Job Title: Building/Grounds Maintenance/Repair Worker


Promotion Potential:


Location: St. Thomas/St. John District

Status: Open

Posted on: 03/01/2024

Deadline: 03/14/2024


                                              Location:   Superior Court of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas District         

                                              Division:   Facilities and Maintenance Division

                                              Number of Vacancies: 1

Salary Range:  $14.99 - $24.57 per hour

Requirements:                           Graduate from an approved high school or vocational school and 2 to 3 years’ experience at the sub journey level   in several building maintenance trades.

                                                              Opened:   Friday, March 1, 2024

Closes:   Friday, March 14, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Atlantic Standard Time) for first consideration

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Nature of Work

This is skilled manual labor in the performance of tasks. Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of trades tasks related to building and grounds maintenance, alteration, installation, and repair. Employees of this class may work without close supervision on painting, carpentry, plumbing, automotive and other work. Assignments are usually laid out by a designee of the Administrator of Courts or Assistant Administrator of Courts, usually the Building and Grounds Supervisor, and work is subject to inspection while in progress and upon completion.

                                         Essential Functions:  (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed)

  • Performs painting, carpentry, dry wall repairs, lock repair, and mechanical maintenance work.
  • Assesses need for equipment repair, makes needed responses, and/or calls outside contractors to make necessary repairs.
  • On-call to respond to plant/equipment problems at all times.
  • Resets power to elevator and air conditioning after power loss.
  • Performs plumbing repair, including changing toilet seats and flush valves.
  • Installs and replaces building decorations and bulbs.
  • Replaces ceiling tiles; mows grass, checks fluids, washes and cleans vehicles, changes oil and spark plugs on equipment.
  • Performs custodial work; strips, mops, waxes and buffs floors; moves furniture and equipment.
  • Picks up and delivers and stores supplies.
  • Waters lawn, sweeps sidewalk and parking lot, pressure wash sidewalks, empties trash, cleans gutters.
  • Delivers and sets up bottled water.
  • May order routine items such as, bulbs, floor cleaning chemicals and hurricane supplies such as, plywood, nails, raincoats and flashlights; picks up, stacks, stores, and delivers supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Knowledge of the standard methods, practices, tools, and materials used in several building and grounds maintenance trades.
  •  Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the building and grounds maintenance trades.
  •  Ability to understand and carry out oral instructions.

  •  Ability to use hammers, saws, brooms, screwdrivers, mops, drills, power washer, dry wall tools, floor buffer, paint rollers and brushes, mowers, weed whackers, and chain saw.

  • Skill in several building maintenance trades.

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.

Working Conditions

There is some exposure to caustic chemicals or fluids. Hazards may be encountered in working with power tools such as chain saws, drills, saws, mowing equipment, and sanders. May operate a two-way radio. May be required to drive an automobile.

Physical Demands

Work requires reaching, bending, walking, climbing, kneeling, pulling and pushing. Work may be performed outdoors or in a cramped work environment. Use of step and extension ladders is required. May have to transfer up to 100 pounds.

Qualifications (Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities and skills listed above. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:)

Graduate from an approved high school or vocational school and two to three years’ experience at the sub journey level in several building maintenance trades.

Licensure and Certification

Possession of a current driver’s license valid in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Judicial Branch Administrative Office

Human Resources Division

P.O. Box 70

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00804

Tel: (340) 774-6680

E-mail:[email protected]

The position will remain open until filled. Submissions that do not include the requested documents will not be considered. The Court will only contact applicants selected for interviews. Any applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation shall advise the Court’s ADA Coordinators.