Sheriff Facilities Maintenance Specialist I

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Building Maintenance Other Public Safety
  • Salary: $46,800.00 - $62,753.60 Annually USD

Job Description



This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective June 28, 2024 - 4.25% increase
Effective June 27, 2025 - 4.00% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.


This recruitment will be posted for a minimum of five (5) business days starting Monday, June 19, 2023 and will remain posted on a continuous basis until the needs of the Department are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list. The current vacancies are in the Training Division/Tustin Academy and James A. Musick Facility. The list can be used to fill current and future Sheriff Facilities Maintenance Specialist I positions. The eligible list established may also be used to fill similar and/or lower level classifications.


The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is among the largest in the nation, providing exemplary law enforcement services focused on a collaborative, dedicated and innovative approach to public safety.

Our nearly 4,000 sworn and professional staff are committed to serving the needs of Orange County through six organizational Commands comprised of 23 Divisions. Together, these Commands and Divisions provide services including land, air and sea-based patrol, custody operations, investigative services, emergency management, coroner services, forensics and specialty operations, among an extensive list of other public safety services.
The Sheriff Facilities Maintenance Specialist I identifies building maintenance needs and coordinates work with Sheriff Facilities Operations for tasks that require journey-level skills and/or conformance to codes. Oversees and trains inmate work crews in the maintenance and repair of property, furniture, equipment and grounds at Sheriff-Coroner Department buildings and facilities. The incumbent must be able to foresee, troubleshoot and perform repairs in compliance with local codes and department regulations and write out requisitions for supplies, parts and equipment. In addition, supervises inmates reclaiming lead and spent cartridges and maintaining and repairing targets and baffles at firing range facilities; maintains inventory control of ammunition, powder and related materials; reorders supplies as required, Mobile Range disassembly, transportation and setup at various county locations. The Sheriff Facilities Maintenance Specialist I utilizes inmate work crews for duties at various divisions and would be responsible for the supervision of the inmate work crew.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of basic safety requirements, tools and materials needed to maintain and repair the facility as needed. In addition the ideal candidate will have good communication skills; ability to operate hand tools, small mechanical equipment, computer keyboard, and operate a truck with lift gate; ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack.

Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications and example of duties for the Sheriff Facilities Maintenance Specialist I position.

License Required: Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher is required by date of appointment.

Applicant must have no felony convictions or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department. Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (N.A.C.E.S.).

The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical and mental abilities that are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of the position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed for any questions or to request an accommodation during the selection process.

Environmental Conditions:
Incumbents may be required to work inside of a jail facility with inmates that may become hostile; work outside or drive in inclement weather conditions. Other assignments may require crawling through attics and confined spaces.

Physical Requirements:
Incumbents must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds with frequent lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; be confined to small space; climb ladders, scaffolding and poles; independent body mobility to stand, walk, crawl, stoop, bend, pull, or push; identify and distinguish colors; operate power tools or other machinery that may be potentially hazardous; pass an initial asbestos physical examination and subsequent periodic examination in order to be issued and utilize a respirator; and manual dexterity to operate drills, light mechanical equipment and computer keyboard; and operate a truck with lift gate, fork lift, pallet jack, etc.
Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.
Applications must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position.

Structured Oral Interview | Oral Exam (Weighted 100%):
A panel of job knowledge experts will interview and evaluate each candidate's responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. This is a competitive process; therefore, candidate responses to the structured questions should be thorough, detailed, and complete. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.


After all procedures have been completed, Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.


Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise.

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Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account. NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

QUESTIONS: For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Eugenia Vasquez-Puentes at 714-834-5838 or For other recruitment information, please contact Sheriff Recruiting at 714-834-5811.


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Non-Management Benefits
In addition to the County's standard suite of benefits, such as a variety of health plan options, annual leave and paid holidays--we also offer an excellent array of benefits such as a Health Care Reimbursement Account, 457 Defined Contribution Plan and Annual Education and Professional Reimbursement. Employees are provided a Retirement Plan through the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS).

Please go to the following link to find out more about Defined Benefit Pensions and OCERS Plan Types/Benefits.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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