City of Tampa

Lead Building Maintenance Tradesworker (#640300) 028

$27.40-$38.96 Hourly / $4,749.33-$6,753.07 Monthly / $56,992.00-$81,036.80 Yearly


This is skilled and lead work at the journeyman level in connection with the general maintenance and repair to, limited construction of, and upgrade and remodeling in City buildings and facilities.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class serves in a lead capacity, inspecting work in progress, providing advice and assistance to tradesworkers, and coordinating work progress with the supervisor and/or the department for whom work is being performed. In addition to the oversight of assigned projects, the employee participates in projects through the application of specialized journeyman level skills in multiple trades areas performing tasks in the repair, modification, and maintenance of municipal buildings and facilities, including rough and finish carpentry, masonry, painting, plastering, roofing, flooring, etc. Work is of more than average difficulty, requiring the application of reasonable initiative and independent judgment consistent with standard trades practices. Under general supervision, employees are expected to complete tasks and adhere to standard trades’ practices and procedures, ensure that work is performed in a safe manner, and monitor the use of materials and equipment. Work is reviewed through observation and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Oversees and participates in work of trades crews engaged in the general maintenance and repair of city buildings and related facilities and in the limited construction of buildings and facilities; verifies work instructions; ensures necessary tools and materials are available, checks work for conformance to standards, and offers advice and instruction; reports work progress to supervisor.

Leads tradesworkers and performs general and specialized work in the installation, renovation, modification, maintenance, and repair of buildings and allied structures; demolition and salvage work and major renovation of offices and other work areas; painting of interior and exteriors of buildings and other facilities; pouring of concrete slabs, repair of concrete walkways, steps and other surfaces; laying of bricks, cement blocks and ceramic tile; construction of metal buildings and additions to existing buildings; etc.

Repairs walls, doors, partitions, etc.; moves and resets partitions; moves and repositions office furniture; hangs shelving; may change out lights; may perform minor plumbing and electrical related work not requiring technical expertise; removes existing walls and frames new walls; cuts window and door areas in existing walls and installs new doors and windows; installs drywall, insulation, paneling; removes old ceilings, sets new ceiling grids and installs ceiling panels; removes old flooring and installs new floor tiles, trim molding, etc.

Removes and replaces old shingle, metal and torch down roofs; rebuilds roof structures, including trusses; coats roofs; builds awnings; removes and replaces gutters; repairs and replaces soffit and fascia; installs siding; caulks and patches interior and exterior surfaces of equipment, building and facilities; applies waterproofing and sealer materials; applies texture coatings to walls; erects, uses, and removes mechanical scaffolding, ladders, etc.; applies glazing, hangs paper and repairs plaster, drywall and wood surfaces.

Builds custom cabinets and bookcases, lockers, cabinets and shelves; operates power saws, jointers, planers and related equipment; performs locksmith tasks, including re-keying, installing panic bars, deadbolts and other hardware.

Previews jobs and prepares materials lists; picks up materials; prepares and maintains time, material and related work records; may coordinate work projects with department for whom work is performed.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: methods, practices, materials, tools, and equipment of building maintenance and repair work; a variety of building construction trades (e.g. carpentry, painting, masonry, roofing, etc.).

Working knowledge of: occupational hazards associated with building maintenance, repair and construction and of pertinent safety measures and precautions.

Some knowledge of: basic records keeping; local building codes.

Ability to: instruct others in the performance of a variety of building maintenance and repair activities; oversee and review work of others; read and interpret blueprints, sketches and oral and written instructions and to determine materials needs and estimate job time; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other city employees and the general public; lift heavy construction and maintenance materials [such as platforms, partitions, lumber, etc.]; operate motor vehicles, including trucks; climb ladders and work in high places;

Skill: in the use and care of hand and electrical lifts, tools and equipment used in carpentry and building and maintenance trades.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and five (5) years of experience in building maintenance and repair work including in a variety of trades areas, with one (1) year of experience in interior finish work and six (6) months in lead experience in planning and coordinating work of a building maintenance crew on a project basis; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver's license required; a valid Florida Commercial driver’s license might be required.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 640300; EST: 8/14/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;