Pipe/Mechanical Trades II - HVAC Tech / $2,000 Sign-On Incentive - Pueblo

Pipe/Mechanical Trades II - HVAC Tech / $2,000 Sign-On Incentive - Pueblo

State of Colorado | Denver, CO, 80208, US

Posted 10 days ago

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Department Information

$2,000 Sign-On Incentive!*

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Division of Facilities Management - Southern District:

The Office of Administrative Solutions (OAS) within CDHS is a strategic support unit that provides business partnerships to help CDHS programs achieve their goals. This OAS team is driven, hard-working, forward-thinking, positive, innovative, personable, and focused on service. The OAS provides accounting, contracting and procurement services for a budget in excess of $2 billion; financial reporting for dozens of unique programs; payroll and human resources services for over 5,700 employees; leadership and support related to information technology and business resources; maintenance for over 330 buildings and 3.7 million square feet of property; and assists programs with long-range infrastructure and capital asset planning. Our goal is to ensure these services are efficient and of high quality so that CDHS can achieve its goal of being the most effective 21st century human services agency in the U.S.

The Division of Facilities Management exists to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and manage the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) facilities and campuses according to all applicable standards in a manner that promotes the CDHS mission of providing a safe, sanitary and effective environment for clients, youth, residents, consumers and staff and enhances the quality of life in CDHS facilities and campuses.

Agencies served are: CMHIP, DOC, PRC, DYC (Zeb Pike, Spring Creek and PYC) and the four nursing homes in the southern district. Total Facilities are approximately 2 million sq. ft. at multiple sites in over 110 buildings.

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Description of Job

This full-time position requires Universal CFC certification/license, works various shifts, is required for any call-back situations to perform essential or emergency services as required.

Please note: These working arrangements are subject to change.

What You'll be Doing

This position is directly responsible to maintain, construct, install, troubleshoot, repair all air distribution systems services which provide services to the DHS, DYC, PRC and DOC facilities. HVAC-R services provided include maintaining, repairing, installing and coordinator of chill water and heating water hydronic systems, absorption and reciprocating chillers, conformance of CFC regulations and Title 15 regulations of EPA, all air distribution systems which include VAV systems, multi-zone systems, local fan-coil and cabinet unit heaters and all associated interface to the Siemens Building Automation system.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Maintain, troubleshoot, repair and install all HVAC equipment in compliance with manufactures recommendations, local codes, Health department, Joint Commission, and ACA standards in within a large multi building campus environment
* Performs preventative maintenance and repair tasks on large HVAC/R systems ranging from hospital environments to small residential applications including: filter changes, coil cleaning, and other related work.
* Monitor and test heating and cooling closed loops and cooling towers for water treatment levels and coordinate with vendor to correct out of tolerance conditions.
* Maintain, repair, troubleshoot, and install large scale refrigeration equipment in compliance to manufactures recommendations, local codes, Health department, The Joint Commission, ACA, and ASHRAE standards. Understands principles and experience with refrigeration recovery, evacuation and charging, understands the installation and sizing of refrigerant piping in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
* Monitor, Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair building automation controls and systems to ensure the proper operation of air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and ensure all environmental conditions meet customer requirements. These controls include, but not limited to, electric, pneumatic, and DDC. Ability to read wiring diagrams, use multi-meters to read voltage, current and resistance values. Must be able to troubleshoot electrical and low voltage circuits. Knowledge of Ohms Law.
* Analyzes logs, printouts, other materials, and information that apply to the operation of the mechanical systems. Utilizes all information to solve operational problems.
* Working knowledge of maintenance and repair of pumps and control valves (Electrical and pneumatic).
* Repair of cooling towers, absorption chillers, water cooled chillers and direct expansion unit over 150 tons to include replacement of piping, components and electronic systems.
* Maintain the fire and smoke control systems in the air handling, duct and exhaust systems to include communicating with customers on repairs that may affect their office or department including facilities management office. While conforming to all provisions of NFPA.
* Mechanical FABRICATION - Knowledge of HVAC fabrication processes and the use of HVAC machines and tools utilized for HVAC system fabrications
* Must comply with the safety program and tool and key control
* Snow removal
* Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

* Three Years (3) experience in trouble shooting and repairing HVAC systems (boiler, chillers, air handlers, control systems, etc).

Necessary Special Requirement:

* Must possess a current and valid Universal CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) Certificate
* Applicants must attach a copy of your current and valid Universal CFC


* Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

The following supplemental experience, competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and may be considered in selecting the successful candidate:

* Three (3) years of progressively responsible pipe and/or mechanical experience including HVAC systems, boiler, chillers, air handlers, and control systems.
* Demonstrated experience in HVAC/R troubleshooting, repairs and adjustments to a variety of different types of HVAC/R systems for patient, client and laboratory comfort within a large multi building campus environment, preference will be given to individual that has documented maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting experience, installation of new equipment has no merit.
* Demonstrated experience performing work order based maintenance services.
* Excellent oral comprehension skills- the ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
* Excellent troubleshooting skills -- determines cause of operating error and decides on course of action.
* Excellent customer service skills; anticipates and understands customer needs and expectations; takes action appropriately; understands the impact of decisions on customers.
* Excellent attention to detail.
* Basic computer skills in email, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Conditions of Employment

The successful candidate in this position will be willing and available to submit to the following conditions:

* Pre-employment Physical - post offer screening to include dynamic strength testing, eye exam and physical - All job offers are contingent on a successful physical exam which also includes a lift and range of motion test provided by a designated health care professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDHS and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from this process and the use of this information in connection with CDHS's consideration of application for employment.
* Must will be willing to submit to and able to successfully pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical examination.
* Must be willing to receive an annual influenza vaccination or provide documentation for a medical or religious exemption at the time of hire.
* Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license and be able to travel up to 30% independently throughout Colorado using personal transportation or a state vehicle.
* Essential Services Designation - Must be available for call back to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay or interruption.
* Must be willing to properly use, handle and properly respond to exposure to hazardous materials.
* Must possess a current and valid Universal CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) Certificate.
* Must be available for shift work.
* Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for employment at CDHS.
* On or after October 31, 2021, each facility shall ensure all newly hired employees or support staff members are fully vaccinated at the time of hire or receive their first dose of a two-dose protocol, or a single-dose vaccination, prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients.

* Employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of first dose prior to providing care.

* Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.
* Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's vaccination guidance. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact CDHS_HumanResources@state.co.us

Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department's action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

* Sign-On Incentive

Upon approval, a sign-on incentive based on position, ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 (prorated if a part-time position), will be given in three payments: within two pay cycles of when the new employee starts at CDHS, 180-day anniversary and 270-day anniversary with CDHS. These incentives will be available to the first 1,000 new employees in select high-need positions.

How to Apply

The Assessment Process

For additional recruiting questions, please contact annette.torrez@state.co.us.

About Us:

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

* Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans

* Medical and dental health plans

* Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

* Paid life insurance

* Short- and long-term disability coverage

* 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

* BenefitHub state employee discount program

* Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

* Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

* Remote work arrangements for eligible positions

* Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more

information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs.

Our Values:

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

ADAA Accommodations: CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791.


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