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Electrician 3

SALEM, OR Full-time
Posted on December 29, 2019

Electrician 3 (Ontario)


Job Description:

The Oregon Department of Corrections is currently seeking an Electrician 3 to join our team. The position is located in Ontario at the Snake River Correctional Institution. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates. The successful candidate will become part of the Physical Plant team.


About the Department:

The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) seeks to employ career-oriented candidates and offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of challenging occupations. ODOC’s mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.


SRCI is a multi-security institution representing the largest facility in the department with 2,336 medium security beds, 154 minimum security beds and 510 Special Housing beds (Administrative Segregation, Disciplinary Segregation, Intensive Management, and Infirmary). SRCI has several unique features such as decentralized inmate services that enable the department to separate various offenders into discrete housing units.


About the benefits:

If you become a member of the Oregon Department of Corrections team, you have the full range of benefits available to employees of the State of Oregon. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer retirement and medical benefits, paid vacation days, employee assistance programs, a state employees credit union, and deferred compensation plans. No matter what your career aspirations are, a career with our department provides for personal growth, advancement and the opportunity to serve as part of a team of dedicated correctional professionals.


What will you be doing:

You will responsible for oversighting and reviewing of electrical work performed by persons holding electrical licenses and final approval of electrical installations prior to final inspection by Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).  Performs journey level trades work such as direct, instruct and coordinate Adult’s in Custody (AIC) work crews. You will monitor the Electrical Master Permit Program in institution. Coordinates, instructs and trains skilled, semiskilled and unskilled adults in custody in the operation, maintenance and repair of physical plant systems, equipment and building structures within a correctional institution. 


Minimum Qualifications


A General Supervising Electrical license issued by the State of Oregon Building Codes Division.

(Be sure a copy of your license is attached.)



Special Qualifications

  • Professional experience signing as the Electrical Supervisor in the issuance of electrical permits and the Electrical Master Permits
  • Professional experience monitoring Electrical Master Permits


Requested Skills in

  • Managing or Supervising skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Supervising Electrical Apprenticeship programs
  • Experience with generators and generator testing
  • Fire alarm system repair, maintenance and inspections



  • Valid driver’s license



Only the candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.


In the Work Experience section of your online application clearly describe your experience as it relates to the minimum and special qualifications, requested skills, and/or desired attributes. Be sure to demonstrate you have obtained any skills requested or required through education, work experience, or by showing you have transferable skills (i.e., skills obtained through military education or experience) that substantially relate to this position.


Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration. A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.


Working Conditions

Work is performed in a prison that houses medium and minimum-security Adult's in Custody (AIC). The AIC have the potential for becoming angry, hostile, abusive, and aggressive, increasing the risk for employees of physical injury, death, and/or being taken hostage. There is an inherent responsibility to provide assistance through recall and/or reassignment during AIC unrest and other emergency situations occurring at the institution.


The work locations vary from new to old building structures there also may be towers, walls, service tunnels, pipe chases, electrical chases, etc. All locations have multiple floors and tiered inmate housing which require the use of stairs. Walking to get to assigned work station or in the performance of work will be required, this may be long distances.


Working conditions in service tunnels and pipe chases may include: poor ventilation, high temperatures, poor lighting conditions, etc. Workers may be exposed to or work in inclement weather conditions, which can include rain, standing water, snow, ice, etc. Some work may involve walking and working on uneven ground. When working on, near or around storm drains and sewer systems, the worker may be exposed to contaminants. When working on, near or around heat exchangers, steam piping, and boilers, there is a possibility of burns from hot pipes and exposure to boiler chemicals. Work may include frequent lifting and carrying of equipment (light, medium, and heavy). At times, may work alone, in small groups, or in large groups of both employees and AICs depending upon operational needs. The use of hand tools, powered hand tools, stationary and portable power equipment, painting equipment, ladders, platforms, scaffolding, power lifts, etc. may be required. At some locations work may include being near to and possibly working with asbestos and/or lead based paint. Workers will be required to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety programs (Respiratory Protection, Asbestos, etc.) as dictated by the work and location.


Requirements for Employment

You must be able to pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: felony convictions, computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS clearance is done at the conditional job offer.


The Selection Process – We expect to

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills.
  • Consideration of top candidates - Recruitment will review and refer the top candidates to the hiring manager.
  • There will be interviews and/or testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
  • Background check and reference checks - All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal record check and reference check.



The salary range listed above is for non-PERS qualifying applicants. PERS qualifying applicants may be eligible for an adjusted range. The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance – all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.


Additional Information

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference.


ODOC is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Department of Corrections from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit: United States Department of Justice.


Veterans’ Preference

Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility. Please note – if you checked you are a veteran, you will be asked to upload your documents later in the application process, after you have applied.