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Maintenance Generalist Journey

Job title: Maintenance Generalist Journey

Company: State of Alaska

Job description: Job Description

The Department of Corrections, Division of Institutions, is currently hiring a Maintenance Generalist Journey for the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC), located in Bethel, Alaska.

***This posting has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If youhave already applied, there is no need to reapply***

What will you be doing:
Under the general direction of the Correctional Superintendent 1, this position is responsible for efficiently and in a safe and cost effective manner, maintaining all the buildings, facilities, equipment and grounds of the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center (YKCC), and directing contractors and leading an inmate work crew.

Our organization, mission and culture:
The Alaska Department of Corrections provides secure confinement, reformative programs, and a 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 position ensures a safe work environment by a daily inspection of the entire building facility, physical plant, and the work area, both inside and out.

Anticipates and plans for regular maintenance by ordering needed material ahead of time following the State of Alaska Procurement Code and Department of Corrections Purchasing Regulations and preventive maintenance. Performs skilled work in surface preparation, finishing and painting of interior and exterior surfaces, maintenance and installation of doors/frames, windows/frames, floor coverings and ceiling systems and their associated components, repair, maintenance and installation of security fences, gates, (both electrical and manually operated) and their latches. Constructs, alters, renovates and repairs buildings, sheds, scaffolds, partitions, forms and other structures from blueprints, plans or sketches. Repair cracked or broken tiles, wallboard or other finishes. Plans for small construction projects, uses creative thinking to solve and anticipate problems, prepares cost, material and manpower estimates. Oversees projects to completion, collaborating with necessary staff and/or outside contractors and monitoring progress to assure completion.

The benefits of joining our team:
Alaska Department of Corrections employees are on the frontlines of public safety across the state. Those dedicated men and women serve our communities in a variety of ways, from upholding the strict security measures inside of our institutions, to creating case plans that guide defendants and/or offenders on a successful path that makes each town and village stronger and lowers the recidivism rate, to our dedicated health care staff, to educators and support staff.

The working environment you can expect:
The Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Facility is located in western Alaska at Bethel on the Kuskokwim River with a geographic area that includes the villages of the Central and Lower Kuskokwim River, the Lower Yukon River, Nunivak Island and the coast of the Bering Sea from the mouth of the Yukon River to Cape Newenham. The entire area encompasses over 58,000 square miles, with a population a little over 25,000 people, just as big as the state of New York. No roads connect the 56 remote villages in the Region, making them only accessible by boat, barge, plane, snowmobile or four-wheeler. Assist with operating, making repairs, and maintaining the water treatment system to produce a sufficient amount of potable water for food production, human consumption, cleaning, bathing, sanitation, laundry, and waste needs.

Who we are looking for:
The Department is seeking applicants with the following desired 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Additional Required Information


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 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.

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.

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.

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

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the ‘’ domains. For information on allowing emails from the ‘’ domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at

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 (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. 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

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Contact Information

Name: Demetrios Kargas, Correctional Superintendent 2
Phone: (907) 543-5249
Fax: (907) 543-3097

Expected salary: $25.94 per hour

Location: Bethel, AK

Job date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 23:06:01 GMT

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