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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Maintenance Services
Job Title: Trade Specialist IV
Salary: $18.481 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Performs skilled mechanical-system work at Journeyman or Master Level; including (but not limited to) diagnostic troubleshooting and the repair, maintenance and installation of various mechanical systems and their associated electronic controls in county properties.  These systems include but are not limited to; refrigeration equipment, air-conditioning equipment, steam and hot water boiler systems, warm-air furnaces, combination roof-top equipment, cooling towers, pump motors, plumbing and electrical fixtures, supply/drain lines, high/low voltage systems, and other such equipment operated in a County facility.  Utilize a computer-based Facility Management System (FMS) software program to monitor, diagnose and adjust the controlled systems under the software’s authority.  This job is a manual, physically demanding work done both indoors and in extreme temperatures of the outdoors as required.


Essential Job Functions:


  • Independently troubleshoot and repair HVAC/mechanical/control malfunctions in systems listed above.
  • Keep accurate records of refrigerant usage and refrigerant loss for each machine as required by the Clean Air Act and Montreal Protocol.
  • Provide required preventative maintenance and repair of systems listed above and on assorted mechanical equipment.
  • Design and layout primary wiring service for motors and equipment under County responsibility.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks to keep systems and devices working properly and safely.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assorted mechanical equipment.
  • Fabricate and install sheet metal ductwork in the listed properties as needed.
  • Diagnose, evaluate present condition and repair as necessary high and low pressure duct systems; including air handlers and related equipment.
  • Make needed modifications to gas supply lines as needed. (Not including welded lines.)


  • Install a variety of electrical fixtures, devices and equipment.
  • Repair existing electrical equipment and devices.
  • Repair or replace light fixtures including ballast, lamp holder and lamp replacement.
  • Test and repair special circuits such as GFCI, control circuits, switch legs and other electrical circuits.
  • Troubleshoot and repair breakers, terminals, relays, contactors and related equipment.
  • Identify electrical problems with a variety of testing devices on equipment, appliances and facilities.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assorted electrical equipment, security equipment and mechanical equipment.
  • Install conduit, electrical boxes, install and connect wiring.
  • Service and repair cameras and security monitors.


  • Install a variety of plumbing fixtures, devices and equipment.
  • Repair existing plumbing and gas systems and devices.
  • Replace, clean and repair flush valves, radiator valves, steam traps, faucets, water-temperature regulators and other devices.
  • Troubleshoot or maintain and repair supply & stagnate sanitary systems, sewer ejector pumps, sewer pits, floats and related equipment.
  • Cut, thread, solder, silver-solder, braze, weld, and hang pipe.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assorted plumbing equipment and mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of the basic methods, practices and procedures of a plumber’s trade.



Decision Making/ Problem Solving:  Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts. Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Adaptability:  Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.

Reliability:  Demonstrates a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.

Self-Assessment:  The ability to evaluate oneself or one's actions and attitudes, in particular, of one's performance.  Pays attention to the quality of his/her work.  Maintains quality standards of his/her work.  Monitors work results.  Learns relevant knowledge and skills to meet changing requirements.

Ambition:  Demonstrating desire and dedication to achieve goals.   Endeavor to succeed and excel. Possess a desire for change, improvement, and personal accomplishment. Strive to exceed standards and expectations. Pursue work with passion, energy, drive, and a strong accomplishment orientation. Accomplish tasks even when conditions are difficult or deadlines are tight.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   High School diploma or equivalent /experience in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and hardware.

Years of Experience:  4 years

License, certifications, etc… Journeyman Mechanical License or Journeyman Plumbing License or Journeyman Electrical License

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Associate’s degree or vocational (trade) school graduate

Years of Experience:  4+ years

License, certifications, etc…   Master Mechanical License or Master Plumbing License or Master Electrical License


Physical Requirements of Position:

Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.


Testing/Screening Requested:

May be subject to background checks and drug screens.



Hand tools, power tools, ladders, etc.  Email, spreadsheets, automated building control software, etc.


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  Varies

The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20005077

Open Date: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/5/2019 11:59:59 PM