Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Facilities Specialist

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   188369

Agency Name:   Department of Administration

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

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Job Description:

This position performs work as a master craftsman in multiple crafts or trades.  This position manages and participates in the operation, maintenance and repair of pumps, valves, traps and piping in order to maintain the integrity and efficiency of the steam, water, compressed air, cooling, and fire protection systems by performing necessary tasks associated with the maintenance of building's mechnical systems at a skilled craft level using appropriate tools, techniques and procedures in accordance with industry standards.

Troubleshoots repairs and/or maintains the HVAC systems in order to control the temperature and humidity in the Capitol Complex.  This is done by maintaining air filters; electronic and pneumatic controls, adjusting controls; setting thermostats, switches, fuses, and electrical controls, replacing electrical motors; having knowledge of heating, ventilation and air conditioning theory and methods; having the ability to read specifications and blueprints and adhering to safety practices of the trade.

Diagnose and correct electrical problems to prevent loss of building electrical power.  Maintains and repairs high voltage circuits and transformers, switch gear and emergency generators and associated switch gear.  Work is accomplished using special safety precautions and equipment to repair high voltage switches and test the high voltage switch gear circuit breakers on a five year schedule.  All electrical work must conform to the requirements of the Uniform Electrical Code, which relates to Life Safety because all applications are used by some individual or group.

Conduct operational and preventative maintenance checks on all equipment and systems under the umbrella of the Capitol Complex to insure that all equipment and systems are operating as designed and detect, identify, and correct any and all malfunctions. 

Performs preventative maintenance including lubricating and repacking valves and pumps.  Replaces gaskets and seals, corrects pumping equipment misalignments, cleans or replaces strainers and filters, and services water/oil separators and other Real Property Installed Equipment. 

Participates in a variety of special projects/tasks as designated by supervisor directed at promoting and fostering an attitude of cooperation and teamwork towards co-workers and Division customers.   Performs other duties as required.

This is an unclassified position with benefits.  Position is open until filled.

Hourly rate $15.00 - $16.50 depending on experience and skill level of applicant.

Minimum Qualifications:

Five years of experience in the mechanical or building trades.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.  Must be able to lift or negotiate the movement of up to 50 lbs. and to work from scaffolding and ladders.  Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license.

How To Apply:

Step 1:  Register for an Applicant ID number by completing the online Personal Data Form (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

Step 2:  Complete the online State of Kansas Employment Application form and send to the Department of Administration.

Step 3:  Send the Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate to dofapersonnel@ks.gov.  

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid and up to date Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  All applicants, including current State employees, are responsible for submitting a valid and up to date certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation may affect your consideration for this position.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call me.

Contact Information:

Kim Warren
Department of Administration Personnel Office
900 SW Jackson, Room 401-North
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-4770
FAX: 785-368-6610

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE):

Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.  Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Department of Administration is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Hourly

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