State of Massachusetts Armorer II in Reading, Massachusetts

I. ARMORER SERIES:

Armorer I

Armorer II

II. SUMMARY OF SERIES:

Incumbents of positions in this series keep armories in clean and orderly condition; maintain the appearance and cleanliness of floors; wash interior surfaces of armories such as walls, ceilings, windows, etc.; perform related maintenance work and emergency repairs on heating systems, electrical systems, plumbing, etc.; maintain grounds around buildings; empty waste receptacles; move furniture; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to provide building maintenance and cleaning services to assure armories are properly maintained and cleaned.

III. ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS:

Armorer I is the entry-level maintenance job in this series:

Armorer II is the first-level supervisory job in this series.

IV. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES COMMON TO ALL LEVELS IN SERIES:

  1. Maintains the interior of buildings by performing such activities as cleaning, mopping, polishing, buffing and vacuuming floors and rugs; washes walls, ceilings and windows using appropriate equipment and supplies; and makes minor repairs using hand tools and other equipment.

  2. Maintains lighting and electrical systems such as fluorescent tubes, pole switches, replaces plugs; monitors emergency lighting systems and checks and charges batteries.

  3. Maintains plumbing systems by fixing faucets leaks, repairing showers and performing other plumbing repairs.

  4. Maintains, operates and repairs low-pressure heating systems, including boilers, condensation pumps, fans; air drafting systems, circulation pumps and burners; and monitors oil and gas inventory and supplies.

  5. Maintains exterior of building by performing such activities as roof repairs, cleaning gutters and downspouts and repairing masonry surfaces; painting exterior surfaces; repairing and replacing windows; coordinates waste and trash removal; and groundskeeping activities, including cutting grass, raking leaves, etc.

  6. Monitors outside contractor and vendor job performance to ensure compliance with agency policy, specifications and standards.

  7. Confers with agency staff concerning work activities to resolve problems and to exchange information.

  8. Monitors fire fighting equipment periodically; cleans fire boxes; coordinates and updates fire evacuation plan to ensure compliance with evacuation plan used by National Guard units.

  9. Performs preventative maintenance on such equipment as snowblowers, lawnmowers; and assembles and moves furniture for meetings and special functions.

  10. Maintains time and attendance records and performs clerical and filling work for armories.

  11. Prepares reports and maintains records to provide information concerning assigned unit activities.

V. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LEVELS IN SERIES:

Armorer II:

Incumbents of positions at this level also:

  1. Oversee the maintenance activities statewide through inspectional visits conducted on an intermittent basis ensuring that work is done according to established standards.

  2. Examine records and reports (e.g., Right-to-Know law files, maintenance and inventory files kept by maintenance personnel for completion, accuracy and currentness.

  3. Recommend improved procedures and techniques which may be helpful to field staff in the performance of their duties.

  4. Perform various administrative and personnel related activities such as interviewing and recommending personnel for hire; assigning replacements for employees on leave; reviewing payroll certificates and requests for personal leaves and reviewing time and attendance records.

  5. Develop curricula for annual instruction and speak at courses for Armorers.

VI. RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS:

Major work contacts are with agency staff, federal employees, public safety officials, the general public and members of the National Guard.

VII. SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Armorer I:

Incumbents of positions at this level receive direct supervision from Armorers or other employees of higher grade who provide instruction and training, assign work and review performance through inspection for compliance with instructions and established procedures.

Armorer II:

Incumbents of positions at this level receive general supervision from employees of higher grade who provide instruction and policy guidance, assign work and review performance through conferences and reports for effectiveness and compliance with established standards.

VIII. SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Armorer I:

None.

Armorer II:

Incumbents of positions at this level exercise direct supervision (i.e., not through an intermediate level supervisor) over, assign work to and review the performance of 1-5 maintenance personnel.

IX. WORKING CONDITIONS:

Armorers walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects; work indoors and outdoors; may be exposed to the harmful effects of chemicals, noxious fumes, excessive noise, heat, dust, etc.; and may work varied shifts, weekends, holidays or nights; and may travel for job related purposes.

X. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE FOR ALL LEVELS IN SERIES:

  1. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  2. Ability to understand and apply the policies, procedures, rules, regulations, etc. governing assigned unit activities.

  3. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

  4. Ability to deal tactfully with others.

  5. Ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time.

  6. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.

  7. Physical stamina and endurance.

  8. Manual dexterity.

  9. Mechanical aptitude.

  10. Ability to read the English language.

  11. Ability to maintain accurate records.

Additional qualifications required at hire for Armorer II positions:

  1. Knowledge of the methods followed in building maintenance and custodial work.

  2. Knowledge of the types and uses of materials, tools and equipment used in building maintenance and custodial work.

  3. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in building custodial work.

  4. Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.

  5. Knowledge of the standard procedures followed in the storage of building custodial and cleaning materials.

  6. Knowledge of the methods and techniques used for the security of buildings and property.

  7. Skill in the use of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.

  8. Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

  9. Ability to give oral and written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.

  10. Ability to plan instruction courses for subordinates.

XI. QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB AT ALL LEVELS IN SERIES:

  1. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, rules, regulations, etc. governing assigned unit activities.

Additional qualifications acquired on job in Armorer I positions:

  1. Knowledge of the methods followed in building custodial work.

  2. Knowledge of the types and uses of materials, tools and equipment used in building custodial work.

  3. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in building custodial work.

  4. Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.

  5. Knowledge of the standard procedures followed in the storage of building custodial and cleaning materials.

  6. Knowledge of the methods and techniques used for the security of buildings and property.

  7. Skill in the use of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.

Additional qualifications acquired on job in Armorer II positions:

  1. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.

XII. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Armorer I:

None.

Armorer II:

Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part- time, experience in building custodial or institution housekeeping work.

XIII. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Occupational Group 39

Revised 06/96

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in building custodial or institution housekeeping work.

Special Requirements:

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Equipment, Facilities & Services

Organization: *Military Division

Title: Armorer II

Location: Massachusetts-Reading-25 Haverhill Street

Requisition ID: 1800022M