Building Maintenance

State of Colorado
Full Time CO Torres, CO 81091, USA


Department Information

This position is open to current Colorado residents only.

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
The Division of Facilities Management - Northern DivisionThis work unit exists to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and manage the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) facilities and campuses according to all applicable standards in a manner that promotes the CDHS mission of providing a safe, sanitary and effective environment for clients, youth, residents, consumers and staff and enhances the quality of life in CDHS facilities and campuses and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

The facilities managed by the Division of Facilities Management (DFM) include 1,400 acres of land and 349 buildings comprised of 3.8 million square feet. The North district facilities are Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL), 1575 Sherman, Wheat Ridge Regional Center (WRRC), Sunada (SLC), Satellite Group Homes, and the Division of Youth Services (Adams, Gilliam, Lookout Mountain, Marvin Foote, Mount View, Platte Valley, Prairie Vista YSC, and Ridge View). 

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Description of Job

Shift information: This full-time, in-person position requires ability to work shifts.

This position exists at a fully operational independent level to respond, troubleshoot, and correct building client issues during normal operating hours. Works at and travels to all the facilities listed above and the job duties include, but are not limited to, building temperature control, minor plumbing and electrical problems and minor building security issues (locked doors, broken windows, etc.). Makes machine room rounds/equipment checks. Positions operate independently to perform the full range of tasks and determine solutions to the full range of problems. Judgment is used to select the most appropriate guidelines and adapt them to accomplish the tasks. Continually determine practical solutions to problems by applying specific processes, techniques, and methods.

What you will be doing:

  • Performs HVAC troubleshooting, repairs and adjustments to a variety of different types of HVAC systems for patient, client and laboratory comfort. 
  • Thermostat T-stat adjustments, minor airflow modifications and other adjustments for client/patient comfort. 
  • Performs preventive maintenance tasks on HVAC systems including filter change-outs, coil cleaning, belt replacement, greasing bearings, and other related work.
  • Performs plumbing troubleshooting and repairs to plumbing fixtures, unplugs sinks, toilets, floor drains, and sewer drain lines in emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Performs electrical troubleshooting and minor repairs to include light switches, receptacles, resetting circuit breakers, power cords, light bulb replacement, electric door locks, HVAC controls and other minor repairs as directed.
  • Performs general building maintenance to include; wall repair, flooring repairs and painting.
  • Performs mechanical room inspections and repair, minor fence repairs, lock repairs, door repairs, hinge repairs, fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) installation.
  • Performs minor roof repairs, carpet repairs, window repairs, sprinkler system repairs, fire alarm system repairs. 
  • Must comply with the safety program and tool and key control.
  • Performs administrative duties including Maximo work order system, labor tracking, reconciling purchasing Cards, and completing required monthly status reports. 
  • Must complete record keeping tasks for work order tracking and other computer duties as required to accomplish job tasks. 
  • Provides Job Safety Analyses.
  • Performs snow removal and other duties as assigned. 
  • Travel to District sites as needed to other North Central District (NCD) facilities.
  • Monitors and controls expenses in accordance with the budget. 
  • Provides supervisor with estimates and proposed costs for preventative and routine maintenance and emergency repairs.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


Applicants must have four years of building maintenance experience. That included general maintenance and repairs in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, painting, HVAC, ground maintenance, locksmithing etc.


Successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program or higher level course work from an accredited, non-correspondence, vocational or trades school appropriate to the work assignment may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to work and train people on advanced card access reader systems
  • Basic computer skills: email, Google applications
  • Knowledge of the tools used in this occupation (i.e.voltage meters, tube benders, pipe cutters, hand held snakes, etc.)
  • Knowledge of technology used in this occupation (electronic locks, appliances, etc.)
  • Knowledge of hazardous material, protective clothing and storing,
  • Oral communication/comprehension, active listening, critical thinking, reading comprehension, coordination, judgment/decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizing, planning and prioritizing work
  • Processing of information (compiling, categorizing, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data)
  • Manual Dexterity, performing general physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving of your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling of materials.

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Must will be willing to submit to a full criminal background check.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must be willing to travel to different site locations.
  • Must be willing to receive an annual influenza vaccination or provide documentation for a medical or religious exemption at the time of hire.
  • A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire.
  • Essential Services Designation - Must be available for call back to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay or interruption.
  • Use, handling or exposure to hazardous materials- proximity to moving, mechanical parts, to exposure to hazardous materials. 
  • Must be available for shift work. 
  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.

Appeal Rights: 

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at  under Rules.