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Douglas County  6660
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Pay Range GC18


This classification is the third within a four-level series and incumbent has sole responsibility for maintenance of County wide facilities.  Incumbent performs journey-level duties in corrective and preventative maintenance to department buildings, facility equipment and grounds; participates in facility remodels; schedules work assignments; directs contractors; orders maintenance supplies.

This level is distinguished by the responsibility the sole incumbent holds in both managing the maintenance program as well as performing journey-level corrective and preventative work.  The incumbent is required to posses a current State of Oregon General Journeyman or In Plant Journeyman license.


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

1. Perform corrective and preventative maintenance to facility and grounds; such as:  plumbing systems and fixtures, HVAC systems, motors, control equipment, variable speed drives, and communication systems. 

2. Plan wiring layout and install, replace, repair and/or maintain electrical systems, equipment, appliances and associated HVAC mechanical equipment.  Test related circuits, emergency generators and electronics.  Oversee daily maintenance needs.  Prioritize and schedule work assignments for coworkers. 

3. Assess maintenance needs.  Meet with division or department manager provide updates. Participate in development of long-range development of maintenance plans, which can include construction and remodel projects. 

4. Manage maintenance projects, which include minor design, specifications, assist with the bid process.  Serve as liaison to building inspectors.  Supervise contractors and subcontractors. 

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

6. Participate in corrective and preventative maintenance duties of other building maintenance technicians, as needed. 

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

8. Serve as department safety officer assuring work performed by staff is safely performed, schedule and conduct or participate in safety meetings.  Be informed about OSHA requirements. 

9. Remain on on-call status for emergencies.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of building construction, mechanical, electrical and plumbing methods, principles, practices, equipment, materials as applied to corrective and preventative building maintenance; thorough knowledge of maintenance techniques required of a commercial or public building setting; considerable knowledge of methods, equipment and materials used in electrical maintenance HVAC systems, plumbing, appliance repair; considerable knowledge of the National Electrical Code, and standards; reasonable knowledge of Oregon Specialty Codes that govern building construction, mechanical and plumbing; basic knowledge of computer network assembly and operation.  Skill in: Safe operation of appropriate power tools and equipment.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in oral and written forms; read blueprints and penciled layout sketches; plan, coordinate and direct the activities of support staff, contractors and subcontractors; estimate time and materials for individual projects; work independently and manage time efficiently; establish and maintain records and reports; conduct research and compile and analyze technical data; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, contractors, vendors, public agencies and the public.

Education, experience and training:  Five years progressively responsible work experience in building construction or building and mechanical maintenance area.  Journeyman licensure from the State of Oregon at or above an In Plant Journeyman.  Must have current skill sets in electrical and HVAC systems, appliance repair and communication system maintenance OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.  At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon Journey level electrical license and a valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable Qualifications - Asbestos certification; carpenter, plumber or electrician licensure; boiler operator certification.


Work is performed under the general direction of the department head.  Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience.  The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to the employee's discretion and interpretation.  Employee estimates and manages time efficiently.  Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.


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


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  This work involves bending, climbing ladders and through confined areas and/or in high locations, color identification, crawling, gripping with hands, hearing alarms and voice conversation, lifting and carrying up to 60 pounds, operating power tools with common exposure to paints and chemicals, pulling, pushing, standing, stooping, twisting and walking.  Work is performed in an environment, which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions.  A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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