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Douglas County  6670
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Pay Range GC19


This classification is the fourth within a four-level series and incumbent has responsibility to maintain and manage county building systems and equipment.  Incumbent performs senior-level electrical duties in corrective and preventative maintenance of heating, ventilation, air condition (HVAC), lighting and electrical systems; design energy management programs; coordinates work of contractors and oversees the daily work of lesser classified maintenance positions.

This level is distinguished by the specific responsibility of management of county  electrical and control systems and programs.


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

1.  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.

2.  Design and document energy management programs for various building control systems, access control, fire systems and building automation computerized systems and HVAC support programs.  Perform preventative maintenance on data gathering, controlling systems, drives, PLCs and related electronic equipment.

3.  Design and draft prints for electric and control circuits.  Adjust, calibrate and test controls, which includes: sensors, valves, damper controls, flow switches and related automatic equipment. 

4. Inspect, repair and maintain HVAC and exhaust systems, which includes: pumps, motors, fans, electrical controls, valves, air compressors, boilers, water heaters, chillers, tanks, etc.  Determine condition and longevity of systems. 

5. Participate in long-range energy management program by providing research, implementing and evaluating system responses to new programs.

6.  In conjunction with maintenance supervisor, direct and evaluate work of contractors and lesser classified maintenance positions as the State of Oregon “Signing Electrical supervisor”.

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

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:  Thorough knowledge of installation and maintenance of electrical systems and the corrective and preventative maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems found in large commercial and public buildings; considerable knowledge of complex electronic systems which include programming and operating computerized regulatory systems; considerable knowledge of maintenance and repair of various electrical and electronic systems; considerable knowledge of National and Oregon electrical specialty codes; considerable knowledge of building construction, mechanical and plumbing methods, principles, practices, equipment and materials as applied to corrective and preventative building maintenance; considerable knowledge of value of new and obsolete electrical/electronic equipment.  Skill in: Safely operating appropriate power tools and equipment.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in oral and written forms; read and/or design blueprints, penciled layout sketches and schematics and wiring diagrams; logically design circuitry, calculate loads and install electrical or electronic equipment, circuits and services; perform mathematical computations; estimate time and materials for individual projects and manage time effectively; establish and maintain records and reports; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, contractors, engineers, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training:  Six years progressively responsible commercial or industrial central plant work experience.  At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.  Must possess at a minimum a valid State of Oregon In Plant Electrical supervisors License.

Required qualifications: Journeyman Electrical license, In Plant Oregon supervisors license, electronics computerized systems.


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.


Guidelines used are established building facility department policy and procedures, building construction and maintenance and HVAC reference material, electrical and electronic reference material and accepted practices, national and state electrical specialty safety code material, blueprints, manufacturer and computer reference materials.  Employee uses considerable judgment in determining appropriate guideline and procedure, but then follows guideline closely due to nature of 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 voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 80 pounds, operating power equipment with common exposure to chemicals, pulling, pushing 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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