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Facilities Director

Licking County Government
Job Description
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
fromfour year college or university; and two (2) to four (4) years related experience and / or training; a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Valid Ohio Driver’s License in compliance with employee policy.
Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):
Ability to be covered under the county fleet vehicle liability insurance policy.  Ability to read and understand MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets).  Ability to maintain cleaning equipment.  Knowledge of alarm systems and shut-off locations and procedures for building water, gas and electrical shut-offs.  Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, conflict resolution skills, decision-making skills, leadership skills and organizational skills.  Knowledge of operational budgeting.  Ability to work with multi-level management.  Ability to work a flexible schedule.  Ability to drive a ¾ ton 4X4 pickup truck with either standard or automatic transmission and operate associated equipment such as hoists, winches, and jacks.  Must be able to pull and back a twenty-foot trailer.  Must be able to do in all types of weather conditions. 
 
Hours:          Varied (8 hrs/day)                                           
Salary:           Commensurate with Experience
 
Summary:
Provides leadership and direction for the overall operation of the Maintenance and the Building Services Departments.   Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to Maintenance and pertaining to janitorial services.   Identifies areas of improvement and recommends changes to the Board of Commissioners. 
Duties:        
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government.
  • Assigns work and ensures work is completed (including special projects), provides training and evaluates employee performance; receives and resolves employee issues according to established guidelines; approves timesheets and leave requests; issues corrective action as necessary.  Interviews and hires candidates for employment.  Actively involved in employee and/or labor relations. 
  • Ensures physical cleanliness of county buildings.  Provides assistance to Crew Leader and Building Service Workers as necessary. 
  • Inspects and observes work assignments in progress and/or upon completion to ensure adherence to quality and safety standards, etc.  Reports safety issues to the Safety Manager and/or Risk Management Coordinator.
  • Complies with preventative maintenance programs for county buildings, property, and equipment; prepares and submits reports as required.
  • Oversees the preparation and process of bid specifications for the Commissioners Office; reviews and processes bid specifications for related departments. Serves as prevailing wage coordinator for bid projects.
  • Oversees all projects (construction, remodeling and any other special projects).  Communicates and cooperates with outside contractors, contracts to complete major repairs, projects,  improvements, or renovations; gains access to work site to review work in progress and after completion to ensure compliance with county policy and standards.   Works with Safety Manager on work site inspections regarding safety requirements. Serves as project manager for new or reconstruction improvements; meets with vendors and contractors on a periodic basis.
  • Maintains a list of all county-owned property for reporting for insurance coverage; oversees necessary improvements, upgrades to roofs, HVAC, floor covering, plumbing etc.  Notifies Safety Manager and/or Risk Management Coordinator accordingly.
  • Develops and manages the budget for the Maintenance Department and the Building Services Department.  Recommends contract/agreements to the Board of Commissioners for approval.
  • Assists personnel in the performance of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks as necessary (e.g., operates hand and power tools; transports equipment, tools, and supplies to work site, etc.).
  • Performs a variety of administrative functions to ensure efficient operation of the department; formulates/recommends, implements and administers new and revised policies and procedures; prepares reports.  
  • Purchases and maintains an inventory of equipment, supplies, and materials; monitors use and the costs. 
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures.
  • Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties; may be required to attend seminars/training.
 
Application Procedures:  Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055.  Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily or printed from the web site at www.lcounty.com.  Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen and background check.  Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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