Job Summary: The Superintendent of Facilities & Trades is responsible for keeping District facilities, parks, playgrounds, vehicles and equipment safe and operational through effective management of staff and outside contractors.
Essential Functions: Diagnose and repair of problems related to District facilities to include: carpentry, plumbing, heating, cooling, painting, electrical, alarm, fire suppression, lighting and other building systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement. Schedule contractors for any needed repairs. Supervise crew leader, facility trades technicians, mechanic and seasonal employees. This also includes scheduling, assigning work, fielding questions, supporting staff decisions, addressing performance and attendance issues, evaluations, and reviewing timesheets. Communicate and coordinate with Department Head and Superintendent of Parks on departmental plans and projects which include staffing needs, scheduling, project cost projection, and budget development. Cross-communication with other departments on maintenance scheduling and facility use. Prepare project lists, monthly calendar and post building schedules to assist with planning work and to assist with communication of upcoming tasks. Support capital and operational budget development by working with contractors and suppliers to get pricing and plans developed, project time and material expense projections, research items and equipment to purchase, and control spending to meet budget allocations. Responsible for aquatic amenities operations to include seasonal start up and shut down of swim facilities, fountains, irrigation and exterior plumbing. Assist with safety day for Park staff to ensure annual and required training are conducted. Schedule and/or perform event support including but not limited to table, chair setup, audio visual, electric, plumbing, lighting, and HVAC for District events. Communicate/manage/instruct projects and services by outside contractors. Perform, assign and review monthly facility and park inspections. Perform all jobs and tasks within guidelines and rules of District’s safety program. Performs all other duties as assigned by Director of Parks and Properties, and Executive Director. Performs annual employee performance evaluations.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred. Associate’s degree is required; technical certificate or its equivalent will also be considered in addition to degree and industry experience. 5-10 years of experience in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, concrete, mechanics, automotive and machinery design, HVAC, and overall building maintenance is required. 5+ years of experience with employee management and scheduling is imperative for this position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Manage staff in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, concrete, mechanics, automotive and machinery design, HVAC, and overall building maintenance. Communicate with and manage a diverse group of employees. Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office and facility maintenance software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Gmail). Ability to obtain Playground Inspection Certification. Understand and anticipate customer’s needs as well as support a customer service environment. Must have and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License (Drivers Abstract, Background Check, Drug Test, Physical/Lift Test is required). Must adhere to the District's CORE Values and demonstrate a professional image at all times. Must adhere to the District's rules/regulations/policies including time and attendance and lead by example.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: Requires full range of body motion including handling, lifting, and manual and finger dexterity. Requires frequent standing, bending and stooping for prolonged periods. The employee must regularly lift up to 50 pounds. Exposure to extreme weather conditions, which can include cold, snow, ice, rain and extreme heat and humidity. May perform duties above standard elevation. Ability to work in confined spaces. There is exposure to grinding material and dust, various chemicals (i.e. fertilizers, weed killers, cleaning agents and oil fuels). There is exposure to loud noise for extended periods.
Anticipated Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7am- 3:30pm. This position requires occasional evenings, weekends & holidays and attendance at special events. Overtime may be required; special instructions will come from the Director of Parks and Properties in these instances.
Salary: This will be a salaried EXEMPT position starting at $50,000 + (DOQ).