POSITION TITLE: Facilities Manager
POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Library Manager
REPORTS TO: Director of Library Services
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Library Support Services
SALARY: Starting salary is $45,000-$55,000 annually based on qualifications and experience. Braswell Library offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, supplemental benefit options, NC Local Government Retirement System, and 401(k) employer contributions.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Facility Manager is responsible for conducting facility maintenance, managing facility related contracts and contractors, and purchasing facility supplies for Braswell Memorial Public Library and branches. The Facilities Manager plans performs, and coordinates all facility related installations, maintenance, and repair (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, structural, furnishings, grounds, etc.) This position is responsible for managing the upkeep of facility equipment and library vehicles, inspecting facilities to determine the need for repairs or renovations, managing facility related budget lines, and overseeing facility energy consumption. The Facility Manager will be on call to respond by telephone or in person as required to facility related emergencies. This position utilizes advanced professional skills and management experience as well as a wide range of technical skills to maintain a high performance work culture.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Work is typically performed while sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects, occasionally lifts heavy objects, uses equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish shades of color.
Work is typically performed within a library setting and library vehicle. In addition, work is performed in and around equipment or facility infrastructure (e.g. mechanical room, ceilings, roofs, crawl spaces, etc.
Must have, or have the ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina
This description and/or job requirements are subject to change at any time
To Apply: Interested persons must send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
Facilities Manager Position Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The job description lists the duties and responsibilities of the Facilities Manager (FM) of Braswell Memorial Library (BML) and its branches. This document answers some of the most common questions prospective applicants for the position might have.
Answer. BML is an interlocal government entity and maintains it facilities as part of its public trust. However, BML is not a part of Nash County or the City of Rocky Mount. BML is the Nash County public library and is an independent agency. All library staff are local government employees of the Library.
Answer. BML operates five facilities in Nash County NC:
The library buildings and grounds are owned by the towns they are located in and operated by BML under agreements with the respective towns. Responsibility for maintenance at the branches varies but in general minor maintenance and upkeep is the responsibility of BML and major repairs are the responsibilities of the towns.
Answer. The FM reports to the Library Assistant Director. The FM does not supervise any library employees but does oversee library contractors and coordinates with other library managers and staff as appropriate.
Answer. The FM is considered an exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act and their normal schedule is Monday thru Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. with an unpaid one hour lunch break. No holiday, shift, or overtime premium is allowed or paid by the Library. However, the Library grants managers compensatory time at the rate of 1 hour for each hour worked over 40 hours per week.
The FM’s schedule may be varied to accommodate different projects or activities and on occasion they may be required to work at night, on weekends, or holidays with corresponding adjustments to their normal schedule. On rare occasions overnight work may be required.
Answer. The FM is on call when not on duty. The FM is the primary recipient of facility Help Desk requests sent by library staff and the primary point of contact for the burglar and fire alarm monitoring services the library uses. The Library will provide the FM with an appropriate smart phone for business use.
It is expected that the FM will routinely check their email and monitor their phone, even when not on duty, to stay abreast of Help Desk Requests and to be available for alarm notifications. On average there are one or two on call responses required per month. Most just require talking to someone on the phone, on occasion a physical response to a library facility is required. The FM will receive compensatory time for time spent responding to issues outside their normally scheduled hours. The FM does not receive compensatory time for just being on call.
Answer. Yes, the library will provide tools, materials, and equipment. Clothing is not provided.
7. Is a vehicle provided?
Answer. The FM is not issued a vehicle but they may use library owned vehicles in the course of their duties. If a library owned vehicle is not available for use the FM will be reimbursed for use of their privately owned vehicle.
8. Are computer skills required?
Answer. Basic office computer skills are required as well as the ability to learn and use the computerized HVAC and lighting control systems.
9. What might an average work day look like for the FM?
Answer: The FM’s work can vary considerably from day to day. They might spend an hour replacing lighting ballasts, then they might clear a clogged toilet, they could inspect the elevator and fire exits, they might make adjusts to the HVAC controls system, they could oversee work by the grounds contractor, take a drive to a branch to repair a chair, or participate in facility budget planning. Every day will likely be different!
10. How is the FM paid?
Answer: Library staff are paid every two weeks. Direct deposit is required.
11. What are the health insurance, vacation, and retirement benefits?
Answer: The FM, and their eligible family members, receive health benefits under the library’s insurance package. The library pays the majority of the employee’s premium and the employee pays the premium for family members. There is a 30 day waiting period for new hires. Life insurance is provided at no cost to the employee.
New full time employees earn 12 days of annual vacation per year. The amount earned increases at the third and sixth years of service. Full time employees also earn 3.75 hours of sick leave every pay period (about 90 hours per year), earn 16 hours of personal time per year, and enjoy 11 paid holidays per year. In addition there is paid funeral leave, paid time allowed for voting, and paid time for training and conferences. There are other types of leave granted, paid and unpaid, for a variety of other reasons.
Full time employees are enrolled in the NC Local Government Employees Retirement System. Employee contributions of 6% are mandatory and the library makes a matching contribution as required by law. The Library also contributes to a 401(k) plan and staff may make their own pre-tax contributions.