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IDOC - Maintenance Foremen

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/18
Posting End Date: 2024/06/26
Category: Corrections
Sub Category: Maintenance
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Kuna, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 21.44
Maximum Salary: 23.32
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

**$1500 sign on bonus and $1500 yearly bonus for the first 3 years of employment** 

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 


The Idaho Department of Correction is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Foreman. This announcement will be used to fill the current vacancy at the South Boise Complex. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining and repairing plumbing fixtures, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, repair or purchase of equipment, and maintain control of residents while performing repair work. This is a working maintenance position and is subject to after hours and weekend call-backs.


  1. Replace switches, lamp receptacles, fixtures, ballast's, motors, fans and filters.
  2. Maintain and repair plumbing fixtures, lavatories, faucets, sinks, tubs, water heaters and drain lines.
  3. Patch holes in walls using sheetrock, plywood, tile and plaster.
  4. Maintain and repairs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment such as air compressors, dryers, strainers.
  5. Conduct preventative maintenance on mechanical and kitchen equipment.
  6. Recommend repair or purchase of equipment; maintain records and date of maintenance work performed.
  7. Supervise and direct resident workers.
  8. Maintain control of residents while performing repair work; conduct search for weapons, tools, and contraband

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. Good knowledge of safety requirements associated with mechanical and construction trade jobs. This is typically gained through completion of a class or seminar (of more than one day) specifically covering safety practices; OR completion of a college level course covering safety practices in commercial or industrial construction/maintenance settings; OR leadwork experience which involved work assignment, direction, and monitoring of safety on work sites. 
  2. Some knowledge of supervisory practices. Typically gained through completion of a class or seminar (of more than 1 day) specifically covering supervisory practices OR completion of a college course covering supervisory practices OR lead work experience that involved work assignment, direction, and monitoring of staff (such experience on a fill-in basis is non-qualifying unless for a minimum of 3 months). 
  3. Experience interpreting sketches, blueprints, work orders, and building codes. Typically gained from education, training, or experience in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on a job. (Hobby or work at home experience is acceptable.)


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.