Director of Public Buildings– Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department - Full-Time, 37.5 hours
City of Portland, Maine, Parks, Rec and Facilities
Location: Portland, Maine
Salary: starting at $86,397.00
2 Year Degree
Director of Public Buildings– Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department - Full-Time, 37.5 hour position.
Come join our dynamic team! The City of Portland is seeking a Director of Public Buildings.
This is a managerial position overseeing design, construction, preventive and routine maintenance, and historic preservation of all City facilities. Work requires long-range facilities planning, management of new construction and renovation projects, and evaluation of energy conservation programs. This position supervises a Director of Project Management, HVAC Coordinator(s), Principal Financial/Administration Officer, and Public Buildings Supervisor. The Director of Public Buildings develops, refines and monitors long range capital improvement plans for City buildings. Oversees mechanical and building trades required to service all City-owned properties to include Island facilities. Oversees maintenance, improvement and construction of waterfront infrastructure including piers, floats, docks and gangways. Approves preventative maintenance plans and profiles for City properties. Reviews and approves specifications and initiates contracts for projects, building repairs and services. Develops and implements security plans for all City-owned buildings. Oversees human resource functions for the Division such as hiring, discipline, safety, employee evaluations and recognition. Oversees the operations budget and makes decisions routinely about prioritization of projects.
Requirements of Work: Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in management of a related field or a combination of experience and education that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities. Responsible experience in facilities management. Prior supervisory experience.
Desired Experience and Training: Thorough knowledge of applicable building, fire, electrical and plumbing codes. Knowledge of LEED building certification and other sustainability standards. Knowledge of Historic Preservation building standards. Thorough knowledge of HVAC, electrical and computer-based energy management systems. Proven management experience in both finance and human resource areas. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, contractors, and other City employees. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent communication skills. Ability to speak or present in a public setting. Ability to climb stairs, access remote facilities above and below ground and to work irregular hours when necessary. Ability to read design and construction plans. Knowledge of building components and functionality. Experience using different types of measuring tools for buildings, calculations, depths, etc. Experience in developing accurate project costs. Experience using computers and AutoCad programs.
Necessary Special Requirements: Must possess a valid Class C driver's license in good standing. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. Non-Union position - Band D61 - Annual Salary starting at $86,397.00
About City of Portland, Maine, Parks, Rec and Facilities
The City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities department consists of three major divisions: Parks, Recreation, and Public Assembly Facilities. The department also manages Portland's Troubh Ice Arena and Riverside Golf and Grill.
The Portland Parks Division manages a parks system that includes over 60 parks and playgrounds, 7.5 miles of multi-use trails, 10 community gardens, 2 stadiums, 16 cemeteries, dozens of athletic fields and courts, all spread across 1,000+ acres of land. The Parks Division also stewards an urban forest of 20,000 inventoried trees, and maintains flowerbeds, meadows, and natural open spaces throughout the city. Our Park Rangers make sure our parks are safe for all, and our hard working maintenance crews keep our parks beautiful in the summer, and plow our city sidewalks and trails in the winter. The Parks Division aims to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone, during all four seasons of the year: from the Portland Skatepark, to 4 splash pads and wading pools, 2 dog parks, 4 maintained ice skating ponds, a sledding hill and miles of groomed XC ski track.
The Recreation Division offers a vast array of recreation programs and cl...inics for preschool, youth, family, teens, adults, and senior adults at its five community centers. This includes but is not limited to the before and after school programs in Portland's nine elementary schools, a 62+ program for seniors, aquatics programs, therapeutic and inclusion programs, and basketball for K-6th grade students.
The Public Assembly Facilities Division is responsible for the scheduling and management of Merrill Auditorium, Portland Exposition Building, Hadlock Field, Ocean Gateway and Maine State Pier. This division provides all event services including front of house and backstage operations as well as security, concessions and custodial services. Prime Tenant contracts include Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Ovations, Portland Sea Dogs, Maine Red Claws and the Portland School Department. In addition, this division oversees the permitting of events in the City’s parks, open spaces and streets and manages large scale outdoor events including the annual July 4th celebration on the Eastern Prom. This past year, the division was responsible for over 1,100 events with over 400,000 attendees.