This position is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and repair work on county buildings, equipment, and fixtures. This position may also perform the duties of Assistant Director – Public Works as required.
- Plans and directs the maintenance and repair of county buildings and grounds by performing or overseeing the completion of plumbing, electrical, painting, heating, telecommunications, ventilation, HVAC, and carpentry work; receives and prioritizes work assignments.
- Schedules, supervises, and inspects the work of department employees; maintains records of time worked and leave balances.
- Coordinates the contracting process: writes specifications, solicits bids, selects contractors, monitors contractor performance, and approves payments.
- Coordinates remodeling or addition projects: strips walls, hangs sheetrock, and rewires electrical outlets.
- Oversees an inventory of maintenance supplies, equipment, and materials.
- Meets with personnel from other county departments to develop work projects.
- Supervises and evaluates the work of personnel.
- Assists employees with technical electrical problems.
- Performs a variety of maintenance and repair work as needed.
- Tours facilities to locate maintenance problems.
- Plans for future maintenance needs.
- Develops materials lists for projects, requisitions needed supplies, and submits all purchase orders.
- Maintains records of all repairs performed and equipment used.
- Performs related duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
- Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, and tools of general building construction and maintenance.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes and safety regulations.
- Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, painting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, carpentry, and masonry maintenance and repair.
- Knowledge of county policies and procedures, including personnel and purchasing procedures.
- Skill in inventory management.
- Skill in management and supervision.
- Skill in the use of a variety of power, hand, and bench tools.
- Skill in reading blueprints and schematic drawings.
- Skill in estimating the cost of repair work and preparing bid specifications.
- Skill in maintaining records and files.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
The Public Works Director assigns work in terms of very general instructions requiring the use of much judgment. Work is reviewed through conferences and reports for the nature and propriety of results.
Guidelines include county policies and procedures, federal safety regulations, and state and local building, fire, safety, electrical, and plumbing codes. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
The work consists of varied administrative, managerial, supervisory and technical duties.
- The purpose of this position is to oversee the maintenance of county buildings, grounds, equipment, and fixtures in a functional, safe, and attractive condition. Successful performance helps ensure a safe, comfortable environment for county employees and the general public.
- Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, utility company representatives, contractors, suppliers, and federal, state, and local safety and fire inspectors.
- Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, supervise personnel, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
- The work is typically performed while sitting, with intermittent standing or stooping. The employee must lift light and heavy objects, climb ladders, use tools requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguish between shades of color.
- The work is performed indoors, in a stockroom or warehouse, and outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and inclement weather. The work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
This position has direct supervision over Maintenance Repair Worker (2) and Senior Building Custodian (1).
- Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
- Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
- Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
- Professional certifications preferred.