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26 Jan 2021


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

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Traditional 245 work days – AMLG/FMGR/GRND/PROTECH

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $22.70 – $26.60 depending on experience


Essential Functions and Objectives:


Supports operations through practical application of knowledge, use of proven techniques, and adherence to procedures. Primary focus on execution of assigned tasks in a specific area of responsibility, with a technical emphasis; such as; equipment, machinery, or scientific/chemical. 

Performs preventive maintenance (e.g., diagnostics, inspections, minor repairs) on District buildings, related systems, and equipment.

Performs hands-on tasks applying proven industry standards and techniques, while adherence to policies, procedures, or guidelines in the area of responsibility. Installs, tests, analyzes, troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, related equipment in order to support short-term operations and minimize downtime.

Performs data entry and verification, keeps accurate files/records, creates detailed reports, using various existing systems for accurate, timely, and compliant records.

Receives, understands, and disseminates information in subject matter to appropriate stakeholders. Diagnoses problems and aids in resolving technical issues and escalates appropriately to ensure a positive experience.

Contributes to identifying process inefficiencies and proposes solutions, identifies opportunities through external research on trends in resources, programs, and services and internal research with stakeholders, and supports improvement efforts in order to support long-term operations and minimize downtime.

L2 (Journeyman)

Inspects, troubleshoots, and performs basic preventive maintenance on systems (e.g., electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), roofing, grounds, backflow prevention and other building repair according to system checklist and schedule, industry standards, and manufacturer’s recommendations. 

Inspects district facilities and assets (e.g., trees, playground equipment and surfaces) using Facility Condition Index. 

Repairs and maintains equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operating manuals, manufacturers’ specifications or supervisor’s instructions, using hand and power tools, precision measuring or testing devices. 

Performs maintenance on grounds equipment (e.g., snow blowers, landscaping equipment).

Communicates and coordinates with staff at work site, taking into consideration safety concerns of self and others (e.g., students, employees).

Keeps inventory of materials and determine materials and equipment needed for work order, coordinates purchase order and pick-up of supplies from local vendors and parts warehouse. 

Inputs time and closes work orders out into related software system daily.

Prepares and cleans up job site (e.g., erecting scaffolding), taking into consideration safety concerns of self and others (e.g., students, employees), and disposes of waste and flammable materials.

Performs work and cross trains in at least one other trade as an apprentice.

Assists with snow removal efforts on a 24 hour on-call basis.

Responds to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Performs other duties, as requested.


Physical & Environmental Conditions: 


Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:


Two (2) to ten (10) years related experience and training; minimum as follows: L1: Two (2) years related experience, L2: Four (4) years experience, L3: Ten (10) years journeyman experience, including one (1) year internal experience.

District specific training or equivalent required for all levels.

Must have and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License. Hold and maintain a valid Colorado Class “C” driver’s license and ability to obtain and maintain a valid Colorado State Class “B” operator’s license and meet District insurability standards. Must obtain and maintain and Backflow Prevention Certification.

The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

Effective communication skills.

Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

Strong attention to detail.

High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.

Work collaboratively with others on a team.

Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and fast-paced environment.

Knowledge of basic building structural systems.

Ability to coordinate with other shop staff to complete projects.

Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels, in all departments.

Ability to complete work according to specifications, with attention to detail. 

Ability to plan and organize work, at times with interruptions.

Ability to problem solve and repair/construct items according to specifications.

Ability to work independently, make decisions and complete assignments.

Ability to work overtime hours as necessary and in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Ability to design and modify existing District systems.

Ability to interpret and read blueprints and drawings.

Ability to communicate in English, orally and in writing.


Education Requirements:


– High school diploma or equivalent.


Other information:


Thank you for your interest in the DPS Maintenance Department. We are looking for individuals that demonstrate and share our DPS Core Values of Integrity, Equity, Accountability, Collaboration, Fun, and putting Students First. Come join the DPS team and make an impact at a great organization! DPS has become the fastest-growing large school district in Colorado and is widely recognized today as one of the best urban school systems in the country. DPS is continually reforming and growing. All this growth has its challenges and we need your help. Maintenance employees have clearly defined promotional opportunities at all levels and our supervisors will help you work toward your career goals. We need great people that want to help create a safe, welcoming environment that makes an impact on student learning. If you like problem solving and working with your hands, you may be a perfect fit!


About Denver Public Schools:


Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  


DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at  


Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.



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