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985.893.6292 Telephone
985.893.6294 Fax
humanresources@fpjdc.org

Benefits

Paid Vacation and Sick Leave:
12 days of each accrued annually. Available for use after completion of 90 day probationary period.

Holiday Pay:
15 holidays observed each year.

Louisiana State’s Office of Group Benefits Heath Insurance/Prescription Plan:
Employer pays 100% of premium for employee and child.
Employer subsidizes premiums for dependent/spouse coverage.

Vision Plan:
Employer pays 100% of premium for employee.
Employer subsidizes premiums for dependent/spouse coverage.

Dental Insurance:
Employer pays 100% of premium for employee.
Employer subsidizes premiums for dependent/spouse coverage.

Life Insurance – Accidental Death and Dismemberment:
Employer pays 50% of premium for coverage available through State Group plan.

Other voluntary plan options available.

Short-Term Disability Insurance:
Employer pays 100% of premium for employee.

Long-Term Disability Insurance:
Voluntary employee paid plan.

Accident Insurance:
Voluntary employee paid options available.

Louisiana State Employee Retirement System (LASERS):
Mandatory participation – Employee contributes 8% of wages; Employer contributes 37.2%.

Tuition Reimbursement:
Eligible after completing two years of employment.

General Purpose Flexible Spending Account (GPFSA)
The voluntary, employee paid, GPFSA is a flexible spending arrangement option that permits a participant to contribute to an account for pre-tax reimbursement of certain qualifying medical care expenses.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Arrangement
The voluntary, employee paid, Dependent Care FSA allows employees to set aside pre-tax money to pay for dependent care expenses.

Employee Assistance Program
This program is a free and confidential counseling service available to employees and dependents. General counseling, legal, and financial services are available. Work/life and wellness resources also included.

Standard Issue Uniforms Provided

Mobile Phone Discounts through AT&T and Verizon Wireless

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Nature of Work

The Maintenance Technician position is responsible for performing building and grounds maintenance such as install, troubleshooting, repair and maintains production and facility equipment according to safety and productive maintenance systems. This position reports to the Director of Facilities.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Provides semi-skilled/skilled maintenance services for the facility site including routine building maintenance, painting, routine plumbing and electrical, preventive maintenance and repairs.
  • Keeps electrical equipment, such as wiring, motors, air conditioning and heating, batteries, switches, and electrical mechanisms to include emergency generator, in good repair and in operating condition.
  • Replaces switches, fuses, circuit breakers, small motor parts, cleans and oils motors.
  • Maintains all lighting and plumbing.
  • Operates from start-up to shutdown of heating, air conditioners, water heaters, centrifugal pumps, small gasoline/diesel engines, security type doors and air compressors.
  • Keeps maintenance records of equipment for future reference.
  • Handles the removal, repair, and installation of various signs throughout the facility under the direction of management.
  • Operates heavy equipment safely (such as forklifts, high lift machines, sprayers, and front loaders) as required by the Operations and Support Services departments.
  • Assists the Director of Facilities in overseeing work performed by contractors, including, but not limited to, renovation projects, pest control services, landscape maintenance.
  • All work is subject to inspection while in progress or upon completion.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of carpentry and basic non-electric (including plumbing) repair and maintenance of equipment and fixtures
  • Good knowledge of surface painting and preparation
  • Experience in general construction including basic wall building/repair, concrete fabrication and repair, roofing, glass repair and installation, door and hardware service, and a thorough knowledge of and ability to safely use all tools and power equipment used in these trades
  • Ability to respond to situations where shifting priorities are common and difficult conditions happen
  • Ability to work and be exposed to all conditions in and around the facility, including the outside common areas, underground, interior of buildings, and rooftops
  • Ability to deal with vendors and clients in an efficient and professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams
  • Communication skills – ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, in writing and verbally
  • Interpersonal skills – cooperative, courteous, flexible, good natured, and concerned with being helpful and making a good impression
  • Effective work skills – conscientious, persistent, resourceful, productive and active

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle and work proficiently with common hand and power tools, screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches and hammers; and to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must be physically able to lift and/or move materials weighing up to 60 pounds, and must be able to climb a ladder. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must be able to work indoors and outdoors. May be required to work on a rotating basis, holidays, weekends, and shift hours. This position is expected to be on call for emergencies. Desirable Training and Experience High School diploma/GED is required. An Associate degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance, preferred. A minimum of 3+ years’ experience in building maintenance or manufacturing. Must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license. Must attend a Potable Water Operator certification class, test for and achieve Class 1 or greater certification. This certification must be kept current.

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Nature of Work

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, work in this class includes assisting with the direction of the activities of detained youth in all areas of programming.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Maintains a safe, secure detention atmosphere.
  • Monitors group dynamics to prevent fighting and escape attempts.
  • Mediates disagreements between youth.
  • Supervises youth during classroom activities, clean up, mealtime, showers, recreation, sleeping hours and quiet time.
  • Strip searches and frisks detainees, as required.
  • Conducts detention center searches/shakedowns.
  • Monitors youth every 15 minutes during sleeping hours and appropriately record these room checks in the Log Book.
  • Restrains out of control youth.
  • Screens visitors.
  • Receives youth from law enforcement personnel.
  • Conducts informal individual and group crisis counseling to detained youth.
  • Assists youth in studying for and passing any required test.
  • Maintains ongoing communication link with youth in the classroom by tutoring, working with and providing positive reinforcement.
  • Maintains a proper suicide watch on youth that exhibit self-destructive tendencies and are classified as having suicidal tendencies.  Communicates with the Assistant Shift Supervisor or the Shift Supervisor regarding any youth health needs.
  • Performs necessary housekeeping tasks as directed by the Shift Supervisor.
  • Maintains clean conditions of the Center in an orderly manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Shift Supervisor or Assistant Shift Supervisor.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Be knowledgeable of the Louisiana Children’s Code and standard detention practices as dictated by the Policy and Procedures Manual, licensing guidelines, and standards set forth by the American Correctional Association.
  • The ability to interact comfortably with youth of adolescent age.
  • Have knowledge of proper telephone answering procedure.
  • Enough intellectual curiosity about youth to want to learn about his/her behavior.
  • A sense of humor without sarcasm.
  • Imagination and resourcefulness.
  • The ability to neither be afraid of the youth nor be naïve concerning them.
  • Emotional maturity, enough to take the distrust, antagonism, and uncontrollable behavior of the youth without fear and without the need to retaliate or to inflict punishment or injury upon the youth.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with all staff.
  • A basic knowledge of FPJDC Policy and Procedures.
  • A genuinely cheerful nature.
  • Ability to work long and unusual hours and ability to fulfill any task which is necessary in maintaining the efficient, safe and secure operation of the Center.  All employees in this class will be required to work on a rotating basis, all holidays, weekends, and all shift hours.  Employees are expected to understand that, from time to time, in order to ensure stability of facility operations, changes in shift assignment or work hours may be necessary. At any time such change is deemed necessary, a minimum of seven (7) days notice will be afforded to affected employees.
  • Objectivity about himself/herself and the job, about the youth and his/her fellow staff members.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hand and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be readily accessibly by personal telephone.
  • Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License ( NOTE: If any employee is coming to FPJDC from another state, this requirement must be met no later than 30 days following the date of hire as a JDS-Probationary).

Desirable Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Credit will be given for prior experience working with juveniles, and for higher educational level relative to this position.

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Nature of Work

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, work in this class includes assisting with the direction of the activities of detained youth in all areas of programming.

The JDS-Probationary reports to the Shift Supervisor.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Maintains a safe, secure detention atmosphere.
  • Monitors group dynamics to prevent fighting and escape attempts.
  • Mediates disagreements between youth.
  • Supervises youth during classroom activities, clean up, mealtime, showers, recreation, sleeping hours and quiet time.
  • Strip searches and frisks detainees, as required.
  • Conducts detention center searches/shakedowns.
  • Monitors youth every 15 minutes during sleeping hours and appropriately record these room checks in the Log Book.
  • Restrains out of control youth.
  • Screens visitors.
  • Receives youth from law enforcement personnel.
  • Conducts informal individual and group crisis counseling to detained youth.
  • Assists youth in studying for and passing any required test.
  • Maintains ongoing communication link with youth in the classroom by tutoring, working with and providing positive reinforcement.
  • Maintains a proper suicide watch on youth that exhibit self-destructive tendencies and are classified as having suicidal tendencies.  Communicates with the Assistant Shift Supervisor or the Shift Supervisor regarding any youth health needs.
  • Performs necessary housekeeping tasks as directed by the Shift Supervisor.
  • Maintains clean conditions of the Center in an orderly manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Shift Supervisor or Assistant Shift Supervisor.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Be knowledgeable of the Louisiana Children’s Code and standard detention practices as dictated by the Policy and Procedures Manual, licensing guidelines, and standards set forth by the American Correctional Association.
  • The ability to interact comfortably with youth of adolescent age.
  • Have knowledge of proper telephone answering procedure.
  • Enough intellectual curiosity about youth to want to learn about his/her behavior.
  • A sense of humor without sarcasm.
  • Imagination and resourcefulness.
  • The ability to neither be afraid of the youth nor be naïve concerning them.
  • Emotional maturity, enough to take the distrust, antagonism, and uncontrollable behavior of the youth without fear and without the need to retaliate or to inflict punishment or injury upon the youth.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with all staff.
  • A basic knowledge of FPJDC Policy and Procedures.
  • A genuinely cheerful nature.
  • Ability to work long and unusual hours and ability to fulfill any task which is necessary in maintaining the efficient, safe and secure operation of the Center.  All employees in this class will be required to work on a rotating basis, all holidays, weekends, and all shift hours.  Employees are expected to understand that, from time to time, in order to ensure stability of facility operations, changes in shift assignment or work hours may be necessary. At any time such change is deemed necessary, a minimum of seven (7) days notice will be afforded to affected employees.
  • Objectivity about himself/herself and the job, about the youth and his/her fellow staff members.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hand and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be readily accessibly by personal telephone.
  • Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License ( NOTE: If any employee is coming to FPJDC from another state, this requirement must be met no later than 30 days following the date of hire as a JDS-Probationary).

Desirable Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Credit will be given for prior experience working with juveniles, and for higher educational level relative to this position.