Facilities Control Specialist

Thurston County
Full Time $5,509 - $7,328 Per year HI Hawaii, USA


Thurston County is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position within the Central Services Department. 

TheFacilities Control Specialist is responsible for ensuring all facility equipment and other systems associated with the facilities are installed, maintained, and repaired to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Duties and activities have an emphasis and/or specialty in all components of security camera, fire alarm, sprinkler, key/card access, and other technology based related systems to facility operations and maintenance.

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following: 
  • Initiate and perform corrective electrical/electronic maintenance troubleshooting, replacing adjusting, and rebuilding process control instrumentation, distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), direct digital controllers (DDC), video and audio systems, security and fire alarm systems, and remote telemetry units. 
  • Plans and performs projects for equipment, instrument, and system upgrades or replacement; conducts project research, planning, and design, working with engineering, vendor or contractor liaison, fabrications, testing, and installations. 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain preventive maintenance such as inspection, cleaning, lubricating, checking tolerances, and exercising pumps, motors, compressors, instrumentation, telemetering, and metering equipment; also does new installation reviews and inspections, quality control and punch lists. 
  • Assists in establishing and executing energy conservation projects and performance levels. 
  • Install, calibrate, trouble-shoot, repair, and maintain various electrical, electro- mechanical, electronic, and building automated systems. 
  •  Respond to system maintenance emergencies after hours. 
  • May perform duties of the Facilities Technician I, II, or III as assigned. 
Working Conditions

Facilities Control Specialist duties are performed in a wide variety of locations including high security areas. Lifts up to 75 lbs. regularly. Bends, stoops, crouches, pushes, pulls, and reaches above the shoulders in the performance of duties. Operates a variety of hand tools, machines, small power-driven equipment and diagnostic equipment. Works on roof tops, uses hand and power tools, works with electricity, and climbs ladders, and sometimes works in confined spaces.  Stands for long periods of time. Required to drive to County properties and vendor locations within the County. Works with noisy machinery and alarms. May be exposed to dust, liquid and epoxy chemicals, smoke, noxious odors, fumes, and solvents. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in all types of weather and temperature extremes.


  • High school diploma or GED. Completion of vocational training program(s) in a building maintenance field. Must possess a certification or license in electrical systems, mechanical equipment and controls, and advance knowledge of the codes and regulations.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in building equipment/systems maintenance and operation which includes one (1) year of hands-on experience in controls and two (2) years of hands-on experience with major mechanical equipment and electrical repairs.
  • Three (3) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of Fire and Sprinkler Alarm systems.
  • Knowledge of the materials, methods, tools and equipment used in building and mechanical maintenance and repair work, and in the maintenance of plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems.
  • Current Washington State Driver’s License or have an appropriate accommodation.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification. Other certifications and/or licenses may be required, depending on the assigned job duties.
  • Must be able to pass a security background check.  

Desired Skills

  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) certification.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) type I, II, or III certification.
  • Valid Washington State certification as a journeyman or specialty electrician.