Building Control Specialist

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Building Control Specialist

Augusta , Maine , United States | Maintenance & Operations | Full-time Apply by: Sept. 24, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Bureau of Real Estate Management

Property Management Division

Building Control Specialist


(T-F: 12:00AM – 8:00 AM, SAT: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM)

Code:1005 Pay Grade:18 – $16.29 – $21.81/hourly

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT:September 10, 2021

CLOSES:September 24, 2021


The Department of Administrative and Financial Services has one immediate vacancy in the Bureau of Real Estate Management in Augusta for Building Control Specialist.


This is structural and craft work at a technician level involving life safety monitoring related to security, access, and occupancy standards; operating mechanical and computerized systems; and troubleshooting malfunctions and abnormalities of a large number of buildings and facilities statewide. Work includes receiving, organizing, and relaying information, instructions, and requests; dispatching people and equipment; operating a central computerized system to monitor and control environmental conditions, electrical and mechanical equipment, fire, HVAC systems, and building access; scheduling and tracking system preventative maintenance and testing; and developing reports and recommendations linked to achieving safe and efficient building operations. Duties are performed utilizing industry standard training as a certified building operator. Work is performed under limited supervision.


+ Operates multiple central computerized monitoring systems in order to ensure occupant comfort, comply with energy policy guidelines, and maintaining building security.

+ Operates various telecommunications equipment in order to receive and dispatch information.

+ Enters information into logs (manual and computerized) in order to maintain record of communications and building control shift activities.

+ Dispatches watchpersons, custodians, trades, and Law Enforcement personnel in response to audible and visual alarms in order to maintain prescribed environmental and security conditions.

+ Receives incoming phone calls, analyzes problems, and takes appropriate action in order to resolve problems, and ensure compliance with building operational policies and guidelines.

+ Reviews and verifies content of agency request for building access in order to maintain compliance with established policies and procedures and to produce appropriate card access.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: (These are required to successfully perform the work assigned).

+ Ability to follow and understand established operating procedures.

+ Ability to follow authorized building access rules and procedures.

+ Ability to operate a central computerized monitoring system, ID Access Card Systems and recognize abnormal environmental and security conditions.

+ Knowledge of basic operation and functions of telecommunications equipment.

+ Ability to use two-way radios, one-way beepers, telephone, computer terminal, CCTV monitors, keyboard interface, and related monitoring equipment.

+ Ability to monitor multiple field operations simultaneously by computer terminal, radio and dispatch emergency personnel.

+ Ability to receive and transmit messages accurately and clearly.

+ Ability to remain calm under stress and to work under pressure.

+ Ability to make independent judgements and decisions.


Three (3) years of experience, training, and/or education in operating computerized heating, air conditioning, security, and related building control systems, one (1) year of which includes education, training, and/or experience in radio dispatch communications OR one (1) year of law enforcement/public safety experience requiring the use of radio telecommunications equipment OR one (1) year of work experience involving a high level of public contact, customer service, or customer relations activities which involves using a form of telecommunications equipment.

Must be able to pass a CJIS fingerprint background check

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:(These must be met by all employees within the first 6 months of employment).

Certification as a Terminal Operator – (Training provided on the job)

Valid Class C Driver License.


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC188353314

Posted On: Jul 22, 2021

Updated On: Sep 18, 2021