TEMPORARY General Maintenance Worker
Title:TEMPORARY General Maintenance Worker
Division:Administrative Services
Campaign End Date:N/A
Closing Date:    Open until filled
Salary:               $10.00 - $15.00 based on skills and experience
FLSA Status:     Non-exempt
Locations:         Charleston, WV -- Gus R Douglass Agricultural Center


NOTE: Temporary Employees are not eligible for benefits and cannot exceed one thousand (1,000) hours worked in a calendar year.

Nature of Work: Must have general knowledge in carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, masonry and other maintenance work as needed.

Examples of Work:

  • Repairs and replaces lighting fixtures, bulbs, ballasts and assists in installation of electrical equipment.

  • Repair and replace walls, floors, doors, locks, windows, furniture.

  • Repair and replace metal and shingle roofing structures and coverings.

  • Install and repair flooring, tile, cove base, drop ceiling.

  • Build concrete forms and assist with pouring and finishing concrete.

  • Practice safety techniques and procedures on the job and in the shop to prevent fires and provide safety for self and others in the area; utilizes knowledge of the trade, knowledge of safety standards, signs, barricades and safety equipment (glasses, shoes, belts and masks).

  • Perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled work or assist a skilled worker, in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and masonry skills. Repairs are not limited to but may include: toilet repairs, painting, roofing, lighting replacement, and working new concrete.

  • Participate in snow removal by removing snow and ice from building entrances, walks, parking lots, and other designated areas assigned by supervisor using motorized equipment and hand tools.

  • Perform grounds maintenance including grass cutting, sod repair, and flower bed preparation; using hand equipment, mowers, weed trimmers, riding mowers, and backhoe.

  • Move furniture, load, and unload supplies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: Standing, bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, kneeling, reaching over head, lifting over 50lbs, pushing/pulling, sitting, driving, walking, outside work, and exposure to inclement weather, contact with water and dust, working from heights, limited exposure to, natural gas, construction materials i.e.; caulks, concrete, fiberglass, & paints.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the qualities, adaptability and uses of various woods and materials.

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations of the work.

  • Ability to select and wear appropriate personal protective equipment for assigned job.

  • Knowledge of the standard practices and methods of the carpentry trade.

  • Knowledge and ability to use tools and materials in repairing and constructing wooden articles.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Skill in the use of carpenter's hand tools, power tools and woodworking machine.

  • Ability to read and work from blueprints, drawings, or sketches.

  • Ability to estimate quantity and cost of materials needed to complete a project.

  • Ability to perform arduous tasks.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, grounds keeping, and masonry skills


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in maintenance or as a helper in a building trade.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Dependable insured transportation.

  • Physical ability to lift and maneuver 50 lbs.

  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

  • Pre-employment law enforcement background investigation including DMV records.


Must maintain a positive image of the Commissioner, West Virginia Department of Agriculture, and the State of West Virginia.


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