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Building Maintenance Specialist

  • 502572
  • Full-time


The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.



Job Location:

Address:   161st Air Wing/CES, Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $13.9462 - $19.4826 per hour (DOE) 

Grade: 17

This position will remain posted until filled. Resumes will be reviewed weekly.

Job Summary:

The Building Maintenance Specialist performs maintenance task that require the application of highly skilled abilities maintaining and repairing buildings and related utility service systems for the 161st Air Guard. The incumbent of this position contributes in the planning of and services to oversee or carry out, the initial-through-completion stages of remodeling and construction work under limited supervision of the Physical Plant Supervisor 3 (PPS3), assuring compliance with national and local building codes and safety laws and rules.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include:
● Building Maintenance performing painting, carpentry, welding, and masonry maintenance including, but not limited to, preparing surfaces and applying pre-determined colors and mixtures by brush/spray/roller; replaces wallboard; hangs doors; replaces ceiling and floor tiles; builds forms, mixes and finishes cement for walks & repairs; repairs roofs, repairs carpets; repairs metal items by use of arc or acetylene process.
● Minor Locksmith duties repair/replace door locks, repair/replace door closers.
● Uses appropriate hand and power tools.
● Operate Equipment: Backhoe, Sweeper, Dump Truck, Forklift & High Reach Lift.
● Assisting other shops craftsmen with minor repair/construction projects.
● Completing necessary paperwork before initiating work orders and after work order completion.
● Professional Skills Training & Safety Training.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Knowledge of common and specialized tools, equipment and materials related to the work such as blueprints, sketches and structural components of buildings and related utilities services systems.
• National and local building codes; methods and practices involved in remodeling and construction and installing.
• Estimating, costing, and ordering materials.
• Knowledge of common various types of welding and the most appropriate applications of each of the properties/uses of various metals and the welding techniques and procedures best suited to each general safety equipment and practices associated with the welding trade, the purposes/uses of the various equipment structures fabricated, modified, and/or repaired, materials, supplies, and tools needed to fabricate, modify, and/or repair various equipment structures.

Skilled in:
• Skill in using methods and practices of remodeling and construction; reading and understanding blueprints, sketches and schematics relating to buildings and utilities.
• Applying and understanding National and local building codes and common safety practices; the trade of carpenter.
• Using common and specialized tools, equipment and materials.
• Oral and written communications.
• Ordering and estimating materials and costs.
• Interpersonal relationships.
• Skilled in using various welding equipment, including oxyacetylene, electric arc, heliarc, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG).
• Fabricating, modifying, and/or repairing various equipment, structures based on plans, blueprints, sketches, and/or verbal instructions.
• Using a variety of metal fabrication tools/equipment, including grinders, presses, brakes, and rollers.
• Basic record keeping and inventory control.

Ability to:
● Ability to perform Building Maintenance and Minor Construction without immediate supervision.
● To communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing and to follow verbal and written instructions.

Selective Preference(s):

Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education, and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described. Preferred candidate will have previous experience equivalent to a Building Maintenance Technician, OR previous full-time experience in a specialty appropriate to the assignment.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Special Job Requirements:

● Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State of Arizona driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
● In-State travel is required.
● Individual is required to pass a criminal background investigation.
● Requires the ability to achieve a favorable National Agency Check for the purpose of obtaining a Common Access Card (CAC).


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hr@azdema.gov.
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.