Trades Maintenance Specialist

Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on March 31, 2024
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5663 - Trades Maintenance Specialist II (Swing Shift - Evenings)


Salary Grade: 9

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $22.79 - $27.34 Per Hour
Full Range: $22.79 - $31.90 Per Hour

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification. 

This position works five evenings per week, 3:30 pm - 12:00 am (2nd shift). The days of the week alternate quarterly.

The Trades Maintenance Specialist II position is a working Trades Maintenance position performing all duties required of a Trades Maintenance Specialist. In addition to these duties, it is expected to lead by example, ensure workflow continuity by stepping in when needed to assist and work alongside Maintenance personnel, train new employees, perform Administrative duties such as ADP and Maximo, and be able to cover for the Supervisor when supervisor is absent.



(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

  • Performs operational and preventive maintenance of complex facilities, equipment, and/or systems that may include monitoring of specialized park areas such as natural resource or ecological systems;
  • Performs critical repairs to complex systems, equipment, and related features to maintain system integrity and functions in accordance with standards, rules, and regulations, particularly those systems or equipment operated under permits or licenses granted by other governmental agencies;
  • Serves as system or Departmental technical expert in the maintenance and modification of complex equipment and systems, including natural resource maintenance and interpretation;
  • Interprets and applies required codes or standards to work situations;
  • Interprets complex blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to facilitate work;
  • Prepares working sketches, drawings, and estimates of resources required for assigned projects;
  • Operates specialized equipment in direct support of other activities;
  • Recommends to engineering, support staff, and management, modifications to current equipment, facilities, processes, and systems to enhance operability, reliability, and/or compliance with industrial or governmental standards or to enhance and protect or preserve ecological systems;
  • Acts as work center shift supervisor in the absence of the TM Supervisor;
  • Inspects and approves work of supporting operations and maintenance staff;
  • Coordinates equipment and system modifications or maintenance with operations and maintenance staff, supported facility managers or end-users to assure minimal disruption of services;
  • Maintains security and confidentiality of sensitive equipment, materials, or end-products, particularly those associated with law enforcement and correctional activities;
  • Participates in development of Requests for Proposals and contracts for equipment, supplies, and services;
  • Monitors contractor/vendor-supplied equipment, supplies, and services for compliance with contract provisions;
  • Conducts or coordinates specialized training for TM staff in the systems being supported;
  • Inspects, services, and maintains common and specialized tools, equipment, and vehicles used in performance of duties;
  • Maintains comprehensive records of work performed, modifications to equipment or systems, and related operations logs;
  • Prepares periodic and special reports for management on equipment, systems, and/or facilities supported or maintained;
  • May collect via manual, mechanical or electronics means, samples of process materials for subsequent analysis or to monitor proper functioning of the systems supported.


Knowledge of:

  • operating principles, practices, and techniques of assigned complex or specialized equipment, systems, or facilities support systems;
  • operation and maintenance of tools, equipment, and materials encountered in area of assignment;
  • operation and maintenance of testing and monitoring equipment common to skill, trade, or are of specialization;
  • effective supervision, training, and communications techniques;
  • hazards, safety procedures, or equipment required in the area of specialization or assigned work areas;
  • codes, standards, rules, and regulations applicable to the craft, trade, specialty, or area of work assignment;
  • basic contracting processes, including quality assurance or inspection of supplies or services for compliance with contracts;
  • principles and practices of park maintenance in area of assignment;
  • practices and principles in the maintenance of ecological systems.

Skill in:

  • following written and oral instructions;
  • preparing working sketches, drawings, and estimates of resources required for assigned projects;
  • interpreting and applying required codes, standards, rules, and regulations to work situations;
  • interpreting complex blueprints, schematics, and diagrams;
  • maintaining documentation of activities;
  • leading, supervising, and evaluating the work of others;
  • developing, implementing, and monitoring work-unit budgets;
  • conducting and coordinating specialized and on-the-job training for assigned staff in the skill, craft, trade, or area of specialization;
  • communicating effectively;
  • monitoring, assessing, and maintaining the condition of assigned ecological systems.


Minimum Qualifications

(1) Six years of direct journey-level work experience in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, carpentry, water treatment, and/or general building maintenance.


(2) Three years of experience with Pima County as a Trades Maintenance Specialist in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, carpentry, water treatment, and/or general building maintenance.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.): 

  1. Experience with written communication, specifically with shift summaries and documentation of issues.
  2. Experience performing visual site inspections for maintenance issues including random follow-up quality control inspections for completed work. 
  3. Experience communicating with management regarding parts, supplies, and tools needed for maintenance projects. 
  4. Experience, in a professional setting, using Microsoft Outlook, Maximo, and Advantage.
  5. Six (6) months experience, in a maintenance setting, in a lead, supervisor, or foreman capacity, overseeing a crew of four (4) or larger.
  6. Experience recognizing safety hazards and providing the necessary tools or equipment to safely carry out a task.
  7. Experience with preventive maintenance programs and associated tracking/scheduling.
  8. Experience training maintenance staff as needed on correct use of tools, equipment, or related apparatus.
  9. Experience in/knowledge of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, carpentry, water treatment, general building maintenance, and a good understanding of energy management systems.