Maintenance Mechanic – Carpenter

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status:
Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0095/11

Salary Range: $52,011- $65,654

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The position serves as a Maintenance Mechanic at the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) Facilities Management Division. The position works under the authority of the Director, of Facilities Management. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the universities plumbing systems Incumbent plans, directs, and coordinates a wide variety of tasks, projects, and maintenance repairs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates work activities and work requests for completion with the Maintenance and Operations supervisor.
  • Completes a variety of related work functions, which involves assigned work operations within the limits of policies and basic production schedules set by management as well as appropriate oral instructions.
  • Responsible for overall effectiveness and economic use of equipment and material to meet work production goals and quality standards.
  • Surveys buildings and perform maintenance on building systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems, and mechanical systems.
  • Conducts general upkeep procedures and carpentry.
  • Ability to construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and door frames. Ability to design and install shelving, window molding and drywall.
  • Paint assigned areas, installing drywall and carpet, and replace ceiling tile as needed.
  • Performs outside maintenance when required to include painting, paver repairs/replacement, landscaping maintenance (grass cutting), snow removal(shoveling) and apply pre-treatment to grounds as needed or whenever the contractor for the University is unavailable.
  • Repairs or replaces broken drainage lines, clogged drains, faucets, etc.
  • Conducts inventory to ascertain that supplies, tools, and equipment are properly accounted for and secured.
  • Installs, replace and repairs lighting, bulbs, lamps, ballast, and minor electrical equipment.
  • Locates and repair issues with plumbing systems (flushometers, valves, faucets, etc.).
  • Conducts inspections of the University facilities to ensure that the University is in compliance with District of Columbia codes.
  • Performs minor repairs and troubleshooting on temporary ventilation, dehumidification, refrigeration and other systems.
  • Responsible for responding to emergencies, which includes but not limited to answering after hour calls.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
Other Duties
  • Follow instructions received from supervisors, and to meet deadlines;
  • Works along with other workers and setting the pace;
  • Demonstrates proper work methods;
  • Ensures that needed plans, blueprints, materials, and tools are available, and that needed stock is obtained from supply locations
  • Obtains needed information or decisions from supervisors on problems that come up during work
  • Maintains a current knowledge, and answering questions on procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives (for example, technical orders)
  • Checks work while in progress and when finished to see whether the supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods, and deadlines have been met.
  • Drive University vehicles to pick up or drop off furniture to/from different organizations.
  • They may be also asked to drive people to various locations around the campus which may, include the president of the University.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • The incumbent must have a minimum of three years’ experience in facilities maintenance.
  • The incumbent must have a high school diploma.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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