University Housing Maintenance Technician 00373 at Christopher Newport University

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Newport News, Virginia

Job Description:

Working Title:

University Housing Maintenance Technician 00373

Role Title:

Trades Technician III

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Non Exempt

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Type of Posting:

General Public

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Responsible Employee:

This position is designated as a "responsible employee" who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

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This position is a "designated position" meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

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This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding.

Departmental Objective:

To provide high levels of excellence and professionalism in rendering superior customer-focused services for the residential students of the University, with close attention to detail and with a caring and concerned approach, targeted at delivering outstanding results in serving customer needs and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and devoted to a "students first" attitude.

Purpose of the Position:

The purpose of this role is to perform preventive and reactive maintenance in university residential facilities. This role conducts initial trouble shooting, issue evaluation, and completes repairs ranging from routine to complex. Work performed in this role may include installing faucets, troubleshooting and repairing door locks, drywall repairs, appliance repairs, and similar maintenance work.

University Housing Maintenance Technicians directly impact the student experience by ensuring timely response to student work orders and by keeping residential facilities in good working order. This includes providing support throughout move in and move out periods (typically weekends).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:


  • Under minimal supervision, must be able to trouble shoot and perform duties involving moderately complex carpentry, plumbing, understanding of HVAC systems, flooring/carpets and carpet tiles, ceiling tiles and frames, doors and locks, paint/patching of walls and ceilings, understanding of fire alarms/panels, gas fire places, electric/gas appliances, and electrical work such as ballasts, fluorescent and LED lighting.

  • Must have the ability to perform repairs in residential areas where students, faculty, or staff may be present.

  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools.

  • Able to understand and follow written and oral instructions and to perform some manual labor.

  • Ability to escort vendors while on campus, for the purpose of answering questions and providing entry to secure areas.

  • Must have the ability to complete routine residential or commercial repairs, be able to prioritize work orders, and inform management of potential issues.

  • Must be able to work a daytime schedule and be on-call on a rotating basis. Additional hours may be required to complete summer room turnover or in an emergency.

  • Basic computer skills.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :

Education Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Valid driver's license.

Experience Required:

  • Previous experience using hand tools, power drills, tap/die sets, power augers, or handsaws.

  • Previous experience in performing residential or commercial maintenance.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience working in a university or residential setting.

  • Experience doing moderately complex residential or commercial maintenance.

Salary Information:

Starting at $35,500,Commensurate with Education and Experience

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Conditions of Employment:

This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period;
This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits;
Selected candidate must attend 2-day New Employee Orientation Program;

Selected candidate must be able to work a daytime schedule and be on-call on a rotating basis. Additional hours may be required to complete summer room turnover or in an emergency.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a Continuous Recruitment. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants will be notified when their application is no longer active. Continuous Recruitment may be closed at any time.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

CNU will only accept online applications through the website. Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Applicants are welcome to complete an online application by using computers located in the Office of Human Resources. Address: CNU North - 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Public computers are also available in nearby libraries and at the Virginia Employment Commission. Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).

Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their application, in order to receive credit.

Applicant finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, individuals are required to complete a USCIS Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) and present documentation from the USCIS List of Acceptable Documents that establishes both their identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. The provided documents will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify website.

In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services
(DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800-552-5019.

CNU, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), is fully committed to access and opportunity.

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