Building Mechanic II at County of Sonoma in California

County of Sonoma

๐Ÿ“Œ California
๐Ÿ•‘ January 19, 2021
๐Ÿท๏ธ Full Time
๐Ÿท๏ธ Skilled Labor
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Building Mechanic II

Position Information The County of Sonoma's General Services Department seeks experienced Building Mechanics.

Starting salary up to $42.04/hour ($87,742/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month* Individuals with significant Commercial HVAC Building Control experience are highly
encouraged to apply!
Please note:
These positions will be filled at either the I or II level. If you are interested in applying at the I level, you will need to apply to the separate, concurrent recruitment being conducted for that level.
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $615 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • The County of Sonoma General Services Department operates numerous buildings on various campuses. These campuses encompass the County Administration Center, which includes the Main Adult Detention Facility, the Airport Complex, the Veterans' Memorial Buildings, and the Chanate and Los Guilicos Campuses. In general, these facilities were constructed during the 1950's and 1960's and require extensive work to maintain and operate.

    The Building Mechanic II position requires thorough knowledge of one or more building maintenance or engineering trade areas, and will be responsible for the upkeep of County buildings and equipment, performing tasks such as painting, construction, maintenance, remodeling, and repairs.

    The ideal candidates for Building Mechanic II positions will be able to perform journey-level work in two of the following areas: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, central mechanical plant operations and service, boilers, electronic systems with an emphasis on low voltage controls, building automation or security electronics, and roof leak detection and repair. Additionally, they will possess:

  • A background in performing service and experience troubleshooting issues
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards of various trades
  • Strong customer service skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills, to provide
    support to system users
  • The ability to innovate to drive tasks to completion utilizing safe work practices
  • An aptitude for effectively managing work priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced
    environment
  • Note:
    This position will be required to have access to Sheriff's Office and/or Probation Department facilities and/or view data or work with information systems for these departments. This requires that a more extensive "Security Clearance" will be performed after hire. Successful completion of the probationary period will be contingent upon passing the security clearance, which includes a Live Scan fingerprint based check of California Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) criminal records. If you are offered a position which requires a security clearance, the job offer letter will clearly specify this as a condition of the probationary period.

    * Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. This recruitment is being conducted to fill two Building Mechanic positions in the General Services Department. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help vacancies as they occur during the active status of this list.
    APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
    Minimum

    Qualifications

    Education and

    Experience

    Any combination of education, experience, and training which would lead to possession of the required knowledge and abilities. Normally, completion of an approved apprenticeship program or journey level experience in at least two building trades OR one year experience equivalent to a Building Mechanic I with the County of Sonoma AND journey-level experience in at least two building trades would provide such an opportunity. The ability to read and write English and perform basic arithmetic calculations is required at a level sufficient to perform the duties of the position.

    License:
    Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

    Special

    Qualifications

    In addition to successfully completing a pre-employment medical screening, incumbents of this class must be able to use a respirator and pass a respirator fit test annually.
    A certificate of successful completion of hazardous materials training on asbestos and lead paint is required within six months of appointment to this class.

    Background Requirement:
    Incumbents in this class are subject to assignment to work in detention facilities. Candidates certified must be willing to undergo an in-depth background investigation, including a check of: employment history, drug and alcohol use, criminal history, DM
    V records, and fingerprints. Candidates convicted of a felony or under current formal probation supervision may be subject to disqualification.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Considerable knowledge of: system, theory, and procedure for installation, operation, maintenance, and repair in two or more of the following areas: electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, electronic, plumbing, painting, and carpentry, including Uniform Mechanical, Electrical, Building, Fire, and Life Safety Codes; and effective use of tools, equipment, and materials used in building trades; procedures, materials, and tools used in remodeling buildings and building furniture; occupational hazards and safety precautions of the building and mechanical trades, including using highly toxic paints.

    Ability to: inspect systems and buildings to detect existing or potential problems; read and understand blueprints and circuit diagrams; analyze situations and develop an effective course of action; lead and train other employees; perform arithmetic calculations as required by the job; maintain records and prepare reports; read, understand, maintain and follow MSDS sheets and instructions. Learn the operation and routine maintenance of computerized instrumentation and plant operational equipment. Establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers, employees of other departments and agencies, and the public. Mix and match paints and varnishes; apply paint to a wide variety of surfaces; make estimates of time and material required on widely varied assignments; keep simple records and prepare simple reports. Demonstrate physical strength, agility and endurance; lift up to 50 lbs.; stoop, lift and stand for extended periods of time; paint overhead for extended periods of time; work in heat and cold and various outdoor exposures; and safely climb up and down ladders and scaffoldings.

    Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
  • Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.

    APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED. Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient.
    The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

    An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews.

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    Job Expires: February 18, 2021

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