Facilities Maintenance Mechanic I (part-time)

Arlington, Virginia
$15.59 - $23.80 Hourly
Sep 24, 2019
Oct 29, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

NOTE: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

The Facilities Operations Bureau (FOB) in the Department of Human Services is hiring a part-time (20hrs/week) Facilities Maintenance Mechanic. The position will perform a full range of basic to technical maintenance tasks in all 13 DHS buildings to ensure the prompt and efficient maintenance of facilities. This employee will also assist in the care of the county vehicle pool and provide daily support to the conference center.

The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic is part of a team which provides back-up support to other team members on a daily basis. Work is often re-prioritized due to customer needs and the incumbent should be flexible to work efficiently and effectively. Work involves traveling to various facilities to perform tasks and complete projects, which often require using tools and lifting furniture or boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.

Duties include:
  • Drywall repair;
  • Painting;
  • Carpet tile replacement;
  • Carpentry;
  • Picture hanging;
  • Furniture installation and repairs;
  • Inspecting vehicle and dropping cars off for oil changes and repairs;
  • Tracking keys and availability for vehicle reservations;
  • Ensuring schedules are in notice boards, chairs and tables are in place, and conference room cleanup is arranged; and
  • Using online systems to document maintenance requests and track projects.
The employee will interact with staff and clients. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Six months of general facilities maintenance and repair work.

Desirables: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Patching and painting experience;
  • Significant maintenance experience;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or other automated systems;
  • Furniture installation or repair experience;
  • Experience using basic construction and repair tools; and
  • Customer service experience.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, and maintain throughout the course of employment, 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 applicant's driving record.

The work environment includes exposure to drafts, noise, dust, grease and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, and lifting light to very heavy objects and equipment, weighing up to 50 pounds.

Additional Information

Work Location: Primary work location will be 2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204. This position will require travel to other Arlington facilities.

Work hours: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday through Friday.

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.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position and the work environment includes exposure to drafts, noise, dust, grease and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, and lifting furniture, boxes, or other items weighing up to 50 pounds. This position requires traveling to various facilities and using tools to complete projects and requires that I possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from my place of residence. I have read, understood, and agree with the above statement.
  • Yes
  • No


Do you currently possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license?
  • Yes
  • No


How much full-time experience do you have in general facilities maintenance and repair work?
  • Less than six months
  • Six months to less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two years or more


Indicate if you have any of the following by checking all that apply:
  • Patching and painting experience
  • Building maintenance experience
  • Furniture installation or repair experience
  • Experience using basic construction and repair tools
  • Customer service experience
  • None of the above


Use this space to describe supporting details for items checked in question #2. Be specific with details such as name of employer, dates of employment, maintenance duties performed, tools used, repairs made, type of facility worked in, etc.


What is your level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite?
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Never used

Required Question

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