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Douglas County  6640
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Pay Range GC14


This classification is the first within a four-level series and performs journey-level duties in corrective and preventative maintenance to county buildings, equipment, and grounds; participates in building remodels, moving office furniture, equipment and computer cables within county buildings. Incumbents may direct correction inmates on a project-by-project basis. Incumbents participate in all duties and assignments are made by specialty or skill level of project.

This level is distinguished by entry-level status, no supervision of leading others on a regular and recurring basis is required.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

l. Perform corrective and preventative maintenance to county buildings and related property; such as: repair and maintain plumbing systems and fixtures, water and drainage lines; paint interior and exterior walls; repair windows, doors and hardware; repair roof and drain system; repair office equipment, kitchen and laundry appliances; repair docks, concrete and sidewalks; replace floor covering; replace light bulbs; wash outside walls and windows.

2. Participate in building remodels which includes moving furniture and equipment, remove and replace walls, flooring and/or carpeting, ceilings; painting, etc. May work with contractors.

3. Inspect, repair, and maintain heating, ventilating, air conditioning and exhaust systems which includes: pumps, motors, fans, electrical controls, air compressors, boilers, water heaters, chillers, tanks, etc. Take samples and treat heating, cooling and boiler water.

4. Assess building and facility maintenance needs and report them to supervisor for development of maintenance plans.

5. Clean and maintain work shop area; repair and maintain power and hand tools.

6. Perform basic cleaning of county buildings which includes: clean, mop, strip, wax, and buff floors; shampoo carpets; wash windows, blinds, walls, ceilings; clean and disinfect restrooms, dust and clean furniture; refill supplies. Secure windows and doors in offices after cleaning.

7. Provide grounds maintenance to areas surrounding County buildings; cut grass, maintain landscaped areas; plant and prune; repair sprinkler system.

8. On a regularly scheduled basis, participate in morning opening or evening closing of buildings and facilities and an on-call status for emergencies.


Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of building construction, mechanical, and plumbing methods, principles, practices, equipment, materials as applied to corrective and preventative building and dock maintenance; considerable knowledge of methods, equipment and materials used in HVAC systems, plumbing, painting, appliance repair; reasonable knowledge of grounds maintenance; basic knowledge of Oregon Specialty Codes that govern building construction, mechanical and plumbing. Skill in: Safe operation of appropriate power tools and equipment. Ability to: Communicate effectively in oral and written forms; use welding equipment; read blueprints and penciled layout sketches; interpret and comply with written and oral instructions; estimate time and materials for individual projects and manage time efficiently; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; establish and maintain records and reports; meet and deal effectively with other employees, vendors, contractors, facility users, inmates and the public.

Education, experience and training: Three years progressively responsible work experience in building construction or building and mechanical maintenance which affords work experience in plumbing, drain lines, painting, woodworking, roofing, cement work, welding, electrical and HVAC systems, appliance repair and grounds maintenance OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications - Asbestos certification.


This classification works with supervision from a building maintenance supervisor or department head. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employee estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Incumbents may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.


Work is performed within department policy and procedure, OSHA regulations, building construction and maintenance reference materials, State Specialty Code material, blueprints, equipment and appliance manuals, parts catalogues, horticultural reference materials. Employee uses judgment in determining appropriate guidelines and procedure, but then follows guidelines very closely due to nature of repair work.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  This work may require bending, climbing through confined areas and/or in high locations, gripping with hands, hearing alarms and voice conversation, lifting and carrying up to 100 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. Employees may share common exposure to communicable disease. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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