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  • 512940
  • Full-time


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Business Services

Office of Facilities Management

Job Location:

Address:  3013 West Lincoln Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85009

Posting Details:

Salary: $44,720 - $49,192 

Grade: 17

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Building Maintenance Specialist with the Office of Facilities Management.

Job Duties:

The Building Maintenance Specialist is responsible for the preventive maintenance and repair of approximately 30 DES facilities across the state, including but not limited to installing and servicing electronic access and door hardware.

• Installing, repairing, or replacing irrigation systems; plumbing repair.
• Drywall repair; painting interior and exterior surfaces.
• Repairing or replacing millwork and repairing equipment as needed.
• Responsible for minor electrical repairs and has a basic understanding of electrical systems and construction methods for safe working procedures.
• Assists in the replacement and repair of HVAC components.
• Schedules periodic cooling/refrigeration equipment/system inspections and service.
• Inspects, services, and repairs to HVAC systems.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and rules and building codes.
• Knowledge of preventive maintenance, repair, remodeling, and construction methods and practices.
• Knowledge of work evaluation techniques.
• Knowledge of equipment to complete the assigned repair and maintenance required.
• Skill in analyzing and determining the proper use, maintenance, and security of tools, equipment, and materials.
• Skill in interpreting, applying, and following federal, state, and local laws and rules.
• Skill in interpreting, applying, and adhering to federal, state, and local building codes.
• Skill in applying and demonstrating generalized preventive maintenance, repair, remodeling, and construction methods and practices.
• Skill in reading and interpreting basic blueprints, schematics, and sketches.
• Skill in oral communication and written communication.
• Ability to provide general maintenance, repair, and new construction of electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems.

Selective Preference(s):

• Two years of experience equivalent to a Building Maintenance Technician of which one year was in the specialty appropriate to the assignment; or four years of full-time experience in the specialty appropriate to the assignment.  Any combination of training and experience that meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted. 

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees.
• Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• The position will require the possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record check, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-l 0-207.12). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.
• A medical/physical evaluation is required prior to the appointment.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

- Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
- Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Stipend Opportunities
- Infant at Work Program
- RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
- Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Life and Disability Insurance

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


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State-sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.

On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines, and effective dates.

Contact Us:

Apply through azstatejobs.azdoa.gov.  For questions call Anna Rios at (480) 338-6884 or email AnnaRios@azdes.gov

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (480) 338-6884.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA 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.