Facilities Maintenance Specialist

Alexandria, VA
$45,206.46 - $60,554.52 Annually
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 20, 2021
Full Time
Facilities Maintenance Specialist

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 square miles in the city 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 Facilities Maintenance Technician position.

An Overview

The Facilities Maintenance Specialist performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair and alteration of fixtures, equipment and buildings in the Recreation Department, and provides supervision to skilled and unskilled maintenance employees in the performance of this work. An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of building trades tasks in accordance with verbal or written work orders which may be accompanied by sketches, penciled layouts or blueprints. General supervision is received from a superior, but the employee is expected to perform most tasks independently.

What You Should Bring

The ideal candidate should have Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and materials used in building maintenance and repair work; thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to building maintenance work; skill in the use and care of tools and equipment necessary to perform various building maintenance and repair tasks; and some knowledge of State, local and national codes; skill in the building trades such as carpentry, plumbing and electrical work; ability to interpret and work from blueprints, sketches and penciled layouts; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; and the physical ability to perform the manual job tasks of the class.

The Opportunity
  • Monitor, repair and replace controls for major/minor HVAC equipment to include VFD drives pneumatic and digital thermostats;
  • Replace consumable parts on major/minor HVAC equipment to include belts, filters, pumps, bearings and couplings;
  • Repair and replace plumbing parts and fixtures to include supply lines, Sloan valve, faucets and o-rings;
  • Clear out large and small drain lines;
  • Repair, replace and troubleshoot electrical components and fixtures to include ballasts, contactors, relays and switches;
  • Repair and troubleshoot major HVAC equipment to include rooftop units, cooling towers, chillers, low and high pressure boiler systems;
  • Test, monitor and make minor repairs to building safety systems;
  • Respond to after hours emergency repair calls;
  • Performs administrative duties including answering emails, imputing information into MP2 system and communication with vendors;
  • Provide maintenance and logistical support for City sponsored events;
  • Repair and Install vanities, toilets, sinks, valves, stems, fixtures, traps, pipes;
  • Snake toilet and sink drains;
  • Repair and install light switches, indoor and outdoor lighting, garbage disposals, water heaters, dishwashers, heat pumps, A/C units, boilers, washer and dryers, breaker boxes, and sump pumps;
  • Maintenance/ Carpentry - Repair and install drywall, painting, baseboard, carpet tile, ceramic tile, grouting, ceiling tile, patch work, window and door, locks, fences, landscaping, brick work, roof work, gutter cleaning and replacing glass;
  • Supervise contractors in Pest Control, Electrical, Plumbing, Sprinkler Systems, Fire Extinguisher and General Contracting;
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department

The Center of Operations comprises Finance, Information Technology, Facilities, Human Resources and Contracts. Like the larger Department, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) of which we are part, we are ethical stewards of the resources entrusted to us and are accountable for our actions. We communicate consistently, honestly and openly and demonstrate integrity in all aspects of our work.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Considerable experience on a skilled level in several building maintenance trades; and completion of high school or vocational school-level courses; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; Employees must possess a valid driver's license issued by the State of their residence.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in HVAC, electric and/or plumbing systems, carpentry, maintenance, and repairs.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database; education/certifications; and driver’s license.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM - 5:30PM. As an Essential Employee, staff will be expected to be at work during weekends, holidays, or inclement weather if they have been scheduled.

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