Facilities Maintenance Section Leader

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

REPORTS TO: Public Works Director


SALARY: $14.90 – $20.85




The Facilities Supervisor will be tasked with maintaining the City of New Port Richey grounds and buildings by ensuring building, electrical, plumbing, grounds, and equipment are in good repair, clean, safe, orderly, and compliant with applicable regulations. Responsibilities include responding to day-to-day operations and maintenance and repair, managing building security and alarm system, and supervising facilities and maintenance staff.



The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.  Specific tasks on a day to day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Leads safety drills, reviews incident reports and corrects unsafe conditions, keeps safety manual and IIPP up-to-date, keeps MSDS records for all onsite chemicals, responsible for administering County, City and OSHA Hazardous Waste Regulations, inspects work for conformance to building codes and OSHA regulations;
  • Acts as primary contact for any building issues, including:  climate control, odors, smoke, spills, damage, emergencies and repair;
  • Monitors contractor performance and work closely with outside vendors and contractors to ensure work is completed according to specifications and work orders;
  • Oversees building security an immediately responds to building emergencies on a 24-hour basis
  • Solicits bids and quotes from vendors for specified maintenance and repair projects in collaboration with the Director of Public Works;
  • Identifies and performs preventative maintenance as necessary;
  • Supervises and performs minor plumbing repairs and basic electrical work, and determines when outside assistance is required and arranges accordingly;
  • Performs routine equipment repair and installation of office furniture, fixtures and equipment;
  • Documents accurately all work performed on work requests;
  • Supervisors or performs with office moves as requested; dismantles and installs furniture;
  • Maintains parking lots, stairwells and walkways and manages grounds maintenance duties;
  • Fulfills requests for ongoing and special room needs and meeting setups;
  • Plans and establishes work schedules and assignments to meet project goals;
  • Directs the maintenance of all City buildings including cleaning, up keep, buffing, dusting, sweeping, mopping, washing windows, and vacuuming by the staff or outside services;
  • Requisitions equipment and supplies as needed maintenance and general up-keep for the buildings;
  • Supports the Director of Public Works in meeting property facilities budget and being proactive in expense control;
  • Responsible for the direction and supervision of the maintenance assistant, outside contractors & vendors, and custodial personnel;
  • Required to perform electrical plan examinations;
  • Responsible, advanced, and skilled work in the inspection of electrical installations and equipment for conformity with current National Electrical Code (NEC); and
  • Other related duties.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in the maintenance/facilities trades, formal apprenticeship or on-the-job training;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel);
  • Knowledge of general facilities safety practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge and proficiency with electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning repairs and maintenance;
  • Knowledge of the provisions of the current NEC or the ability to acquire this knowledge;
  • Knowledge of the methods and practices involved in construction, installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment, and appliances;
  • Knowledge of possible defects and faults in electrical wiring and appliances and of standard testing devices and effective corrective measures;
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with City management/ department heads, elected officials, the public, engineers, architects, contractors and employees;
  • Ability to work on a ladder for routine actions such as replacing light bulbs and ceiling tiles;
  • Good manual dexterity, with the ability to use hand tools;
  • Ability to make decisions with sound judgment and a realistic understanding of issues;
  • Ability to read and understand facilities drawings, handbook formulas and a variety of maintenance and repair related equipment;
  • Ability to use automated diagnostics controls to identify any HVAC issues to call for service if needed;
  • Ability to problem solve independently;
  • Establishes a course of action for self and others to accomplish goals;
  • Demonstrates ability to manage time and priorities; and
  • Synthesizes complex or diverse information.



Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Minimum five years of supervisor experience in building construction, maintenance or repair work. A comparable amount of directly related experience may be substituted at the City’s discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.



Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. This position is to be considered an “essential personnel” and is required to report to duty for emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, sinkholes, water/sewer breaks and other crises to provide for public safety. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster. Employee must live close enough to the City to be able to respond to Emergency call backs and be on scene within 30 minutes.



Physical Ability:

Transitions from indoor to outdoors. Ability to climb stairs and ladders occasionally and the ability to lift boxes, not exceeding 50 pounds occasionally and also push or pull heavy objects. Regularly exposed to dust, odors, fumes and noise.

 Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or rapidly spoken in order to be able to do job.  Ability to see, read, and comprehends letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small. Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others. Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.



Ability to deal with stress related to routine deadlines and occupational problems, which demand immediate attention. Necessity to multi-task successfully. Ability to accept decisions made by others that may be in opposition of own views. Ability to deal with both legislative and administrative personnel of the City in a tactful manner.


Applications can be emailed to cliverd@cityofnewportrichey.org or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652   EOE/DFWP

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.