Texas Parks & Wildlife Maintenance Specialist V in Austin, Texas

This position is responsible for performing advanced senior level construction and maintenance work. Responsible for complex technical maintenance and repair work for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) Headquarters (HQ) facilities and off site lease complexes. Performs technical repairs and installations to facilities and equipment with advanced senior level skill in plumbing, carpentry, painting, furniture repair, HVAC and electrical work. Monitors computer HVAC and building management systems, maintaining system operation from facility. Works as a team member in maintenance repair and installation projects; assists and coordinates employee relocation and furniture moving; establishes and accomplishes daily scheduled maintenance tasks. Documents all work performed in work order system and analyzes reports. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.


Qualification Guidelines:


  • Graduation from High School or GED. Experience:

  • Three years commercial construction or maintenance experience in multiple construction trade skills. Licensure:

  • If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid class "C" Texas driver's license. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education:

  • Trade or technical school certification or Associate's degree with coursework in construction related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of maintenance, repair and installation work in all major construction trades for large commercial facilities;
  • Knowledge of maintenance, custodial and grounds keeping services;
  • Knowledge of repair and maintenance of major electrical and communication equipment and systems, including dangers of high and live voltage;
  • Knowledge of commercial plumbing systems;
  • Knowledge of commercial HVAC systems including chillers, boilers, package units and system components;
  • Knowledge of pertinent construction, building and Life Safety codes;
  • Knowledge of building, fire, regulatory compliance and facility signage, space and use standards;
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
  • Skill in troubleshooting and repairing electrical control, lighting, and working with low and high voltage systems and live electricity;
  • Skill in plumbing fixtures and piping installation and repairs;
  • Skill in performing carpentry, painting, modular furniture installation;
  • Skill in operating power and hand tools;
  • Skill in operating light machinery forklift, tractors, hi-lift, etc.;
  • Skill in performing commercial construction and facility maintenance repairs and troubleshooting;
  • Skill in conducting technical and advanced diagnoses, repairs, maintenance and installations in a large professional office environment and commercial facilities, equipment and systems;
  • Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional matter;
  • Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other state agencies and organizations;
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with coworkers and work related contacts;
  • Skill in managing several projects simultaneously;
  • Skill in meeting deadlines;
  • Skill in problem solving;
  • Skill in making independent, sound and timely decisions;
  • Skill in identifying, researching and compiling information;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to perform work according to established priorities and schedules;
  • Ability to identify and make self-initiated repairs;
  • Ability to maintain and repair furniture, components and flooring;
  • Ability to implement and manage a preventative maintenance program for facility, hardware, equipment, systems, vehicles and utilities;
  • Ability to interpret and work from drawings and illustrations;
  • Ability to coordinate and schedule work with employees;
  • Ability to participate in, manage and fulfill maintenance obligations for space planning projects, employee relocation and furniture remodel;
  • Ability to perform tasks in the planning, request, design, completion and inspection of capital improvement and repair projects;
  • Ability to procure supplies and material according to procedures;
  • Ability to estimate, schedule, facilitate and complete work and projects utilizing contract services;
  • Ability to assist Facility Manager in the accomplishment of administrative tasks;
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions;
  • Ability to comprehend work related documents;
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;
  • Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 75 lbs.;
  • Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Additional Information:


  • Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
  • Required to work overtime as necessary;
  • Required to adjust to changing schedules;
  • Required to respond to emergency and on call situations;
  • Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
  • Required to perform work at high altitudes;
  • Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 75 lbs.;
  • May be required to operate a State vehicle;
  • Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;
  • Non-smoking environment in State building and vehicles.


In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:

  • Submittal of a completed online application;
  • Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
  • A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable);
  • Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.

NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.

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Job Posting #: 17-00077

Job Title: Maintenance Specialist V

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $2,748.00 - $2,811.64 Monthly

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Location: Austin, Texas

Work Address: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

Hiring Contact: Chris Deichmann, (512) 389-8050

Division: Infrastructure