Facilities Maintenance Specialist

Department: Public Works
Division: Facilities Management
Salary range: $16.91 – $26.21

General Purpose

The Facilities Maintenance Specialist performs a variety of maintenance, service, and repair tasks that may involve buildings, facilities, mechanical equipment, plumbing, electrical systems, carpentry, or other trades at various City facilities and locations. This work is performed under close supervision – the incumbent is assigned duties according to specified procedures and receives detailed instructions; work is checked frequently and is reviewed through observation, completion of work orders, and review of results achieved.

Essential functions

NOTE: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Inspect buildings and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions and needed repairs making notes and recommendations.

Perform minor electrical and plumbing maintenance including replacement or repair of fixtures using appropriate hand, power, and specialty tools.

Perform minor painting, pressure washing, carpentry, and masonry work (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush, sprayer, or roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.).

Prepare surfaces and paints various structures and equipment to preserve wood and metal parts from corrosion and maintain a safe, comfortable working environment using various painting equipment and related tools.

Assemble and install furniture.

Assist in the maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment.

Maintain detailed records of work completed.

Be able to remain on-call to work mandatory Emergency Standby Duty and nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.

Perform other work as assigned.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

General knowledge of departmental and municipal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

General knowledge of occupational hazards, safety rules, and practices of the work.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, city officials, and the general public.

Ability to perform a variety of semi-skilled manual tasks.

Ability to use a variety of hand, power, and small engine tools.

Ability to operate equipment and vehicles in a safe manner under various conditions.

Ability to communicate information tactfully and impartially, both in person and in writing with all staff, city officials, and the general public.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and keep accurate records.

Ability to perform work schedule requires the ability to work mandatory Emergency Standby Duty and nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.

This position is performed with general knowledge – incumbent is generally familiar with information contained in relevant source documents or in a particular subject field, can seek additional resources for further information.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent; supplemented by a minimum of two years of experience in skilled trade, craft, or general maintenance work. Completion of a vocational or technical skilled trades program is preferred.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.  


Possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s license, Class E or higher.

NOTE: All required certifications must be current at the time of application and maintained in an active state as a condition of continued employment.


Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions including inclement weather, sun, extreme temperatures, odors, dirt and dust, loud noises, and hazardous chemicals, etc.


This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force repetitively to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping.

Ability to ascend/descend stairs, scaffolds, and ladders.

Ability to traverse about a variety of environments and obstacles throughout the city, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Ability to position oneself to work in confined or difficult to reach spaces.

Ability to manipulate objects, demonstrate small, precise movements, and operate necessary equipment such as small hand and power tools repetitively or continuously.


Tasks require the manipulation of objects and demonstration of small, precise movements, the ability to detect and distinguish various features of one’s surroundings, and the ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with others.