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Lead Facilities Worker

Posted by: Orange County Sanitation District

Posted date: 2019-Mar-22

Location: Orange County

At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.

Honesty, Trust, & Respect 
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.

Teamwork & Problem Solving 
We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

Leadership & Commitment 
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.

Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.

We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.

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APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5 PM PST


OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Lead Facilities Worker.

Under general or direct supervision or direction, the Lead Facilities Worker leads, oversees, and participates in the work of staff responsible for the inspection, maintenance and repair of District buildings and grounds that include pump stations and easements; performs the more complex advanced-journey level functions and provides training to assigned staff; monitors assigned maintenance contracts to include but not limited to custodial maintenance and landscape maintenance; and ensures adherence to policies and procedures, and safe work practices.

The Lead Facilities Worker estimates time, materials, and equipment required for assigned jobs, collaborates and coordinates with District staff and external stakeholders to schedule equipment or process shutdowns, development of scope of work, maintenance tasks and activities, and the selection of vendors and contractors to give estimates and perform work, and oversees contractor work to ensure work is completed in compliance with contract specifications and coordinate payment processes. Additionally, the Lead Facilities Worker researches and applies mandated OSHA and State regulations and industry standards, prepares requisitions and performs research for parts, materials, equipment/tools and/or services for corrective maintenance and repairs of facilities and grounds as necessary. The Lead Facilities Worker is expected to organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meets critical deadlines. They will respond to inquiries in a courteous manner by providing good customer service; provide information within the area of assignment; and resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner. The position will assist in the development of the annual budget for facility needs and contract services; attends meetings and trainings as necessary or required and performs related duties as required

Qualifications and Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by specialized training in the building trades and four (4) years of increasingly responsible facility maintenance experience with at least two (2) years performing duties at a level comparable to a Facilities Worker with the District. 

The work schedule for this position may sometimes require overtime, weekend and holiday work.

Possession of a valid California class "C" driver's license is also required.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Demands

Must possess mobility to work around District buildings and facilities; ability to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; strength, stamina and mobility to perform moderate to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces, around machines and to climb and descend ladders, and operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. 

Environmental Elements

Employees work in the shop and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Standby and Call Back
Employees in this classification may be required to participate in standby duty and are subject to call back, which may include nights, weekends and 24-hour emergency call out with little or no notice. Any employee designated to serve on standby, or report to an emergency, and refuses to do such, shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Disaster Service Workers

All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Other information

For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Employment is contingent upon successful completiong of OCSD pre employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice


Job Title Lead Facilities Worker
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Posted By Orange County Sanitation District
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Location Orange County
Deadline 2019-Apr-03
Location Location -> USA - West Coast
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Technician - General Maintenance or Service
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