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Apprentice - 2 YR - Facilities Management Assistant #2203-004900-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, March 01, 2022 2:30 PM
Close Date
Friday, March 11, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $21.15 per hour (Wage progression scale applies)


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The City of Charlotte, Charlotte Water Department is currently accepting applications for the Facilities Management Assistant Apprentice position.  

The individual will work under the supervision of the Charlotte Water Maintenance Division. 


This is a full- time two (2) year position to prepare the apprentice to be a Facilities (Management Assistant) Coordinator.  Upon completing the apprenticeship program, the apprentice will receive a nationally recognized department of labor journeymen credential, secure a full-time position with the City of Charlotte - Charlotte Water as a Facilities (Management Assistant) Coordinator, and be eligible for retirement benefits after five years of full-time employment.

Program Benefits:
Assigned mentor/trainer; workplace-ready certification, financial literacy, career pathing, OSHA – 10 certification, wellness programs, on-site gym, nationally recognized department of labor registered apprenticeship.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

High School Diploma or GED
Basic computer and mobile device literacy; familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
Valid North Carolina Driver's License

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Applicants for this position will learn to perform the following tasks:

Respond to facility service requests and maintain work order system notes
Conduct regular site condition and service vendor inspections for work performance, safety, security, and sustainability
Provide approved physical site access for service vendors
Perform basic financial workflow tasks in Munis (e.g., requisitions, change orders, receiving, etc.)
Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs, including MS Outlook.
Assist with data collection and maintenance for hard and soft asset inventory management
Support Facilities Management staff in various other initiatives (e.g., key system management, space occupancy, staff relocations, etc.)
Administration (work schedules, assets, projects, contracts, finance, sustainability, space occupancy, relocations, standards, soft service vendors, etc.)
Maintenance (ensuring all physical elements of the built environment are operated and maintained appropriately; may require some minor hands-on work but primarily involves supervising third-party vendor work in preventive maintenance and task orders)

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands of this position are variable and involve both sitting and standing/walking for extended periods.  The position frequently lifts and moves up to 20 pounds and occasionally lifts and moves up to 50 pounds.  Loads over 50 pounds are rarely encountered and are addressed with either equipment or other staff assistance.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, manual dexterity, grasping, handling, perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, distinguishing among sounds, kneeling, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, stooping, talking, and visual acuity in data/color/observations/equipment/inspections.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in various work environments, including commercial office spaces, mechanical equipment rooms, laboratories, warehouses, and outside.  Work may be performed around chemicals, solvents, dust, mold, in low lighting, or with low or irregular physical clearances.  Appropriate personal protective equipment is required.  Work typically occurs during regular business hours.  Occasional early morning, evening, and weekend emergency responses may be required.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.  The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to

How To Apply

Apply online.

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Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

In Conclusion

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