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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Maintenance Repairer in Cherokee, Iowa

Maintenance Repairer

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Maintenance Repairer

Salary

$41,142.40 - $52,977.60 Annually

Location

Cherokee - 51012 - Cherokee County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

407 Dept of Human Services - Mental Health Inst (Cherokee)

Job Number

23-02493

Closing

2/8/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Jason Pigott, jpigott@dhs.state.ia.us

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Job Description

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) merged on July 1, 2022, to form one agency, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We are seeking a Maintenance Repairer to join the team at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute (CMHI). This is a full-time position with opportunity for advancement, growth and development.

Job duties for this position include assisting with renovation and repair work, grounds work including mowing and snow removal and preventative maintenance throughout the Hospital. Experience operating commercial mowers and snow removal equipment is a plus, but training is available for the right candidate. The Maintenance Repairer will work closely with many trades and will be expected to learn a variety of tasks. This position works 10-hour shifts Tuesday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 5:30PM.

Interested in using your skills while helping adults, children, and families connect with mental health and disabilities services and long-term care and treatment? If so, this is a great opportunity to consider.

CMHI provides inpatient treatment and acute psychiatric services. The facility offers several services including individualized treatment plans and support for children and adolescent patients to continue their education. Individuals are encouraged to collaborate with staff members in formulating their own plan. Medication, group counseling and activities therapies might be included as well.

We have a great total compensation package, including:

  • Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)

  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Vacation Leave

  • Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays (9 days/year)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

For additional information on benefits click here (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/Benefits_at_a_Glance.pdf) .

Please Note: Under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services new vaccine mandate for healthcare workers (published on November 5, 2021 and affirmed by the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2022), all potential employees of this facility must have received, at a minimum, the first dose of a primary series or a single dose vaccine OR have an approved religious or medical exemption (as determined by the agency) OR have documentation reflecting a temporary delay in vaccination (as determined by the agency in accordance with CDC allowances), prior to the start date. Candidates shall coordinate with agency staff to ensure all requirements are met before the individual provides any care, treatment or other services for the facility and/or its clients.

Cherokee Highlights

CMHI is located in Cherokee, Iowa, a city of approximately 5,000 set in the beautiful Little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. Enjoy fishing and canoeing on the Little Sioux River that winds through town, providing a backdrop to a well-developed parks and trails system. In addition, Cherokee has over 1,000 acres of land devoted to parks for things like camping, hiking, and horseback riding. Cherokee is the home of the first accredited museum and planetarium in Iowa, Sandford Museum and Planetarium, established in 1951. Cherokee may be the smallest town in the world to have its own symphony orchestra! This 60-member orchestra has been referred to as the “best kept secret in Northwest Iowa.”

Cherokee is home to Western Iowa Tech Community College and 1 hour or less from other educational institutions including Morningside College, Northwestern College, Buena Vista University, and Dordt College. This quintessential Iowa town is 1 hour from Sioux City and 2 hours from Omaha. It is also 2 ½ hours from Des Moines, home to Wells Fargo Arena (a host site of NCAA Basketball and premier concerts), as well as Lauridsen Skatepark, the nation’s largest public skate venue. Additionally, Des Moines has one of the nation’s finest State Fairs and is home to professional sports teams the Iowa Cubs, Iowa Wolves, Iowa Barnstormers and Iowa Wild. Check out these10 Reasons to Move to Iowa (https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/iowa/10-reasons-move-to-ia/) .

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer

HHS values those with “lived experience” and encourages adults who were fostered as youth, foster parents, and/or parents who were in the DHS system to apply. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply (Hearing and Speech Impaired – Relay Iowa 1-800-735-2942 TDD).

Our agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visitwww.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  • Three years of full-time work experience in two or more of the recognized building and mechanical trades (carpentry, electrical, heating and air conditioning, machinist, machine repair, masonry, painting, pipefitting, plumbing, refrigeration, and welding).

  • Three years of a combination of experience (as described in number one) and education, where thirty semester hours of post high school education in an accredited building or mechanical vocational program equals one year of experience.

  • Current and continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as a Trades Helper.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description. (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/MaintenanceRepairer-08016.pdf)

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    How many years do you have of full-time work experience inTWOor more of the recognized building and mechanical trades (carpentry, electrical, heating and air conditioning, machinist, machine repair, masonry, painting, pipefitting, plumbing, refrigeration, and welding)?

  • Less than one year of the specified experience

  • More than one year to less than two years of the specified experience

  • More than two years but less than three years of the specified experience

  • More than three years of the specified experience

  • Not Applicable

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    How many years do you have of post high school education (where thirty semester hours of post high school education in an accredited building or mechanical vocational program equals one year of experience)AND/ORfull-time experience in carpentry, electrical, heating and air conditioning, machinist, machine repair, masonry, painting, pipefitting, plumbing, refrigeration, or welding?

  • No post high school education OR full-time work experience in the identified areas

  • Less than one year of the COMBINED specified post high school education AND full-time work experience in the identified areas

  • One year to less than two years of the COMBINED specified post high school education AND full-time work in the identified areas

  • Two years to less than three years of the COMBINED specified post high school education AND full-time work in the identified areas

  • Three years or more of the COMBINED specified post high school education AND full-time work in the identified areas

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    If you are a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (executive branch) how many years of full-time experience as a Trades Helper do you have for the State of Iowa?

  • No experience to less than one year of work experience as a Trades Helper

  • One year to less than two years of work experience as a Trades Helper

  • Two years or more of full-time experience as a Trades Helper

  • Not applicable – I am not an employee of the State of Iowa

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

407 Dept of Human Services - Mental Health Inst (Cherokee)

Address

1251 W Cedar LoopCherokee, Iowa, 51012

Website

http://dhs.iowa.gov/mhds/mental-health/in-patient/mental-health-institutes/cherokee

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