Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $24.54 gross per hour
  • Seward


Job Description

The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is recruiting for a Maintenance Specialist, Building/Facility/Construction, Journey I, for theSpring CreekCorrectional Center (SCCC),located in Seward, Alaska.

The Maintenance Specialist position reports to the Maintenance Foreman and is primarily responsible for general rough and finish carpentry work at SCCC. They perform and oversee all welding projects, install and repair flooring and drywall surfaces,prepare surfaces for painting and oversee painting projects,repair and maintain structures and equipment, andoperate heavy equipment..

Key responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

- Knowledge of and the ability to perform fundamental maintenance and repair for a variety of trades and crafts work, involving segments of integrating into the whole;
- Knowledge of work practices, methods and processes, and their levels of difficulty in to or more trades and crafts;
- Knowledge of codes, specifications, standards, regulations and trade manuals;
- Knowledge of computer applications used to order, inventory, organize, monitor, and report on work;
- Knowledge and skill to interpret drawings, blueprints, specifications and schematics;
- Ability to learn basic knowledge of state procurement procedures;
- Perform visual examinations and operational tests to determine the need for, and the performance of, repair work;
- Produce finished products with precise fits, accurate dimensions and acceptable appearances;
- Anticipate problems and recommend alternative solutions, using trade and craft principles;
- Develop preliminary project scope, which may include plans, drawings, resources, schedules and/or budgets, for individual projects;
- Train and supervise locally employed laborers or inmates, to ensure that tasks get completed correctly;
- Work from sketches, work orders, basic blueprints and instructions;
- Fabricate and design modifications, from sketches or working drawings, for a variety of structures or mechanical, plumbing, environmental systems and equipment;
- Ensure installation meets and complies with code requirements;
- Function as a general contractor and/or individual project manager, to inspect work of contractors;
- Recognize and respond quickly to dangerous situations or emergencies; and
- Other duties as assigned andprovide assistance to other maintenance staff.

The desired incumbent for this position will posses the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

- Skill in assessing problems with negotiating solutions;
- Determining the appropriate layout of job and material requirements and work sequences, if no available blueprints or plans are available;
- Operation of specialized equipment true of the trade or craft, such as precision electrical and electronic equipment and diagnostic tools;
- Obtain a CDL within first 6 months of hire;
- Valid State of Alaska Driver's License;
- Ability to complete all duties, functions and tasks independently;
- Excellent work habits, to include attendance, punctuality and proper use of time and equipment;
- Ability to develop specifications for purchase of specialized equipment and obtain bids for projects;
- Ability to multi-task, with frequent interruptions, while remaining calm, organized and accurate;
- Strong oral communication and written skills;
- Openness and flexibility in your approach to developing new knowledge and skills;
- Ability to deal with a variety of personalities, cultures and attitudes;
- Ability to finish work or a project completely, to include clean-up; and
- Ability to obtain a CDL within six months of employment.

The Department of Corrections values more than technical abilities.We seek employees who demonstrate high level of initiative, have good interpersonal skills, and who can adapt to a dynamic work environment, while maintaining a strong commitment to customer service.

The State of Alaska offers a variety of benefits for eligible employees.Employee benefits are a significant part of the total compensation package.Shown below are just a few benefits received by an eligible State employee:
- Employer paid Basic Life insurance, with additional coverage available;
- Retirement with Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans;
- Optional long and short-term disability plans;
- Retirement programs, with a wide variety of investment options;
- Vacation leave of 15 hours per month, with an accrual rate increase, based on time served;
- Eleven paid holidays';
- Competitive pay packages, along with scheduled raises; and
- Health benefit package, which includes employer contribution toward medical, vision and dental.

For more information on Spring Creek Center, please visit the following website:

For job seekers unfamiliar with the Seward area, the following are a few highlights about some of the features of our area:
- The community of Seward is nestled against a backdrop of peaks and passes sculpted by Ice Age glaciers; Seward's ice-free harbor has long served as a natural gateway to the vast scenic and resource riches of Alaska's huge interior.
- Residents enjoy outstanding outdoor recreation including the Kenai Fjords National Park, which is dominated by glacial landscapes. Exit Glacier is one of the many glaciers in the park and is only a short drive from downtown Seward.
- Seward is located on Resurrection Bay, a fickle body of water teeming with an abundant species of fish and frolicking marine mammals.
- Seward is home to the Mt. Marathon Race which is run every July 4th. The race totals 3.1miles and climbs 3022 feet. Top finishers cross the finish line in about an hour.
- Seward schools are second to none, with the Seward Elementary School being selected as a 2008 "No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School."
- The region offers fantastic marine boating, fishing and hunting, cross-country skiing, bird watching, hiking, kayaking, running and biking, and much, much more!

Please see the Chamber of Commerce's website at: for more information and visit the following sites: and/or and/or

***This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only***

Minimum Qualifications
This job class is part of a series of competency based class specifications created for career areas within the Labor, Trades, and Crafts Unit. The class specification identifies the levels of work and wage grades within the career area, the core and specific competencies of the career area, required work behaviors, certifications, and physical requirements. The competency specification for this job class is available at

Additional Required Information
Applicants are required to either attach to their application or provide at time of interview:

- Resume; and
- Threeprofessional references.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position.Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

An offer to interview will be based on the ability to meet the Competency Specifications, stated in the Position Descriptions on the Local 71 website. Competency Specifications are found at
All applicants are encouraged to register with the Local 71 Union prior to applying for this position. If offered this position, Local 71 enrollment will be required no later than 30 days after accepting the position. Local 71 website:

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

For applicant password assistance please visit:

Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Tim Bailey
Phone: 907-224-8118

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