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Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.
The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.
The Maintenance Specialist I normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, the Central Plant Maintenance (CPM) Department provides 24/7/365 shift rotational coverage in support of two Health and Specialty Care Systems (HSCS) facilities; the San Antonio State Hospital (SASH) & the State Supported Living Center (SSLC). Accordingly, occasional changes to this schedule (including regularly scheduled days off and regularly scheduled hours) are required and may occur with minimal advance notice.
Where possible, rotation of on-call and shift coverage is evenly distributed among all technicians. Will be required to respond to the CPM Department's Emergency Preparedness Response Team 24/7/365. Maintenance Specialist I (General Maintenance) performs assigned work at the CPM Department serving SASH, Casa Amistad located in Laredo, Texas, and the SSLC.
Maintenance Specialist I performs semi-skilled routine entry-level building general maintenance, repair, adjustment and construction work in the basic trades to ensure that facilities are properly maintained and meet hospital standards requirement. Duties may include a variety of trades/areas (i.e., carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, grounds, hvac, fire safety/life safety and locks.
Will execute and perform work orders in a timely manner as assigned by the supervisor. Reports directly to the Team Supervisor for work and job assignments. This position is required to drive a state owned vehicle.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
1.Performs maintenance, construction, and repair work such as plumbing, masonry, welding, carpentry, painting, electrical, mechanical, ventilation, heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration.
2.Performs preventative maintenance for building systems (exterior envelopes and interior ceilings, floors, walls, windows, finishes and hardware, keys, panel alarm hardware, etc.), plumbing, electrical (lights, light tube changes, ballasts, outlets, circuitry, electrical panels), and mechanical systems including controls, pump and motors.
3.Repair facilities structures, systems and components, including performing minor repairs to building plumbing, low-voltage, and line voltage electric systems, door hardware, fire and life safety protection/equipment systems, sprinkler systems, and assisting in structural and roof inspections.
4.Operates and maintains motorized vehicles and equipment.
5.May assist with the preventative maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and utility systems.
6.May maintain and repair machines, equipment, boilers, and boiler feed pumps.
7.May mow grass, edge walks and curbs, and trim shrubbery.
8.May repair and upholster furniture.
9.May repair equipment and fabricate parts for repairs.
10. May perform inspections of operating machinery, equipment, and utility systems to ensure efficient and safe operations.
11. Performs related work as assigned.
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1.Knowledge in routine entry-level building general maintenance and operation, repair, adjustments and construction work in the basic trades/areas; carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, grounds, hvac, fire safety/life safety and locks.
2.Basic understanding of how the facilities (SASH, Casa Amistad and SSLC) works/functions facility-related. Hazardous Materials Code, Life Safety Code (NFPA 101), Joint Commission Inspections and the Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID).
3.Skill in the use of maintenance of tools and equipment.
4.Skill in the use of a computer and software programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, Webmail, Excel, and PowerPoint).
5.Ability to follow instructions; to work from drawings, diagrams, or blueprints; and to communicate effectively.
6.Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
7.Ability to effectively communicate orally and written with all employees, contractors and vendors.
8.Ability to organize and provide exceptional customer service in support routine work orders, preventive maintenance, to include special facility projects and plans, to follow instructions; to work from drawings, diagrams, or blueprints and to provide report feedback on findings, or related issues/problems.
9.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, to prioritize and manage multi-functional tasks, to work effectively under pressure, and against strict time constraints, to work in a team environment.
10. Ability to use standard powered and non-powered tools.
PHYSICAL and/or ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.Office environment and outdoors with a wide range of temperatures ranging from winter to summer.
2.Ambulatory skills, e.g. stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and work from ladders, scaffolds and other high facilities, move and work safely and effectively in tight quarters such as crawl spaces below floors and above ceilings.
Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy. Initial Selection Criteria:
1.Experience in construction, maintenance, and repair work.
2.Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Requisition # 423742
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable.
As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 11B/C, 12V/W, 18C, 19D/K, 91C/L, AB, BU, CM, CN, EO, HT, SW, 100, 210, BM, DC, 1100, 1300, 1316, 3E2X1, 2E3X1, 3E4X1, 3E4X3. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
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