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General Maintenance Worker

Company: Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Tre
Location: Moose Lake
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Job Class: General Maintenance Worker
Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/09/2023
  • Closing Date: 03/15/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Human Services / DHS Moose Lake AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment / MSOP Maintenance / MSOP ML Hskping/Gen Maint
  • Work Shift: Day Shift
  • Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $15.62 - $22.10 / hourly; $32,614 - $46,144 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - Service/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Minnesota Sex Offender Program Moose Lake Housekeeping/General Maintenance
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes
    Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

    The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

    Job Summary

    Working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services Direct Care & Treatment division PAYS!

    When you start a career with us, you may also be eligible for:
    • Annual pay increases
    • Tuition reimbursement for courses related to the work of DHS
    • Student loan reimbursement for eligible positions
      The General Maintenance Worker performs housekeeping tasks and minor equipment repairs in all buildings of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program - Moose Lake campus. In this role, the General Maintenance Worker demonstrates a responsiveness to facility needs, supporting a safe and secure facility in which clients receive quality professional services in a therapeutic environment that is safe for staff, visitors and clients.

      Primary Responsibilities Include:
      • Performing housekeeping, sanitation and general maintenance work so that a safe, sanitary and aesthetically sound environment is maintained
      • Providing guidance, direction and assistance to client workers so that clients receive planned, coordinated, and comprehensive treatment
      • Cleaning and maintaining floors, appropriately disposing of garbage and recyclable materials, snow/ice removal
      • Maintaining and performing minor repairs on tools and equipment so equipment is kept serviceable and in good working order
        Operations Services division of Direct Care & Treatment (DCT) provides foundational services to each of the DCT core services including Forensics, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Community Based Services, Minnesota Sex Offender Program and Ambulatory clinics. Operation Services consists of many departments which are shared throughout these core services to ensure those served receive the highest quality care. Operation Services doesn't work for just one program - Operation Services works for many.
        This vacancy is located within the Minnesota Sex Offender Program campus. The Minnesota Sex Offender Program serves people who are court ordered to receive sex offender treatment via the civil commitment process.

        Note: This announcement will be used to fill two (2) vacancies at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake, MN. There is currenly one (1) vacancy remaining.

        This is a re-posting of the original posting. If you already applied you, you do not need to re-apply.


        Minimum Qualifications

        To qualify, applicants must have:

        A High School diploma or GED, be at least 18 years of age, and have the following:

        Knowledge of:
        • Different types of flooring/floor covering sufficient to determine proper methods of maintenance and appropriate cleaning methods, materials, agents and equipment
        • Chemical cleaning agents such as ammonia, bleaches, scouring agents and soaps sufficient to appropriately select the agent(s), handle and apply, and dispose of safely
        • Methods, tools, and equipment used in maintenance sufficient to use effectively and operate safely and to make minor repairs
          Ability to:
          • Follow basic oral and written instructions
          • Perform assigned tasks with limited work direction
          • Keep basic records
          • Physical health and endurance sufficient to perform work functions
            NOTE: Resume must reflect each of the qualifications listed above.

            Preferred Qualifications
            • Experience performing housekeeping or janitorial work within a large complex
            • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.
              Additional Requirements

              To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed above.

              REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

              EDUCATIONAL VERIFICATION - Applicants may be required to provide documentation to demonstrate proof of education if required for the position.

              Application Details

              How to Apply

              Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

              CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if they: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation before the closing date to samantha.devries@state.mn.us .

              If you have questions about the position, contact Samantha DeVries at samantha.devries@state.mn.us or 651-431-3516 .

              To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID #54348, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Jessica Engle at samantha.devries@state.mn.us .

              About Human Services Dept

              WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

              Why Work for Us

              Diverse Workforce

              We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

              A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
              • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
              • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
              • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
              • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
                Comprehensive Benefits

                Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
                • Public pension plan
                • Training and professional development
                • Paid vacation and sick leave
                • 11 paid holidays each year
                • Paid parental leave
                • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
                • Prescription drug coverage
                • Vision coverage
                • Wellness programs and resources
                • Employer paid life insurance
                • Short-term and long-term disability
                • Health care spending and savings accounts
                • Dependent care spending account
                • Tax-deferred compensation
                • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
                • Tuition reimbursement
                • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
                  Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


                  Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

                  We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Keywords: Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Tre, Duluth , General Maintenance Worker, Professions , Moose Lake, Minnesota

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