Building Maintenance Technician

Recruitment #23-6019-002

Examination Date

Week of December 11, 2023
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent an email containing specific exam details at a later date. 


This position entails skilled work in the maintenance and repair of the City of Dayton buildings and related structural facilities including HVAC, electrical systems and plumbing. Checks, services and repairs boilers, heating systems, hot water heating and steam condensate pumps. Services modern HVAC equipment such as heat pumps and geothermal heating and cooling systems. Performs skilled plumbing work, painting internal and exterior buildings; replaces and repairs ceramic and composition floor and wall coverings. Installs, maintains and repairs high voltage electrical circuits and equipment. Performs general carpentry work including construction, alteration and repair of roofs, stairways, doors, wood fixtures and furniture. Installs forms for cement work and pours and finishes cement for building beam footers.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.). 

Must meet both of the following requirements:

1. Three years of experience in building maintenance including 2 years of experience in the operation, repair and maintenance of heating and cooling systems (HVAC). 

2. Two years of skilled experience in the maintenance of residential, commercial or industrial electrical systems OR successful completion of an approved electrical training program.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Within 90 days of appointment, must obtain an Ohio Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) as a condition of employment.

Within 150 days of appointment, must obtain and maintain a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.), including the qualification to operate a vehicle with air brakes and any other endorsements required by the State of Ohio. Out of state residents must have equivalent licenses from their state of residence within the prescribed 150 days of appointment.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent employee in pay grade 121 (Wage) or below, pay grade 29 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination. Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Background Check 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.