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DPS - IOD - HVAC Mechanic II

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 2/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00001936

Job Description

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Perform complex (journey level) heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic work.  Work involves operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical and electrical / DDC control systems and components of HVAC equipment including steam and hot water boilers, and cooling towers in medium and large buildings.  Required to learn and apply the developing technology of microprocessor control systems as they are installed in the different facilities. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met. 91C, 200, 1161, 6073, 6499, 3E1X1, 60, 64, 11, 3E


1.    Overhaul, remove and replace, and/or repair air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment.  Make necessary adjustments to parts and equipment to attain maximum equipment efficiency during operation.

2.    Repair, inspect and maintain steam and hot water boilers, and all auxiliary steam and hot water equipment. Monitor boiler water and chemicals and make adjustments to the equipment as needed.

3.    Install or remove and replace electrical control wiring and high voltage wiring within the equipment, sometimes while current is flowing.  Remove and install damper motors, actuators, thermostats, humidistats, and all other associated equipment. 

4.    Monitor direct-digital-control (DDC) software unique to each piece of HVAC equipment to allow computer monitoring and remote adjustments for comfort and precision cooling and heating.

5.    Perform scheduled preventive maintenance services on equipment.

6.    Test refrigeration equipment to determine if there are leaks and to locate and repair sources of recognized leaks.  Adjust expansion valves and add refrigerant to air conditioning systems as needed. 

7.    Maintain records and prepare correspondence and reports (manual and computerized) related to work orders, repairs, installations, service, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance. 

8.    Attend special training sessions, read manuals, and question vendor representatives to learn the technology, capabilities and limitations of new types of controls (e.g. microprocessor, pneumatic, DDC).

9.    Travel to remote Department facilities, work hours beyond and other than normal work hours including holidays and weekends, and respond to off-hours call-ins.

10.    May train others

11.   Attends work regularly and observes approved work hours in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.

12.    Perform other duties as assigned


Education – Graduation from High School Diploma/equivalent.  Degree in HVAC is preferred.

Experience – Minimum of four (4) years' full time progressively responsible work experience operating, servicing, and repairing HVAC and boiler equipment in commercial or residential facilities (commercial preferred), including the following:
a.    Considerable knowledge of HVAC equipment and systems, and ability to diagnose malfunctioning units and perform maintenance on all types of HVAC and refrigeration equipment.
b.    Skill in the use of analog and digital volt, ohm and amp meters and troubleshooting electrical systems, identify components and repair, and in the use of hand tools, power tools and special tools of the trade.
c.    Knowledge of HVAC Refrigeration codes (Uniform Mechanical Code). Ability to comply with TDLR laws and regulations as it pertains to steam and hot water boilers as well as EPA standards as it applies to refrigerants.   Knowledge and proficiency in the tools and terms of the trade.
d.    Skill in working from blue prints and sketches - follow instructions and plans in written or oral form.
e.    Ability to estimate materials and labor on HVAC and refrigeration jobs.

Licensure and/or Certification – ACR Contractor license through Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) (HVAC Class A or B License) preferred.  EPA 608 Type 3 or Universal certification required and/or obtained within six (6) months of employment.  R410A Refrigerant certification required and/or obtained within six (6) months of employment.  Must possess a valid driver license from state of residence. 

Regulatory knowledge – Working knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly assimilate information related to TXDPS, State and Federal regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures. 

Supervisory/Managerial/Leadership skills – Knowledge of management and supervisory methods and principles, performance and productivity standards, and fiscal/budget management.  Able to develop plans, policies, and procedures for efficient workflow and overall effectiveness.  Must exhibit integrity; provide clear direction to subordinates; promote teamwork and be able to motivate others to accomplish goals.

Interpersonal Skills – Must demonstrate an ability to exercise poise, tact, diplomacy and an ability to establish and maintain positive, working/professional relationships with internal/external customers.

Organizational and Prioritization Skills – Must be organized, flexible, and able to effectively prioritize in a multi-demand and constantly changing environment; able to meet multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines without sacrificing accuracy, timeliness or professionalism.  Ability to complete and maintain daily. 

Presentation/Communication Skills – Must be able to construct and deliver clear, concise, and professional presentations to a variety of audiences and/or individuals.

Research and Comprehension – Must demonstrate ability to quickly and efficiently access relevant information, and be able to utilize and/or present research and conclusions in a clear and concise manner.

Analytical Reasoning/Attention to Detail – Must demonstrate an ability to examine data/information, discern variations/similarities, and be able identify trends, relationships and causal factors, as well as grasp issues, draw accurate conclusions, and solve problems.

Technology (computers/hardware/software/operating systems) – Must possess appropriate levels of proficiency with utilized software and systems and be able to learn new software/systems.  Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).  Skill in the use Energy Management System (EMS) system

Confidentiality and Protected Information – Must demonstrate an ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information and situations, and adhere to applicable laws/statutes/policies related to access, maintenance and dissemination of information.

Safety – Must be able to work in safe manner at all times, avoiding shortcuts that have potential adverse results/risks, and must be able to comply with safety standards and best practices for operation hand and power tools.

Travel and/or Schedule – Availability for after-hour and weekend work is required. Travel  25%


The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Environment:  Indoors and outdoors, including small, confined and sometimes dirty and dimly-lit spaces; and in heat or cold for extended periods of time including on a roof or in a mechanical room;
•    Ambulatory skills:  Ability to stand, sit and work in awkward and various positions for extended periods of time; bend, stoop, climb or crawl in tight quarters; and climb and work from ladders or other overhead areas;
•    Hand-eye coordination and arm/hand/finger dexterity including ability to utilize fine motor skills and grasp of testing equipment and small tools/objects;
•    Ability to speak, hear, and exercise visual acuity;
•    Ability to lift, carry and/or transfer weights of 100 pounds anticipated for this position;
•    Driving requirements:  Extensive  (25%) and ability to travel to remote locations.
State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information: https://www.ers.texas.gov/

DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group and state title will be transferred with no salary change.

DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.

Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.


State of Texas retirees may be rehired for full-time, non-commissioned positions only under very specific circumstances