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Posting NumberS05273PWorking TitleSKILLED TRADES WORKERDepartmentHousing Facilities - AdminAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

University Housing’s mission is to provide comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported. University Housing operates as a self-supporting auxiliary unit within the Division of Student Affairs. More than 8,000 students live on campus, where University Housing manages more than 2.8 million square feet of space in 22 residence halls, 20 apartment buildings, four Greek Park houses and 18 buildings on UGA’s nearby Health Sciences Campus. The department employs more than 700 staff members to conduct the operations of a comprehensive and integrated student housing organization.

College/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and after-hours on call.

Advertised Salary$29,400Posting Date10/06/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date11/17/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleSkilled CraftspersonFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyTradesFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The primary function of this position is to provide maintenance support for priority service calls during the second shift. This position requires an individual that can work with limited supervision and direction. This position serves 9 residential communities housing approximately 8,500 residents.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

1.Considerable knowledge and skills in the use of tools, equipment and practices used in the skilled craft worker field.
2.Inspection of all aspects of residential buildings, climbing ladders, crawling in utility tunnels, attics, pipe chases and mechanical areas.
3.Troubleshoot and repair projects and work orders associated with skilled craft worker field.
4.Develop and maintain professional relationships with staff, residents and various customer groups and demonstrates supportive involvement in work environment.
5.Work as a team member, but also make effective independent decisions and follow through on assignments.
6.Efficiently utilize a variety of computer applications in the completion of assigned tasks, including but not limited to the work order system, Kaba payroll system, Microsoft Office Suite, UGA email and employee websites.
7.Knowledge of workplace rules and guidelines and stay in compliance with UGA policies and procedures.
8.Effectively communicates and collaborates in a professional and consistent manner with a wide variety of individuals such as building service workers, residence hall staff, students/families and other maintenance team members via radio, telephone or in person.
9. Carries out work assignments with expected degree of independence and efficiency according to second shift protocols, with detailed instruction for follow-up repair

Physical Demands

1.Climb stairs, ladders and scaffolds, may work from a ladder or scaffold.
2.Bend at the waist and knees.
3.Work with arms and hands overhead for extended periods of time.
4.Use hand tools and power tools.
5.Lift and move items at least 50 pounds in weight, both assisted and unassisted.
6.Crawl to complete various tasks.
7.May occasionally perform work related duties outdoors in hot or cold weather.
8.Safely operate a UGA state vehicle as necessary.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Responds to written, verbal and radio/phone dispatched work requests in a prioritized manner. Use and manipulate a web based work order system to complete the following:
-Basic carpentry tasks such as but not limited to: doors and frames, windows
and hardware and minor furniture repair.
-Basic repairs to locks and/or door hardware to include building cores, cutting keys and the replacement of cylindrical locks; as well as adjustment to all types of locks and closers.
-Basic plumbing repairs such as but not limited to un-clogging drains and repairing leaks.
-Basic electrical tasks such as but not limited to the following: replacing lamps/bulbs, testing/replacing some devices (120) and covers; re-setting breakers.
-Basic repairs to various appliances such as range eyes and drip pans. Inspecting stove suppression systems.
-Basic repairs to HVAC systems: Replacing covers and filters. Repairing insulation and installing portable heaters and ACs.

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Perform preventive maintenance inspections in a thorough and organized manner, preventive maintenance lubrications, adjustments, and repairs to facilities equipment.

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities

Safely operates and uses various tools associated with the skilled craft worker field, e.g. power tools and hand tools. 10%

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities

Generate concise shift reports detailing call responses and need for follow up repair to all relevant parties.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

- Other duties consistent with the purpose and scope of this position, which may be assigned.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 10/7/2020
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