Title: Director
Department: Building Operations/Maintenance Updated: 10/2017
Division: Buildings Operations/Maintenance FLSA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: CANUE Wage Range: Not Available

The Director of Building Operations & Maintenance is responsible for daily operation and supervision of all custodial and maintenance of County owned property.


·         Development and administration of department policy and procedure.

·         Prepare and administrate budget.

·         Administer and supervise accepted buildings and grounds maintenance procedures.

·         Collection and keeping of all department records.

·         Administering training by accepted facilitators.

·         Supervise the St. Clair County mail department.

·         Prepare contracts and administer for elevators, snow removable, HVAC, and building roofs.

·         Provide supervision for custodial and maintenance personnel.

·         Facilitate any in-service training programs for the instruction and training of personnel.

·         Conduct purchases of supplies; including the taking of quotations, analyzing cost, and placing necessary orders with the proper venders.

·         Repair or trouble shoot and make arrangement for necessary emergency repair service.

·         Develop safety regulations and promote a safe working environment.

·         Troubleshoot problems with HVAC, repair or supervise repair.

·         Conduct a preventive maintenance program.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Supervision received by the County Administrator.


Supervision is exercised over all Custodial and Maintenance Personnel, as well as all contractors doing work on County Buildings and Grounds.


  • Graduation from an accredited high school (GED acceptable) required.  Associate’s Degree in Applied Arts and Science or Technology related field preferred.

Building and maintenance experience of at least five years:

    •  which shall include a minimum of three years in the following fields:
      •  Carpentry
      • Plumbing
      • Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC)
      • Electrical
      • General maintenance
  • Considerable knowledge of computers and HVAC systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems and operation.
  • Considerable knowledge of cost estimating, building materials and contract specifications.
  • Considerable knowledge of building structures and construction.
  • Manage and direct departmental operations, including budgeting, strategic planning. Knowledge of and interpret applicable federal, state and local regulations. Develop, apply and explain department and County procedure and policies. Plan and coordinate work staff activities, prioritize, instruct, set deadlines, objectives, measure success, and make recommendations and resolve issues. Methods of research, planning, conducting and implementing major studies or projects. Design and recommend new forms, reports or procedures. Ability to understand and work in complex data processing system, analyze data and exercise sound financial judgment. Analyze administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and implement sound solutions. Prepare and present reports, speeches or training programs to groups. Provide training and guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or resolving escalated complaints or disputes. Work independently with limited direct supervision. Coordinate activities with other departments.
  • Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.    

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.



·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                 

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                      

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                            

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      

  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         An employee in this class performs physical work requiring lifting of object weighing more than fifty (50) pounds.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Frequently sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel.

·         Frequently reach with hands and arms.

·         Stand and walk for significant periods of time on varying terrains.

·         Climb stairs.

·         See details in color, at close range and at a distance.

·         Lift, move, push, pull or carry objects and equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

·         Good physical condition which will mean the fitness to be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         May be exposed to working in close quarters, fumes or airborne particles.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.