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Job Title: General Maintenance & Repair Technician      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:187245
Agency:Topeka Correctional Facility
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

Open Until Filled
Position Type:            Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Non-exempt, Benefits-Eligible
Location:                    Topeka Correctional Facility - Topeka, Kansas
Salary:                       $25,066 annually
Job Description:

Assist skilled maintenance workers in any phase of building, grounds, construction and maintenance; assist with various portions of construction, maintenance and repair within the facility including; replacing/repairing components of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems, building structures and connecting walls.  Provide assistance to skilled craftsmen performing carpeting/tiling, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration/air conditioning, and other construction projects as assigned and while in progress.  Assist skilled craftsmen with equipment /supply needs by obtaining needed supplies/materials.  Respond to work orders as assigned.  Assist with inspections of the facility’s buildings, grounds, fixtures, plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems, and power equipment.  Ensure the general shop areas are clean and orderly at the end of each workday. Assume responsibility for the accurate and daily upkeep of logs pertaining to control of equipment and supplies.  May be assigned to direct inmate work crews.

Key Requirements:

  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents by the closing date of the announcement (See “How to Apply” section)
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • If not currently employed by the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) you will be required to pass a drug screen and a TB screening.
  • If not currently a General Maintenance and Repair Technician with the KDOC you will be required to complete a physical examination.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Six months of experience in a building trades or mechanical building trade.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Skills and/or Qualifications: Skilled work experience in one building or maintenance trade area and semiskilled in additional building or maintenance trades.  Skills in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, air conditioning and mechanical.  Skills in the operation, care and maintenance of tools, vehicles, and other construction or maintenance equipment to include basic farm machinery.

How You Will Be Evaluated: General Maintenance and Repair Technician candidates are evaluated and rated against factors which may include experience, education, training courses, performance reviews, and interview scores.

Your application and supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

How to Apply: The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form at

STEP 3:  Submit your online application to the specific agency designated on this job announcement.

STEP 4:  Submit additional required documents to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.

A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at

Include your name and job requisition number (187245) on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter

Must possess a valid State of Kansas Driver’s License

NOTE: Submission of an application alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in you not being considered for employment.

Required Documents:

  • State of Kansas application
  • State of Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Cover Letter and resume
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Official college transcript will be required
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 or equivalent as appropriate)

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Michelle Phipps
Phone: 785-559-5109
FAX: 785-559-5112
Agency Information:
Topeka Correctional Facility
815 SE Rice Rd.
Topeka, KS 66607

To apply go to  Applications and supporting documents may be submitted to the Topeka Correctional Facility, Human Resource Office, 815 SE Rice Rd, Topeka, KS 66607, online, or faxed to 785-559-5112.

What to Expect Next: Once your complete application package (including all required documents) is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Once that review is completed you will be contacted for an interview or notified that you were not selected for an interview.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

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Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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