Responsible for directing the activities of a business unit within a department. This position in the Asset and Facility Management Department of Mecklenburg County is responsible for leading the Facility Maintenance and Operations Division, including facility maintenance of County and library buildings, energy management, and capital reserve project management. The position is responsible for strategic planning, operational processes, policies & procedures, and directs the daily operations of other professionals. The position is accountable for an average annual operational expenditure of approximately $25 million.
The position oversees outsourced facility maintenance vendor contracts for approximately 3.75 million square feet of facilities. The position also oversees the design and construction of equipment replacement/repair projects totaling approximately $12 million annually.
Provides oversight and direction for implementation of programs/services.
Manages strategic planning initiatives.
Ensures Federal, state and local policy, rules and regulations are followed.
Coordinates within the department across divisions.
Represents the division County-wide and to the Board of County Commissioners.
Makes decisions on the day-to-day operations
Services as a liaison, both internally and externally.
Reviews reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes.
Experience & Education: Five years of progressively responsible management experience directly related to the area assigned and bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field OR Master’s degree in a related field and 3 years of program experience and 2 years of supervisory experience.
Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? Yes
Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC or SC driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.
The desired profile is for a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) with a minimum of 10 years’ experience. Candidates with Facility Maintenance Director type experience or past positions are desirable. Teamwork and communications skills are important qualifications.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules, and the political climate.
Expertise in area of assignment, including facility maintenance methods, energy savings strategies, and management of third party facility maintenance vendors.
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Building Strategic Work Relationships – Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Aligning Performance for Success – Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
Strategic Decision Making – Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
Leading through Vision and Values – Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associated decision making and action.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
In addition to a competitive salary, Mecklenburg County offers a generous benefits package which greatly increases your total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge and pet insurance; dependent care, healthcare and commuter flexible spending accounts; health savings account; paid holiday, vacation and sick days; near site clinics for preventive care and illnesses; an employee discount program which provides discounts for retail, dining, shopping, travel, tickets and more; an employee assistance program including financial and legal counseling; access to Mecklenburg County fitness and aquatic facilities; paid family leave; tuition reimbursement; a 5% employer match on retirement savings plan contributions and a defined benefit plan for retirement.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County and the first official governmental action took place in February 1763.
The North Carolina State Constitution approved in 1868 gave the citizens of all counties the right to elect a Board of County Commissioners to govern them.
From 1868 to 1986, Mecklenburg County was governed by a five member board elected at-large. The first seven-member board took office in 1986 and in 1994, the first nine-member Board took office. Six members are elected by districts and three are ?elected at-large.
Elections for the Board are held in November of even-numbered years. The Board takes office on the first Monday in December following the November election. A chairman and vice chairman are elected at the Board's first meeting in December.
The Board's primary responsibilities are to adopt an annual budget, set a property tax rate and establish priorities to address the County's needs, especially in the areas of health, education, welfare and mental health.
?Who is my Commissioner?
The Board's priorities are carried out by a staff of nearly five-thousand employees led by County Manager... Dena Diorio. The County Manager is the CEO of the organization and is appointed by the Board.
County Services, funded through property taxes, local sales taxes, fees and other sources, are provided to meet the community's priorities as defined by the Board of County Commissioners.
The Board has set a vision for the community. The Board's vision is summed up in the following statement:
"Mecklenburg County will be a community of pride and choice
for people to LIVE, LEARN, WORK and RECREATE."
Mecklenburg County uses a scorecard to translate its vision to action.
The Community & Corporate Scorecard includes 21 measureable goals. These goals are grouped into four related areas, called Focus Areas. All programs and services provided by Mecklenburg County fall into one of these
Community Health & Safety
Effective & Efficient Government
Social, Education & Economic Opportunity