The Oregon Department of Corrections is looking for a dedicated security-minded building maintenance professional to assume the responsibilities of Facilities Maintenance Specialist. This employment opportunity is in the Physical Plant at the Snake River Correctional Institution located in Ontario. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants. This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
ODOC has custody of adults sentenced to prison for more than 12 months, housing approximately 14,500 adults in 14 state prisons throughout the state. The department is recognized nationally among correctional agencies for providing adults in custody with the cognitive, education, and job skills needed to become productive citizens when they transition back to their communities. Due to these efforts, Oregon's recidivism rate is about 28 percent.
To further focus on safe communities, safe prisons, and a safe workplace, the department created the Oregon Accountability Model. This business strategy is designed to change criminal behavior - during incarceration and post-prison supervision - using evaluation, education, treatment, work, family engagement, and evidence-based community supervision practices. It begins at the assessment phase during intake and impacts individuals throughout incarceration, reintegration, and community supervision. It is inspired by the department's mission of public safety, accountability, and crime prevention.
ABOUT THE BENEFITS
If you become a member of the Oregon Department of Corrections team, you have the full range of benefits available to employees of the State of Oregon. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer retirement and medical benefits, paid vacation days, employee assistance programs, a state employees credit union, and deferred compensation plans. No matter what your career aspirations are, a career with our department provides for personal growth, advancement and the opportunity to serve as part of a team of dedicated correctional professionals.
This position coordinates, instructs and trains skilled, semiskilled and unskilled inmates in the operation, maintenance and repair of physical plant systems, equipment and building structures within a correctional institution and performs trades work as described in the position description.
For the full list of specific duties and working conditions, click the position description below:
Your application materials will be reviewed to verify that you have:
two years of a) general building maintenance; b) carpentry; c) electrical; d) mechanical; e) painting; or f) plastering experience.
A journeyman's license/card in any of the above trades will substitute for this experience.
ability to communicate effectively;
ability to work collaboratively with others;
ability to provide excellent customer service;
problem solving/diagnosing skills.
In the Work Experience section of your online application clearly describe your experience as it relates to these minimum, special qualifications, and/or desired attributes. Be sure you demonstrate that you have obtained any skills or attributes requested or required by the employer through education, work experience (including military) or by showing that you have transferable skills (i.e., skills obtained through military education or experience) that substantially relate to this position.
Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration. A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.
Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents
You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.
If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or experience other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also email NEOGOV™ for support at email@example.com. You can use this email address to report a variety of applicant issues; login, attaching documents, web browser, etc. Remember when submitting an applicant issue through this email address please make sure to include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when you are available to be contacted.
This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.
The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice.
Application Reference Number: DOC18-1770OC
ODOC does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States. Applicants will be subject to a Computerized Criminal History and Motor Vehicles check as well as background investigation. Adverse background information may be grounds for disqualification.
Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). PREA prohibits ODOC from hiring, or promoting anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in Institution settings. These include a jail, prison, or other correctional facility (including juvenile corrections).
This standard requires ODOC to conduct background checks on all applicants considered for employment or promotion to consider any incidents of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in determining whether to hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates.