicing water pressure booster systems, and sewer ejection and treatment;

    Special Requirements

    1) A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted.

    2) Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicants driving record.

    3) A valid Universal Refrigerant CFC License is required.

    4) ARC Flash and Confined Space certifications obtained within probationary period.

    5) Must possess one of the following licenses or a reciprocal license from another state:Virginia - HVAC Journeyman's License, Electrical Journeyman's License;
    Maryland - HVAC Journeyman's License, Electrical Journeyman's License; or
    District of Columbia - Electrical Journeyman's License, Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Journeyman Mechanic's License.

    Additional Information

    Work Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday - hours may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be available for call back in emergencies, will be in an On-Call rotation with other supervisors.

    Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.