Sheriff’s Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Trainee

November 17, 2023
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type


The Job

The Sheriff's Department is seeking skilled Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Trainees who are responsible for the general maintenance, repair and modification of buildings, fixtures and equipment within the correctional/institutional facilities of the Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's Facilities Maintenance Mechanic Trainees work under training conditions to acquire the skills necessary to promote to the journey level (up to $30.86/hr).

*Official Title: Sheriff's Maintenance Mechanic Trainee

For more detailed information, view the Sheriff's Maintenance Mechanic Trainee job description.

Note: Applications are also being accepted for Sheriff's Maintenance Mechanic. Review announcement and requirements on our website . A separate application is required for each level.

Detention Differential: Employees in the classifications of Sheriff's Maintenance Mechanic Trainee and Sheriff's Maintenance Mechanic assigned to work at a detention center(s) shall be entitled to $1.50 per hour over and above their base hourly rate for hours actually worked at this facility.


1) Background: Prior to appointment, applicants will be fingerprinted and must pass an extensive background investigation, including a polygraph examination. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony.
2) Shift: The jail facilities operate 24/7, and require maintenance any time of the day or night; therefore, the ideal candidate is available to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and on-call.
3) License: Travel throughout the county will be required. A valid California Class C driver license and insurance are required at time of appointment.
4) Physical: Incumbents in these positions are required to climb ladders and to bend, stoop, twist and crawl in ditches, tunnels and tight mechanical spaces. Incumbents occasionally
are required to lift or move heavy objects.
5) Promotion: Sheriff's Maintenance Mechanic Trainees are eligible for promotion to Sheriff's Maintenance Mechanic ($22.44 - $30.86 hourly) upon successful completion of training and probation; must be promoted to Sheriff's Maintenance Mechanic within 24 months or be terminated.

Minimum Requirements

Must possess one of the following;

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time equivalent journey-level experience maintaining large commercial, large industrial or large institutional facilities, performing skilled tasks in one or more of the following trades: electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning.


Certification: Certification from an accredited trade school or college in one or more of the following trades: electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning. Certificate MUST be attached with the application.

NOTE: Residential or light commercial new construction experience is NOT considered qualifying. Clearly describe your experience in the Work Experience section of your online application.

Desired Qualifications

An excellent candidate will have experience in the maintenance of institutional buildings, to include electrical wiring, plumbing systems, and HVAC systems. Possession of Universal CFC Card or welding certification is also desirable; indicate possession & certification numbers on application .

Selection Process

Examination : There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the closing of this recruitment. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via email . Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mails frequently to obtain any correspondence associated with this recruitment. Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.
EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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