City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 29, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

This is first-line supervisory work of more than average difficulty in directing the maintenance, modification, and repair of one or more municipal facilities.
An employee in this class assigns and supervises the work of crews engaged in activities such as maintenance, repair and renovation of City buildings; plumbing, electrical, welding, mechanical, carpentry, painting and masonry; sign painting; repair and maintenance of equipment; maintenance of airport grounds and facilities; and maintenance of storeroom inventory records.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan!
That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/PublicServiceLoanForgiveness for more information or to see if you qualify.

This job classification is in Management Category III for benefits purposes, which includes six (6) additional Management Vacation Days and a Vehicle Allowance of $250/month.

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Schedules, assigns and supervises work of employees engaged in regularly planned projects, emergency activities and preventive maintenance of the facilities.
  • Supervises and performs repairs in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer's specifications, machinery and mechanical equipment, pumps, engines, motors, air conditioning, elevators, by using hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Supervises and performs plumbing, electrical, mechanical, welding, carpentry, painting, and masonry repairs necessary for the care and maintenance of a municipal building or buildings.
  • May supervise cleaning operations; assigns work, inspects results, trains and schedules cleaning employees.
  • Receives and responds to complaints, determines and directs appropriate corrective measures.
  • Performs inspections of buildings and equipment to determine maintenance and repair needs; maintains records and schedules; prepares periodic reports.
  • Assists in planning and scheduling outside contractors for projects requiring additional workers or special skills.
  • Organizes equipment, material and personnel needs for jobs assigned; maintains records of time, equipment and material usage, compiles and presents written and oral reports.
  • May supervise Electricians and Helpers in the maintenance, repair and replacement of street lighting, security lighting, and airport lighting and instrumentation.
  • May evaluate the condition of vehicles and equipment and recommend repair or replacement. May participate in the preparation of specifications for the acquisition of new equipment.
  • May supervise the maintenance of computerized storeroom inventory control records; and supervises and trains personnel in receiving, storing and distributing storeroom equipment and supplies.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, and diagrams.
  • Assists in the preparation of Division budget.
  • Performs related work as required.

Associate degreeAt least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in varied building maintenance and repair, preferably have experience in multiple disciplines with some supervisory experience or training. Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year for year basis for the required education.Previous supervisory experience preferred. Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire.Ability to put together a scope of work for contract work and existing vendors.Must be organized, flexible and able to prioritize work assignments.Must be able to use computer systems to include basic software such as Microsoft Office as well as WO tracking systems. Preference: Certification or higher-level degrees in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, general contracting or related fields.

Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.


The position involves light physical demands, such as exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Frequently or Often Street environment (near moving traffic) Frequently or Often Construction site Sometimes Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Sometimes Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Sometimes


Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204 ) .

The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER . All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of City's employees and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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Closing Date/Time: 11/6/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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