DIRECTOR OF BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS

10470

(Competitive)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for supervising the operations and maintenance of all owned or leased buildings and grounds under the jurisdiction of a local government. An employee in this class works with considerable independence in planning, scheduling, and supervising a comprehensive maintenance program. Under the general supervision of an administrative superior, the work involves, but is not limited to, the evaluation, authorization, and issuance of work orders; the scheduling and coordination of both in-house trades/staff and outside contracted services; the requisitioning of supplies and materials; and the inspection of governmental buildings and related systems for their general condition, repair, maintenance, and safety. Supervision is exercised over subordinate supervisors, tradesmen, custodial, maintenance, in-house/contract security, and appropriate clerical personnel. Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Supervises, assigns, and reviews the work of personnel engaged in operating, repairing, and maintaining all owned or leased buildings under the jurisdiction of the local government entity. Prepares, maintains, and updates schedules of work in progress.

Develops and maintains a preventive maintenance program for all facilities and their mechanical systems.

Inspects installations to insure compliance with prescribed operating and maintenance practices and applicable building and safety codes, as well as identifying and correcting building operational and/or health and safety-related issues.

Assists in the design, review, and update of cost control systems and directs their implementation as they relate to building maintenance and operations.

Supervises the planning, execution, review, and update of preventative maintenance procedures and/or programs.

Requisitions materials and provides pertinent information regarding material orders for execution by the clerical staff.

Acts as a liaison on all related personnel matters for this departmental unit.

Assists in the preparation of various reports, such as the “annual report” and the “annual budget," as directed by the administration.

Supervises and maintains all aspects of the department’s safety program and coordinates safety inspections.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques.

Good knowledge of building maintenance trades and operations.

Good knowledge of safe work practices, right to know laws, and material safety data sheets.

Good knowledge of the basic principles of painting, plastering, masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and grounds care.

Good knowledge of the tools, terminology, and practices of the mechanical and construction trades.

Good knowledge of the tools, terminology, practices, and procedures of building custodial services.

Good knowledge of high-pressure boiler operating safety precautions.

Working knowledge of basic office computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Ability to plan, assign, and supervise subordinate supervisors, skilled tradesmen, custodial, and clerical personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to accurately estimate labor, time, and materials for office renovations, as well as other work typically found within this position’s scope.

Ability to design, interpret, and work from technical sketches, plans, and specifications.

Ability to learn and work with basic computer software.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Promotion:

  1. Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Building Maintenance Supervisor or Construction Administrator, or,

  2. Four (4) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Building Maintenance Crew Leader, or Maintenance Crew Leader.

 

Open-Competitive:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Construction Technology, Construction Engineering, Architecture or a closely related field and three (3) years of supervisory experience over trades personnel in the maintenance and repair of buildings, or in construction management and/or renovation; or,

  2. Seven (7) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in building maintenance and repair or building construction/renovation, three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity over trades personnel in the maintenance and repair of buildings, or in construction management and/or renovation; or,

Note:

Post-secondary education in a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a concentration in Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Construction Technology, Construction Engineering, Architecture, or a closely related field may be substituted for the above-listed work experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

 

12/23 Revised