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Marion County
Job Description




$21.02 - $28.16 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Full-time Regular

Job Number



Business Services


Facilities Management

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This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #466-2023-2, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.
This classification is responsible for maintaining the grounds and the exterior of county buildings; regularly serves as a crew leader overseeing community service workers on a variety of landscaping, maintenance and repair projects; assists with interior maintenance and custodial work; performing  related work as required.
Works under the supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor who assigns work, sets goals, and reviews projects by inspecting results.
Supervision of employees is not a normal responsibility of this classification; however, this classification may perform over site duties relating to minimum-security inmates assigned to building, custodial and grounds keeping crews.


Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following


  • Maintain punctual and regular work attendance.
  • Access all areas of buildings.
  • Ability to accomplish work in confined spaces.
  • Maintain landscaping, grounds and parking areas commonly found in commercial offices, hospitals and prisons.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Access computer to send and receive e-mail.
  • Move equipment and materials weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Maintain the buildings and grounds through the safe use of manual and power operated landscaping tools and equipment.
  • Perform duties without close supervision.
  • Commute between County facilities in a timely manner.
  • Meet with work crew to assign tasks and provide guidance.
  • Maintain current Public Applicators license.
  • Safely maintain landscape equipment.
  • Establishes and maintains positive and professional working relationships with coworkers, customers, and other agencies.
  • Complies with department and county policies, procedures, and regulations


Requirements for the Position



  1. High school diploma, or equivalent; AND
  2. One year grounds keeping experience.
  3. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training, or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County.

  • Experience in plant care is preferred.


  • Possession of a State of Oregon Public Pesticide Applicator license within six (6) months of hire.
  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including finger printing; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at:
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
  • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
  • Typical Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program

Working knowledge of techniques and practices of grounds, landscape and building maintenance; use, operation, maintenance and repair of building maintenance equipment and tools, including lawnmower, edger, and other hand and power tools; basic safety practices and procedures; methods for handling hazardous materials, including landscaping chemicals, paints and thinners, gasoline, and cleaning solutions; basic techniques of painting, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and cement finishing. General knowledge of techniques of lead work.
Skills and abilities to safely operate manual and power tools; repair and maintain small gasoline engines; install and repair underground irrigation systems; read and understand landscaping plans and specifications; plan and oversee the work of assigned work crews; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; perform custodial duties; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, public and contractors.

Duties are performed outdoors in a variety of conditions, including excessive temperatures, inclement weather and exposure to various hazardous chemicals. Work requires strenuous physical exertion and agility, including lifting up to 100 pounds.


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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