Maintenance Mechanic 2-MM2 (WCCW) - Pierce County - Gig Harbor, WA

Employer: State of Washington Dept. of Corrections

Job Description:
State of Washington
Dept. of Corrections
invites applications for the position of:
Maintenance Mechanic 2-MM2 (WCCW)
SALARY: $4,853.00 - $5,497.00 Monthly
CLOSING DATE:09/27/20 11:59 PM

Full-time Permanent
Please carefully read this posting in its entirety, as it contains important information for candidates.

NOTE: This recruitment will be used to fill one (1) permanent vacancy and other permanent vacancies that occur within the next 90 days.

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a full-time permanent- Maintenance Mechanic 2 at WCCW, located in Gig Harbor, WA.

If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply online, attach a current Letter of Interest (preferably no more than two (2) pages) indicating how you meet the qualifications.

The Department of Corrections, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary, Prisons Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Services Division, and Health Services. The Department employs over 7,600 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.6 billion.

Washington Corrections Center for Women is a 62.6-acre facility located approximately two miles from Gig Harbor. The site includes living units, administration buildings, a health clinic, education buildings, a gymnasium, a chapel, industries buildings, food service buildings, and support facilities.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

- Plans, directs and performs skilled maintenance construction/repair and maintenance work.
• Inspect, diagnose, service, repair, install and conduct preventive/corrective maintenance on plant equipment and systems such as grease interceptors, plumbing, boilers, low voltage systems, exhaust fans, plug in appliances, sewer meters and storm drains.
• Inspect, diagnose, service, repair, install and conduct preventive/corrective maintenance on buildings and structures to include floor systems, wall systems, doors, windows and roofs.
• Construct, maintain and repair grounds, roads, pathways, walks and fencing.
• Perform preventive and repair maintenance on general food service equipment, laundry equipment, ice machines and medical equipment such as carts, etc.
• Assist with complex HVAC repair work as necessary to keep critical systems operational.
- Designated expert for support and guidance of Sustainability in Prisons (SPP) Hoop House project.
• Act as WCCW’s point of contact for growing endangered plant species for restoration sites for the South Sound prairies.
• Supervise incarcerated individual (I/I) crews in the performance of SPP tasks, including but not limited to those listed above, perform the administrative tasks for I/I crews including, but not limited to training, payroll and safety requirements such as PPE, lock out tag out, fall projection and confined space entry.
- Lawns and grounds maintenance for the Minimum Security Campus (MSC) A-Building, R-building and other areas as assigned.
• Maintain vegetation, lawn and landscape by mowing, weed-whacking and pruning vegetation in and outside of the perimeter of the facility.
• Conduct herbicide applications to control vegetation in and outside of the secured perimeter of the facility to include maintain space between perimeter fences vegetation free.
• Cover the duties of the composting program in the absence of the compost/recycle supervisor including collection of food waste from the kitchens on the Main Institution and MSC daily.
- Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Two years of experience in building and maintenance trades.
Valid Washington State Drivers License

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit

Provide a minimum of three (3) professional references with your application. The Department of Corrections defines a professional reference as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not being considered for this position.

Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.


Your answers to the supplemental questions MUST be supported by the work experience section in your application, or you may not be considered for this position. Resumes will not replace the "Work Experience" section of your online application. You may be disqualified if your work experience does not include information used to: 1) Meet the minimum qualifications of the job, and 2) back up your answers to the supplemental questions.

Only complete applications will be considered. Please ensure the application is complete, with employer and supervisor addresses and telephone numbers; and that all other blocks of information are complete, to include salary and the reason for leaving prior employment. Incomplete applications may eliminate the candidate from further consideration.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
Promote inclusiveness.
Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at 253-858-4691. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Contact Person:
Location: Pierce County - Gig Harbor, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $4,853 - $5,497 MO

Posted on September 16, 2020

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