The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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About the University of Georgia:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

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 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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:

Part of the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing consists of nearly 2.7 million square feet of facilities and is home to 8,500+ students. The department employs nearly 200 full-time staff members, 20 graduate assistants and 500 undergraduate student workers. As a self-supporting auxiliary, University Housing operates a $59 million budget derived only from student housing fees and other non-state sources. In support of its mission to provide comfortable, affordable and secure housing options where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported, University Housing engages staff members in competency-based training and students in curriculum-based engagement focused on community building, interpersonal skills, social awareness and responsibility, and well-being.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

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Skilled Craftsperson



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Minimum 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 Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. 2
Five years of experience, or vocational training at the journeyman level in one of the applicable trades; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Position Summary:

The primary function of this position is to perform a variety of building maintenance tasks in and around the residence halls. This person works in a community, housing approximately 1, 000 student residents.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

1. Considerable knowledge and skills in the use of tools, equipment and practices used in the skilled trades worker field.
2. Ability to troubleshoot and repair projects and work orders associated with skilled trades worker field.
3. Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with staff, residents and various customer groups and demonstrates supportive involvement in work environment.
4. Proven ability to work as a team member, but also make effective independent decisions and follow through on assignments.
5. Ability to efficiently utilize a variety of computer applications in the completion of assigned tasks, including but not limited to the work order system, payroll system, Microsoft Office Suite, UGA email and employee websites.
6. Understands and carries out oral and written instructions.
7. Sufficient verbal communication skills needed to effectively communicate with supervisors, staff and residents.

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 60 pounds in weight, both assisted and unassisted on a regular basis.
6. Crawl to complete various tasks.
7. May occasionally perform work related duties outdoors in hot or cold weather conditions.
8. Safely operate a UGA state vehicle as necessary.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit 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.


1. Performs basic carpentry tasks such as but not limited to: doors and frames; windows and hardware, and minor furniture repair.
2. Performs minor/basic repairs to locks and/or door hardware.
3. Performs minor plumbing repairs such as but not limited to the following: washer replacement, unclogging drains, and replacement of flush valves.
4. Performs basic electrical tasks such as but not limited to the following: repair/replace light fixtures, switches and receptacles.
5. Responds to written and verbal, as well as computerized work order requests in a timely manner. Must utilize and manipulate the web based work order system to document work.
6. Safely operates and uses various tools associated with the skilled trades worker field, e.g. power and hand tools.
7. Carries out work assignments with expected degree of independence and efficiency to completion according to skilled trades worker practice with limited callbacks for additional repair.

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1. Inspects and performs basic repairs to various appliances within a residential setting.
2. Identifies and completes facilities improvement projects individually or on a team, may include planning.
3. Keeps all work areas clean. Removes trash and debris associated with day to day tasks in immediate shop area.
4. Keeps shop area inventoried, stocked and organized so that supplies can be easily located by other staff members.
5. Knowledge of workplace rules and guidelines and stay in compliance with UGA policies and procedures.
6. 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.

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1. Participates in maintenance after hours on-call program as required.
2. Schedules and supervises a crew of students/temporary employees on assigned work projects.
3. Performs summer work assignments including implementation of special projects and safety inspections.

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

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Carrie Chitwood

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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