Building Maintenance Specialist
Clackamas County - Clackamas County, OR

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Completing this online application is the first part of the two-part application process. Please read the information below in its entirety for all required information.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has an immediate opening for an experienced Building Maintenance Specialist. The Building Maintenance Specialist is an unarmed, civilian position responsible for building and limited grounds maintenance in and around the County Jail. This work is performed in one of several secure Sheriff’s facilities and involves contact with the public, uniformed personnel and inmates.

Competitive candidates will have broad journey level construction or related building maintenance experience in the following areas: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, painting and hydraulic/ pneumatic. Candidates must also possess an exceptionally high safety and security consciousness, as work is performed in a correctional setting.

NOTE: Limited Maintenance Electrician's License preferred. Possession of a valid driver's license is required. Candidates must successfully pass post offer pre- employment drug testing and physical assessment as well as a thorough background investigation.

The Sheriff's Office is seeking individuals who enjoy working with the public and thrive in a fast paced work environment. Competitive candidates will have building maintenance skills, outstanding communication and customer service skills, excellent multitasking abilities, proficiency with computers, and a desire to work in a law enforcement environment. Previous experience in a law enforcement agency is preferred.

This is a civilian classification that does not require full certification under the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

Requirements: Must
- possess a valid driver's license
- successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation
- successfully pass a post offer pre-employment drug test
- successfully pass a post offer pre-employment physical assessment.
Completing this online application is the first part of the two-part application process.

The second part is the Statement of Personal History (SPH) and related documents that can be downloaded as one file at:

The file contains instructions on where to submit the completed Statement of Personal History packet.

The online application and SPH packet must be completed and received by 5:00 PM on the recruitment close date or your application will be inactivated. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete this form. This is a comprehensive document that will take some time to complete .

Note: Please see the OTHER INFORMATION section for testing information and working conditions.


Job Code: 5471

Salary Plan/Grade : POA/17

Salary Range:

Hourly: $22.89 - $29.20

Union Representation: Peace Officers Association (CCPOA)


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.

Health Plan Options: Most employees are eligible to start most benefits after two months of continuous employment. Note: This summary is general in nature. Specific terms of benefits are contained in insurance policies, the Personnel Ordinance, County Employment Policies and Practices and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

  • A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Chiropractic Coverage Benefit
  • A Choice of Dental Plans
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Leave: (Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave)
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance with Optional Salary Buy-Up Program
  • Optional Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Optional Long Term Care Insurance
  • Optional Voluntary Benefits through AFLAC, Liberty Mutual and Hyatt Legal
  • Retirement: PERS/OPSRP Retirement Contributions
  • Sheriff's Office Retiree Medical Fund
  • Optional Deferred Compensation (457) with County-paid contribution of 4% of base salary
  • Longevity Pay
More information about employee benefits is available at


The Building Maintenance Specialist position is currently scheduled to work four ten- hour days with three (3) consecutive days off. However, this schedule is subject to change depending on required maintenance schedules. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.


The vision of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is to become a world-class Sheriff's Office. The CCSO mission is to preserve life, uphold the law, prevent crime, hold offenders accountable, and promote safety while finding innovative solutions and building partnerships with the community. CCSO will fulfill the mission of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office through teamwork and partnerships, as reflected in the motto: "Working Together to Make a Difference." In order to fulfill the vision and complete the mission CCSO adheres to these core values:

HONESTY - We will be truthful in all we do and say, acting with character and principle and serving the community in an open, transparent and professional manner.

COURAGE - We will serve the community with compassion and commitment, lending our strength to those who are most vulnerable and unable to protect themselves.

JUSTICE - We will always be fair and impartial, enforcing the law without bias or favoritism. We will treat each person we meet with courtesy and honor their rights, beliefs and diversity.

The CCSO serves over 400,000 residents of the County with 385 employees. As the County's largest law enforcement agency the Sheriff's Office patrols the unincorporated areas of the county as well as several cities that have contracted with CCSO to provide law enforcement for them. The CCSO has many specialized units such as canine, motorcycle patrol, the dive team, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), search and rescue, narcotics investigation (SIU), detectives and Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Sheriff's Office is also required by law to provide correctional facilities for the county and to offer support services to other agencies in the County, such as: the jail, special units and occasionally manpower.

The CCSO is committed to enhancing a diverse workforce through principles of active recruitment in the community, equal employment opportunity and positive human resource management. The Administration and staff of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office adopts a philosophy and practice that we recognize the full potential of all employees, treating all persons with respect, fairness and impartiality.

For more information about the Sheriff’s Office, please visit the website:


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Performs electrical, plumbing, carpentry, locksmithing and painting to maintain jail facilities

2. Inspects buildings, machinery and equipment to locate need for repair

3. Performs semi-skilled building or equipment maintenance tasks, such as minor repairs to chairs, flooring, windows and doors and changes light bulbs

4. Makes boxes, forms and frames and performs other semi-skilled carpentry tasks

5. Performs plumbing repairs on toilets, sinks, basins and showers; Replaces or repairs faucets, valves and unplugs drains

6. Performs building and equipment maintenance duties including rough carpentry and plumbing work, plastering and cement work, painting and minor electrical repair work

7. Makes building repairs, cuts and replaces glass; install doors; performs cement patches, potholes and lays tile, make and install shelves, partitions and other wooden parts

8. Performs minor repair and preventive maintenance of assigned equipment

9. Inspects, cleans, repairs, alters and adjusts heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and auxiliary units

10. Maintains exterior walkways and parking areas, i.e., shovel snow, sand, gravel and asphalt to or from bed of dump truck

11. Keeps records and make reports

12. Monitors and makes adjustments to HVAC systems using computer programs

13. Keeps inventory of and inventories tools and supplies

14. Trains individuals in the safe operation of tools and equipment

15. Oversees roof maintenance program; inspect condition of roofs; clean gutters and drains

16. Oversees building maintenance contract(s) and service work; process and contract out repair requests

17. Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner

18. Runs errands as needed

19. Supervises inmate work crews inside and outside of the facility

20. Performs related duties as required.


Competitive candidates will have two or more years of experience in all facets of building maintenance as described in the Job Introduction of this document.


Ability to: schedule and perform preventative maintenance services; operate a variety of hand and power equipment in a safe and effective manner; read and interpret blueprints and plans; monitor and evaluate the work of contractors; work independently in the absence of supervision; understand and follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; maintain and establish effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; work with these environmental factors: travel and when needed from site to site, work with machinery; work at heights; work in confined spaces; exposure to electrical energy, noise, dust, grease, smoke and fumes; work with these physical factors: sufficient physical ability to perform moderate or light lifting and carrying; walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; bending , stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, crawling; operating motorized equipment and vehicles; see in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Knowledge of: methods and principles of general building maintenance; principles of carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrical work; principles of heating, ventilation and cooling systems; principles and practices of contract administration; locksmithing and building locking and security systems; occupational hazards and standard safety practices
Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematical principles; federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to areas of assignment.



Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be requesting accommodation, the request must be made to the Department of Employee Services no later than the recruitment close date.


Only on-line employment applications are accepted for this position.


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Thank you for your interest in employment with Clackamas County!

For most openings, we receive a large number of applications and the selection process is highly competitive. Because we are able to interview or test only a limited number of applicants, it is very important that you complete all application materials properly. Those applicants whose application materials are thorough and organized are most likely to make it to the next step in the selection process.

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. If you have any questions about how to complete the application materials, contact the Department of Employee Services at (503) 655-8459 or send an e-mail to:

APPLICATION REVIEW: To receive consideration for this position, you must complete the entire on-line employment application. These application materials will be competitively evaluated in order to select the most suitably qualified candidates for employment. Only those applicants who demonstrate the most competitive work experience, education, training, and/or certification(s) and license(s) will receive further consideration for employment.

RESUME REVIEW: Not all positions require a resume . If a resume is required as part of the application process, there will be instructions prompting you to Copy and paste resume text in the on-line employment application.
  • Note: This position does not require a resume.
If your application is incomplete, or improperly completed, it may be inactivated even if you are qualified for the position for which you are applying.

TESTING PROCESS: Active applicants may be further evaluated through a competitive evaluation process which may include: structured oral interview, pre-interview exercise, written test, verbal test, software testing or any other method necessary to assess the work related knowledge, training, skills and experience of active applicants and to establish a valid hiring list of qualified candidates.

DEPARTMENT REVIEW: The most competitive candidates throughout the selection process may be referred to the hiring department for an employment interview. The band or number of candidates referred for each open position is established by the Clackamas County Personnel Ordinance and by labor agreements for union positions.


Veterans may apply for veterans' preference points as authorized by Oregon Revised Statutes by answering the two questions pertaining to Veterans' Preference on the Questionnaire page of the application. In addition, proof of eligibility in the form of a copy of your DD214, DD215 that includes your 'Type of Separation” and "Character of Service" and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying Disabled Veteran Status (if applicable) must be received by the recruitment close date in order to be considered. Documentation must be submitted for each job opening for which you apply.

You have multiple options for submitting your required documentation. You may upload it in the Submit Application step of the application or you can mail, email, or fax it.

If you mail, email, or fax: list Job Title on forms and s end required documentation to:
  • Mail: Employee Services, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
  • Fax: 503-742-5468
  • E-mail:
If you have any questions about veterans preference points, contact the Department of Employee Services at (503) 655-8459 or send an e-mail to:

For more details on Veterans Preference Points, refer to Employment Policy & Practice (EPP) 43 .


Clackamas County only accepts on-line employment applications. Emailed, faxed or hard copy applications will not be accepted.

A fully completed Clackamas County On-line Employment Application must be received electronically by the Department of Employee Services, NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) ON THE CLOSE DATE . Note: Attaching a resume does NOT substitute for completing the entire on-line employment application.


Please do not wait to electronically submit your application on the close date as there is no technical support available after business hours.

Your on-line employment application must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on the close date, otherwise our system will not accept it. Clackamas County is not responsible or in anyway liable for any computer hardware or software malfunction which may affect your employment application or the applicant selection process.

Clackamas County is not responsible for the verification of data provided and shall not be liable for any errors - factual, transcription or otherwise, contained in the information posted.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.

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Testing Information
All testing correspondence will be sent via e-mail with very tight timelines. Please note the testing dates below and check your e-mail often after the recruitment closes while your application is active.

The first round of interviews is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 23rd. Typically interviews are held on one day, and eligible candidates are sent information
that provides the opportunity to schedule a time. You must be available on the date and the time provided.

In addition, the successful candidate must possess a valid driver's license, pass a comprehensive background investigation, post offer pre- employment drug test and post-offer physical assessment.

Working Conditions
Incumbents are exposed to wind, rain, snow, dust, fumes and other irritants. Positions require frequent walking, climbing, bending, kneeling and the ability to lift and carry objects. Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.

Incumbents may be required to provide after-hours emergency response on a call-out basis.

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