HVAC Technician III

Recruitment #1911-HVACTCAG11-002



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Journeyman/Lead worker. Performs supervisory or highly skilled duties in the general maintenance and repair activities including a wide variety of mechanical, electrical and electronic maintenance and repair on various types of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment, ranging from basic wall or window units and central systems to large commercial units.


Graduation from high school or vocational school; 

Four (4) years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating, and air condition (HVAC) equipment;

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted above; 

Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License; 

Possession of an active EPA 608 Chlorinated Fluorocarbons (CFC) Core, and Type II, & III certification.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • This job requires employees to climb ladders, and work in high places.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform a variety of physical tasks, including working in confined spaces, on ladders, scaffolding, towers and lift buckets up to a considerable height.
  • Must be able and be willing to be in an on-call status and respond to call outs, working non-standard duty hours and rotating shifts that include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to operate a standard motor vehicle safely.


    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

    • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
    • Installs, operates, maintains, and repairs heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, such as, central, wall and window air conditioning units; exhaust fans and blowers; walk in and chest type freezers; ice machines and water coolers.
    • Operates refrigeration gauge, volt/ohm meter, vacuum pump, recovery systems, welding equipment and other related tools and equipment.
    • Troubleshoots systems to determine cause of malfunctions.
    • Tests condenser water conditions and adjusts chemical feed as necessary.
    • Monitors construction on new heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems to ensure compliance with project drawings and specifications.
    • Keeps daily records and logs on operating conditions and repairs to mechanical equipment there the use of a Computerized Maintenance Management System.
    • Prepares and schedules preventive maintenance programs.
    • Requisitions material and equipment for mechanical and electrical maintenance.
    • Maintains and tracks inventories valued up to $10,000.00
    • Ability to document own work and work of others.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


      • Considerable knowledge of the operation of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
      • Considerable knowledge of HVAC safety requirements.
      • Considerable knowledge of the electrical aspects of HVAC equipment.
      • Knowledge of Building Automated Controls (BAC) in the operation, repair, and diagnosis of the systems
      • Skill in using trade related and various hand and power tools.
      • Ability to prioritize work.
      • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems.
      • Ability to work effectively with others.
      • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
      • Ability to operate basic computer functions (email, digital time card, data entry, and others.).
      • Working knowledge of building automation controls and the diagnosis and repair of the systems.
      • Ability to coordinate contracted work.
      • Ability to follow oral and written instruction.
      • Ability to follow established procedures.
      • Ability to read and understand HVAC equipment drawings.
      • Ability to coordinate contracted work and inspect once complete.
      • Knowledge of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).


        In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.