Plans, directs and coordinates the activities and staff of the Hall County Buildings Maintenance Department. Responsible for the efficient use of the counties maintenance and operations resources as it pertains to assigned facilities, their structures, grounds, and plant equipment systems and sections (Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC ECT.)
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Plans, directs, and manages project maintenance and repair of assigned buildings, grounds, and equipment, including air conditioning, heating, and plumbing systems.
- Plans, coordinates and assists in maintenance efforts of departments that have their own maintenance apparatus.
- Directs, plans, projects and coordinates maintenance and repair activities by managing and maintaining a competent skilled, trade oriented work force of proper scope, experience and disciplines; i.e., plumbing, electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, food service, to facilitate this work.
- Oversees capital improvement and renovation projects; reviews project specifications; analyzes design, County requirements and performance standards; ensures County goals are met by performing preliminary and final “punch lists” for construction projects.
- Plans, specifies, and coordinates work preformed by Skilled Trades Contractors when required, and monitors all outside work for quality and compliance to specifications.
- Directs, plans and coordinates the overall facilities operations component of assigned buildings, including custodial, grounds keeping, and utilities by utilizing in house operations staff and private contractors. Assures quality of work and compliance to specifications in operations contracts.
- Interviews, makes hiring recommendations, plans and assigns work, and reviews and evaluates performance of subordinates.
- Maintains job results of maintenance staff by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees and by planning, monitoring and appraising job results. Assures the training, annual evaluation, and discipline (when necessary) of maintenance employees.
- Develops and administers departmental budget; monitors expenditures to ensure proper use of funds; approves purchases within County guidelines.
- Determines need for contract services; contacts contractors and monitors their performance, quality of work, and compliance to specifications.
- Maintains inventory of facilities, plant equipment and systems in a broad database, which tracks costing information assignable to multiple cost centers.
- Develops programs that provide cost savings to the County in areas such as Hall County’s Backflow Program and the Hall County refrigerant recycling program.
- Maintains departmental financial records to allocate maintenance, repairs, and operations costs to the appropriate cost center.
- Projects earliest replacement date for all facility plant equipment; makes recommendations to Administration regarding timely replacement.
- Completes requisitions for materials needed for maintenance and repair activities, including toilet items, chemicals, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical supplies; picks up items from local suppliers as required.
- Acts as project manager/ County representative on assigned construction/renovation projects to assure quality of work and compliance to specifications.
- Reviews proposals, specifications, and requests as directed by Administration.
- Regular and predictable attendance is required.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Materials and Equipment Used:
Minimum Qualifications Required:
Education and Experience:
- High School Diploma, Vocational School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Five years of building maintenance and supervisory experience
Licenses and Certifications:
- Valid Class I State of Georgia D
- Associates Degree in Facilities Maintenance or Facilities Management
- Project Management (PMP) certification
- Certification in Building Systems and Technology
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of construction, as well as electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
- Knowledge of local building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical codes.
- Knowledge of computer office systems, word processing, spreadsheets and the management of databases, and database queries.
- Broad knowledge of a variety of tools, gauges, metering devices etc. pertinent to maintenance and operations work.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of sound budget development and management.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and projects in a manner that ensures both emergencies and routine maintenance needs are covered.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to schedule and supervise subordinate staff.
- Ability to read and interpret building plans, specifications and blueprints.
- Ability to perform minor repairs.