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Title:  BGS Maintenance Mechanic I

Application Deadline Date:  06/06/2023
Req ID:  46073
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $17.12


Buildings and General Services (BGS) at the State of Vermont has an entry level opportunity with room for growth as a BGS Maintenance Mechanic I at the Vermont historic Capital Complex. In this position, you will be maintaining the grounds surrounding the complex. You will be providing a service for our tenants and the public to properly maintaining the infrastructure of grounds. This position requires a valid driver's license and successful completion of multiple background checks.


This is a full-time position, and the schedule is Monday through Friday, 6am to 2:30pm.


BGS is a diverse organization with over 340 employees serving state agencies and departments within state government. BGS provides the facilities services required for all state agencies and departments to accomplish their mission. As part of the Operations and Maintenance Division you will be an essential team member and part of the largest division in BGS. Please watch this brief video to learn more about working for BGS.

Who May Apply

This position, BGS Maintenance Mechanic (Job Requisition #46073), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jonathan Rutledge at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed at state buildings and may include correctional facilities. Contact with inmates may be anticipated. Incumbents may encounter harassment or hostile behavior and must be able to respond in a calm and professional manner. Must be able to climb ladders, lift weights up to 75 pounds, and work in cramped, wet, or poorly ventilated areas. Plumbing repairs often entail exposure to raw sewage, for which protective clothing must be worn. May require possession of a valid driver's license. Work in all types of weather should be anticipated. May require emergency response to calls outside of regular work hours. Some potential for physical injury may be present.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more of experience in building construction, structural maintenance, or building repair and maintenance.


Completion of a one (1) year vocational/technical training program in building trades, mechanical repair, industrial arts, or a closely related field AND one (1) year or more of experience in building construction, structural maintenance, or building repair and maintenance.


State licensure at or above the journeyman level in any trade area.


One (1) year of experience as a BGS Utility Mechanic.


Four (4) years or more of experience in building construction, structural maintenance, or building repair and maintenance INCLUDING two (2) years or more at an independent level.

Special Requirements

Some positions in this class may require a valid driver's license and/or own transportation for travel between work sites.

A criminal record check and/or child abuse registry check may be required for some positions within this class based on the locations where duties are to be performed.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier