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Colorado State State Maintenance Technician - Watkins in Adams County, Colorado

State Maintenance Technician - Watkins

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State Maintenance Technician - Watkins


$3,775.00 Monthly


Adams County, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Job Number



10/31/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

  • Description

  • Benefits

Department Information

The Colorado Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has three major operational divisions: Colorado National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and Veterans Affairs. These divisions utilize state and federal resources to provide our communities, state, and nation with a ready military force for national defense and state emergency response as well as providing assistance to our Colorado veterans.

DMVA offers a comprehensive benefit program to its classified work force that includes paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, medical, dental, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, and public retirement options. DMVA also strives to assist employees in achieving a healthy work/life balance by offering compressed work weeks, on-site fitness facilities, free parking, and a variety of training opportunities!

Description of Job

This position is located in Watkins County and supports the Watkins Armory and Readiness Center with maintenance and repair for our Colorado Army National Guard. This position is expected to operate independently and report to a regional Labor, Trades, and Crafts Operations Supervisor. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • performing basic preventative maintenance checks and services on various mechanical equipment;

  • repairing doors, windows, ceilings, and stairs;

  • applying and finishing dry wall, patching holes in walls, texturing, and re-gluing cove bases;

  • conducting repairs of plumbing fixtures, and unclogging pipes and drains;

  • installing, repairing, and replacing lights and switches, outlets, pumps, motors, controls, intercoms, fuses, circuit breakers, thermostats, and fan relays;

  • servicing air conditioning and heating units according to operation and maintenance guidelines;

  • maintaining interior/exterior security lights and fire sprinkler systems;

  • painting interior and exterior buildings and trim;

  • installing windows, blinds, carpeting, floor tile, ceiling tile, new window glass, and cased glazing;

  • moving furniture and equipment as well as performing a variety of manual labor tasks using hand tools and test equipment;

  • adjusting, troubleshooting, and repairing sprinkler systems as required;

  • replacing light bulbs, ballast, and controls in a variety of environments;

  • pulling weeds, cutting and trimming lawns, planter beds, and trees using trimmers and lawn mowers, and installing or repairing sprinkler and drip systems;

  • repairing fencing, trash pick-up and removal, maintaining cleanliness of grounds, and assessing and coordinating pest control services through contractors for indoor and outdoor treatments;

  • snow removal on unheated walks and parking lots as necessary utilizing vehicle-mounted plows and snow-blowers; and

  • performing administrative tasks such as ordering parts and supplies, following prescribed departmental procurement and invoicing procedures, entering work orders into the established computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), tracking labor hours on a monthly timesheet.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in a full complement of structural trades duties (building maintenance trades including plumbing, carpentry, electrical, painting, HVAC, ground maintenance, or locksmithing).

  • Possess and maintain a valid and current Colorado Driver's License.

  • Willing and able to take and pass on-going college-level classes to maintain currency in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and various trades-related curricula.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a ten-year background investigation.

  • Ability to gain and maintain a security clearance.

  • Candidates must complete an official State of Colorado on-line application form. Resumes received in lieu of a complete and accurate on-line application will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mechanical aptitude.

  • Must be able to perform all physical components of position.

  • Willingness to learn.

  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office software and the ability to work with computerized maintenance and building automation systems.

Substitutions Successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program or higher level course work from an accredited, non-correspondence vocational or trades school appropriate to the work assignment may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. At the agency's discretion, demonstrated proficiency on position competencies may substitute for the required experience.

Supplemental Information


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected states in accordance with applicable law.

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Human Resource Office at 720-250-1520.