Public Buildings/Recreation



Performs skilled trades work in the maintenance and repair of buildings, and/or park facilities and masonry structures.


An employee in this class performs skilled trades in the maintenance, repair and construction of facilities, buildings, and varied masonry structures. Typically, the employee performs trades work in two or more areas such as electrical, carpentry, painting, masonry, plumbing and/or HVA semi-skilled and skilled trade work. Work is performed on different styles of buildings, facilities or structures. Work requires significant independent initiative and advanced knowledge of trade practices and skills. The employee spends sixty-five percent or more of the time performing skilled trades tasks at the journey level. Work may involve some crew leader duties part of the time. Employee is subject to working in inside or outside environments, in extreme cold and hot weather, and hazards in the work including exposures to loud noises, vibrations, proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to chemicals, fumes odors, dusts, mists, gases and oils. Employee may be exposed to human bodily fluids and is therefore subject to the final OSHA standards on Bloodborne pathogens.  Work is performed under the general supervision, and is reviewed for lasting quality, effectiveness, appearance and functionality and through inspection.


  • Performs journey level trades construction and repair work in a variety of trades fields in the maintenance, repair and construction to buildings, facilities, and appliances.
  • Checks heating and air conditioning equipment for proper operation; monitors filters and temperatures; pulls and replaces pumps; determines problems such as circuit board, leaking water or duct work, etc. and takes corrective action as long as does not involve license requirements.
  • Repairs and maintains interior and exterior lighting; installs and replaces electrical fixtures; repairs electrical heating and air conditioning equipment; installs and repairs switches and outlets; runs wires and installs electrical wiring and fuse boxes.
  • Performs plumbing work; repairs and maintains plumbing fixtures; unstops drains; installs valves, toilets and urinals, repairs leaks to toilet and kitchen plumbing fixtures; may design and install pneumatic controls, hot water dispenser and re-circulating temperature regulating system.
  • Repairs, remodels and/or replaces building structures and offices, and performs a variety of skilled carpentry tasks; hangs, replaces, or repairs walls, cabinets, doors, windows, patches benches and seats, etc., patches holes; and fabricates or repairs office furniture and cabinets. Paints a variety of surfaces, prepares exterior and interior surfaces, scrapes, applies putty and caulking, replaces sheet rock or repairs holes; uses power washer and solvents on outside walls, elects paint type based on type of walls; applies paints, varnishes and stains using a variety of rollers, brushes and other painting equipment; cleans equipment; selects and purchases paints, stains and supplies.
  • Performs renovation work; removes and replaces walls, fences, steps and suspended ceilings; builds wall frames, doors and windows; and installs sheet rock and applies mud to joints.
  • Constructs, repairs and maintains manholes, sidewalks, driveways, catch basins, curbs and walls.
  • May install windows and roofs and locks.
  • Assists in routine maintenance duties involving cleaning and room setups.
  • Carries out work according to OSHA and Area Program safety procedures.
  • May assist with snow and ice removal; works on assigned shift.


Performs related duties as required.


  • Journey level knowledge of the principles and techniques of the electrical, carpentry, plumbing and HVAC skilled trades work required of the position.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used in the assigned trades.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety regulations, occupational hazards and related safety precautions in the work.
  • Skill in the use and care of assigned tools and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the concepts and philosophy of teamwork and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair problems and plan and organize appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to exercise independent initiative.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors and other County employees.
  • Ability to respond courteously to citizens.


  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing walking, pushing, pulling lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to perform medium to heavy work exerting up to or in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must possess visual acuity to assemble or fabricate parts; to operate machines such as drills and power saws, to perform skill trades tasks of non-repetititve nature, to use measurement devices, and to keep and maintain various records.


Graduation from high school supplemented by course work in varied technical or trade skills and journey level experience in the assigned building grades; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.
  • Possession of or willingness and ability to be certified or licensed in other trades may be required.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 1:30:00 PM