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The City of Americus is a local municipal government that serves a population of 17,041, with 150 full time and 12 part time employees. We are an innovative, clean, and safe city where our citizens enjoy a good quality of life. We are committed to creating an outstanding level of opportunities for our diverse population, and to also provide quality governmental services, cultivate economic development, and promote quality jobs and successful businesses.
Americus, Georgia is located in Sumter County in southwest Georgia 132 miles from Atlanta and nine miles from Plains, the home of America's 39th President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jimmy Carter.
The City of Americus operates under the City Manager form of government. Policy making and legislative authority are vested in the governing body which consists of a Mayor and six council members all elected on a nonpartisan basis. Council members serve four-year staggered terms, with three council members elected every two years. The Mayor is elected at large to serve a four-year term. The six council members are elected by district. The governing body is responsible for passing ordinances, adopting the budget and appointing the City Manager, Municipal Court Judge and the City Attorney. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the governing body and for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government.
The City of Americus is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of City Facilities and Parks Maintenance Manager. The beginning salary for this position is $45,976 annually ($22.10/ hour).
Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to developing, implementing, and overseeing the City's Facilities & Parks Management program by directing, monitoring, coordinating and performing the operations, maintenance and repair of City buildings and assigned City Parks and their associated support systems, such as HVAC, electrical, lighting, fire systems, security card access control systems, and intrusion alarm systems; and also serves as liaison between tenants at Rees Park Economic Development Center for building repairs and maintenance, fire and security alarm, and building functions, and coordinates special events held in the Rees Park Economic Development Center Community Room; handles facility rentals including rental fees, setting up room, meeting with caterers, assisting with audio-visual equipment and ensuring that all facility rules and regulations are followed; must be available to respond to renter needs and special activity requests scheduled outside of regular office hours and on weekends.
Requirements include an Associate’s Degree or specialized courses/training equivalent to satisfactory completion of two (2) years of college in construction, construction management, engineering or related field; Requires four (4) years of experience in building construction, maintenance or property management. Professional Facility Management designation is desired; Preferential consideration is given to those individuals that hold a Professional Facility Management Certification; Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record Required qualifications may be any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
Proof of requirements must be provided at time of applying.
How to Apply: THIS POSITION IS CONSIDERED OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Resumes will not be accepted without an application. An application may be obtained by visiting the City's website at www.americusga.gov. An application and a full copy of the job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. Applications and all supporting documentation MUST be submitted to the Human Resources Department either by Fax at 229-924-2012, by email at employment(at)americusga(dot)gov, by mail or in person at the City Americus Human Resources Department, 101 W. Lamar Street Americus, GA 31709, 3rd Floor, Ste. 301. For further details, please contact the HR Department at 229-924-4411, Monday- Friday (8am-5pm).
BENEFITS: The City of Americus offers an excellent benefits package which includes life, health, dental, and vision insurance (including telemedicine); a full service health and wellness program (which includes local gym access, special programs and events, and access to 2 health coaches), 457B Deferred Compensation and GMA Retirement plan.
EEOC: The City of Americus is an equal employment opportunity provider, regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the City of Americus will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.p >