Position Information

Posting Title Maintenance Worker III

Job Requisition Number COA085768

Position Number 103867

Job Type Full-Time

Division Name Building Services – Maintenanc

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years of building maintenance and construction work, including heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Relevant work experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:
Texas Class “C” Operator’s License.

Physical Requirements:
Moderate. Tasks involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying, or using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds

Notes to Applicants

Driving Requirement:
This position requires a Texas Class “C” Operator’s License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Overtime may be required with or without notice.

Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department that the position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:
Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.

Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job will be assessed through skills testing for General Maintenance proficiency.

If you are selected for hire:
You must provide proof of education which may include your official college transcript, High School diploma, GED or equivalent degree and your professional licenses.

Military / Veteran Interview Preference:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification:
This position is classified as NON-EXEMPT.

Additional Information:
This position is an essential position. This means that the Top Candidate who, by virtue of their presence, specialized function or necessary skills, are essential to meeting the business or certain operational needs and are therefore required to report to duty. The position with the Building Services Department is considered an essential employee during the COVID-19 pandemic event and as such is required to continue to report to their normal work location and perform the essentials functions of their position during the COVID-19 pandemic event.

Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after seven (7) days.

Pay Range

$18.09 – $22.06 per hour


Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required.

Rotational on-call as required by the position.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a full time, forty (40) hour per week position.

Job Close Date


Type of Posting External

Department Building Services

Regular/Temporary Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable

Category Technical

Location 411 Chicon St., Austin, TX, 78702

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:
Proficiency in a computerized work order system(s) and/or Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) software.

Experience in carpentry to include: erecting walls, tape, repair, float and painting, installing doors and various types of door frames.

Locksmith experience to include cutting and repairing commercial locks and keys.

Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Inspects buildings and equipment for needed repairs and maintenance.

Repairs and maintains heating and cooling systems as required. Installs or replaces floors and ceramic tiles. Repairs or replaces electric plugs and cords.

Drives vehicles as needed.

Performs service on pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, etc.

Repacks, changes oil/filters, lubricates, etc.

Operates drills, buffers, grinders, sanders, and various power saws, i.e. radial arm, skill, etc.

Operates acetylene cutting torch, welder, etc.

Performs basic plumbing installations/repairs i.e. install and repair faucets, unclog drains, replace valves, etc.

Performs semi-skilled carpentry work in the construction and repair of walls, ceilings, etc.

Operates forklift.

Reads profiles/blueprints.

Responsibilities – Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of equipment, methods, and materials used in routine painting, basic plumbing, and moderate levels of construction.

Knowledge of equipment, methods, and materials used in routine carpentry.

Knowledge of basic electricity and plumbing.

Knowledge of basic heating and cooling system operations.

Knowledge of proper safety practices and procedures.

Knowledge of the equipment, methods, and materials used in ground maintenance.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

Skill in planning and organizing.

Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment..

Ability to read blueprints.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.