Trades Maintenance Specialist

Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 24, 2024
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5663 - Trades Maintenance Specialist II - (Corrections Shop 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, which requires monthly alternating evening shifts, is in the Facilities Management Department. 

The Trades Maintenance Specialist II is in the Corrections Maintenance Shop and works five evenings per week, 3:30 pm - 12:00 am (2nd Shift). Leads and participates in advanced or expert levels of operation, maintenance, construction, or modifications to equipment, complex systems (including natural resource features or ecological systems), projects, or facilities, frequently operating independently and serving as the system or Department expert on complex equipment, systems (mechanical or ecological) or projects. This classification is distinguished from the Trades Maintenance (TM) Supervisor, which typically exercises full supervisory authority over a crew or work center engaged in facilities, grounds, equipment, or specialized systems maintenance.


(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 t 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. Minimum 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 the 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.