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  • 509100
  • Full-time


For Veterans and those who care for them.



Job Location:

Address: 4141 North S Herera Way Phoenix AZ 85012 

Posting Details:

Salary: $22.00 - $24.00 (DOE) 

Grade: 20

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

This position supervises the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Department of the Arizona State Veteran Home. Is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the building(s), utilities services systems, equipment, grounds and vehicles, ensuring compliance with physical plant health and safety codes/standards as well as with National Fire Protection Association requirements for existing health care occupancies. Meets all Federal, State and VA Nursing Home regulations that impact job functions. Learns, implements and monitors Arizona Management System (AMS) methods. Utilizes AMS concepts and tools for problem solving and continuous work/process improvements and efficiencies.

Job Duties:
  • Plans, organizes and supervises the maintenance activities/projects of the Arizona State Veteran Home ensuring compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations and facility policies and procedures. Maintains required records. Prepares reports.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for the both the building and grounds. Conducts continuous inspections and reviews of maintenance procedures, assignments and projects, ensuring that all preventive maintenance and repairs occur to keep the facility and equipment in sound working condition. Conducts inspections of the grounds to ensure that they are properly and safely maintained.
  • Supervises subordinate staff to ensure the goals and objectives of the work unit are met. Plans, organizes, assigns and reviews the work of the maintenance staff. Creates work schedules. Provides the proper tools, training and support. Evaluates performance and completes appraisal documents in a timely manner.
  • Addresses staff problems. Recommends disciplinary actions. Interviews and selects staff.
  • Supervises all building and/or grounds alterations and new construction projects. Coordinates with state consultants, as appropriate. Monitors contractor performance to ensure compliance with contract requirements and acceptability of work.
  • Develops, documents and implements safety plans to include disaster plans/drills, fire safety inspections and fire drills.
  • Assists in projecting budget for maintenance operation. Provides input concerning needs for supplies, personnel, utility requirements and contractual services.
  • Submits capital improvement requests to Administrator. Works within budget parameters. Monitors expenditures. Ensures all state procurement rules are followed.
  • Supervises the state owned vehicle fleet to ensure appropriate usage and proper maintenance.
  • Actively involved in AMS processes such as huddle boards, problem-solving, job breakdown sheets, success tracking, and standardized work. Serves on committees and attends related meetings. Completes special projects, as assigned. Assumes staff assignments when necessary. Consults with department and facility managers relative to program objectives, staffing and equipment needs, budget, operational policies and procedures, and management issues.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Rules, regulations, policies, procedures of the division and work section
  • Applicable survey regulations and standards
  • Physical plant operation, maintenance and repair
  • Methods and practices of remodeling and construction
  • Traditional trade and mechanical fields
  • Grounds maintenance
  • State Personnel Rules
  • Safety practices and building codes
  • Estimating, costing, budgeting and ordering materials

Skills in:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interpreting/reading plans, specifications and blueprints
  • Analyzing and solving problems concerning maintenance and repair issues
  • Basic computer skills
  • Record keeping skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Supervisory skills

Ability to:

  • Assess the needs for repairs or preventive maintenance and to develop plans for these projects
  • Accurately estimate building costs and material requirements
  • Operate construction equipment and power tools
  • Plan, delegate, review work of others
  • Train others
  • Learn and implement AMS methods and concepts
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Driving in the course of State business is required. Requires a valid Arizona driver's license.

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
• Referral Incentives available for qualifying positions
• 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

  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Contact Us:
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at recruiting@azdvs.gov and 602.781.7032 for assistance.


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.