POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this classification is to provide strategic planning for facilities management and to direct the maintenance, construction, and operation of County facilities, grounds, and physical plant infrastructure.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets;
Provides direction and oversight for the Facilities Department operations; reviews, revises and develops policies, procedures, plans and programs to improve the overall work of the Facilities department;
Issues and obtains necessary equipment, materials and supplies and ensures their proper inventory, record keeping, repair and maintenance.
Directs the allocation of department financial resources; develops annual operating and capital expenditure budgets for the department; oversees and provides guidance to subordinate managers regarding the development of individual division budgets and their incorporation into the department-wide budget;
Develops budget and financial reports for various facilities-related budget issues, including but not limited to upcoming year electricity, percentage increase, natural gas percentage increase, total square footage and maintenance costs per square foot;
Directs and oversees operational maintenance of county facilities; monitors and responds to concerns from Department Heads, Appointing Authorities, administrators, and staff to ensure that building maintenance needs are met; Ensures that assigned County facilities are in compliance with applicable state and federal building regulations, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act.
Approves and signs work orders to outside service contractors for multiple contracts including chiller maintenance, wet sprinkler, elevators, fire extinguishers, entry access system, etc., and reviews and approves contractor's work for quality, completeness and final payment;
Directs and oversees the contracting process for the department; approves the selection of service contractors and supply vendors; meets with Purchasing and Contracting and potential contractors to discuss scope of work, work flow process, inspection process, payment terms and procedures to resolve non-payment; and develops specifications for RFPs and bid documents.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Facilities Management, Engineering, Construction Management or related field (Master’s degree preferred); 10 years of progressively responsible experience in facilities management, building maintenance/repair, or construction including 5 years of senior management experience in a comparably sized organization or as a director equivalent for a smaller organization; must have appropriate certifications in related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
It’s In DeKalb
From Stone Mountain Park, home of the world’s largest free-standing piece of exposed granite, to its popular Perimeter commercial district and its 269 square miles teeming with residents who speak 140 different languages, “It’s In DeKalb.”
Located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, DeKalb is the fourth most populous county in the state, with approximately 735,000 residents, ...according to 2016 U.S. Census Community Facts population estimates.
In addition to a portion of Atlanta, several cities have joined Decatur: Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain and Tucker.
Employment opportunities are plentiful for the ready-for-business county with the DeKalb County Government! So whether it’s cultural diversity, natural attractions, higher education options or a business-ready environment with employment opportunities, “It’s In DeKalb.”
Mission, Vision and Values
As part of the county's budget process, the county has a defined vision, mission and values. They will be used as the foundation for shaping the goals, strategies and action steps in the strategic plan.
Statement of Vision: To build a new consensus for a better DeKalb County.
Mission: To make the priorities of the citizens of DeKalb County; the priorities of County government - by achieving a safer DeKalb, building stronger neighborhoods, creating a fiscally accountable and more efficient county government and uniting the citizens of DeKalb County.
Statement of Values: In working to accomplish our mission, we value:
• An inclusive approach involving the whole community.
• A team approach to preventing problems.
• Well-trained employees committed to excellence.
• A responsive and responsible service delivery system.
• Our cultural diversity.
• Positive change, innovation and creativity.
• Mutual trust and respect.