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Maintenance Specialist I

Opening Date: March 10, 2023
Closing Date: March 24, 2023
Job Title: Maintenance Specialist I
Salary/Wage: $23.30
Tribal Level: 114.1
Location: Siletz, Oregon
Classification: Full time, Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202303


This position contributes to the Public Works Department effort to protect and preserve the Tribe’s grounds, buildings, facilities, roads and equipment.  Performs grounds keeping, landscaping and maintenance duties on all tribal grounds, properties, parking lots and roads.


High school diploma or GED and 6-months experience in a facilities and grounds maintenance department – OR – one year experience in a facilities and grounds maintenance department. Knowledge of: Facilities, roads, building, grounds and equipment maintenance, management and repair. Experience in: Utilizing tape measures, rules, squares, compasses and levels. Working with machinery and electrical tools, saws, planes, sanders and other carpentry equipment. Painting techniques and standard surface preparation and coating methods. Working with computer controlled systems and computerized preventive maintenance and work order programs, preferred. Ability to: Communicate well both orally and in writing, and be able to shift assignments based on priorities established. Regularly lift, carry, push, pull or move objects weighing 50 pounds; and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Follow written and oral instructions. Keep simple records and make reports. Make accurate estimates of time and materials required for repairs and maintenance work. Other: Must possess a valid State driver’s license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle. Must possess and maintain first aid and CPR card, or have the ability to acquire within the first 6-months of hire.  


Perform building and grounds maintenance and repairs including plumbing, minor electrical, minor roof repairs, window and door repairs, drywall repair, painting and cleaning; Perform appliance and hearing alarm system maintenance and repairs; Conduct inspections of units and complete inspection reports; Identify and report any irregular, unsafe or hazardous conditions; Read water meters on a monthly basis; Monitor fluoride levels in tribal water system; Cleans grounds and parking lots, removing litter per daily schedule; Keep all outdoor trash containers empty; Perform custodial duties within assigned work areas; Maintains and repairs fences, gates, walls, water sprinkler system and walks; Maintain and paint inside and outside of buildings; Clean out drainage ditches and culverts often full of water.  Perform water diversion projects during rainy season; Complete assigned tasks on a daily basis, as well as other duties as assigned;  Hours are determined by 24-hour schedule and subject to seasonal changes; Secure tribal buildings at office closing; Assist Director with employee needs, such as moving desks and office equipment; Shovels snow from walks and driveways and apply approved deicing compounds on public passageways to prevent iced building and enforce safety in inclement weather; Properly maintains equipment and hand tools and assures safe and proper storage; Operate large equipment including tractor with attachments and lawnmowers; Assemble and disassemble damaged parts to building, facilities, wooden structures and assisting other workers as required; Ability to work under the direction of others in special projects  and ongoing maintenance or assistance with grounds cleaning while maintaining a respectful, courteous manner; Cuts lawns, trim edges around walks, flowerbeds and walls; Prune shrubs and trees, removing dead heads from plants to encourage blooming and cleaning plans as needed; Maintain and repair pow-wow grounds, including grass, trees and shrubs and maintain them on a watering schedule; Set-up and take-down teepees; Provide graveside assistance for tribal members; Pump Lift Station during power outages; Clear roadways following wind storms; Provide coverage for custodial staff during absences; Supervise temporary/WEX staff; Other duties as assigned by Director.


All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the Chief Executive Officer to determine their suitability as a tribal employee.  After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here:

Employment Application (PDF)
Apply Online

Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.