Building Maintenance Mechanic III

Job Details

Category:: Civil Service
Department:: Facilties
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: Mar 21, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 144287

About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. Recently honored among Campus Pride's Top 8 Community Colleges Leading the Way for LGBTQ Inclusion, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community

Job Description:

This position involves responsibility for skilled building maintenance and construction work. Incumbents work independently in one or more of the building trades in agencies that do not employ specialized trades personnel, or are responsible for supervising a small staff of Building Maintenance Mechanics I and II. This class differs from Building Mechanic II by virtue of a greater degree of independence and responsibility at sites which are physically separated from the County Building Complex or by virtue of supervisory responsibility. Work is performed under the general direction of a higher level employee.

Typical work activities for incumbents in this title include those listed below in addition to those work activities performed by the lower level titles in this series:

  • Independently performs major renovation and construction projects involving carpentry, plumbing, electricity, masonry and painting at a skilled level;
  • In agencies that do not employ heating and ventilating personnel, repairs, maintains and operates heating and ventilating equipment;
  • Determines materials and cost estimates for projects;
  • Depending upon location, supervises lower level Building Maintenance Mechanics;
  • Maintains records and prepares reports of building maintenance and repair activities;
  • May inspect contracted maintenance projects;
  • May supervise the work of a cleaning crew;
  • Does related work as required.


Thorough knowledge of the practices, tools, materials and safety procedures used in the maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment; good knowledge of one or more of the construction trades; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to read and understand simple diagrams and blueprints; ability to establish priorities in the planning and execution of the trade; ability to carry out detailed oral and written instructions; mechanical aptitude; manual dexterity; dependability; initiative; good judgement; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


EITHER: (A) Four (4) years of paid work experience in the buildings maintenance or construction trades, one (1) of which involved skilled trades works;

OR: (B) Any equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to indicate ability to perform the duties of the position.


A department head may require the possession of a valid New York State Motor Vehicle Operator's License at the time of appointment.

Additional Information:

The Building Maintenance Mechanic III position is a Civil Service competitive title, Grade 13, with the starting salary of $52,465.. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position. Appointment will be Provisional pending the results of a civil service examination.

DCC is an AA/EOE employer. Dutchess Community College (College) as part of The State University of New York, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

This position is being re-posted- Prior applicants do not need to re-apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please visit

Please submit resume, cover letter and professional staff application

In order to be considered for this position your will also need to complete the Examination or Employment Application (.pdf). This application is used to apply for a civil service examination or job opening that has been announced. The candidate should read the examination or recruitment announcement prior to completing this application to determine the required minimum qualifications for the position. Please read the instructions carefully. Further information can be found under "General Exam Info" and "Important Exam Info" under Dutchess County Department of Human Resources.

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Working at Dutchess Community College 

Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.

Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.

We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.

There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.

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