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Maintenance Technician

Position: Maintenance Technician
Date of Notice: January 23, 2020
Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Pay Range: $31,200 - $39,000 
Department: Housing Management
Reports to:
Maintenance Supervisor 
Revised: 1/1/2020
Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Summary:

This is limited semi-skilled work involved in assisting the maintenance staff in the basic repair of buildings, facilities, apartments, equipment, and devices. Employees in this position are responsible for the satisfactory performance of light and heavy manual laboring tasks in a wide variety of construction and maintenance work to include:  plumbing, carpentry, welding, masonry, refrigeration, electrical, roofing, appliance repair, alteration, and lawn upkeep. Some assignments may require skills that can readily be learned on the job. Many tasks assigned may be routine and repetitive in nature.  The work location may vary as needed and evening and weekend on-call work are required on a rotating basis. Work is evaluated through results obtained and on-the-job inspections.

This is manual, semi-skilled to skilled level maintenance work involving semi-independent judgment in the repair of buildings, facilities, apartments, equipment and devices. Employees in this position are responsible for the satisfactory performance of light and heavy manual laboring tasks in a wide variety of construction and maintenance work to include:  plumbing, carpentry, refrigeration, electrical, appliance, repair, alteration, lawn upkeep, etc. Many tasks may be routine and repetitive in nature. Periodic emergency or on-call work is required.

The statements contained below reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, the level of knowledge, and skills typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered as an -inclusive listing of work functions or requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise balance the workload.


  • Employees have promotional preference and transfer consideration over other applicants.
  • Most SPHA positions start at the minimum rate, however some positions that require special qualifications, experience, or are in a job market shortage may start above the minimum.

Essential Functions:

  • Work independently in assigned areas as instructed.
  • Repairs electrical appliances, refrigerators, and stoves as assigned.
  • Performs repair activities on plumbing, carpentry, refrigeration, electrical, appliance, roofing, etc., as directed.
    Perform painting duties of the interiors and exteriors of buildings.
  • Remove, install and repair various types of water and sewer pipe, works in trenches or excavation often with water.
  • Performs janitorial duties including general clean-up work around the sites.  Janitorial duties may include and are not limited to, the waxing of floors, the cleaning of restroom facilities, and the emptying of trash.
  • Performs routine cleaning duties inside apartments when a resident moves out.
  • Performs lawn maintenance duties to include:  spray and trim foliage, clear brush and cut and edge grass and weeds with hand tools and power operated equipment; assist in planting trees and shrubbery; lay sod and give general care to lawns and grounds; remove dirt, rubbish, weeds, leaves, and other refuse from grounds.
  • Completes work orders and obtaining the necessary materials and/or supplies to complete assigned work orders.
  • Performs a variety of tasks that may include mixing concrete with shovels, using prescribed amounts of sand, cement, and water.
  • Assists in the loading and unloading of heavy materials, moves or aids in moving heavy boxes of equipment and large and bulky objects.
  • Assist in rotating on-call duties (nights and weekends) as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

     Knowledge of:

  • Trades to include HVAC, plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry, and property maintenance.
  • Equipment and appliance usage and minor repair
    safety, fire prevention and first aid techniques.
  • Methods, practices, tools, and materials used in general
    maintenance and repairs of buildings, facilities, and equipment.
  • Occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

     Skills in:

  • Use and care of hand tools, gauges, electrical metering devices, power tools, lawn, and other related equipment.
  • Measurement and mathematical calculations.
  • Judgment and decision making.
  • Problem analysis and resolution.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Resource allocation.
  • Time management and workload prioritization.

Ability to:

  • Operate a motor vehicle in order to visit various sites and properties.
  • Work in a variety of conditions and locations including on ladders, rooftops, confined areas, underground spaces, etc.
  • Lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds.
    recognize safety hazards in the work involved and to take precautionary methods to protect self and others.
  • Ability to work independently on tasks assigned.
    meet the public effectively, to give information regarding development sites; and to look after the safety and welfare of visitors and residents.
  • Deal with the public in an effective and courteous manner and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co-workers, residents, and the general public.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and work orders written in the English language.  Maintenance Technician.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Possession of high school diploma or GED certification.
  • A minimum of three years' experience in various trades including general property. maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, refrigeration, appliances and/or electrical maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret documents, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • A working knowledge of MS Windows, MS Word, and Excel is preferred.
  • Knowledge of tools used in maintenance.
  • Ability to successfully operate machinery.
  • Required to supply personal hand tools.
  • Possession of valid Florida Driver's License.

Notice: Assignment of work location is subject to change based on the business needs of the SPHA.


Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Application Instructions:

Employees: Complete and sign an Internal Position Interest Form prior to the closing date.
Public Housing Residents: Complete and sign an employment application prior to the closing date.
Note: Applicants must possess all required qualifications of the position to receive an interview. The applicant must also be able to pass a 10-Panel Drug Screen prior to hiring.

St. Petersburg Housing Authority is a Drug-Free Work Place