Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.
The Maintenance Specialist IV is an experienced electrician working as a member of the Electric Shop. In absents of the Electric Shop Supervisor this position is responsible for the daily operation and efficiency of the Electric Shop. Duties include training, ordering supplies and services, cost estimating, aiding in construction planning, scheduling and performing various work tasks, working with contractors, performing preventive maintenance and researching/reporting information relating to applicable codes associated with electrical work and installation. Tasks also include testing, calibration, assisting in the installation and renovation activities for various fire protection systems, repair/restoration of building electrical systems, including lighting and low-voltage distribution systems. Performs regular on-call duties and responds to weekend, holiday and after-hour emergencies. Must be able to work in confined spaces, in areas of heat/cold extremes, in inclement weather and assist in unrelated tasks when required. Must be able to adapt in a changing environment. Employee actively participates and/or serves in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
2. Installing and maintaining electrical power circuits
3. Planning, installing and testing CAT 6 computer cable
4. Testing, Calibration, and inspection of fire protection systems
5. Repair of building electrical systems, including low-voltage distribution systems
6. Monitoring, testing, and inspecting emergency power systems
7. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Ability to use tools and equipment of the electrical trade.
2. Ability to provide input to develop and implement corrective action.
3. Working knowledge of commercial electrical skills.
4. Ability to work independently.
5. Knowledge of electrical distribution/fire alarm systems preferred.
6. Ability to communicate effectively- verbally and in writing.
7. Ability to work in heat and cold extremes.
8. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
9. Ability to adapt to changes.
10. Ability to maintain records and logs.
11. Ability to work from sketches or drawings.
12. Knowledge of applicable electrical codes and standards preferred.
13. Ability to lead and organize a small group of employees harmoniously and productively.
14. Ability to assist in writing specifications and estimates.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1. Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure.
Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.
2. Journeyman's electrical license issued from the State of Texas or an incorporated municipality preferred.
3. Completion of technical specialty training regarding National Electric Code, NFPA Codes, and various related electrical systems preferred.
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Three years of experience in the healthcare electrical trade.
2. Experience maintaining electrical distribution, fire alarm, and emergency power systems.
3. Completion of the eighth (8th) grade in an accredited school system required. Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of G.E.D program preferred.
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 11B/C, 12V/W, 18C, 19D/K, 91C/L, AB, BU, CM, CN, EO, HT, SW, 100, 210, BM, DC, 1100, 1300, 1316, 3E2X1, 2E3X1, 3E4X1, 3E4X3. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.