Texas Department of Public Safety Facilities Technician - ADM Austin in Austin, Texas

Job Summary

Performs routine (journey-level) building and grounds maintenance work. Work involves maintaining and repairing buildings and the site, utility systems, and stationary equipment and operating motorized equipment and maintain parking lots and grounds and landscaping of the Headquarters complex in a neat, clean, safe and attractive condition. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

State Classification #:9042 State Classification Maintenance Specialist II Salary Group: A10

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met. 12W, 18C, 91C, 91E, 914A, CM, DC, 1100, 1169, 1300, 3E2X1, 3E3X1, 3E4X1

General Duties:

Performs skilled or semi-skilled work to include preventative maintenance and repairing of building and/or stationary equipment involving plumbing, masonry, painting, roof gutters and drains (including storm drains), parking lots, roads, and sidewalks, etc.

May operate various gas and diesel powered equipment to mow grass, edge, cut limbs, trim grass and shrubs, remove leaves, limbs, trash, weed, sweep and apply sand or salt on icy pavement as needed.

Assist with moving furniture, boxes, by carrying the items or using pallet jacks, dollies, etc.

Install and repair sprinkler systems, assist the master plumber, and oversee watering schedule as needed.

May utilize material and handling equipment such as fork lifts, boom lifts, etc.

May assist with limited special custodial related projects.

May mix and spread pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

Follow best methods and sequences to accomplish work orders or daily schedules of work on assigned tasks and notifies management of any noted building or grounds issues.

Complete appropriate documents, work orders, reports to include but not limited to documenting length of time spent on each job, materials used, and describing work completed.

May serve as a liaison between contractors/vendors and assigned contract monitors.

May perform inspections and minor equipment repair and preventative maintenance on equipment, tools, buildings and grounds to ensure efficient and safe operations.

Reads simple drawings, sketches and blueprints as necessary to determine details of assigned tasks.

Respond to off-hours maintenance emergencies as needed.

May work hours beyond and other than normal work hours including holidays and weekends to accomplish special projects as needed.

May travel to remote agency facilities to accomplish repair, renovation, or restoration tasks as assigned.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Education -Graduation from a standard senior high school or the equivalent.

Experience –Minimum of one (1) year of full-time work experience in building trades work on commercial or residential projects and attainment of competent skills in at least one (1) skilled area (frame or finish carpentry, plumbing, sanitation, painting, grounds etc.).

Substitution Note:Technical school training in a skilled construction trade (as listed above) may substitute for the required work experience at the rate of six (6) months of full-time training equal to one (1) year of full-time work experience (certificate, transcript, etc. must be provided).

Licenses and/or Certifications - Valid driver license from state of residence. May be required to obtain a pesticide applicator license and fork lift operator certification.

Regulatory Knowledge - Working knowledge of building/grounds maintenance in designated skilled trades and some knowledge in other related building trades. Basic understanding of building codes such as Fire Codes, American with Disabilities Act, etc. or ability to learn how they apply to facilities and grounds.

Maintenance Knowledge – Skill in the use of hand and power tools to accomplish tasks involved in maintenance, repair, dismantling, refresh, and remodeling of the building structures and grounds. Ability to learn a variety of processes, procedures, methods, various standard materials, and supplies applicable to constructing, remodeling, maintaining, and repairing structures and grounds. Ability to learn procedures for and to operate equipment safely and effectively. Ability to learn and effectively apply procedures for maintaining and making minor repairs to tools, equipment, and machinery. Work safely and effectively in construction environments involving heavy dust, dirt, noise, moving equipment, and other adverse factors. Ability to bend various sizes of singular and multiple conduits by hand. Ability to accurately estimate materials requirements for repair or construction tasks and to apply proper methods, techniques, and procedures in accomplishing a wide variety of repair, renovation and construction projects.

Communication Skills - Ability to understand and effectively apply verbal and written instruction.

Interpersonal Skills - Must exercise intermediate interpersonal skills - position continually requires an ability to establish and maintain effective working/professional relationships. Ability to develop and execute effective and efficient plans/schedules to accomplish all aspects of assigned work order tasks on time, within budget, and at or exceeding quality standards.

Computer Skills - Basic proficiency with personal computers and modern business office practices.

Organizational Skills - Must be organized, flexible, and able to prioritize.

Travel and Work Non-Business Hours - May be required to travel up to five percent (5%) to remote agency facilities to accomplish repair, renovation, or restoration tasks as assigned and work other than normal hours to accomplish special projects.

Confidentiality - Must be able to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.

Supplemental information:

**DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group and state title will be transferred with no salary change.

DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.

Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.**


The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for the 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.

  • Office environment and outdoors with a wide range of temperatures ranging from winter to summer;
  • Ambulatory skills, e.g. stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and work from ladders, scaffolds and other high facilities;
  • Move and work safely and effectively in tight quarters such as crawl spaces below floors and above ceilings;
  • Hand-eye coordination and arm/hand/finger dexterity;
  • Ability to speak, hear, smell, and exercise visual acuity;
  • Ability to transfer weights of fifty to one hundred (50-100) pounds anticipated for this position;
  • Perform manual labor involving strenuous work such as moving furniture, demolishing structures, pouring concrete, digging holes for plumbing repairs, etc.;
  • Driving requirements for this position: moderate-frequency.


Travel: 5% Number of Vacancies: 1

State of Texas retirees may be rehired for full-time, non-commissioned positions only under very specific circumstances.

Job Title: Facilities Technician - ADM Austin

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $2,075.83 - $2,260.80 Monthly

Job Type: Full-time, Regular, day shift

Location: Austin, Texas