Physical Plant Maintenance/Trades Foreman

Recruitment #022521-MCCK05-350100

Introduction

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Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.

We offer numerous career opportunities and are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community today. DHSS is a great place to kick-start your profession.

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Summary Statement

Physical Plant Maintenance/ Trades Foremen is responsible for overseeing on-going and incidental maintenance and repairs to ensure efficient operation of an entire physical plant or the assigned portion of operations in a complex facility. Work in this class involves supervising and participating in a variety of mechanical and/or trade areas for all of Sussex County DHSS sites, including Stockley Hospital. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for maintaining the Fire protection systems, underground utilities such as storm sewers, domestic and water waste as well as various building construction and maintenance.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Schedules on-going preventative or routine maintenance duties.
     
  • Assigns, supervises and participates in work involving all phases of painting, carpentry, plumbing, installation, repair and maintenance of systems and equipment, and other related duties.
     
  • Inspects job site, determines courses of action, directs staff and reviews assignments.
     
  • Schedules assignments, estimates cost, time and materials.
     
  • Maintains records and prepares reports.
     
  • May be required to diagram structural and/or mechanical modifications and heating work.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Physical Plant Maintenance/Trades Foreman
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in operating and maintaining a variety of equipment, hand and power tools used in trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
  2. Three years experience in performing work in a variety of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry,  painting or HVAC.
  3. Six months experience in estimating cost, time and materials for projects.
  4. Six months experience in interpreting blueprints, schematics or technical drawings.
  5. Knowledge of interpreting safety and building codes, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  6. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
  7. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.