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BSL Facilities Maintenance Tech II

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
June 12, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S12098P
Working Title BSL Facilities Maintenance Tech II
Department FMD-O&M-Biocontainment Shop
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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
The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University.
College/Unit/Department website fmd.uga.edu
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM On occasion, employee may be required to perform duties after hours (evenings and weekends) due to emergency situations or planned work.
Advertised Salary $45,000-$55,000
Posting Date 05/17/2024
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 06/24/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
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 (hrweb@uga.edu).
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Position Information

Classification Title Skilled Craftsperson
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.00
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
Position Summary
This is skilled technical work involving operations and maintenance support in high containment BSL facilities and laboratories. This includes preventive, reactive, and corrective repair work to buildings and systems (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Structural) complex in nature. Will primarily be working alongside a BSL Tech I providing any needed instruction and guidance on maintaining the building systems for campus high-containment Biosafety Level (3 - 3AG) facilities and laboratories. Work will be assigned and reviewed by the BSL Tech Lead with coordination with the College of Veterinarian Medicine on research issues and from Facilities Management Division on operations and maintenance issues. The primary function of this position is to perform all assigned responsibilities that support the operation and maintenance of the Animal Health Research Center ( AHRC) and other BSL 3 campus laboratories ( RBS & Bio Resources). The requirements of these buildings are more complex than those at other buildings on campus due to the sensitive nature of the BSL 3 Ag classification of the facility. In addition, this position will be required to perform maintenance work as needed and on occasions, assist members of the AHRC and other O&M teams. This position involves on-call duties and occasional nights/weekends as needed. Incumbent will need to obtain and maintain Federal Select Agent & Tier 1 Clearance. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in performing, scheduling, and communicating all routine and non-routine maintenance, and any facility deficiencies as they arise, in accordance will all federal and state regulations. Incumbent will also be enrolled in the UGA Occupational Health Program and will have annual vaccine test requirements and be required to have annual basic training in Insight and Zoonosis.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Knowledge at intermediate level performing work in mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and/or structural maintenance fields.
  • Communicates effectively with strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to problem solve issues that arise with building systems
  • Ability to read and keep up-to-date on applicable rules and regulations and maintain reports and documentation
  • Demonstrates strong communication and teamwork skills and is able to collaborate with multiple departments to accomplish tasks in a timely and professional manner

Physical Demands

  • Stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend, squat, crawl, climb ladder and scaffold, and lift up to 75lbs.
  • Work at times requires wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment associated with BSL 3AG environment and will involve working in confined spaces.
  • Driving to perform job related tasks.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
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.
Background Investigation Policy
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

Perform operations and maintenance support in high containment BSL facilities and laboratories. This includes preventive, reactive, and corrective repair work to buildings and systems (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Structural) complex in nature. Provides instruction and guidance to BSL Tech I.
Percentage of time 45

Prepare and process work related documents (work orders, reports, AiM, etc.) and maintain documentation and communication concerning BSL conditions, needs, inspection, and other facility related matters as they arise.
Percentage of time 25

On a rotating basis with other qualified individuals, provides 24/7 emergency response to system problems and alarm conditions affecting BSL facilities.
Percentage of time 20

Keeps up-to-date on applicable BSL rules, regulations, procedures and related practices, and adheres to all regulatory requirements and safety protocols. Makes recommendations for procedure/process improvements.
Percentage of time 5

Assist and support with other duties as assigned by the BSL Facilities Maintenance Tech Lead.
Percentage of time 5
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