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Tehama County Sheriff’s Department

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $1,588.80 – $1,935.20

Examples of Duties

Performs scheduled and emergency building, equipment maintenance, and repair work on County Buildings and grounds. |   Installs and repairs wiring, switches, light ballasts, and other electrical systems.  May perform diagnostic testing in order to determine maintenance needs as necessary. | Performs light carpentry in the maintenance of assigned buildings.  Repairs furniture, builds shelving units and assists in minor remodeling of buildings. | Performs basic periodic servicing of heating and/or cooling systems including making adjustments, oiling and lubricating, cleaning filters and tightening belts. | Installs and repairs valves, faucets and pipes; clears clogged drains and performs other general plumbing and maintenance and installation work. | Installs and repairs flooring and ceiling materials. | Welds and fabricates parts and materials as necessary. | May perform grounds and park maintenance activities, including but not limited to mowing grass, raking lawns, trimming weeds, edging walkways, pruning trees and shrubbery, removing litter and debris, preparing water wells for winter, maintaining irrigation and light systems, applying pesticides and herbicides, etc. | Inspects grounds and facilities for safety hazards; reports potential problems to supervisor. | Performs minor maintenance and repairs on elevator and lifts, mechanical, pneumatic and electrical locks, and other such systems as assigned. | Performs routine service and maintenance on department vehicles. | Replaces security glazing on windows and painting buildings, fixtures, and structures as required. | Removes litter and debris from grounds and work sites. | Assists in overseeing the work of County work release, job training and inmate crew members. |  Operates a vehicle, truck, tractors, and a variety of other equipment including mowers, diagnostic tools, hand and power tools, lawn tools, welding equipment, etc. | Performs janitorial work as assigned.

Electrical, plumbing, mechanics, welding, carpentry, masonry and painting methods and techniques | Complex HVAC maintenance and repair methods and repair techniques as required | Operations, tools and terminology used in building and grounds maintenance | Methods used in the maintenance of tools, machinery and equipment | Basic record keeping principles and procedures related to the work | Basic computer applications related to the work

Safely operate and maintain a variety of tools and equipment as necessary in the performance of daily activities | Perform skilled diagnostic, maintenance and repair work | Learn and apply applicable laws, rules and regulations | Work independently and as a team member | Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines | Operate modern office equipment and specialized software applications programs | Maintain significant flexibility in daily operations and decision making | React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations

Education, Experience & Licenses

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.
  • Two (2) years experience in maintenance related field.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Other certification(s) specific to functional area of assignment may be required.
  • HVAC Technician must possess HVAC Universal Technician Certification with three (3) years of journey level HVAC service experience.  C-20 Warm Air, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Contractor’s license and C-43 Sheet Metal Contractor’s license are desirable.

Mobility to work in a standard maintenance setting and use and operate a variety of tools, power tools, equipment and machinery; to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; to identify mechanical issues, to identify and locate parts and repair tools/equipment, to inspect, analyze, and diagnose problems with buildings, equipment, grounds and tools used in course of duty; strength, stamina and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; color vision to read various dials, gauges, and identify color-coded cables and wires; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.  The job involves walking and working on slippery or uneven surfaces.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work. Must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, up to 75 pounds occasionally and up to 40 pounds frequently, necessary to perform job functions.

Employees work in a variety of buildings and grounds environments and may be exposed to loud noise levels, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, dust, paint fumes, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, grease, oils, solvents, machinery with extremely hot surfaces and/or moving parts, and moving objects or other vehicles at any given time.  Employees may interact with upset staff when trying to diagnose and/or resolve an equipment related problem.  Employees may be required to work on evenings, weekends, and holidays and participates in after-hours emergency response and on-call and callback assignments.

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Visit and search for the job title.

The department is currently recruiting for one (1) vacancy.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Facilities Maintenance Technician II, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 

The following items MUST be submitted with your completed application to be considered for this position.
  • Cover Letter (A resume is NOT considered a cover letter)
  • Resume

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment contact: 

Karie Songer-Simons

530-529-7950 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None