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Maintenance Worker

Closing Date: Open until filled.

The position provides the maintenance of the Tribal In-Lieu / Treaty Fishing Access Sites along the Columbia River during the COVID-19 out-break by performing work that involves a variety of trade practices such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical, and custodial work, to include sanitizing all facilities. Maintenance workers will use hand and power tools to accomplish this work.

Position Details

Department: Fishing Site Maintenance Department (OED)
Classification: Full time
Salary: DOE
Location: The Dalles, OR

Essential Job Functions

  1. Preventative maintenance / corrective maintenance and minor building repairs to the various facilities. Maintaining and repairing boat ramps and paved areas at the sites or at other facilities within the jurisdiction of the In-Lieu / Treaty Fishing Access Sites.
  2. Maintenance of facilities to include removing, cleaning, replacing, packing and sealing any defective parts of utility facilities, water and irrigation systems. Cleans and sanitizes related fixtures: picnic tables; shelters; fireplaces and fish cleaning tables. Selects the appropriate tools, materials, and decides on methods and techniques to carry out the work. Performs visual inspection of the sites to ensure they are in good working condition. Reports / repairs any vandalism to the facilities, i.e. to fireplaces, paints, plumbing, lighting fixtures, etc., as well as protects the facilities through winterizing procedures.
  3. Cleans and restrooms and vault toilets to include: sweeping and mopping; cleaning and sanitation of fixtures, toilets, sinks, benches and showers; cleaning windows, mirrors and light fixtures; provides toilet paper as needed; and collecting and disposing of trash, litter and debris. Maintains a stock of janitorial supplies and advises the Maintenance Supervisor when inventories need replenishing.
  4. Completes seasonal gardening tasks such as fertilizing, preparing seedbeds, transplanting, seeding, aerating, pruning, trimming and applying chemicals to plants according to directions. Cuts, trims and removes fallen trees and brush. Uses power mowers, including riding mowers to maintain grounds; keeps such mowers and other power equipment serviced by performing minor repairs and normal operator maintenance. Mows all improved and unimproved areas. Applies vegetation control on gravel-surfaced areas, pathways, roads, parking areas, and campsites. Operates the irrigation system.
  5. Monitors sites for safety hazards, reports emergency situations or the abuse of safety and protection policies / rules governing the sites to the Maintenance Supervisor. Operates and maintains boats and motor vehicles used to perform inspections, remove trash, transports supplies and equipment.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements/Qualifications

Applicant must have ability to do the work of a maintenance worker with normal supervision. Applicant must be able to perform general maintenance operations using written or oral instructions. Must be able to communicate and interpret instructions, specifications, work orders, and blueprints. Must have the ability to safely operate vehicles, power equipment, and hand tools. Knowledge of preventative maintenance, tools, and equipment are requirements. Three years minimum maintenance or construction experience required.

Must possess a current valid sate issued drivers license and a good driving record.


  • Supervision Received: Supervised by Maintenance Supervisor and or Senior Maintenance Worker.
  • Supervision Given: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Working Conditions

This position is located in The Dalles, Oregon. Duties require that maintenance workers travel up and down the Columbia River in order to maintain the In-Lieu / Treaty Fishing Access Sites. The duty days and hours must be flexible enough to meet the peak use times dictated by the treaty fishing seasons and occasional overtime or weekend work may be required. Normal duty days and hours during the COVID-19 out-brake will be 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, four-days a week, either Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday. The maintenance worker must be able to lift 75 lbs. (tools, equipment and supplies, i.e. bags of fertilizer or grass seed, and trees / shrubs) and must be physically mobile in an unimproved riverbank setting.

CRITFC Motor Vehicle Policy

The driver operating a CRITFC vehicle or their own private vehicle for business related purposes shall be in possession of a valid, unrestricted current driver’s license, or other operator’s license, as required by law; and be eligible for coverage under CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle insurance policy. Upon request, CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle policy is available to applicants to review the required criteria.

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