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Building Maintenance Tradesworker I

Recruitment #190524-640100-001


Full-Time Benefits: Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

Nature Of Work

Employees in this class apply various skills in multiple trades areas performing tasks in the repair, modification, and maintenance of municipal buildings and facilities and in some aspects of construction of limited structures. Typical trade areas in which the employees perform work includes carpentry, masonry, painting, plastering, roofing, and flooring, etc. Work is of average difficulty, requiring the application of reasonable initiative and independent judgment consistent with standard trade practices. Under general supervision, employees are expected to complete tasks and adhere to standard trade practices and procedures and to ensure that work is performed in a safe manner. Work is reviewed through observation and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Performs general work in the repair, renovation, modification, maintenance of buildings and allied structures; repairs and replaces walls, doors, partitions, counters, window frames, etc.; moves and resets partitions for office cubicles; moves and repositions office furniture; hangs shelving; may change out lights; may perform minor plumbing and electrical related work not requiring technical expertise.

Performs demolition and salvage work and some basic renovation of offices and other work areas; 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.

Paints interior and exteriors of buildings and other facilities using spray guns, rollers and brushes; 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.

Constructs frames and pours concrete slabs, finishes and repairs concrete walkways, steps and other surfaces; lays brick, cement blocks and ceramic tile; constructs metal buildings and additions to existing buildings.  

Performs bench work in shop operating 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; maintains time, material and related work records; prepares daily records of time and materials.

Performs related work as required.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working 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.).

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

Some knowledge of: basic records keeping.

Ability to: read and interpret basic blueprints and sketches, follow oral and written instructions, and 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 tools, lifts, and equipment used in carpentry and building and maintenance trades.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and 2 years construction or maintenance  experience in Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Masonry or other related skilled trades; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

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


Written Test (Time Limit: 2- hour). A pre-employment test is required for all applicants considered eligible per the posted minimum qualifications.  Following submission of your application, you will receive email notification of your eligibility status within three (3) business days.  Applicants who meet minimum eligibility requirements will be provided test registration information.   If you do not receive an eligibility status update within three (3) business days, contact Employment Services at 813-274-8911 for further assistance.   If you need an accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the Employment Services Office to schedule testing and request the needed accommodation.


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.


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