Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Position Announcement - Facilities Manager

Albany Public Library is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, experienced professional for the position of Facilities Manager. In this position, the Facilities Manager will be responsible for review and development of the Library’s maintenance and preventative programs including maintenance, repair, and building service work at seven library buildings and their grounds. The successful candidate will be expected to provide technical expertise regarding maintenance operations and facilities improvements and to manage the development of contract specifications and the bidding process as it relates to building/grounds maintenance and improvement. Supervision is exercised over a maintenance/housekeeping staff of six employees. The Facilities Manager will report to the Executive Director and work closely with all levels of the Albany Public Library organization and will also be a key member of the Library’s leadership team.

Albany Public Library is an urban library serving a population of 95,000 in the Capital Region of New York State and has a publicly funded budget of $6.7 million and a staff of approximately 75 FTE. Albany Public Library’s $29.1 million Branch Improvement Plan will see the opening of five new or renovated, LEED certified branch library facilities by mid-2010.

Minimum qualifications:

A) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or a closely related field and four years experience in the construction, operation and/or maintenance of buildings, including experience in estimating construction and building service costs, directing installation or operation of mechanical equipment such as heating, air conditioning, power and light, etc. and three years of supervisory experience over building operations staff; OR

B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and twelve years of experience in the construction, operation and/or maintenance of buildings including experience as described in A) and three years of supervisory experience as described in A);


C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as described by the limits of A) and B) above.

SPECIAL NOTE: A valid NYS Driver’s License is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.

Additional desired qualifications include experience with the opening and commissioning of new buildings and new building systems; experience with the operation and maintenance of computerized building management systems; knowledge of green building technologies and green practices regarding the maintenance of buildings and grounds; and familiarity with the operations, activities, and organization of public libraries.

The salary for this position is $45,000 and includes an excellent benefit package. This is a provisional Civil Service position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin on July 24, 2009. To apply send resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three professional references to:

Marjorie Reinhart, Human Resources/Finance Manager
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12210

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

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