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Building Trades III

Company: City of Charlottesville, VA
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

$34,342.77 - $56,660.15 Annually
Charlottesville (22903), VA
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Public Works Department
Job Number


General Summary

Support the Department of Public Works in their mission to provide professional public works services to manage natural and built systems, and foster community health, safety, and sustainability. The Department is seeking qualified candidates who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence.

The starting hiring amount will be between $16.51 to $19.81/hour. Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. The position also provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, and continuing education/training opportunities. This is a full-time, non-exempt, position.

Building Trades III performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair and installation of general building components, fixtures and equipment to include carpentry, plumbing, mechanical and painting for City and School facilities.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties
  • Investigating complaints and providing follow-up with appropriate personnel;
  • Performing regular building inspections to ensure safe conditions;
  • General building maintenance and repair work, including preventative maintenance;
  • Installing, inspecting, maintaining, and making general repairs to roofing, gutters, waterproofing, sealants, masonry, concrete, and other architectural building components;
  • Installing, inspecting, maintaining, and making general repairs to doors, frames and hardware; ceiling systems; flooring and floor finishes; windows; walls and wall finishes; building fixtures; millwork, casework and accessories;
  • Installing, inspecting, maintaining and making general repairs to plumbing fixtures and hardware;
  • May be responsible for installing, inspecting, maintaining and making general repairs to commercial low-voltage systems to include security and fire protection systems;
  • Maintaining records of work performed; and performing other related tasks.
Education, Experience and Skills
Minimum Requirements:
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school diploma.
  • Three to five years of experience in two of the four major trades (carpentry, plumbing, mechanical and painting) with demonstrated ability to perform general building maintenance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preference for experience specifically in the areas of plumbing and/or door hardware (including electronic access systems) and/or commercial low voltage systems (specifically in security and fire alarm systems)
Special Requirements:
  • Possession of a valid Virginia driver's license is required. (To view our driving eligibility requirements, visit
  • Satisfactory health condition in order to meet the physical requirements of the job.

Extensive knowledge of the maintenance, repair and of the use of common hand and specialized power tools required in the work; general knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of mechanical equipment required in the work.
Physical Conditions & Work Contacts

Physical tasks may include walking on uneven or rough surfaces; bending or stooping; working in confined spaces; working on roof tops; climbing a 10 foot ladder; performing repairs and maintenance from a 10 foot ladder; lifting and carrying items weighing 20-50 pounds, with occasional lifting of items weighing over 100 pounds.

This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of "Continuous." If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. Applications may no longer be considered once a candidate to fill the position is identified. This job announcement will close when the position(s) have been filled and may close at any time.

A pre-hire background check will be conducted on all candidates who are selected for employment with the Department of Public Works. Please note: The Facilities Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department is unable to hire any applicant, intern, or volunteer if the criminal record check reveals a conviction for a barrier crime as set forth in 22.1-296.1 of the Code of Virginia for any positions that work in Charlottesville City School Facilities. Please click here for the list of barrier crimes:

Updated October 1, 2020

Benefits cited represent those for regular 40-hour employees and may differ for Management Level, Part-Time, and/or Library positions. Long-term temporary employees are eligible for all benefits except retirement. Interns, temporary, seasonal, substitute, and relief employees are not eligible for benefits.


  • Vacation:
    • 3.09 hours accrued biweekly - 0 -
    • 3.85 hours accrued biweekly - 3 -
    • 4.62 hours accrued biweekly - 5 -
    • 5.40 hours accrued biweekly - 10 -
    • 6.16 hours accrued biweekly - 15 -
    • 6.93 hours accrued biweekly - 20 -
    • 7.70 hours accrued biweekly - 25+ years
  • Sick:
    • 4.62 hours per biweekly pay period, approximately 120 hours a years, no limit on accumulation
  • Holidays:
    • 14 paid holidays per calendar year (13 observed and 1 floating)
  • Aetna Medical
    • Choose from three options with different premiums and levels of coverage:
      • HMO: $0 premium for employee only coverage
      • POS 1: Employee-only premium of $36.29 per biweekly pay
      • POS 2: Employee-only premium of $13.01 per biweekly pay
        • (Dependent coverage is available but the cost of the premium is not subsidized.)
    • Prescription Card ($10 generic, $30 lower cost name brand, $55 higher cost name brand)
    • Mail Order Maintenance Prescription Drug Program ($20 generic, $60 lower cost name brand, $110 higher cost brand)
  • Dental (Delta Dental)
    • No cost for employee only coverage. Dependent coverage is available but the cost of the premium is not subsidized.
    • Diagnosis and Preventive - 100% of allowable charge; Basic Dental Care - 80%; Major Dental Care - 50%
    • Primary - $50 deductible, 80/20
    • Prosthetic & Complex Restorative - $50 deductible, 50/50
    • $1,500 maximum annual benefit
    • $1,000 Orthodontic Benefit
  • MetLife Vision Plan: Optional
    • Employee only coverage: $2.67 bi-weekly; Dependent coverage also available at differing rates.
    • Eye health exam, dilatation, prescription and refraction of glasses covered after $10 co-pay;
    • $130 allowance for frames, after co-pay, plus additional discounts where accepted.
  • Life:
    • Two times annual salary (paid by the City)
    • Optional supplemental life available for employee, spouse, dependents (paid by employee)
  • AFLAC: Optional
    • Cancer/accident/short term disability/intensive care insurance (paid by employee)
  • Long Term Disability
    • Protection from income loss due to long-term illness or injury (paid by the City)
  • Pension:
    • Choose from two options:
      • A Defined Benefit Pension plan pays a monthly benefit in retirement using a defined formula based on the employee's earnings history, tenure of service, and age. Our plan has a 5 year vesting period and an employee contribution of 5% of salary.
      • A Defined Contribution 401a plan in which fixed contributions are paid into an individual's account by the employer, the contributions are invested, returns (positive or negative) are credited to the account, and the account balance is used to provide retirement benefits. The vesting schedule for our 401a plan is 33% after one year of service, 67% after two years of service, and 100% after three years of service. There is no required contribution from salary. (Note that: the Defined Contribution retirement plan is the only plan available for Library employees)
  • Supplemental:
    • Deferred Compensation (457) - employee contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts:
    • Health Care Expenses
    • Dependent Care Expenses
    • Parking/Mass Transit Expenses
    • Parking Subsidy of $50 per month
  • Wellness Programs:
    • Monthly On-Site Nurse and Annual Flu Shots
    • Health Screenings and Fairs, Education Sessions, & Weekly Fitness Classes
    • Weight Watchers at Work
  • Bike Commuter Program:
    • Reimbursement of up to $20 per month for reasonable bike commuting expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program:
    • A variety of confidential, personal professional services for you and your family available 24 hours a day.
  • Tuition Reimbursement:
    • Up to $1,200 for undergraduate OR Up to $2,000 for graduate level tuition per fiscal year per employee.

Keywords: City of Charlottesville, VA, Charlottesville , Building Trades III, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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