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City of Portland Facilities Maintenance Technician - Open Continuous in Portland, Oregon

Facilities Maintenance Technician - Open Continuous

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Facilities Maintenance Technician - Open Continuous

Salary

$38.44 - $42.77 Hourly

Location

Multiple Locations, OR

Job Type

Regular

Job Number

2024-00595

Bureau

OMF-Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

Opening Date

06/10/2024

Closing Date

8/26/2024 9:00 AM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits

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The Position

The Office of Management and Finance is hiring seven (7) Facilities Maintenance Technicians.

Job Appointment: Regular, full-time

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am - 4 pm with occasional on-call work and opportunities for overtime.

Work Location: This position reports on-site daily at 3315 NW Yeon. Fieldwork is also required, which includes visiting multiple sites throughout the City as needed.

Benefits: Please check our benefit tab for an overview of benefits for this position.

Union Representation: This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please click here (https://www.portland.gov/bhr/employee-relations/labor-relations/labor-agreements) . Applicants start at the entry salary rate. If you are a DCTU-represented employee, see the labor agreement for additional information or talk to your union representative.

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume.

Position Summary

The Facilities Maintenance Technician performs preventative maintenance and repair of heating, cooling, ventilation systems, household appliances, and other building equipment such as lights, plumbing, and office furniture. Work requires familiarity with building heating systems to recognize operating conditions that may lead to breakdown or inefficient operation. The work also involves performing minor building maintenance tasks requiring various mechanical skills. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to safety and OSHA standards.

The eligibility list generated from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in Fire & Rescue positions. As a Facilities Maintenance Technician for Fire & Rescue, you will perform preventative maintenance and repair of heating, cooling, ventilation systems, household appliances, and other building equipment such as lights, plumbing, and office furniture. Work requires familiarity with building heating systems to recognize operating conditions that may lead to breakdown or inefficient operation. The work also involves performing minor building maintenance tasks requiring various mechanical skills. Basic knowledge of appliance repairs, such as clothes washers, dryers, dishwashers, ovens, cooktops, and refrigerators is required. Ability to input and/or retrieve data from computer programs and applications.

As a Facilities Maintenance Technician , you will:

  • Perform preventive maintenance to plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems, and related system components; test systems’ competency and devices and evaluate performance; participate in developing preventative maintenance plans.

  • Repair and replace plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems, and system components, including sensors and related hardware and software.

  • Maintain induction and air handling units; clean and inspect all equipment; maintain and service refrigeration units.

  • Estimate and evaluate project costs; identif y repair and maintenance projects requiring the assistance of contractors or vendors; describe work to be performed, solicit cost estimates, and evaluate cost for projects valued at less than prescribed limits; manage the selected contractor’s or vendor’s work and recommend final payment; assist in the review of new construction or remodel plans to assure compliance with facility maintenance standards.

  • Review new construction or remodel plans to ensure compliance with specification s and standards and monitor the work of vendors.

  • Repair and maintain facilities structures; perform minor repairs to building plumbing, low-voltage, and line voltage electric systems, door hardware, fire, life, and safety protection equipment/systems, sprinkler systems, and irrigation lines; construc t and maintain indoor/outdoor recreational facilities, fans, lights and related; conduct structural inspections for safety.

  • Repair and maintain small, motorized equipment and engines.

  • Respond to emergency calls; monitor and evaluate the need for additional assistance; provide technical assistance and make recommendations; may serve as lead; perform related duties as assigned.

    About the Bureau:

OMF Facility Services is housed in the Division of Asset Management (DAM), a 140-person division within the City of Portland’s Office of Management and Finance. OMF Facility Services manages over 1.5 million square feet of City-owned facility assets valued at approximately $900 million, including the City’s highest-profile civic facilities. The organization provides facility operations and maintenance, capital project development and management, space planning and management, and property management and leasing services for City bureaus. The organization is also responsible for long-range capital and real estate planning.

Questions?

Amanda Hillebrecht, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

Amanda.Hillebrecht@portlandoregon.gov

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, and tools used in general facility maintenance including, plumbing, mechanical, and related hardware and software equipment.

  • Knowledge of best safety practices including facility maintenance hazards, safety precautions, and applicable OSHA standards.

  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers in a diverse workforce and respond appropriately to questions/concerns from other employees and the public.

  • Knowledge of maintenance, repair, and replacement of building systems including the operation of chillers, fan systems, and pumps.

  • Experience performing repair and replacement of facilities’ electrical components.

    Applicants must also possess:

  • Oregon Limited Maintenance Electrical (LME) License or higher.

  • CFC Handler and Refrigerant Recovery Certification within six (6) months of hire. For more information about testing please click here (https://oracca.org/cfc-testing-signup-form/) .

  • A current/valid state driver's license. Applicants must meet City "good driver" requirements.

  • Ability to pass an in-depth background investigation.

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical examination after an offer of employment has been made and accepted.

    Although not required, you may have one or more of the following:

  • Certificate of HVAC Completion from a 2-year Trade School or Apprenticeship

  • ORACCA Brazing Certification or equivalent

  • State of Oregon Backflow Tester/Cross Connection Inspector

  • State of Oregon’s Class 3 Boiler License

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between June 10 , 2024 and August 26, 2024

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Answer the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

    Optional Application Materials:

  • Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)

    Application Tips:

  • The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos (https://tinyurl.com/pdxh2a) and offers How to Apply (https://www.portland.gov/bhr/events) Classes once per month. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement.

  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training, and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.

  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.

  • Do not attach materials not requested.

  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.

  • All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

    Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation Phase 1: Week of July 1, 2024 (monthly thereafter)

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.

  • Your resume and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 (https://www.portland.gov/policies/human-resources-administrative-rules/employment/hrar-301-recruitment-processes) for complete information.

  • Additional evaluation may be required before the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

    Step 3: Minimum Qualification Evaluation Phase 2: Work Skills Demonstration

  • Applicants who successfully pass Minimum Qualification Evaluation Phase 1 of the recruitment process will be scheduled to participate in the work skills demonstration, weighted 100%. The work skills demonstration test will cover the following:

  • Written Test

  • Furnace Part Identification

  • Lighting Board Hands-on Test

  • An invitation will be sent via email. Out-of-town candidates will be required to travel to participate in phase II.

  • Phase II is tentatively scheduled for the Weeks of July 15th, August 19th, and September 9th

  • Candidates who apply by July 1st will be invited to test the week of July 15th.

  • Candidates who apply between July 2nd and August 5th will be invited to test the week of August 19th.

  • Candidates who apply between August 6th and August 26th will be invited to test the week of September 9th.

  • A photo ID will be required for admittance to the test.

  • All Safety protocols must be followed.

  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation phase 2 results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 (https://www.portland.gov/policies/human-resources-administrative-rules/employment/hrar-301-recruitment-processes#toc-examination-review) for complete information.

  • Additional evaluation may be required before establishing the eligible list and final selection.

    Step 4: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of July 22, 2024 (monthly thereafter)

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.

    Step 5: Selection (Interview): To Be Determined

  • The hiring bureau will review and select candidates to interview.

  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

    Step 6: Offer of Employment: To Be Determined

    Step 7: Start Date: To Be Determined

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Additional Information

Click here (https://www.portland.gov/bhr/career-center/recruitment-policy) for additional information regarding the following:

  • Veteran Preference

  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

  • Work Status

  • Equal Employment Opportunity

A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to

  • Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)

  • Carrot Fertility

  • Wellness Benefits

  • Life Insurance

  • Short- and Long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families.

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Retirement

  • Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), including contributions to the PERS IAP plan paid by employer

  • Family Medical Leave

  • City Paid Parental Leave

AND SO MANY MORE!

Benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status. Click here to review the many different benefits the City of Portland offers (https://www.portland.gov/bhr/benefit-offerings/benefits-quickstart-guide/benefit-plan-summaries-highlight-guides) .

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Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the City of Portland. We sincerely value your time and hope to make your application experience as positive as possible.

The following supplemental questions are an important step to assist us in determining if you have the minimum qualifications to succeed in the posted vacancy.

Write specific and unique responses to each question. Answering "No", to any of the Yes/No questions or answering an essay question with the following "See resume", or entering "N/A" for any of the minimum qualifications listed in the "To Qualify" section may eliminate you from further consideration.

Note: If you are requesting veterans' preference, please be sure to upload a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's administration letter stating your disability. Veteran's preference documentation must be submitted by the closing time of this announcement.

Have you read and understood all the information listed above?

  • Yes

  • No - If you have any questions, please contact the recruiter on the announcement.

    02

    Where did you first learn about this job opportunity? (If on a website or job board, please specify which one)

    03

    The City of Portland receives public records requests at times. Please indicate which response you find appropriate: (Answer will not disqualify you from the process)

  • My application was submitted with the understanding that the City of Portland would keep the information confidential and would only disclose the information if ordered to do so. I would not have submitted this application without the promise of confidentiality.

  • You may release my application; I am waiving confidentiality.

    04

    Do you have knowledge of the methods, practices, and tools used in general facility maintenance including, plumbing, mechanical and related hardware and software equipment?

  • Yes

  • No

    05

    Do you have knowledge of best safety practices including facility maintenance hazards and safety precautions, and applicable OSHA standards?

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    Do you have the ability to work effectively with co-workers in a diverse workforce and respond appropriately to question/concerns from other employees and the public?

  • Yes

  • No

    07

    Do you have knowledge of maintenance, repair, and replacement of building systems including the operation of chillers, fan systems, and pumps?

  • Yes

  • No

    08

    Do you have experience performing repair and replacement of facilities' electrical components?

  • Yes

  • No

    09

    Do you possess a current Limited Maintenance Electrical (LME) license or higher Oregon electrical license?

  • Yes

  • No

    10

    If you answered "Yes", you must indicate your Oregon LME license number. Failure to provide your license number will result in disqualification from the process. Please enter N/A if you do not have a Limited Maintenance Electrician license.

    11

    If you answered "No" to question 9, have you completed the 4000 hours of required on-the-job training that is required for an LME and will you have your LME by your hire date?

  • Yes

  • No

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    Please note the following question will not be considered during minimum qualification review. The information provided will be reviewed after the eligible list is created.

    Although not required, please provide information for any of the following preferred qualifications:

    • Certificate of HVAC Completion from a 2-year Trade School or Apprenticeship • ORACCA Brazing Certification or equivalent • State of Oregon Backflow Tester/Cross Connection Inspector • State of Oregon's Class 3 Boiler License • Any additional skills, experience or information you would like to share.

(Enter N/A if you do not have relevant experience)

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Address

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Website

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