HVAC Systems Mechanic- Sacramento, CA

Employer: City of Sacramento

Job Description:
The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
PERS retired annuitants or individuals currently receiving CalPERS Retirement Benefits are not eligible to apply.

Under general supervision, the HVAC Systems Mechanic responds to service requests to perform skilled diagnosis, repair, overhaul and replacement work in heating, air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, and building automation systems for a wide variety of equipment in City facilities and buildings. The HVAC Systems Mechanic will monitor, program, repair and adjust digital controls and field devices for building air conditioning, heating, ventilation and other various mechanical/electrical systems. The HVAC Systems Mechanic will perform all preventive maintenance tasks and other system checks to ensure proper indoor air quality, system efficiency and occupancy comfort.

This journey-level classification is populated with multiple incumbents. Incumbents typically work alone on corrective and preventive maintenance work assignments while referring only the most complex problems to the supervisor. The HVAC Systems Mechanic differs from that of Senior Systems HVAC Mechanic in that the former is a journey-level position with no responsibility for supervision.

General supervision is provided by higher level staff.

Install, operate, repair, overhaul and develop preventative maintenance programs for commercial and industrial heating, air conditioning, ventilating and refrigeration systems.
- Install, calibrate, and maintain pneumatic, electrical, digital and electronic controls.
- Report major system problems to supervisor, or lead person verbally or in writing.
- Monitor and recommend changes to improve efficiency, economy and to conserve energy.
- Maintain boiler rooms, equipment rooms and other areas in a clean and orderly condition.
- Repair or replace systems including air handlers, compressors, condensers, appliances, furnaces, ventilation fans, building automation controls, package and split systems and other related equipment as required.
- Maintain computerized records for work order activity and time sheet accounting.
- Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of:
- Principles involved in heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, digital, electronic and pneumatic controls, plumbing and refrigeration systems, and the proper repair techniques for these systems.
- General building maintenance and repair, including plumbing and electrical.
- Preventive maintenance chemicals and other materials used in boilers, chillers, cooling towers, and similar equipment.
- Current local building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical codes.
- Energy conservation products and techniques.
- Computerized logs and recordkeeping.
- Pneumatic and Direct Digital Controls for HVAC equipment.
-Hardware, firmware and software for building automation system requirements.

Ability to:
- Adjust and calibrate pneumatic, electric and electronic controls connected with air circulation systems.
- Use testing equipment for electronics, pneumatics, air-flow, speed, temperature, humidity, etc.
- Use welding equipment, small power tools such as saws, drills, grinders, etc., and hand tools such as wrenches, pliers, hammers, ratchet socket sets, etc., in a proper and safe manner.
- Communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing.
- Read blueprints and electrical diagrams.
- Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees and the general public.
- Program and use software for Direct Digital Control systems for HVAC equipment.
- Use informational databases.
- Diagnose and repair all types of HVAC, refrigeration and various life-safety monitoring equipment.
- Maintain a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.
- Must be willing to be on-call and work nights, weekends and holidays as required.
- Value customers and co-workers through provision of excellent customer service.
- Lift and carry heavy parts and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds.
- Must not be affected by heights.
- Must have normal hearing.
- Eyesight must be corrected to 20/20.
- Climb stairs and ladders and to crawl into and work in small, closed-in spaces.

Experience and Education:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Four years of increasingly responsible work experience as a repair technician or closely related classification with responsibility for the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, air conditioning, electrical, ventilating, high and low pressure boilers, and similar systems, including two years working with programmable digital controls, such as, but not limited to Direct Digital Controls including Barber-Colman, Invensis, Tridium, and Johnson Metasys systems.


Completion of an accredited educational program in heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration in a trade school, community college, or the U.S. Armed Forces. All education requirements must be verifiable from records of satisfactory completion of courses.
Two years of work experience as a repair technician or closely related classification with responsibility for the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, air conditioning, electrical, ventilating, high and low pressure boilers, and similar systems.


Completion of a formal apprenticeship program in heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Completion must be verifiable through apprenticeship program.

Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment.

Proof of the required certificate and/or license should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

Special Qualifications:
- Possession of an EPA Universal Certification of Refrigerant Handling is required at time of appointment.
- A valid California Class C Driver License is required for appointment to this classification, and must be maintained in order to continue employment in the classification. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Probationary Period:
Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.
Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline;

- Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
- Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
- If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
- If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
- Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted online with your application. Proof of education will be required at time of appointment.
- Proof of certification and/or license should be submitted online with your application. Proof of certification and/or license will be required at time of appointment.
- Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.
- If you’re requesting Veteran’s credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted online with your application, delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by email/fax or mailed by the final filing deadline. Information regarding the use of Veteran’s credit can be found in the Civil Service Board rules under rule 4.9C.
- Applicants are responsible for attaching a copy of their DD214 to each position for which they apply.

2.Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)– Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement.
3. Screening For Most Qualified: (Pass/Fail) – In the event of a large candidate pool, each candidate's Work Experience section of the application will be evaluated and rated. Only those candidates determined to be the most qualified will proceed to the next step in the selection process. A resume will not substitute for the information required in the Work Experience section of the application.
4. Performance Test: (Weighted 100%) – Qualified candidates will be notified by email of the test date, time, and location approximately one to two weeks prior to the test. The performance test will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the knowledge and abilities as outlined above.
5. Eligibility - Candidates who pass the performance test will be placed on an eligible list. The hiring department may contact those on the eligible list for an interview at any time during the life of the one-year list.
6. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan / fingerprinting; and provide proof of receiving a complete COVID-19 vaccination, review by Human Resources, a pre-employment controlled substance and / or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:
Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.
Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Career-Opportunities;
Send an email to employment@cityofsacramento.org;
Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726

Contact Person:
Location: Sacramento, CA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/saccity/jobs/3309765/hvac-systems-mechanic
Base Pay: $65,561 - $92,643/ YR

Posted on November 29, 2021

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