Job Announcement

Jail Facilities Engineer

JOB SUMMARY:

The Jail Facility Engineer will assist the Sheriff’s Office with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and building maintenance functions within all Wichita County Detention facilities. The Jail Facility Engineer will assist the Sheriff’s Office with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and building maintenance functions within all Wichita County Detention facilities. This position reports to the Facility Maintenance Coordinator. This position receives daily supervision. The person may receive specific direction from the Jail Administrator, Chief Deputy, and/or Sheriff. This position has direct supervisory responsibilities over any inmate workers assigned to assist.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs general building maintenance duties to include air conditioning and electrical repairs.
  • Performs mechanical equipment maintenance to include boilers and heaters.
  • Performs building repair and small building construction projects.
  • Performs plumbing repairs.
  • Assists with the moving of equipment.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the Sheriff, Chief Deputy or WCSO Command Staff.

Note: The duties listed above are intended only as examples of some aspects of the work which may be required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position and is assigned by a supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Education – Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED).
  • Technical training and/or specialized licenses (air-conditioning, electrical, plumbing, etc.) are preferred.
  • Technical training and knowledge of low voltage electronics, circuit boards, switches and relays are preferred.
  • Technical training and knowledge of 120V, 220V and 277V lights, ballasts, receptacles and breakers are preferred.
  • Must pass a Drivers’ License check conducted and paid by Wichita County.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License (Class C), a satisfactory driving record and be insurable to drive County-owned vehicles and equipment.
  • Must have a working knowledge of methods, procedures, equipment and materials used in building maintenance work.
  • Must have a working knowledge of basic building maintenance and repair.
  • Must be able to use hand and power tools, equipment and mechanical devices of the trade.
  • Must be available and able to work during irregular hours, emergencies and disasters.
  • Must be able to respond to work (report to the Wichita County Courthouse or other assigned location) within thirty (30) minutes after being notified of an emergency or disaster.
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule and be available to work hours other than 8a – 5p and days other than Monday through Friday (M-F).
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to read, write and record information and maintain logs
  • Must be of good, moral character.
  • Must be able to conduct self in a professional manner and develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, department heads, County officials and the public.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical exam, drug test and WorkSteps test paid by Wichita County.
  • Must pass a reading comprehension exam.
  • Must pass a thorough criminal background investigation conducted by Wichita County.
  • Must never have been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years from the date of the order.
  • Must pass the Basic County Corrections Course (paid for by the County) within 12 months of hire.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must consistently observe the established work schedule and regularly attend work.
  • Must be physically able to safely move and lift loads weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally move and lift loads weighing up to 100 pounds, such as steel jail cell doors, equipment components and parts.
  • Must be physically able to perform various motor movements during the normal workday to include standing, sitting, kneeling, squatting, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, bending, turning, twisting, walking, climbing, grasping, squeezing, reaching and lifting to accomplish job tasks.
  • Must be physically able to work in various types of weather conditions with exposure to inclement and adverse weather and seasonal extremes of heat and cold.
  • Must be capable of working in confined spaces and environments for extended periods.
  • Must be capable of working in various environments to include restricted and potentially hostile/violent work areas such as the Wichita County Jail and Juvenile Justice Center.
  • Must wear required/appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by Wichita County.
  • Must comply with all safety requirements and safe practices and attend scheduled safety meetings.
  • Must observe and comply with Wichita County’s NO SMOKING policy in County-owned buildings, offices, vehicles and on property designated as NO SMOKING areas.

APPLY TO:

Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Wichita County Human Resources Office
2815 Central Fwy. E.                       900 7th Street, Room 132
Wichita Falls, TX 76302 Wichita Falls, TX 76301
(940) 766-8170 (940) 766-8108