Maintenance Specialist (Housing Authority of Clackamas County) - Limited Term - Clackamas County, OR

Title: Maintenance Specialist (Housing Authority of Clackamas County) - Limited Term
Type: Public Housing
Date Posted: December 6, 2022
Organization: Clackamas County, OR
Website: Click here for more information or to apply


Maintenance Specialist (Housing Authority of Clackamas County) - Limited Term


Job ID: 106607


Location: Oregon City, Oregon


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Regular/Temporary:Limited Term




Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:


• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust


By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve.


That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.


Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.




This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Tuesday, January 3, 2023. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.




Maintenance Specialist (Housing Authority of Clackamas County)


Annual Pay Range: $54,882.10 - $69,154.62


Hourly Pay Range: $26.385626 - $33.247415


Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.


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


This is a full time County position represented by the Housing Authority Employee Association.




The Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) is looking for a skilled and versatile individual to join our team as a Maintenance Specialist. Work includes the maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of building exteriors and interiors, including systems, finishes and structures, utility systems, and maintenance of landscaping and grounds of Public Housing units.


The HACC Maintenance Specialist is responsible for maintaining mechanical, plumbing, and structural systems. Additionally, the selected candidate will also perform painting tasks and prove subordinate personnel with daily work direction.


Successful candidates in this position will have experience in semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work to diagnose and troubleshoot problems. The Maintenance Specialist should be friendly, approachable with a strong emphasis on customer service. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience working in a maintenance role. They will also have a work history that demonstrates the ability to handle various tools and a variety of projects and tasks.


This is a limited term position anticipated to last three (3) years from the date of hire. Limited term positions may not extend past three (3) years.


Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*


• At least two (2) years of relevant experience working in building maintenance or construction. Any combination of relevant experience, education and/or training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills, may substitute for the required years of experience.

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population and maintain composure with people who may be angry

• Ability to work independently and in a team environment

• Ability to perform after hours emergency response on an on-call basis

• Must complete approved safety training, hazardous materials training within six months of hire

• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

• Must pass a post-offer physical assessment; accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation

• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*


• Experience in skilled maintenance, construction or mechanical trades including but not limited to carpentry, drywall installation and finish work, plumbing, basic electrical, roof systems, or other building trade specialties

• Experience in operating machinery including tractors, loaders, self-propelled mowing equipment, chain saws and power tools necessary to perform standard maintenance tasks

• Experience interacting with low income families living in subsidized or special population housing

• Experience working in environments with lead-based paint or asbestos or other environmental hazards

• Experience with Yardi Voyager and Mobile Maintenance/Inspection Apps

• Certification for lead-based paint mitigation


*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.




Duties may include but are not limited to the following:


• Conducts housing inspections to determine condition of properties and extent of maintenance needs.

• Performs regularly scheduled maintenance and repairs of buildings; change filters and belts; patches and seals roofs; repairs holes; stains and varnishes woodwork.

• Performs semi-skilled carpentry tasks; repairs and installs shelves, doors, windows and applicable locking hardware; patches and seals roofs.

• Performs semi-skilled plumbing tasks; replaces or repairs faucets and valves and unplugs drains.

• Performs semi-skilled painting tasks; mixes, blends and matches appropriate paint materials and paints interior/exterior surfaces; monitors the work of painting contractors as assigned.

• As assigned by HACC Maintenance Coordinator, provides work direction to maintenance assistants, correction facilities trustees and temporary workers; trains individuals in the safe operation of tools and equipment.

• Monitors the work of regularly scheduled janitorial, laundry and landscape services.

• Assists with stocking and inventory as needed.

• Performs tasks assigned to HACC Maintenance Assistants; sweeps, scrubs, strips and polishes floor surfaces; mows, rakes, edges and weeds lawns; irrigates and fertilizes lawns and planted areas; and maintains irrigation systems.




Working knowledge of: Maintenance and preventative maintenance practices; general building maintenance and painting techniques; materials, tools and equipment commonly used in the maintenance and repair of residential structures; applicable hazardous code regulations; basic English grammar and composition; basic math; record keeping techniques.


Some knowledge of: Commercial janitorial maintenance practices and procedures; structure schematics and blueprint terminology; landscape maintenance practices and procedures; general carpentry and plumbing repair and maintenance techniques.


Skill to: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; perform semi-skilled carpentry, plumbing and mechanical repair; monitor and coordinate work performed under commercial janitorial and various landscape contracts; read and understand structural schematics and blueprints; complete and file repair orders; maintain accurate records; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with public and HACC personnel.




Incumbents may be exposed to a variety of environmental elements including wind, rain, snow, dust and fumes as well as a standard office environment. Some work assignments may require the strength to handle and operate hand tools and powered equipment, climb ladders and perform manual labor for extended periods of time. Positions require ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs frequently and occasionally up to 75 lbs.




This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.




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 420,000 residents.









The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Human Services, manages programs to provide decent housing and economic opportunities, community improvement and affordable housing projects and housing rehabilitation loan programs for low and moderate income residents of the County. HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) and Community Development Division.


The Housing Authority of Clackamas County is a public corporation, established under the federal Housing Act of 1937 and the provisions of Chapter 456 of the Oregon Revised Statutes. Although it is a separate public corporation, the HACC falls under the administrative structure of Clackamas County government. Created in 1938, HACC was the first housing authority established in the State of Oregon. The HACC provides affordable, safe, decent and sanitary housing opportunities in a fiscally responsible manner to low-income people in Clackamas County.




Clackamas County only accepts online applications.


Help With Your Application:





If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).









Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.




Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, 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 would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.




James Callahan, Recruiter


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Job Post Expiration Date December 6, 2023

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