Full Time
City Hall
Posted 1 month ago

DESCRIPTION: Under minimal direction of the City Manager or the Management Assistant, this position provides leadership for the City’s Facilities Maintenance Program. Employees in this class typically work a forty (40) hour work week, however schedules may change depending on the needs of the organization.

CLASSIFICATION: Positions in this class are characterized by a thorough knowledge of building maintenance as well as minor mechanical, electrical, and plumbing troubleshooting, and repair. An employee successful in this position performs duties with minimal supervision and at times considerable independence. Job functions require the ability to think independently, use discretion and good judgment, apply strong communication and customer service skills, and to follow and carry out written and verbal direction. Abnormal working hours may be required from time to time. This is a non-exempt, at-will position.


Essential functions and duties may be modified at any time at management’s discretion. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participates in the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of the City;
  • Responsible for development and updating of the preventative maintenance program for all City facilities
  • Responsible for managing the maintenance contracts with local plumbers, electricians, and HVAC contractors
  • Perform general repairs, alteration and construction to City buildings, facilities and fixtures including carpentry, plumbing, dry-wall, painting, heating, air conditioning, venting, electrical, locks and hardware and janitorial; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility
  • Install, adjust, repair, and inspect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment including forced air furnaces, air conditioning units, exhaust fans, air filters, compressors, cooling towers and heat exchangers, pumps and motors
  • Repair and replace plumbing fixtures
  • Perform minor installation and repair of communication cables and IT hardware.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair a variety of various mechanical tools and equipment such as power saws, power sanders, drills, air compressors, paint sprayers, sewer augers, and various hand tools required for carpentry, plumbing, and maintenance skills
  • Assist with maintenance of mechanical pumps and fixtures at the water treatment plant and the wastewater treatment plant
  • Inspect building facilities to identify building maintenance needs
  • Follow, without exception, all work instructions and safety policies, including use of all PPE and safety equipment
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or as required.


Education and/or Experience

High School diploma and one to three year’s relevant experience and knowledge that would provide the ability to gain the specific vocational, administrative, or technical skills to perform the essential functions of the job independently within twelve (12) months.

Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certificates

  • HVAC license preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of building maintenance practices, procedures, and equipment;
  • Skilled in the use of computer and various software, specifically Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to use multiple technologies as daily working tools;
  • Ability to maintain a courteous, helpful, and professional image in dealing with public, elected officials and coworkers;
  • Ability to understand, follow and carry out written and verbal direction;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate documents, records, and reports;
  • Ability to manage several diverse projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to effectively receive and resolve complaints and issues;
  • Ability to effectively communicate whether orally or in writing at all levels professionally; including individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to establish and foster effective working relationships;
  • Ability to set goals, organize and prioritize, and to work independently, at times under time constraints and deadlines;
  • Ability to exercise initiative, apply sound judgment and produce reasonable recommendations;
  • Ability to be flexible in the face of change.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This classification involves work that requires:

  • Vision sufficient to read technical, legal, and regulatory documents, periodicals, computer screens, computer print outs, business correspondence, audio visual materials, and other documents encountered in the course of work;
  • Hearing sufficient to hear conversational levels in person and over the phone or radio;
  • Speech sufficient to make oneself heard and understood in person, in front of groups, in meetings, and over the telephone;
  • Mobility sufficient to safely work outdoors and climb stairs and ladders;
  • Dexterity sufficient to safely operate carpentry tools and equipment;
  • Strength sufficient to lift, carry and move fifty (50) lbs.;
  • Endurance sufficient to sit, walk and stand for extended periods, and maintain efficiency throughout the entire work shift and during extended work hours.


  • Work is regularly performed within an outdoors environment and caninclude field work in conditions which can include rain, extreme cold and extreme heat;
  • The noise level is varied but usual to that of an inside office environment;
  • The employee may be required to walk over uneven flooring or terrain;
  • The employee may be required to work outside normally scheduled hours and/or assigned to report to a specific location for training and/or meeting attendance;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms;
  • The City of Commerce is a drug-free, smoke-free work environment.


A copy of the City’s Step & Grade/Pay plan regarding compensation can be found online at: https://commercetx.org/open-data/#146-personnel

The City of Commerce offers a competitive benefits package including a contributory retirement plan, medical, dental and vision insurance for City employees paid for 100% by the employer, life and disability insurance, and paid time off.


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required; drug screen; background check; final selection and pre-employment medical examination may be required. 

NOTE:  Appointees will be subject to completion of a standard probationary period which will last for six (6) months.  Appointees have access to paid, vacation time following the completion of their probationary period. Appointees have access to health, vision, and dental insurance benefits on the first of the month following the first full month of employment. 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The City of Commerce is an “at will” employer.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The City of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  

By submitting this application, candidate certifies they have been provided a copy of this job description and understand the requirements of the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.

Job Features

Class Number5
Step Number2
Reports toCity Manager / Management Assistant

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