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Douglas County  6680
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Pay Range GC20


This classification has supervisory responsibility for the corrective and preventative building maintenance staff and functions for County buildings (other than the Health Center and Fair); prioritize and coordinate work tasks of maintenance staff; participate in long-range preventative maintenance and energy management planning for all county buildings; represent department to contractors and vendors. Incumbent may serve as department head in the absence of the director.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Receive work requests daily from departments; prioritize work requests for maintenance technician 1 support staff and assign employees to projects; ensure necessary materials and equipment is available; review daily work activity.

2. Supervise maintenance technician 1 support staff; offer technical and physical assistance as needed, and determine best solution when problems arise. Ensure work is in compliance with Oregon specialty code specifications. Assume final accountability for work performed within the unit. Is involved in selection, training, and evaluation of staff. Establish and interpret policy and procedure.

3. Coordinate work projects for all county buildings with department support staff and department head through regularly scheduled staff meetings. Participate in long-range preventative maintenance and energy conservation planning.

4. Participate in corrective and preventative maintenance in the areas of electrical and electronic troubleshooting and repairs; new circuit installations; selecting plumbing materials; HVAC systems; water sample analysis for heating, cooling and boilers; emergency generator repair and testing; BLR; RPRS, Maintenance carpentry, welding, etc.

5. Manage maintenance projects which includes design, write specifications, coordinate bid process, serve as liaison with building inspectors. In conjunction with department staff, direct work of contractors.

6. Monitor building maintenance budget; approve expenses. Maintain parts and materials inventory.

7. Represent building maintenance division to sales representatives and vendors.

8. Serve on an on-call status for emergencies.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of building construction, mechanical, and plumbing methods, principles, practices, equipment and materials as applied to corrective and preventative building maintenance; thorough knowledge of HVAC systems, which includes operating computerized regulatory system; considerable knowledge of maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic systems; considerable knowledge of general building maintenance processes; reasonable knowledge of Oregon specialty codes that govern building construction. Skill in: Programming and operating department computer. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; read blueprints; manage building maintenance functions following approved work and safety standards; supervise and lead a support staff; determine time and materials for a given project; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, other agency representatives, contractors, vendors, employees and the public.

Education, experience and training: Five years progressively responsible work experience in building construction or building and mechanical maintenance which includes one year of supervisory experience OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications: Boiler Operator license.


Work is performed under the guidance of the building facility director. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice. Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service. Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.


Work is performed within established building facility department policy and procedures, building construction and maintenance reference materials, manufacturer catalogs and reference materials, state specialty code materials, blueprints, personnel rules, OSHA regulations. Employee uses considerable judgment in interpreting guidelines and contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes or adapting guidelines to problems encountered.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  This work may require bending, climbing through confined areas and/or in high locations, hearing voice conversations, lifting up to 80 pounds, operating power tools with common exposure to paints and chemicals, pulling, pushing, standing, stooping and walking. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A considerable amount of driving is required.

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