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Post Date07/22/2019
Job TypeFull Time
Positions Available1
Company NameSouth Dakota Human Services Center
Company Website
Address3515 Broadway AVE

Building Maintenance Specialist (HVAC)

Building Maintenance Specialist (HVAC)

This position performs skilled building maintenance tasks in the HSC Maintenance Department. This employee will act as a specialist with an emphasis in the area of heating ventilation and refrigeration operation troubleshooting, repair and maintenance, perform necessary repairs, supervise and participate in planning altering and installing new systems in a complex of buildings. This person frequently works alone and must be a self-starter. At times this employee can be required to work in other trade areas of the physical plant if the need arises. 

Working hours for this position are primarily Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. but may vary according to needs of the facility. This position will require off hours call in rotation.   Salary: $18.69 - $19.63 per hour; depending on experience

The HSC physical plant is committed to providing the highest standard of customer service for its customers, fellow staff members, clients, and visitors

Position Details


The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

The ideal candidate will be able to locate/troubleshoot problems, determine appropriate procedures, and make repairs and adjustments to building management system/controls, boiler operations and HVAC/ refrigeration systems. 

Knowledge of: 

  • local, state, and federal building codes;
  • appropriate installation and repair techniques;
  • electrical and mechanical engineering and design;
  • the functions of various electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems;
  • operation of campus building automation system;
  • tools and equipment associated with the tasks of the position.

Ability to: 

  • read and follow blueprints;
  • interpret technical specifications and regulations;
  • operate the necessary tools of the trade;
  • communicate information clearly and concisely;
  • deal tactfully and work effectively with others;
  • follow instructions;
  • direct the activities of others;
  • work from ladders, scaffolding, or in confined areas.


Salary: $18.69 - $19.63 per hour; depending on experience


State of South Dakota Benefits of Employment

  • Ten (10) paid holidays per year;
  • Three (3) weeks paid vacation per year, accumulative to six (6) weeks;
  • Four (4) weeks paid vacation per year, accumulative to eight (8) weeks after fifteen (15) years of employment;
  • Approximately three (3) weeks (112 hours) sick leave per year, unlimited accumulation of sick leave;
  • Employer-paid health insurance for employee;
  • Employer- paid life insurance for employee;
  • Contributing member of the South Dakota Retirement System (6% contributions matched by the State when pension plan utilized), contributions are tax deferred.


Optional Benefits Include:

  • Supplemental retirement plan;
  • Group health insurance for family members;
  • Group life insurance available for additional employee and dependent coverage;
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Flexible benefits: vision, dental, hospital indemnity, accident, short-term disability, day care spending account and medical expense spending account;
  • Reduced tuition.


Part-time employees working twenty (20) hours per week or more are eligible for all benefits and accumulate holidays, sick and vacation time on a prorated basis.

Part-time employees working less than twenty (20) hours per week do not receive benefits except for holidays, sick and vacation time on a prorated basis.


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