How long have you been with the County? 20 years
What are your normal work hours? 0600am-0430pm, Monday through Thursday
What location do you report to? Usually the Justice Center, a.k.a MCDC, but when needed we can report anywhere, we drive home work vans which helps with that flexibility.
You are an on call employee. How often do you get called out? One week on call, 5 weeks off is our schedule. I get called out one to two times during any given on call period.
What does your team do? We design, install and maintain all things electronic throughout our county.
How many facilities are you responsible for maintaining? 141 buildings, a few of which we have very little equipment in and visit very infrequently.
Where is your favorite place to work? Libraries for sure. The staff are super awesome, friendly and I love books.What is your favorite part of the work day? Probably the middle part. The fact that the middle part contains lunch may be deterministic.
What is something that your division does that people would be surprised to hear that you do? I spend an inordinate amount of time cleaning toothpaste out of speaker grills in jail cells. Not the best use of technical skills, but someone has to do it I suppose.
What do you usually do for lunch? Monday through Wednesday I try to bring my lunch, but Thursday (which is my Friday) is the day I allow myself to go out to lunch. Pho is my go to, followed by any good Chinese food as a close second (The Duck House is a good example).
Who do you spend most of your time with during the day? Neal Phelps and Aaron Wilson are the two coworkers that I work with the most, I also spend a lot of time with a rotating cast of librarians, jail guards, and health workers in efforts to resolve any electronic needs they may have.
Who are your customers? Any county employee that uses a radio, anyone requiring video surveillance, paging, intercoms, access control, detention electronics (jail control), and other odds an ends that are too numerous to list, these are our customers.
What two tools do you use most often? Voltmeter and laptop
What’s a habit you use at work? Focusing on the task at hand and not getting distracted by periphery chatter. I have been practicing this for quite some time, I have gained some ground but there is still much room for improvement.
What’s something you're proud of doing recently? Finishing the camera upgrade at the Justice Center probably. Months of hard work was put into this project by lots of people, the finished product looks amazing and MCSO really likes it.
What’s one thing you end up telling your friends or family about your job when they ask about work? I may mention the joys of climbing around on our amazing old bridges installing cameras, or how awesome Central library is, its catacomb like basement with issues of the Oregonian and multitudes of other publications dating back to the late 1800s, or being part of the construction or our new courthouse and Health Dept. Headquarters is quite unique too.