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Maintenance Specialist 106240

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Staff, Housing

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law. 

Please review job requirements carefully.  Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. Applications are accepted on the University of West Florida career site: For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Position Number: 106240
Position Title (Classification Title):  Maintenance Specialist 106240, Maintenance Specialist
Working Title:  Maintenance Specialist
Job Summary: Complete maintenance work orders, repair/replace electrical fixtures and switches, repair and install plumbing. Knowledge of safety procedures required for electrical work. Ability to install, maintain, and repair motors, generators and other mechanical equipment. Able to take accurate measurements. Repair damaged items related to keys and locks, recreate new keys when needed. Install common appliances found in apartments. Maintain/repair as needed for air conditioning units, operate all mechanical tools necessary to complete job required within specific trade. Communicate with students, co-workers, vendors, and residents for a safe living learning environment. 

Department Housing Residence Life
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: Completion of an approved apprenticeship program for multiple trades; or a high school diploma and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
Position Qualifications: Basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating, venting and air conditioning systems, carpentry, custodial and work safety guidelines.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of the responsibilities of a University Housing (or related residential facilities) Housing and Custodial operation. Strong written and verbal skills, previous experience working independently and as a team member, and demonstrate the ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 25% - Assists with plumbing installation and repairs. Repairs faucets, unclogs, repairs and replaces toilets, sinks, showers as necessary. - (Essential)
  • 25% - Assists with Electrical repairs on switches, circuits, appliances and motors. Performs other electrical repairs as necessary. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Assists with carpentry repairs to include walls, doors, door frames, furniture, windows, Formica counters, cabinets, and any other carpentry work as necessary. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Paints as necessary. - (Essential)
  • 15% - Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning management. Performs minor climate adjustments, trouble shooting and repairs as necessary. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Moves furnishings, picks up debris, receipt and delivery of maintenance supplies, performs dispatch operations in maintenance shop as needed. - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more disagreeable environmental factors, such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with often to the point of being objectionable.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Sitting: Frequently
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Frequently
  • Climbing or balancing: Frequently
  • Stooping: Frequently
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Frequently
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Frequently
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Frequently
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Frequently
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen.

This position requires fingerprinting.

This position is eligible for veteran's preference.

Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours 12pm-9pm M-F
FTE 1.0
Salary Range $37,740
Pay Basis Annually
Closing Date: 06/06/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. *References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans’ Preference pursuant to Section 295.07, F.S.; applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation on or before the posting deadline date as such documentation is required for eligibility determination. Supporting documentation, in addition to the DD214, may be required based on eligibility criteria. For information on obtaining a DD214, visit or call 1-866-272-6272.

At the conclusion of this search, if a non-preference eligible applicant is appointed to the position and you are a preference-eligible applicant and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, a written complaint requesting an investigation may be submitted to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint should be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice the position has been filled is received by the applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.

Prior to filing a complaint, it is the responsibility of the preference-eligible applicant to contact the designated Human Resources or other contact person at least one time after 45 days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time, if the applicant has not received notice of a hiring decision.

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