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Maintenance Specialist I, Facilities

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • 3,998.92 - $5,358.99/mo. USD / Year
  • Salary: 3,998.92 - $5,358.99/mo.

Website Deschutes County



The Facilities Department is responsible for maintenance, repair, remodel, construction, landscape maintenance and custodial services for county-owned and/or operated facilities and properties.


We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.

Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.


This position is responsible for performing basic maintenance and repair tasks for County buildings, facilities, landscape maintenance, and related infrastructure for County departments. This position primarily works an eight-hour workday Monday through Friday.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of basic maintenance, installation, and repair of facilities, equipment, and components in buildings and grounds.
  • Performs a variety of skilled methods and techniques used for landscape maintenance.
  • Performs preventive maintenance of irrigation systems.

What you will bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Methods, procedures, materials, equipment, and techniques used for facilities maintenance and landscape maintenance.
  • Safe work practices, occupational hazards, and safety precautions in facilities.
  • Basic principles and practices of the construction industry and building trades.

Skill in:

  • Using and maintaining special vehicles, tools, and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Closely following verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Following safe work practices and procedures.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.

*This job posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function.

Notifications to all candidates will be sent via email and/or text only. Please check your email for recruitment information, and your account for application status.

Additional information regarding the position may be found online by clicking here.


$3,998.92 to $5,358.99 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Salary normally starts at the first step. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $95 per month for employee only or $116 per month for employee plus dependents, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities. Please click HERE (Download PDF reader) for full benefit details.

This position is re-opened.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • AND some work experience in building and grounds maintenance;
  • OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.

Preference will be given for:

  • Experience in the operation of commercial landscape equipment.

Necessary Special Requirements

Driving is a requirement for this position. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver’s license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Successful candidates must have the ambulatory ability to drive throughout Deschutes County. Applicants must also be willing and able to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions.

Physical Requirements. Work is primarily performed in a field setting which may require protective equipment or involve working in uncomfortable conditions for extended periods of time. Must have the physical ability for continuous physical effort including frequent bending, climbing, squatting, and manipulation of and lifting of equipment and supplies. Must have the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, walk in rough terrain, stoop, bend, crawl, kneel, reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, talk, hear, see and to work in sometimes adverse conditions.

Deschutes County is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive environment that encourages, supports, and represents the diverse voices and needs of our communities. All are encouraged to apply – we welcome diverse perspectives and experiences.


If you are a veteran and would like to apply for Veterans’ Preference, please click HERE for information.

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