Facilities Maintenance Technician - CL - Open Continuous

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 21, 2023
Full Time Facilities Management
  • Salary: $38.44 - $42.77 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Position

The City of Portland is seeking multiple Facilities Maintenance Technicians - CL across multiple bureaus. This role typically requires broad knowledge and skills in multiple crafts and trades including electrical, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, and related facilities trades.

As a person, you are:
  • Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
  • Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, document solutions, and problem solve.
  • Value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Embrace anti-racism through intentional partnership, self-awareness, and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy, and mindfulness. Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.
This classification is represented by a union. For more information on the Portland City Laborers (PCL) view the labor agreement at https://www.portland.gov/bhr/employee-relations/labor-relations/labor-agreements and click on the appropriate link.

Please note : This is a represented eligible list and may be utilized to fill future vacancies in a variety of departments and different bureaus. If you are placed on the eligible list you may be contacted by other hiring managers in the future.

About the bureaus:
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R's ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Operations & Maintenance Group (O&MG) A core aspect of the Bureau of Environmental Services' work is in operating and maintaining facilities, this work includes maintaining facilities at two large, complex wastewater treatment plants, 98 pump stations located throughout the city as well as associated ancillary facilities. Facilities Maintenance Technicians operate at a journeyman level to safely maintain and repair these facilities and their components.

About the current vacancies:

Portland Parks and Recreation:
This position performs preventative maintenance and repair of heating, cooling, ventilation systems, lighting and electrical receptacles, and other building equipment. This position requires working experience with building heating and cooling systems to recognize operating conditions that may lead to breakdown or inefficient operation and making necessary repairs to restore the equipment to normal operations This work also involves building maintenance tasks requiring a variety of mechanical skills and the ability to utilize smart phones and tablets to operate HVAC equipment and track preventative maintenance schedules. This position may also provide direction and training to an assigned apprentice.

An ideal candidate will have strong mechanical skills as well as experience working autonomously to troubleshoot and provide preventative maintenance and repair to various equipment.

Bureau of Environmental Services:
This is full performance level work in the repair and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities. Facility Maintenance technicians are responsible for the inspection, adjustment, installation, repair, and preventive maintenance of facility equipment and structures (including repair of windows, doors and locks, plumbing, roofs, HVAC, working spaces and furniture, exterior grounds work such as fencing and gates). Employees of this class perform work with considerable independence. Work is reviewed by a supervisor through on-site inspection for proper completion and/or review of completed work orders.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in all people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may request an exception , for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details

To Qualify

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of building/facility automated control systems and components;
  2. Skill in performing building maintenance and repairs including scheduling and performing preventative maintenance inspections, repair of interior and exterior hardware, plumbing, and roof;
  3. Experience performing installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC and refrigeration systems (for example: the operation of chillers, boilers, fan systems and pumps);
  4. Experience performing repair and replacement of facilities electrical components;
  5. Experience managing facility maintenance hazards and safety precautions, including applicable OSHA standards while working autonomously.
Applicants must also possess:
  • A current Limited Maintenance Electrical (LME) license or higher Oregon electrical license .
  • A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.
  • F or Bureau of Environmental Services applicants : Refrigerant 608 certificate within 6 months of hire date.
  • Although it is not required for the current vacancies, future vacancies may require other certifications such as: class three boilers license; state of Oregon back flow tester's / cross connection inspector, confined space entry certification, and, Brazing Certification
Desired Qualifications for Bureau of Environmental Services applicants
  • Ability and experience using hand tools, power tools, refrigerant/evacuation/recharge tools, Carpentry, and basic machine tools.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

** PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies**
Recruitment Activity Schedule - Updated:
  • Job Posting closes: 6/30/2023
  • Applications Reviewed: approximately every 3 weeks
  • 1st Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 4/10/23
  • 1st Round of Interviews: Late April/early May
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Applicant Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
  • Your résumé 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.
  • 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.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis : Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.
Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a "language pay differential." This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.
Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: https://www.portland.gov/bhr/events.

Contact Information
Anna Morgan, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below:
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

View Recording HereClosing Date/Time: 6/30/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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