Maintenance Specialist I - Reception and Treatment Center
State of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Hiring Agency:
Correctional Services - Agency 46

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Classification Salary Range:
$20.94 - $30.86

Job Posting:
JR2023-00000972 Maintenance Specialist I - Reception and Treatment Center (Evergreen) (Open)

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Job Description:
$20.936/hour PLUS an additional $3.00/hour facility differential for hours worked. Job stability and excellent benefits!
• 13 paid holidays
• Vacation and sick leave (24 days your first year, accruing immediately)
• Military leave
• 156% state-matched retirement
• Tuition reimbursement
• Employee assistance program
• 79% employer paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) eligible through the Federal government
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement
• Meaningful public service -- service with a purpose!
• Numerous training and development opportunities

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating nine institutions, which house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department's focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Candidates will model the NDCS values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe." For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please call 402-479-5812.

Maintain the physical plant with repairs and preventive maintenance. Perform skilled carpentry work in the major renovation and construction of building, structures; constructs, alters, maintains, and repairs buildings, floors, roofs, stairways, partitions, walls, ceilings, doors, windows, screens, furniture and cabinets. Schedules and performs specialized preventative maintenance and repairs for equipment, systems, and machinery to ensure that necessary inspection, adjustment, and replacement of parts. Responsible for supervising inmates working in the maintenance department. Maintain accurate inventory of all stock and commonly used maintenance parts. Maintain accurate tool logs. Maintain an extensive array of tools, and follow all policies and procedures relating to tool control and purchasing of tools, equipment and parts. Responsible for maintenance related purchases and statement reconciliation.

REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree or equivalent vocational education in construction, industrial engineering, HVAC, welding, or other building trade. Experience in building maintenance, a mechanical trade, or performing safety inspections, investigations or training may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

OTHER: Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.

Knowledge of standard use, maintenance and safety practices associated with hand tools, power tools and light to heavy machinery; building and mechanical trade methods, practices and procedures; occupational hazards and safety precautions followed in building maintenance operations; computer building control systems and software; plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems; fire codes and fire prevention regulations and procedures. Skill in the use of hand tools, power tools and building maintenance equipment; basic office and computer skills including competency in the use of email, procurement and building system applications; the operation and preservation of maintenance tools and equipment. Ability to communicate effectively, understand and follow instructions, read and comprehend blueprints, reference books and equipment manuals; perform skilled maintenance work in a variety of building and mechanical trades; troubleshoot and identify problems, determine materials and equipment necessary to install, repair and adjust building structures, systems and fixtures; utilize and maintain hand tools, power tools and maintenance equipment safely; perform manual labor, work in tight spaces, climb ladders and scaffolding to perform work above ground; conduct inspections, identify safety hazards and educate/train others in accident prevention and safety. Must have organizational skills and attention to detail and timeliness in completion of all required paperwork.


We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

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