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Facility Maintenance Specialist

Job Description:

The Oregon Department of Corrections is looking for a dedicated security-minded building maintenance professional to assume the responsibilities of Facilities Maintenance Specialist. This employment opportunity is in the Physical Plant at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution located in Umatilla. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants. This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).


ODOC has custody of adults sentenced to prison for more than 12 months, housing approximately 14,500 adults in 14 state prisons throughout the state. The department is recognized nationally among correctional agencies for providing adults in custody with the cognitive, education, and job skills needed to become productive citizens when they transition back to their communities. Due to these efforts, Oregon's recidivism rate is about 28 percent.

To further focus on safe communities, safe prisons, and a safe workplace, the department created the Oregon Accountability Model. This business strategy is designed to change criminal behavior - during incarceration and post-prison supervision - using evaluation, education, treatment, work, family engagement, and evidence-based community supervision practices. It begins at the assessment phase during intake and impacts individuals throughout incarceration, reintegration, and community supervision. It is inspired by the department's mission of public safety, accountability, and crime prevention.


If you become a member of the Oregon Department of Corrections team, you have the full range of benefits available to employees of the State of Oregon. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer retirement and medical benefits, paid vacation days, employee assistance programs, a state employees credit union, and deferred compensation plans. No matter what your career aspirations are, a career with our department provides for personal growth, advancement and the opportunity to serve as part of a team of dedicated correctional professionals.

What does this position do?

This position coordinates, instructs and trains skilled, semiskilled and unskilled inmates in the operation, maintenance and repair of physical plant systems, equipment and building structures within a correctional institution and performs trades work as described in the position description.

What are the Minimum Qualifications?

  • Two years of: a) general building maintenance; b) carpentry; c) electrical; d) mechanical; e) painting; or f) plastering experience.

A journeyman's license/card in any of the above trades will substitute for this experience. Be sure a copy of your journeyman's license/card is attached to your application form.

What are the Requested Skills?

  • ability to communicate effectively;
  • ability to work collaboratively with others;
  • ability to provide excellent customer service;
  • problem solving/diagnosing skills.


Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS Clearance is done at the conditional job offer.


Attach your cover letter clearly addressing your experience working as it pertains to the following:

  • Working with confidential information
  • Reviewing, reading, and interpreting statues, rules, and policies.
  • Making independent judgments to make decisions
  • Maintaining a complex filing system

This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute. The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice.

The Selection Process: We expect to:

Initial review of minimum qualifications. Consideration of top candidates - We will review and refer to the hiring manager the top candidates. There will be interviews and/or testing to determine the best candidates for a position. Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal records check and reference check.

Additional Information:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference.

ODOC is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Department of Corrections from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit: United States Department of Justice

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility.

ODOC does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.

Application Reference Number: REQ-9686



Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Facility Maintenance Specialist

Umatilla, OR
Full Time

Published on 05-22-2019