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Calaveras County’s Facilities Division is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Engineer. Apply Now! Position is open until filled.
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Salary:  $26.95 - $32.79/hr.

Range:  7585

Job Type:  Full - Time

Job Status: Permanent 

Unit:  SEIU

FLAS:  Non-Exempt

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The incumbent, under general direction,  leads, trains, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of a crew responsible for providing maintenance and repair to County buildings and facilities; sets priorities and directs the work of assigned staff on a project or day-to-day basis; plans and coordinates the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of County buildings, facilities and grounds; performs complex maintenance and repair work; provides technical and specialized assistance to the assigned management and supervisory staff; assists with the coordination of facilities maintenance related projects and programs and performs related work as required.


This is the advanced level lead-worker classification in the facilities maintenance series. Incumbent will plan, organize, and lead the work of facilities maintenance workers and contractors in the maintenance of County buildings, facilities, grounds, Sheriff’s Office and Calaveras County Jail. Incumbents are expected to independently perform the full range of facilities maintenance duties.  Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines.  This class is distinguished from the Facilities Maintenance & Ground Manager in that the latter is a mid-management classification and has management responsibilities for all building maintenance, grounds maintenance, and housekeeping staff.


  • Evaluates, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
  • Plans, organizes, and assigns the work of facilities maintenance workers and contractors in consultation with the Facilities Maintenance & Grounds Manager; communicates status of repairs to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule repairs in accordance with established and special operational priorities;
  • Monitor and operate the County’s Building Automation System;
  • Provides technical and functional leadership to Facilities Maintenance Workers; leads the work of assigned staff and contractors while on the job site; reviews quality of work;
  • Participates in performing routine to complex and specialized maintenance and repair work on County infrastructure.
  • Performs minor adjustments on service equipment; maintains tools and equipment in working and safe order;
  • Trains lower level facilities maintenance staff in work and safety procedures and in the operation and use of tools, equipment and supplies; implements procedures and standards;
  • Assists in the administration of annual contracts, such as custodial services and related facilities maintenance functions;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned services and programs; identifies resources needed;
  • Recommends and implements policies and procedures, including standard operating procedures;
  • Inspects assigned County facilities for safety violations; ensures that safety procedures are followed and that safety equipment is work; makes periodic safety presentations if required;
  • Troubleshoots complex operational and maintenance problems; corrects or assigns the correction and repair of operational and/or equipment problems;
  • Provides staff assistance to the Facilities Maintenance & Grounds Manager; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; completes maintenance related reports, records and files; ensures proper documentation of activities;
  • Attends trainings, meetings, workshops, etc., as required to enhance job knowledge and skills; stays current on trends on facilities related technology and environmental requirements;
  • Responds to emergency situations as necessary; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of leadership, including work planning, assignment, and training of lower-level staff; principles and practices of facilities maintenance and repair program administration; principles, practices, procedures, equipment, tools and materials of facilities maintenance and repairs; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility; basic principles and practices of budget and capital improvement program development, administration, and accountability; purchasing and supply ordering policies and procedures; principles and practices of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, mechanical, carpentry, concrete work, masonry and related building trades; and principles and practices of OSHA safety requirements and training.


Skill to:

Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards; train, plan, organize and schedule lower-level staff; organize, implement, and lead staff in facilities maintenance and operations activities; interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations; understand, interpret, and successfully communicate both orally and in writing, pertinent department policies and procedures; perform the most complex maintenance and operations duties and operate related equipment and tools safely and effectively; develop cost estimates for supplies and equipment; prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, procedures, and other written materials; establish and maintain a variety of manual and computerized files, record-keeping, and project management systems; organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and software programs; use English effectively to communicate in person, over the phone, and in writing; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 


Education, Training and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from high school.  Five years of journey-level experience in the operation and repair of commercial and residential buildings and facilities, including HVAC, ventilation and refrigeration, boiler systems, and building automation control programs, or four years as a Facilities Maintenance Worker III with the County of Calaveras.    


Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
  • Industrial or trade-school graduation or certificates or graduation from a registered apprenticeship is preferred.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Refrigeration Recovery Certification issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency within the first six months of employment.


Following successful completion of the oral interview, an in-depth Sheriff’s background investigation will be conducted.  In addition, a fit for duty medical examination will be completed. Successful completion of all phases of the County’s testing process is required.


Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.




Physical demands and working conditions:

Must possess mobility to work in and around County buildings and facilities, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards; finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, phone, or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment.  Positions in this classification series bend, stoop, kneel, reach, crawl, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites.  Must have the ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects weighing up to 100 lbs. or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment and/or help of co-workers.


Other requirements:

This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.  Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.  Employees may interact with members of the public or with staff under emotionally stressful conditions while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~


Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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