Facility Operations Specialist - Oak Creek (OYA18-0110oc)

Posted on Dec 16, 2018 by Oregon Youth Authority

Albany, OR 97321
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Description Announcement: OYA18-0071oc
Facility Operations Specialist 1

Join our team as the Facility Operations Specialist at the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility of OYA!
This position maintains, repairs, remodels and provides primary maintenance services to various areas of the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany, Oregon. This position will work in a variety of trade areas including plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, general building maintenance, and mechanical repair. As the facilities operations specialist (FOS), you will be responsible for maintaining or improving safety, security, health and program operations plus the maintenance and up-keep of the interior and exterior grounds.
A Little About OYA:
The Oregon Youth Authority is a national leader in the juvenile justice field, pioneering the implementation of a positive human development framework for its work with staff and youth, and using data to match the right youth with the right services. The mission of OYA is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.
Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culture bit.ly/work4OYA . For more information please visit .

What's in it for You?
You will be working with a great team to collaborate with and learn from. You will enjoy paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year and full medical, vision and dental benefits!

Additional Details:
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop, recommend and implement plans to correct deficiencies in physical structures, fixtures, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Evaluate and monitor work in progress and at time of completion, for conformance to blueprints schematics and construction, fire and safety codes.
  • Perform preventive maintenance, receive and complete work orders and troubleshoot mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Ensure all tests and inspections are done on time and appropriate reports are submitted to local jurisdiction.
  • Review, evaluate and recommend preventative maintenance schedules and upgrades for facility systems, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance activities, evacuation plans, energy conservation programs and property damage claim process
  • Work with Maintenance and Operations Manager to finalize maintenance, repair, construction and/or remodel goals and objectives for facility maintenance projects.
  • Communicate with stakeholders on a regular basis. Issue project alerts prior to work activities in correctional facilities.
  • Procurement of goods and services is a regular part of this job. All the state procurement rules apply and have to be followed.
  • Provide coverage for FOS at all state facilities.
  • Work with youth to train them in general maintenance skills, and to teach them good work habits, safety, housekeeping and proper use of hand and power tools.
  • Build cores, make keys, repair locks, latches and closures.
  • Maintain duress, access control and surveillance systems.
  • Repair and maintain the heating, air conditioning, and
    ventilation systems.
  • Make inspections with State Fire Marshall.
  • Apply facilities management policies and procedures through coordination of training and resources for maintenance and operations personnel.
Working Conditions:
  • Requires heavy lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to temperature extremes, harmful chemicals, noise, poor lighting and air quality.
  • Work performed in working in heating and plumbing tunnels, on ladders, scaffolds, high buildings or platforms and occasionally requires working in inclement weather conditions.
  • Travel required to other OYA facilities located throughout the state with multiple nights of overnight travel.
  • Daily contact with youth who exhibit hostile, assaultive behavior.
  • May be subject to a hostage situation.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in building construction, industrial engineering or related field, AND one year of experience planning, scheduling, or coordinating facility system maintenance and construction projects.


Four years of experience planning, scheduling or coordination facility system maintenance or construction projects.

Special Qualifications:

  • Employee will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business; you must possess and maintain a current, valid driver license and acceptable driving record.
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview.
  • Experience working with electronic locks
  • Experience working with mechanical locks
  • Door control experience
  • Experience working with Program Logic Controller (PLC), diagnosing and troubleshooting access controls
  • Experience working with computer controlled HVAC systems
Applicants with an electrical license - such as LBME, LME or LEA and/or experience using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) - may receive additional consideration in the selection process.
Additional Information
Working Conditions:

  • Requires responding to emergencies, equipment failures, snow and ice storms outside of regular working hours. Position is subject to after hours call back. May be required to work overtime.
  • All OYA facilities and camps are tobacco free environments.
  • Work requires heavy lifting up to 50 pounds, exposure to temperature extremes, harmful chemicals, noise, poor lighting and air quality, and working in heating and plumbing tunnels, on ladders, scaffolds, high buildings or platforms and occasionally requires working in inclement weather conditions.
  • Must demonstrate the skill and ability to operate all vehicles and equipment that may be used to fulfill the job functions such as driving bus in morning to pick up youth offenders and transport to work areas.
  • This position on occasion requires the employee to travel to other OYA facilities located throughout the state.
  • Daily contact with youth who exhibit hostile, assaultive behavior. This position is 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.
We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.
  1. Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. There is no need to attach a resume to your application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
  2. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
  3. Complete the supplemental questions.
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:
We will conduct fingerprint based criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing on final candidates including current OYA employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, and/or education verification as required for the position.

OYA is responsible for complying with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings.

This standard requires OYA to conduct criminal background checks, conduct a check of the state's child abuse registry, and make its best efforts to contact prior institutional employers to obtain this information.

For more information regarding PREA please visit:

All positions in OYA require the incumbent to serve as a "mandatory reporter" of child abuse.

The 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 you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.

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