Title:  BGS Institutional Maintenance Mechanic

Application Deadline Date:  04/28/2024
Req ID:  48250
Department:  Buildings & General Services

So. Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.52


Buildings & General Service at the State of Vermont has an exciting and unique opportunity with room for growth as a BGS Institutional Mechanic within the Operations & Management Division.

This position will be responsible for the daily maintenance at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF) in South Burlington, as well as participate in a larger team that performs these duties at other state facilities within the greater Burlington area. Travel between these facilities may be required and will utilize a state owned and or a privately owned vehicle. A valid driver’s license and multiple background checks are required for this position.

The Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS) is a diverse organization with over 340 employees serving state agencies and department within State Government.  BGS provides the facilities services required for all state agencies and departments to accomplish their missions. 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 video to learn more about a career with BGS.

Who May Apply

This position, BGS Institutional Maintenance Mechanic (Job Requisition #48250), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Harold Campbell at harold.campbell@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed at institutional facilities that operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Contact with inmates can 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. Emergency response to calls outside of regular work hours can be expected. Some potential for physical injury may be present.

Minimum Qualifications

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


Completion of a vocational/technical training program in building or construction trades, mechanical repair, industrial arts, or related field AND two (2) years or more of experience in building construction, structural maintenance, or building repair and maintenance.


Three (3) years or more of experience in building construction, structural maintenance, or building repair and maintenance.

Special Requirements

IMM Candidates must be fingerprinted and pass a background investigation applicable to the position. Stand-by coverage is required for long holiday weekends, and Mechanics can expect after-hours call-ins.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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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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