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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3174 - Facilities Manager

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    315

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty coordinating the operations and maintenance, construction, modification of an assigned division within the Facilities Management Department; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for directing maintenance activities, supervising and reviewing the work of assigned staff, coordinating all upgrades and improvements, and recommending design improvements.  Assignments require the ability to independently identify and recommend the long term facilities and power plant needs for the County campus and follow through with the appropriate solution.  Work is reviewed for conformance with required standards and operational efficiency by the Deputy Director.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Manages and coordinates the modification, installation, operation, maintenance, repair and development of the power plant equipment, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and building facilities
•    Organizes preventative maintenance and restoration programs
•    Develops plans and specifications for new equipment and /or alterations and expansion of existing equipment and facilities
•    Initiating recommendations for the DuPage County long-term campus master plan
•    Analyzes trends, needs and demand to determine project feasibility and cost effectiveness
•    Evaluates design drawings from outside engineers to maintain consistency and quality in design
•    Acts as project manager and DuPage County liaison with architects, engineers and consultants regarding facilities planning and construction
•    Coordinates outside contractors performing repairs, maintenance and construction
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Plans for staffing and equipment needs
•    Makes annual budget recommendations to the Deputy Director of Facilities Management
•    Evaluates proposals from contractors and consultants and recommends
•    Maintains safety of staff through training programs and establishment of operational policies
•    Represents the department on committees as assigned
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Mechanical engineering applications in maintaining and operating HTHW Power Plants and related facilities mechanical equipment
•    Standby emergency power, preventive maintenance programs, and water treatment systems concepts and practices
•    Building maintenance and repair methods
•    Large scale campus operations
•    Occupational health and safety standards and precautions
•    Applicable health care and correctional facilities accreditation requirements.
•    Management and leadership principles
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Reading and interpreting building plans and specifications
•    Project and contract management
•    Preparing cost and materials estimates and preparing budgets
•    Planning, assigning and supervising the work of others
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Prioritize and assigning work
•    Monitor and evaluate employees
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
•    Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; fifteen years of experience in large scale facilities maintenance, operating HTHW Power Plants and related mechanical equipment, large scale construction; including five years in a management level position with supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibrations, loud noise, noxious odors, dusts, poor ventilation, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, oils, electricity, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, travel, and other related conditions and situations.