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Maintenance Support Worker

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: Maintenance Support Worker
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 49407

Campus Recreation

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Serves as maintenance support worker for the department of Campus Recreation. Performs or assists with general preventive maintenance, repairs, and construction projects in all of Campus Recreation facilities as directed, utilizing skills in carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, and groundskeeping. Assists with preventive maintenance and safety inspections to mechanical bleachers, basketball goals, and gym divider curtains. Hangs bulletin boards, signs, plaques, etc. Paints offices, hand rails, columns, and interior/exterior of cabins. Assists with installing ceiling fans and light fixtures including hanging electrical conduit and pulling wires to fixtures. Replaces lights in offices, locker rooms, and stairwells. Assists other Campus Recreation maintenance staff with maintenance as needed.Responsible for assisting with set-ups for special and Athletic events held in Campus Recreation facilities. This includes, but not limited to setting up gymnasium bleachers including portable end-zone bleachers, setting up athletic equipment, PA system, covering the gym floor, and setting up tables and chairs. Provide general facility supervision and emergency maintenance/custodial support during events. Cleans and restores facility and restrooms to original condition after events. Work will require occasional schedule adjustment and/or overtime.Responsible for overall cleaning and maintenance of wood floors in Campus Recreation facilities. This includes policing for trash removal, sweeping, removing scuff marks and gum, applying floor dressing and scrubbing floors. Responsible for equipment set-up and take down for LAP classes on gym floors and surrounding courts and fields (badminton, basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc.).Responsible for daily policing for trash removal, inspection of windscreens, tennis nets and standards and the Speicher Complex and Westside Courts. Perform/assist with repairs as needed and blows off courts as required at each facility.Provides assistance to faculty and staff within Campus Recreation facilities. Attend to the daily functions of all Campus Recreation facilities. Assist with groundskeeping at various facilities, including cutting grass, weed eating, trimming hedges, lining fields, and dragging in-fields. Machines and equipment used regularly includes but is not limited to: hand and power tools, back pack blower, floor machinery/buffer, lawn mower/weed eater, high lift, and pressure washer.Clean interior/exterior of all Campus Recreation vehicles. Perform preventative maintenance checks as requested by departmental work order.

Qualifications Completion of ninth grade.

Ability to meet the physical demands of this position to include lifting/moving up to 50 pounds, work in extreme outdoor conditions, and work from heights of 35 feet.

Experience with general preventative maintenance of facilities.

Must possess a valid Florida or Georgia Class E driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, click here or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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