Salt Lake County

Construction & Maintenance Specialist I/II

Job Locations US-UT-Salt Lake City
Requisition ID 2023-33173
# of Openings
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
2 weeks ago(1/18/2023 5:45 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
District Attorney
Location : Location
US-UT-Salt Lake City
Location : Address
35 East 500 South
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time (Merit)
Requisition Post Information* : Post End Date
Posted Min
Posted Max

Job Description


Performs skilled and Journey level troubleshooting, maintenance, repairs, fabrications, remodeling, and construction commonly represented by the licensed construction trades in maintaining and upgrading facilities, grounds, and equipment. 



One (1) year of closely related experience in a field related to delivery service, custodial, grounds, or construction maintenance.



Three (3) years' experience in at least one of the constructions trades.



A valid Driver's License issued by the State of Utah may be required to operate a vehicle.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation.


The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.

Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Transports and operates light, medium, and heavy duty equipment.
  • Operates and performs general maintenance on facility service vehicles and custodial and grounds equipment.
  • Maintains and operates assigned hand tools, power tools, and equipment.
  • Reads blueprints, schematics, hazard warnings, and safety instructions. Lays out jobs, makes rough sketches showing materials and dimensions, estimates labor, determines methods, material, and time requirements, and ensures that code requirements and safety regulations and safe work practices are followed.
  • Prepares a variety of routine records and reports, maintains records of work requests and routine equipment maintenance and safety records.
  • Assists with loading and unloading dock deliveries and shipments.
  • Performs building maintenance which may include: travel ways, fabrication, rough and finish carpentry, dry walling, painting, repairing and replacing glass, light fixtures, outlet replacement, and specialized cleaning. Keeps alert for facility problems that could be safety or security issues.
  • Orders and maintains stock of materials and supplies. Picks up and distributes cleaning supplies within facilities.
  • Assembles/disassembles, designs, relocates, and repairs Steelcase partitions, work stations, shelving, and other office furniture.
  • Maintains facility grounds which may include: cutting grass, weeding, watering, aerating, fertilizing, seeding turf, installing and maintaining sprinkler systems, trimming shrubbery, and snow removal.
  • Constructs and maintains curbs, gutters, waterways, sidewalks, retaining walls, fences and flatwork.

Office buildings:

  • Tests electrical circuitry of appliances and fixtures for diagnosis of failure, replaces worn parts and otherwise restores equipment to operating condition.
  • Maintains and repairs plumbing filters, cartridges, seals, floor drains and strainers. Replaces fixtures, valves, and disposals as needed.
  • Changes and cleans HVAC filters as needed. Inspects and reports issues with air handling units, split systems, chillers, boilers, and exhaust systems, investigates air all pressure changes inside office buildings.
  • Inspects and records fire system valves and gages and immediately reports any issues found in inspections.
  • Repairs broken locks on doors, cabinets, and desks.
  • Patches and paints damaged walls and doors. Fixes and replaces carpet. Repairs and replaces base molding. Replaces damaged ceiling tiles.


Knowledge of:  

  • Methods, materials, tools and equipment necessary to perform facilities and grounds construction, maintenance and repair work
  • Grounds maintenance and gardening (care of flowers, shrubs, trees, fertilizing, etc.)
  • Preventative maintenance techniques
  • Standard Safety Practices and procedures common to facilities and grounds construction
  • General knowledge of contracting methods, such as building and framing walls, plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry, and the safety procedures associated with all the procedures
  • Proper hand and power tools needed for assigned tasks, their usage, and safety measures when using them
  • Cleaning methods and techniques, sanitation principles, fire codes, and proper use of cleaning chemicals and supplies
  • Proper safety measures and precautions to take when working in buildings and around the public


Skills and Abilities to:  

  • Respond to public and co-workers inquires in a courteous and positive manner
  • Operate and maintain equipment and tools needed to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Interact and communicate effectively with other trade professionals, facility staff, and general public
  • Act and work independently with minimum supervision, make decisions, and prioritize tasks
  • Follow written and verbal instructions and procedures
  • Prepare and maintain proper records and reports.

Additional Information


This position requires extensive physical labor; lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying objects over 50 pounds (occasionally up to 100 pounds with some assistance): kneeling, bending, sitting and standing.  The work involves exposure to extreme weather conditions, dirt, dust, heat, cold, chemicals, smoke, and/or loud noises.



Work schedules and hazards vary. May be required to work holidays, nights, weekends, or special events as needed. May be required to work non-typical hours.

Positions within the Salt Lake County Jail (which is a locked down facility), have direct contact with prisoners, and may be exposed to stress as a result of human behavior in a jail environment.


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