Electronic Security Technician 2 - Limited Duration

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Oregon Youth Authority

Salary Range:

4,331.00 - 6,645.00

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Electronic Security Technician 2 - Limited Duration

Job Description:



Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is seeking to fill a full-time, limited duration Electronic Security Technician 2 position to maintain all the electronic security systems statewide for all of OYA facilities. In this role, you will install, maintain, modify, troubleshoot and repair manual and computer controlled electronic systems such as closed-circuit television (CCTV), programmable logic control (PLC), digital video recorder (DVR), monitoring devices, alarm systems and other access control systems which are used at OYA youth correctional facilities and camps.

A Day In The Life:

  • Alter, install, maintain and repair all manual and computer controlled electronic security and fire alarm systems.
  • Perform regular inspections, preventative maintenance, and diagnostic evaluation of OYA electronic security systems by using digital and analog test instruments to ensure systems are maintained and operational.
  • Assist Facilities Manager, Maintenance Managers, OYA staff, and contractors by developing, maintaining and verifying accurate drawings and schematics for each security system.
  • Respond to emergency failures of equipment and systems.
  • Analyze, develop and implement computer programming to make sure continuous operation of integrated systems are working.

  • Perform verification of security electronic programming to ensure systems are operating within manufactures parameters.

  • Program and revise existing computer-based telephone systems, digital video recording systems and various access control door systems.

  • Review new construction plans and specifications for electronic door hardware, security systems and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) door operators to ensure adherence to fire and life safety standards, building codes and agency standards.

  • Implement facilities operational procedures through coordination of training and resources for maintenance and operations personnel.

  • Develop and maintain a technical library of repair manuals for all active equipment, schematics, wiring diagrams and specification sheets.

  • Perform electrical duties on campus as permitted by license.

  • Supervise, instruct, and work with youth to train them in a variety of building maintenance and construction skills, and to teach them good work habits, safety, housekeeping and proper use of hand and power tools.

  • Supervise youth work crews to accomplish various building related maintenance activities.

Additional Information:

  • Limited Duration: This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to end on or before June 30, 2023. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service. This position has the potential to become permanent.
  • Multiple Vacancies: We may use this recruitment to fill multiple vacancies.
  • Representation: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
  • Open Until Filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for August 5, 2022 at 8:30am, but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to work under the following condition with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Job requires heavy lifting, and possible exposure to temperature extremes, harmful chemicals, noise, poor lighting and poor air quality, working at heights, working on scaffolds, ladders, and high buildings.
  • May require responding to emergencies, equipment failures, and storms after regular working hours. Subject to after hour emergency call-ins if needed. May be required to work overtime in order to complete important projects and repairs.
  • Daily contact with youth who may exhibit hostile or assaultive behavior. This position is located in close custody facilities which require, as a primary responsibility, strict adherence by each employee to security measures at all times to assure the custody, control and supervision of youth.
  • Staff is expected to be a positive example and role model for other staff and youth. The staff is to be supportive toward OYA Facility policies and procedures. Being a positive role model includes but is not limited to: reliability; dependability; regular and punctual attendance in order to prove consistent services and provide public safety. Must be neat in personal appearance, treating all humans with respect and being a law-abiding citizen.
  • All OYA employees are expected to work using safe work practices and to follow all policies regarding safe work practices.
  • The OYA campuses are tobacco free environments.


At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page.To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you! People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!

Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culturebit.ly/work4OYA. For more information please visitwww.oregon.gov/oya.

What's in it for You?
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the workplace is as valuable as it is inside the workplace. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules on most positions and a competitive benefits package, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.

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What We Are Looking For:

  • Possession of a current Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME) electrical license or appropriate limited journeyman electrician's license for work assigned (e.g. LEA, LEB) issued by the Oregon Building Codes Division AND six years of experience in the installation, maintenance, or repair of manual and computer controlled electronic systems; OR
  • A General Journeyman Electrician license AND six years of experience in the installation, maintenance, or repair of manual and computer controlled electronic systems.

Special Qualifications:

  • Limited Energy Class A License: This position requires a Limited Energy Class A (LEA) electrician license and knowledge of electronics and principles of electronics with a background in electronic security. OR General Journeyman's Electrical license which covers LEA licensing.
  • Driver's License: Driving/travel is an essential function of the position. You must possess a valid Oregon Driver's License and acceptable driving record.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA:In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below as part of final scoring to advance those that qualify to the interview portion.

  • Experience designing and building CCTV systems.
  • Experience working with CCTV video management software and able to train users how to use the video management software.
  • Experience installing and trouble shooting. Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), Programmable Logic Control (PLC), Network Video Recorder (NVR), monitoring devices, alarm systems and other access control systems which are used at the OYA facility's and camps.
  • Experience installing wiring and electrical components related to CCTV, door controls, and alarms systems with high standards of quality and excellence.
  • Experienced self starter and goal setter self-setting goals to maintain productivity and complete assignments in accordance with guidelines, policies, procedures, or laws.
  • Ability to work alone as well as within a team, successfully adding to a positive team environment.

How to apply:

  • Complete the application fully.
  • Complete the questionnaire / supplemental questions.
  • After you submit your application please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This step will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans' preference. The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law." The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.

Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process. For assistance regarding reasonable accommodation or for alternative format please contact OYA Recruitment at 503-373-7301. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.

Pre-employment Checks:

In keeping with our mission, OYA will conduct a criminal record check, per OAR 416 Division 800, a driving record background check and a vulnerable population abuse and neglect check. Information obtained about an individual is confidential. An individual who refuses to consent to a criminal records/background check shall be disqualified from consideration in the position for which you applied. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.

In 2003 Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the first federal civil statue focused specifically on addressing sexual violence in juvenile facilities, jails, prisons, and other facilities. In recognition of the rights, safety, and well-being of the youth we serve you will be asked specific questions about your background to ensure our hiring and promotion practices comply with the National PREA standards.

All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test to establish a TB free "base line." If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.

All positions in OYA will require the incumbent to serve as a "mandatory reporter" of child abuse.

Visa Sponsorship:

We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. OYAuses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States. OYAuses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.

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Salary Range
$24,000.00 - $43,000.00
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