NATURE OF WORK
This is responsible managerial work related to managing the maintenance, repair, and remodeling of assigned county buildings and/or facilities, and planning and supervising sub-ordinate supervisory and line staff. Depending upon area of assignment, work may also include management of other facility operation activities, such as custodial, security, transportation, nutrition and food service operations and/or emergency response operations.
Work involves assisting in the direction and supervision of the County's building maintenance program. Employees in this class are responsible for the large-scale coordination of staff, materials, and equipment used in preventive maintenance, major remodeling, and general repair of a wide range of structures used for offices, shops, warehouses, institutional facilities, medical and/or health care facilities.
Supervises subordinate supervisors over skilled trades persons, helpers, laborers, and others engaged in electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting, air-conditioning, boiler and related craft work.
Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior who determines work priorities, establishes work completion schedules, and reviews completed projects for compliance with job specifications and engineering plans.
Plans, lays out, and assigns maintenance and construction projects which are developed by architects, engineers, and administrative superiors.
Directs, through subordinate staff, and personally supervises varied building maintenance and construction including such functions as carpentry and cabinet making, electrical repair, plumbing, boilers and pressure systems, refrigeration and air conditioning, painting, plastering, interior alteration, landscaping, and general mechanical repair.
Develops and administers a comprehensive preventive maintenance program; recommends building repairs and improvements; estimates time, labor and materials required; maintains records; prepares and submits reports; inspects and approves supplies: selects equipment for purchase and recommends equipment modifications.
Inspects maintenance and construction projects under contract; consults with contractor/s on installation and future maintenance; advises superiors and contractors of faulty workmanship or materials during construction or subsequent warranty periods.
Confers with administrative superior regarding equipment installation, plant/building modifications and related matters; investigates complaints and recommends remedial action.
Depending upon the area of assignment, may also manage or administer other operations areas, such as security, food service, and/or transportation programs, etc.
May participate in the conduct of annual accreditation surveys and provide recommendations regarding accreditation and licensure compliance, as required for the area of assignment.
May be responsible for emergency preparation and response, which may include oversight and management of multi-divisional task force/s such as logistical mobilization of special needs shelters, as required by the area of assignment.
Maintains individual equipment repair and service records for all building facilities.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of building and equipment maintenance, repair and construction principles and practices.
Thorough knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, and practices of the building and mechanical trades.
Thorough knowledge of health care standards related to facilities and programs listed, accreditation processes, and/or life safety code in health care facilities, as required by the area of assignment.
Considerable knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques.
Ability to plan, assign and coordinate complex and varied maintenance and construction projects.
Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to assign projects in the form of plans, sketches, renderings and specifications.
Ability to plan and execute preventive maintenance programs for building facilities.
Ability to analyze time, labor and material requirements, and to estimate the costs of proposed projects.
Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
Ability to use a personal computer.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or political affiliation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Completion of two years of college level course work in building construction technology or related field; six (6) years of supervisory experience in building maintenance, construction, and repair work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license and be able to drive and to obtain and maintain authorization to drive on County business.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76; R01/91; R09/05