Maintenance Specialist- Bldg/Facility/Const - Journey 1

Maintenance Specialist- Bldg/Facility/Const - Journey 1 (PCN 20-N23015)


$25.63 - $28.36 Hourly


Palmer, AK

Job Type

Long Term Nonperm

Job Number






Opening Date


Closing Date

9/25/2023 5:00 PM Alaska



Position Open To

Alaska Residents Only

Bargaining Unit

Labor, Trades and Craft




Job Description



The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is recruiting for a Maintenance Specialist, Building/Facility/Construction, Journey 1, for the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility (MSPT), located in Palmer, Alaska.


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What you will be doing:  

Under the general direction of the Administrative Officer, this position is responsible for efficiently and in a safe and cost-effective manner, maintaining all the buildings, facilities, equipment and grounds of Mat-Su Pretrial Facility (MSPT) and directing contractors.
Our organization, mission and culture: 
The Alaska Department of Corrections provides secure confinement, reformative programs, and process of supervised community reintegration to enhance the safety of our communities.

We are trained professionals committed to a safe, open and respectful organization. We are dedicated to public safety and will always respect the rights and dignity of victims of crime. Offenders in our charge will be treated in a safe and humane manner and will be expected to enhance their ability to reform every day.

The benefits of joining our team: 

  • Work with a dynamic group of individuals;
  • Work with a variety of experienced DOC professionals.

The working environment you can expect: 
You will be working at Mat-Su Pretrial (MSPT). MSPT is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Mandatory overtime may be required if an emergency requires it.

Who we are looking for: 
We are seeking a motivated and career-oriented individual who works well with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Our aim is to select a professional who values teamwork, is dedicated to excellence, and committed to developing and providing for outstanding employee performance, prisoner welfare, and quality service to the public. The department is seeking applicants with the following strengths:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of an institutional general maintenance;
  • Prioritize and assign work orders; assign job duties to work crews and contractors, review work to ensure jobs are completed satisfactorily. Respond to emergencies; major equipment failure such as boiler problems, refrigeration and freezers, HVAC, Fire Alarm System, Sewage, Water or Electrical failure during and after normal working hours;
  • The incumbent must be available to respond by radio or telephone to initiate appropriate action in a timely manner to protect human health, safety, and welfare. After normal working hours, the position shall be available to respond regarding water treatment issues by radio or telephone;
  • Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change;
  • Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

*Valid Driver's License required for this position.

*Ability to obtain fork lift certification within 6 months of hire (employer provided). 



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 (Download PDF reader).

Vacancies in this job class are filled through Union referral, except for promotions, demotions, transfers, and emergency appointments. 

Additional Required Information



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

  • 3 Professional References 
  • Last 3 Performance Evaluations 

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.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


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.


The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:

  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or,
  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice.  Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.  

All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.

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 in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to
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Contact Information


Hilary Stark 
Administrative Officer 2 
Phone:  907-746-9501




State of Alaska


PO Box 110201

Juneau, Alaska, 99811


(800) 587-0430 (Statewide toll-free number)
(907) 465-4095 (Juneau and out-of-state callers)



Palmer, AK

10 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-09-29