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Job Code: 1990
Job Level: 10
Revised Date: 12/01/2007
Job Family: JF 28

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Occupational Summary

Manage a variety of activities associated with assigned buildings and/or facilities to include preventive and general maintenance, renovation projects, and day-to-day operations such as building security, parking, signage, grounds keeping and housekeeping operations.

Work Performed

Manage the day to day use of buildings, facilities and grounds; recommend, supervise and manage all day to day maintenance and repair work, including, but not limited to, buildings, equipment and vehicles.

Recommend and manage facility improvement projects to include inspection, final acceptance of materials and finished product, ensuring compliance with departmental standards, and reviewing expenditure of funds to ensure compliance with budget; secure services to meet departmental needs for maintenance, repairs, and renovations.

Perform long and short term planning for building budget expenditures; work with accounting staff regarding building expenditure monitoring, proper billing and resolution of questionable charges.

Determine policies for and manage all facility security issues including, but not limited to, determining issuance of identification cards, allowing access to the building, and authorizing locking/unlocking of exterior facility doors for special events and for other situations such as holidays or construction.

Determine policies for and manage facility use; set appropriate fees for use by external organizations; determine other charges associated with rental such as audiovisual equipment and special security charges; manage parking policies and procedures.

Coordinate all relocations within the building.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires organization, communication and comprehension skills generally acquired through two years post secondary education.


Work requires the ability to plan, implement and coordinate activities involved in building management and related ancillary operations generally acquired through three years related experience.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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