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Title:  Seasonal BGS Utility Mechanic - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  06/02/2022
Req ID:  33749
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Pittsford, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $14.61


Do you love the flexibility of working outside in the summer? The Southwest District of Vermont Buildings & General Services (BGS) is seeking temporary Utility Mechanics to care for and maintain the Public Safety Training Academy in Pittsford, VT.


Summer seasonal employees will work with team members to maintain the buildings and grounds within the Academy complex. Job duties may include assisting with summer custodial projects, grounds maintenance, and completing basic building preventative maintenance tasks as assigned. This temporary position is ever-changing and is a terrific way to learn more about a rewarding career in maintenance and custodial services for the State of Vermont. The ability to use mowing equipment (zero turn mowers, string trimmers, pruning equipment) is preferred but not required.


The typical work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 3pm. However, there is some flexibility in the schedule and 40 hours per week is not required. This is an ideal position for someone looking to make some extra money over the summer and candidates 16 years old and up are encouraged to apply. We anticipate this position beginning in late May ending in September or as the season and schedules demand.

Who May Apply

This position, BGS Utility Mechanic (Job Requisition #33749), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Rob Gallipo 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, where 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. Work in all types of weather should be anticipated. May require possession of a valid driver's license. 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 EITHER one (1) year or more in building repair and maintenance work, OR two (2) years of building custodial work at an independent level that involves experience with equipment.


Completion of a one year vocational/technical training program in building trades, mechanical repair, or closely related field. 


Four years of experience in building repair and maintenance work or building custodial work INCLUDING two (2) years or more at an independent level that involves experience with equipment.

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.

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.

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