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HVAC Specialist

Salary: $20.17-$24.62 hourly / $3,508-$4,282 monthly / Range: 5356

DEFINITION: Under general direction, performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems; and does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from the Building Maintenance Worker series and other maintenance specialty classes by its emphasis on independent skilled maintenance, operation, and repair of HVAC equipment and by its greater use of computer technology.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs a wide variety of maintenance and repair tasks in the operation of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilating systems in buildings; repairs and maintains boilers, pipes, thermostats, air filters, pumps, waste and oil pressure indicators, blower fans, belts, and bearings; operates computerized heating/cooling equipment for large, complex systems at centralized and decentralized building plants; troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs/re-programs electric, electronic, and pneumatic controls of buildings by reading schematics and using computer energy management software; oversees contract compliance and contractor work for the County on HVAC repair and replacement projects; leads and/or instructs Building Maintenance Workers in performance of routine maintenance of HVAC equipment; designs and installs new small- to medium-sized HVAC systems; performs data entry related to preventative maintenance; calculates amount of freon to be used in air conditioning systems.


1. Three years of journey-level experience operating, maintaining, and repairing boiler equipment including experience operating, maintaining, and repairing ventilating and air conditioning equipment; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge, abilities, and universal CFC License.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California CFC License is required within 6 months of appointment. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.

Knowledge of: methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of heating and air conditioning equipment in buildings and structures; the operating principles of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment; computerized energy management software; basic arithmetic; work safety practices related to HVAC work.

Ability to: recognize and locate conditions which require repair and maintenance work; keep records; communicate effectively; regulate and control their operations; complete written forms; read and interpret schematics; read and apply operating/repair instructions and contract provisions; explain technical information to others; learn and apply principles and practices of contract administration; work independently; use a computer.

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of NOVAR energy management software is desirable.

Supplemental Information: Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to a variety of hazards including: working at heights, electrical hazards, and chemical hazards. Performing the essential functions of this classification requires various types of physical exertion, such as bending, lifting, carrying heavy objects up to a maximum weight of 75 pounds, and independent travel, including driving a lift-gate truck.

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