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HVAC/R Technician

Company: Idaho Division of Human Resources
Location: Boise
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

HVAC/R Technician

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/03

Posting End Date: 2024/06/04

Category: Maintenance

Sub Category: Construction Trades

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Boise, ID, United States

Minimum Salary: 24.92

Maximum Salary: 32.40

Pay Rate Type: Hourly




Human Resource Office (HRO)

State Personnel Branch

4794 General Manning Avenue, Building 442

Boise, Idaho 83705-8112

Telephone: (208) 801-4273


Registers established from this announcement may remain valid up to one year to fill vacancies within the same classification.

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 24-35-MN AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Restricted to current enlisted members of the Idaho National Guard or those willing to enlist (Military membership is a condition of employment) POSITION TITLE: HVAC/R Technician PAY GRADE: NGA-8 POSITION CONTROL NUMBER: 5063 CLASS CODE: 20202 SALARY RANGE: $24.92to $32.40 hourly ($51,830 to $67,384 annually) - Starting Pay typically is at Step 1, $24.92/hour FLSA CODE: Covered DUTY LOCATION: Idaho Military Division, Idaho National Guard (IDNG), Base Civil Engineering (BCE) Shop, 124 Civil Engineer Squadron (124CES) Boise, Idaho, Gowen Field- not remote TYPE OF POSITION: Military Nonclassified; Army or Air; Enlisted COMPATIBLE MILITARY FIELD: Not Applicable

The HRO State Personnel Branch will not forward non-qualifying or incomplete application packets for consideration - ensure to attachallrequired information as specified below. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING.

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date.

State of Idaho Employees: When searching for a new career within the state, browse and apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State External Career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new job. Internal candidates should always use Luma Opportunities.


Military Division Mandatory Questions - Attachment of yourindividual responsesto mandatory questions for all applicants

Qualifications - Attachment of yourindividual responsesto each of theMandatory Requirementsand eachKnowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)specified in this announcement under QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. Attach document/pdf to your application with all your responses. This isrequiredto assess you meet all requirements for consideration.If not provided, your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.

Documentation identified as a Mandatory Requirement -When required, attach copies of educational diplomas, transcripts, or training certificates; or professional licenses, certifications or registrations.

Optional:Attach a resume and/or other supplemental documentation to support your qualifications.


(1) Except for minor traffic offenses, have you ever entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or had a withheld judgment to a felony offense?

If YES please explain on a separate paper and attach it to your application.

(2) Do you certify that I am a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a Foreign National with authorization to work in the United States

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must attach to their application individual responses addressing each requirement separately.

Mandatory Requirements (conditions of employment)Provide the requested information, address your willingness and ability to meet the applicable condition and/or how you meet the requirement.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-4) separately.

(1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard.Provide your military grade, job title, MOS/AFSC and unit of assignment. If willing to enlist/join, please indicate your willingness and ability to enlist. If you are enlisted in another state National Guard, indicate your willingness to complete ITS.

(2) Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state issued driver's license (from any state) and meet qualifications for a military driver's license.Provide your driver's license number, issuing state, license expiration date, and the full name specified on the license.(Do notprovide a copy of your driver's license.)

(3) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a favorable T3 (SECRET) Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T3, as a condition of employment he/she must submit to the investigation process immediately upon hire/appointment.(At a minimum, a favorable suitability determination by the State Security Manager is required prior to appointment into this position.)

(4) Must possess or be able to obtain EPA certification. (For example, Universal Certification for the Processing CFC/HCFC Refrigerants)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Applicants must have18-monthsof specialized experience performing related to the duties as specified below.In your detailed, individualized responses describe your civilian and military education, training, and work experience as it relates toeachKSA that demonstrated your related experience. KSA responses assist in verifying your qualifications and determining the best-qualified applicants.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-8) separately.

(1) Thorough knowledge of the proper technical and safety practices relating to the HVAC/R field to include the ability to safely use hand and power tools associated with the HVAC/R field.

(2) Thorough knowledge of the refrigeration cycle, properties, standards, and EPA regulations. Ability to properly determine Superheat/Subcooling.

(3) Skill and ability to interpret basic sketches, complex control schematics, detailed blueprints, and specifications, and Environmental Protection Association regulations relating to the HVAC/R field.

(4) Knowledge of HVAC Mechanical Codes, the National Electrical Code and ASHRAE standards.

(5) Skill and ability to troubleshoot and repair complex systems such as large air conditioning and refrigeration units, compressors, pumps, electrical motors, variable speed drives and other parts of ventilation systems.

(6) Ability to diagnose and repair HVAC/R controls and computer-controlled systems.

(7) Ability to be effective and efficient in organizing, planning and scheduling projects.

(8) Ability and skill to proficiently estimate labor man-hours and materials accurately for HVAC/R jobs using acceptable estimating standards.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:Refer to the position description below.


a. Each person hired will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States and may be subject to a criminal background check.

b. Refer to the position description for the Mandatory Requirements for this position.

c. Military Nonclassified employees are required to comply with military standards and wear the appropriate uniform.

d. Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Loss of military membership or compatible military grade/status will result in loss of employment.

e. The State of Idaho, Military Division is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, and disability or age (which does not interfere with job accomplishment or job eligibility based upon the position description Mandatory Requirements). Appropriate consideration shall be given to veterans in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

PERSONNEL MANAGER CERTIFICATION:The title, series, grade, duties and responsibilities are complete and accurate as written and a current or projected vacancy exists as advertised.

Gloria A. Duncan Supervisory Human Resource Specialist Military Division - State Personnel Branch

Applications accepted online only (State employees should apply after logging in to Luma). If you are unable to apply online, please contact the HRO office by phone 208-801-4273/4276 or email[email protected] or[email protected]to discuss alternative options.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Military Division.

By submitting your application, you are certifying all answers and statements are true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that should an investigation disclose untruthful or misleading answers, your application may be rejected, name removed from consideration, or employment with the State terminated.





INTRODUCTION: This position is assigned to the Base Civil Engineer (BCE) Shop, 124 CES/124 MSG, Idaho Air National Guard (IDANG), functioning within the State of Idaho - Military Division. The primary purpose of this position is to provide HVAC/R maintenance, technical troubleshooting and repair support to the customers of the BCE Shop.


Performs duties involving installation, recurring maintenance, evaluation, modification, repair on Energy Monitoring and Control Systems (EMCS); Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment, chiller equipment, and any related components or systems.

Troubleshoots, maintains, calibrates, tests and repairs EMCS, HVAC/R, air handlers, blower assemblies, chillers and control systems involving Direct Digital Control (DDC), electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic components. Adjusts controls and devices to maintain them within specified tolerances, regulate temperatures, pressures and air flow to achieve equipment reactions in accordance with changing environmental conditions or desired operating requirements. Tests and adjusts instruments to accommodate critical tolerances and accuracies. Uses specialized equipment to balance air and water flows in HVAC systems. Provides information and statistical data to the Controls Technician for the Energy Management Program.

Repairs and maintains various cooling systems. Checks system gauges and instruments, which indicate levels of water, oil, refrigerant, and air pressure. Inspects for leaks and faulty functioning and proper operation. Repairs and replaces equipment to include compressors, water pumps, fans, coils, electric controls, gauges, valves, meters, solenoids, humidistat and thermostats. Maintains proper levels of water, oil and refrigerants in the system as specified by operating maintenance guidelines.

Repairs and maintains ventilation systems. Repairs and maintains specialized systems for aircraft hangers and engine repair facilities. Duties may include repair or replacement of motors, fan assemblies, v-belts, dampers, and actuators. Regular inspections and maintenance is required through a recurring maintenance program.

Interprets mechanical and electrical blueprints, engineering and architectural drawings and project specifications; recognizes standard electrical and HVAC symbols used in design; performs material take-off and prepares bill of materials; estimates labor requirements; applies knowledge of industry HVAC standards and codes to prepare layouts, sketches, and technical plans.

Safely utilizes and operates tools and equipment commonly associated with HVAC/R equipment and electrical work, including digital volt-ohm-amp meter, refrigerant recovery and installation equipment, recording meters, manufacture's test instruments, system diagnostic software, laptop, palmtop, and other computers and programs.

Follows EPA, State, and Federal regulations when working with refrigerants. Properly tracks and records all refrigerants being removed or installed while recharging or disposing of HVAC/R equipment. Provide records for the Refrigerant Manager to review.

Accurately estimates time and materials for HVAC/R jobs using acceptable estimating standards.

Travels in or out of the State of Idaho for specialized equipment training as needed.

Performs other related duties or projects as necessary or assigned. May also include seasonal groundskeeping duties as necessary or assigned.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: Incumbent performs work under the supervision and direction of the BCE Shop Supervisor or Team Leader, as designated, and uses applicable regulations, policies and procedures for technical guidance.

PERSONAL WORK CONTACTS: Works closely with military, federal technician, and state personnel of the Idaho National Guard and Idaho Military Division. May have personal contact with many individuals at all levels of command, government and in the private sector.

WORK CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL EFFORT: Works inside and outside in inclement weather. May be exposed to icy, wet and slippery surfaces and temperature extremes. Subject to the dangers from exposure to high noise levels and moving equipment. Physical efforts include climbing, stooping, standing for extended periods, bending, stretching, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Subject to climbing ladders to include exterior building ladders in order to access commercial building rooftops in all weather conditions. Requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion. May be required to operate heavy equipment to include but not limited to man lifts, dump trucks, fork lifts and loaders. Lifts heavy equipment and components weighing up to 60 pounds and with assistance items weighing over 100 pounds. Incumbent may occasionally be required to work other than normal duty days, and/or extended/irregular duty hours. Some travel, via all modes of transportation, is required for work and training. Travel may require overnight stays for short durations.

FLSA Overtime Code: C (Covered; time and one-half)

EEOC: F08 (Skilled Craft)

WCC: 3724

APRIL 2022

State Benefits:

The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email[email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.

Keywords: Idaho Division of Human Resources, Boise , HVAC/R Technician, Professions , Boise, Idaho

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