Maintenance Technician

The Housing Authority of Jackson County is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician to join our amazing team! Our Mission: Provide, develop and preserve decent safe and affordable housing to families and individuals while coordinating efforts toward self-sufficiency.

We are looking for an inspiring self-starter, who thinks outside the box and takes ownership in their work and professional growth.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, which include full-family medical/dental/vision care and a retirement plan with the State of Oregon’s PERS/OPSRP plan. There are nine paid holidays per year, three weeks of vacation and twelve days of sick leave accrued per year.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $3,209 – $4,206/monthly

Job Location: Medford, OR

What you’ll do:

  • Inspect buildings and structures to determine needed HVAC repairs, electrical, plumbing, painting, and carpentry work.
  • Respond to highly varied work orders with other maintenance staff to resolve issues related to minor electrical and plumbing problems, HVAC repairs, painting, masonry, carpentry, and other typical issues arising from tenant use of dwelling units.
  • Operate and maintain a selection of hand tools, power tools, and related maintenance and construction equipment of varied sizes in the performance of duties.
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections to identify and correct plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and other maintenance problems requiring attention and/or repair. Conduct and/or coordinate inspections of buildings, security, and energy management systems to identify additional deficiencies and potential safety hazards.
  • Must be able to provide detailed information, both orally and in writing.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • No less than three years of experience in building construction, operation, and maintenance, or a related field.
  • Considerable expertise and experience in HVAC repairs, electrical, plumbing, painting, and carpentry work, as well as demonstrated proficiency in using the principles and practices of timekeeping, purchasing, estimating time and materials, and record keeping.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, techniques, tools, and equipment used in construction, maintenance, and repair of dwelling units, as well as the potential hazards one might encounter and the recommended safety precautions to implement.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, best practices, and requirements of Oregon building codes and industry-accepted construction standards applicable to the properties and dwelling units owned by the Housing Authority.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external clients.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift, transport, manipulate and/or move up to approximately 100 lbs occasionally, and 50+ lbs regularly and sometimes repeatedly in a relatively short period of time, in the performance of regular Maintenance Laborer duties.
  • Access confined spaces and/or areas that require physical positioning to access high and/or low spaces frequently, as well as perform tasks that require consistent, frequent, and repetitive motions and/or transitions in physical positioning (e.g., possibly by bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, stretching, climbing, shoveling, sweeping, painting, sanding, operating a wheelbarrow, hammering, etc.). Regularly climb ladders and traverse stairwells and staircases.
  • Operate, maneuver, and safely use and maintain all sizes of hand tools, power tools, and other types of maintenance and construction tools, equipment, and materials, some of which may be heavy, awkward to use, powered by gas or electricity, and may include sharp edges and/or surfaces, multiple components, and/or use of specialized personal protective equipment and training.
  • Use maintenance and construction supplies that may contain chemicals or a combination of chemical components that may produce strong odors or fumes and/or may be hazardous if not used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Drive a personal or agency-owned vehicle on behalf of the Housing Authority in the performance of duties that serve as the basis for this position, sometimes for up to 60 minutes at a time
  • Potentially lengthy periods of bending at the waist, sitting, kneeling, laying horizontally, climbing, and walking may be required.

To apply submit your cover letter and resume through Indeed.

You may also download, and print a HAJC Employment Application.  Once filled out you may drop it off at the drop box located at 2231 Table Rock Road in Medford, or email it to  You may also email a resume.

The Housing Authority of Jackson County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by the appropriate law. The Housing Authority complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you consider yourself disabled and desire assistance in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 541-779-5785.