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  • Full-time


Committed to rehabilitating Arizona's youth!

The mission of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections is to rehabilitate seriously delinquent youth by providing appropriate and effective educational, treatment, pro-social and career training programs which will lead them to become productive law-abiding members of society.


Job Location:

The Adobe Mountain School is a secure care juvenile correctional facility for the custody, treatment, rehabilitation, and education of committed youth. The Adobe Mountain School is fully accredited as a public education agency or school district, and is located approximately 19 miles north of downtown Phoenix.

The facility is located at:  

Adobe Mountain School

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.

Phoenix, AZ. 85027  

Posting Details:

Salary: $45,600.00

Grade: 17



Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking Building Maintenance Specialist applicants who are passionate about their profession and who will be committed to making a difference in the lives of Arizona’s underserved youth. This position is responsible for, but not limited to, training, mentoring and supervising the adjudicated youth work crews; installing and maintaining complex watering systems; well maintenance; well water treatment and testing; HVAC preventative maintenance/changing filters and belts; keeping grounds well-groomed and weed free; conducting tool/equipment repairs; maintaining tool accountability; maintaining records of materials used; ensuring completed projects meet specifications; and exercising good judgment when making decisions that impact the agency. ADJC wants you to come join our talented and diverse Maintenance Team. At ADJC you will have the ability to collaborate in a team oriented environment.

Job Duties:

Performing electrical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, painting, masonry, custodial, HVAC and grounds keeping/landscaping maintenance tasks of ADJC buildings and grounds

Training, mentoring and supervising adjudicated youth work crews

Keeping grounds well-groomed, weed free and installing and maintaining complex watering systems

Performing periodic inspections and preventative maintenance of ADJC facilities and equipment

Conducting tool/equipment repairs, maintaining tool accountability and operating power tools and equipment

Following all safety rules and regulations

Maintaining records of materials used and ensuring completed projects meet specifications

Responding to emergency maintenance situations

Completing and attending all trainings and meetings are required/scheduled

Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Preventative maintenance; building repairs; remodeling; construction techniques
-Hands-on training; employee mentoring; safety practices
-Landscaping techniques
-Custodial cleaning
-Verifying work hours
-Basic computer skills to include the Google Suites applications (Gmail, docs, sheets, presentations, etc.)

Skill in:
-Common and specialized tools used in construction and grounds keeping
-Following directions
-Reading/Comprehending sketches, drawings and utility diagrams
-Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, landscaping, carpentry and general building trades
-Maintaining and securing tools, equipment, and materials
-Scheduling and prioritizing work
-Operation of grounds keeping equipment and power tools
-Applying plant chemicals.

Ability to:
-Communicate effectively with all levels of staff
-Work in a prison environment
-Make informed decisions
-Work independently
-Adapt to a changing environment
-Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships
-Adhere to all agency policies and procedures
-Meet goals and objectives

Selective Preference(s):

The preferred candidate will have:
-Two (2) or more years of professional experience providing building maintenance, to include landscaping or grounds keeping. Certifications/training in carpentry, plumbing, heating/cooling, electrical, or grounds keeping preferred

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current valid Arizona-issued driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license records checks, maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

The successful candidate is required to complete the following:

  • Panel Interview
  • Comprehensive Background Investigation
  • Fingerprinting
  • Drug Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Arizona residency is required for this position.

    Current State of Arizona employees:  In order to be considered for this position, it requires acceptable performance history as demonstrated by no formal discipline within one year preceding this job posting close date, and an overall rating of “meets expectations” or higher on the most recent employee performance evaluation.


    As an employee of the Department of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

    Benefits include:

    -Paid vacation leave

    -10 paid holidays per year

    -Paid sick leave, 12 days per year with no carryover limits

    -Competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance plans


    Additional benefits include:

    -Available 24/7 Telemedicine

    -Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for eligible medical, dental, vision, and dependent care expenses

    -Long-Term Disability which pays 66⅔% of weekly pre-disability earnings

    -Optional Short-Term Disability which pays up to 66⅔% of your weekly pre-disability earnings

    Employee Wellness:

    -Health Impact Program: Earn up to $200 annually by participating in free preventative health screenings, immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes, and physical activities

    -Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 12 free mental health counseling sessions per year, and available 24/7 support for work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more

    For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


    This position participates in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).

    CORP Tier 3 is a Defined Contribution, 401 (a) retirement plan

    • New members have the opportunity to define their contribution amount
    • Employer contributes a dollar-for-dollar match equal to 5% of a member's salary
    • Employees are fully vested after 3 years of service

    Attention current State of Arizona employees:  Please contact our Human Resources Office at employment@azdjc.gov  if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

    Learn More:

    To learn more about the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you can visit our website at https://adjc.az.gov/ .

    Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-1023 or by email at employment@azdjc.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


    All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
    State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

    The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.