Facility Maintenance Specialist
Youth Authority-Facilities - Woodburn, OR

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Perform a variety of skilled work in the alteration, maintenance and repair of OYA buildings and vehicles.

Work in a variety of trade areas including: plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, grounds keeping and general building maintenance and repair. Depending on the needs of the agency, some employees will work in all of the trade areas while others may work in specific areas.

This position is located in a close custody facility which requires, as a primary responsibility, strict adherence by each employee to security measures at all times to ensure custody, control and supervision of youth offenders. Security and control take priority over all responsibilities. The employee in this position must be constantly vigilant and aware of potential breaches to safety or security and is required to initiate immediate and appropriate response to such breaches.

OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY MISSION

The mission of the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth offenders accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments. As an OYA employee, individuals are a part of the team responsible for the supervision, management and administration of correctional facilities, parole and probation services, community out-of-home placements, and other functions related to state programs for youth corrections. These responsibilities are provided for youth offenders from diverse cultures and backgrounds ranging in age from 12 to 18 (in some cases up to age 25). The youth offenders may reside in one of eleven OYA-operated facilities located around the state or may be involved with services under the jurisdiction of OYA such as parole and probation.

OYA’s core values (integrity, professionalism, accountability, respect) provide the foundation for the decisions, actions and practices that make up the agency’s daily work. These core values guide and inform all that agency staff do to protect public safety, reduce crime, hold youth offenders accountable, aid in their reformation, and keep them safe.

OYA’s core values (integrity, professionalism, accountability, respect) provide the foundation for the decisions, actions and practices that make up the agency’s daily work. These core values guide and inform all that agency staff do to protect public safety, reduce crime, hold youth offenders accountable, aid in their reformation, and keep them safe.

The Oregon Youth Authority values culturally competent staff to provide a continuum of services to our diverse clientele

Duties & Responsibilities:
General Repair and Maintenance

Maintain campus infrastructure such as fences, roadways, and sidewalks.

Perform routine maintenance such as check refrigeration units, clean and repair gutters, downspouts and drains, replace hinges, holders, and door closers, replace broken windows and pressure wash buildings.

Perform preventative maintenance through scheduled inspections and servicing of equipment and facilities.
Carpentry, Painting, and Plastering

Installing doors, windows, floor covering, and baseboards. Repair finished lumber paneling, casing, cabinets, shelves, and laminating.

Install, tape, and finish sheetrock walls and ceilings. Clean, prepare and patch basic types of interior and exterior surfaces for painting and coating.

Plumbing, Heating, and Minor Electrical

Perform daily and emergency repairs to all types of fixtures, drains, sewer, and storm lines, and water lines. Install and repair water and steam lines, troubleshoot heat units, replace fuses, lamps and light bulbs.

Grounds Keeping

Mow, edge, aerate and thatch lawns and fields with use of manual or power equipment both inside and outside of the secure perimeter fence.

Trimming landscaping pruning irrigating also maintain and repair all grounds equipment.
Working Conditions

Daily contact with youth offenders who exhibit hostile, assaultive behavior.

These positions are located in close custody facilities which requires, as a primary responsibility, strict adherence by each employee to security measures at all times to assure the custody, control and supervision of youth offenders.

Potential exposure to communicable diseases and infections.
Youth correctional facilities are tobacco free environments.

Staff are expected to work during inclement weather conditions.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:
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.

Additional Information:
This position is Full time and is located at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon.

Applicants offered employment will be subject to fingerprint-based criminal records check and pre-employment drug testing.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) requires correctional organizations to ensure that their employees are Tuberculosis (TB) free. All OYA employees are required to submit to a two step TB test which is currently the requirement of the CDC to establish a TB free “base line” or, rather than OYA conducting the test, employees may choose to work with their personal health care providers to provide the agency with medical documentation that demonstrates that they are TB free. If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing and if your refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.

Eligible Veterans:
A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.
For more information on veterans’ preference points click here, or visit www.oregonjobs.org , and select veterans’ preference.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Please ensure that the answers to all supplemental questions are complete and accurately reflect your work history.

To Apply you must provide the following:
Email Address Now Required. The State of Oregon is now requiring all applications have a valid email address. If you do not currently have an email address and do not know where to go to get one please refer to our Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's web page. Click on the link below to go directly to question #14 to view several internet providers where you get a free e-mail account. The State of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider.

Completed application: The Work Experience Section of the application must describe how your professional experience meets the qualifications and desired attributes described in this recruitment announcement.
For help with applying on-line, contact NEO GOV at 1-877-204-4442.

Due to the economic downturn and subsequent state budget short-fall, the Governor has ordered mandatory unpaid furloughs for employees. This position will be required to take furloughs in the 2011-2013 biennium.
THE OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO SELECTING, TRAINING, SUPPORTING AND EMPOWERING A COMPETENT AND DIVERSE WORKFORCE.

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