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Douglas County  6440
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Pay Range GC14


This classification performs journey-level duties in corrective and preventative maintenance, construction and repair of fair buildings, equipment and property; participate in construction of structures; pour and finish cement; install and maintain water and irrigation systems; basic electrical work; operate light road construction and maintenance equipment. Incumbents participate in all duties and assignments are made by specialty or skill level of project.


(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 work at fair facilities which includes: construct structures; paint buildings, install and maintain water and irrigation systems; basic electrical work; maintain HVAC systems, motors, switch boxes, lighting. Assess building and facility maintenance needs and report them to supervisor for development of maintenance plans.

2. Provide a variety of grounds maintenance duties, such as: sweep, rake, litter, garbage and stall cleanup; spread bark mulch; repair wood and concrete areas.

3. Perform basic cleaning of buildings which includes: clean, mop, strip, wax, and buff floors; shampoo carpets; wash windows, clean and disinfect restrooms; refill supplies. Collect trash and dispose.

4. Operate hand power tools and light to heavy equipment. These may include: forklift, front end loader, tiller, sweeper, mower, backhoe, 5-yard dump truck, water truck. Perform minor maintenance and repair on equipment and machinery.

5. Provide assistance to facility users and prepare buildings and facilities for renters and users; setup, take down tables, chairs, bleachers, stages, drapery, panels, kitchen equipment, power panels and electric cords.

6. Collect recreational vehicle park fees. Provide night security of grounds and buildings. Maintain records.

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

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 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; 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; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; establish and maintain records and reports; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, facility users 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, 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 commercial driver's license.


Work is performed with supervision from fair operations supervisor. 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. 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.  Work is performed both in inside and outside environments and may require bending, climbing through confined areas and/or in high locations, gripping with hands, hearing alarms and voice conversations, 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. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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