Maintenance Specialist I

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    6515 Kemp Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
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    Job Description

    Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.
    The Maintenance Specialist I performs entry level work in the maintenance and repair of the buildings and equipment at NTSH - Vernon Campus. Work involves preparing and painting the interior and exterior of buildings, equipment, and furnishings. Helps replace broken window glass and damaged sheet rock, and other related duties. Will work weekend rotation schedule as required. Work is performed on the Vernon Campus and may be performed on the Wichita Falls Campus as needed under the supervision of the Maintenance Specialist III, Maintenance Specialist IV, Assistant Plant Maintenance Manager, and Plant Maintenance Manager.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

    1. Assists in preparing and painting the interior and exterior of buildings, equipment, and
    2. Prepares, paint, stains, and varnishes under supervision of painting supervisor for proper use.
    3. Assists in performing limited carpenter work such as replacing broken window glass, repairing damaged sheet rock, installing signs, and bulletin boards, and concrete work.
    4. Accounts for personal tool inventory by following departmental procedures to ensure safety of patients and employees.
    5. Assists other crafts in construction or repairs of facility.
    6. Will work weekend rotation schedule as required with tasks being done in a professional and efficient manner to ensure compliance with instructions and quality standards.

    Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    1. Working knowledge in the operation, maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment.
    2. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
    3. Skill in use of tools and equipment in a safe manner.
    4. Ability to work with others.
    5. Must have an acceptable driving record according to standards developed by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
    6. Must be enrolled in, or must have completed and passed, an approved 6 (six) hour defensive driving course.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:
    Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    1. High School Diploma or GED.
    2. One years experience working in painting trade / building maintenance
    3. Ability to communicate clearly in written English

    Additional Information:
    Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities.
    Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
    All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.

    MOS Code:
    Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 11B/C, 12V/W, 18C, 19D/K, 91C/L, AB, BU, CM, CN, EO, HT, SW, 100, 210, BM, DC, 1100, 1300, 1316, 3E2X1, 2E3X1, 3E4X1, 3E4X3. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

    HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

    I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 554944714Posted: 2020-05-21