Maintenance Worker

Travis County
Full Time $50,398 - $59,218 Per year TX Travis County Sheriff's Office, 5555 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, United States Apply before 6/27/2024 11:59


Are you experienced with complex preventative maintenance tasks and repairs? If you answered yes, then you need to apply for Travis County Sheriff’s Office Maintenance Worker – Corrections position. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office offers an opportunity for you to work in a safe environment while completing building maintenance duties.

This position is primarily responsible for maintaining the building infrastructure of the Travis County jail facilities, specific to but not limited to electrical & electronic repairs and installations, servicing machines, and troubleshooting and repairing locks, hydraulic gates, door closers, cameras, surveillance control panels (security and intercom) and other electronic equipment in nature in compliance with Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) and maintain accurate inventory.

Travis County offers a premier Total Rewards package that includes a highly rated retirement plan, vacation, and sick leave, 3 personal holidays, 12 company holidays, longevity pay, tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, and vision, and free employee health care clinic.

Distinguishing Characteristics    

This is the first in a series of Corrections building maintenance related job classifications within the Maintenance job family. This classification is distinguished by complex maintenance work requiring advanced proficiency in multiple skill areas using independent judgment. This classification also performs lead duties. This classification works in secure facilities located within a correctional environment in proximity of inmates. This classification may require a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of the jail facilities and to ensure TCSO is meeting TCJS standards and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and repairs security electronic systems throughout TCCC and TCJ. 
  • Maintenance includes inspection and cleaning of work areas and equipment.
  • Functions as an independent worker in the performance of building maintenance duties.
    Provides technical advice and assistance to peers and supervision.
  • Provides recommendations regarding replacement or upgrade of facilities and equipment.
  • Performs a variety of preventive maintenance routines on equipment, building components and facilities.
  • Makes new or duplicate keys utilizing a key-cutting machine, stamps appropriate codes on keys and indexes accordingly.
  • Installs, repairs, replaces, and maintains electronic locking systems.
  • Performs work and conducts repairs on various locksets, including core and cylinder replacements.
  • Performs periodic and routine walk through inspections of assigned facilities, identifies work requirements, creates work orders using a computer and performs work assigned.
  • Records time and materials used in the work order system. Requests for needed tools, equipment, supplies and materials to perform assigned tasks. Monitors expenditure of supplies and controls inventory of equipment and tools. 
  • Completes electrical and electronic repairs.
  • Performs repair of intercom, video monitors and security cameras in the jail facilities.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
High School diploma or G.E.D. AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible building maintenance experience, including preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment, buildings and facilities;
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Certification or must be obtained within one (1) year of date of hire.
Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Applicants are required to attach a resume with the online application.
Electrical, electronics, computer data entry and locksmith experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Institutional electronic and building engineering practices. Basic knowledge in digital control panel, electronic technology, computer technology, network communication, intercom, basic electro-mechanical concept, electronic locking system, computer data entry, and building automation. 

  • Principles and practices of leading staff.
  • Policies, practices, procedures, and methods of assigned function.
  • Applicable safety practices and regulations.
  • Equipment and tools used in maintenance and repair functions.
  • Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and a variety of software packages.
Skill in:
  • Electronic, electrical, mechanical repairs. Locks and/or machine servicing.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and performing maintenance and repair needs.
  • Reading and interpreting schematics and blueprints.
  • Proper and applicable safety practices, procedures, and regulations.
  • Working with others, including on a team.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Learn Corrections and Texas commission on Jail Standards.
  • Work within established safety and security guidelines all while working in proximity of inmates
  • Understand and follow instructions and communicate effectively, as required.
  • Safely and correctly apply building and equipment maintenance and repair techniques and operate tools and equipment, including the use of multimeter.
  • Work independently and efficiently.
  • Manage time well and meet timelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the public.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift 100 pounds/carry up to 75 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Subject to extreme temperatures, outside elements, noise, vibration, contact with dust, fumes and hazardous chemicals, foul odors, animal and human fecal matter, insects, and rodents. Requires working at heights from ladders and scaffolds.

This position requires that you work within a secure Jail facility. This position requires working in a correctional environment within proximity to inmates and confinement areas. While normal business hours are maintained, this position has on- call responsibilities on a rotational basis.

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

Work Hours: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Monday through Friday, On-Call Rotation 

Location: Austin, TX 

Department: Sheriff 

Criminal Background Check, Credit, Driving, Education, Employment background check, TCOLE, Physical Exam, Drug Test, Alcohol Test, and Psychological Exam Required.