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Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) Deputy Director - Facilities Maintenance

  • Employer: City of Mesa Parks Recreation & Community Facilities
  • Job Position: Administrative
  • Compensation: Salary

The current vacancy is in the Facilities Maintenance Assignment. The Facilities Maintenance Division oversees the maintenance and building systems infrastructure of over five (5) million square feet of the City of Mesa’s vertical assets and exterior footprints. This is accomplished through the deployment of service and maintenance contracts as well as City personnel specializing in various building systems and trades such as HVAC, building automation systems, plumbing, electrical, roofing, locksmith, carpentry, irrigation systems, etc. This position is integral to coordination and communication with building occupants, tenants, and the establishment of lease agreements.

This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.

First review of applications will be Monday, January 23, 2023.

A Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) Deputy Director is responsible for managing, directing, and coordinating the turn-key operations and maintenance activities of the assigned area. This class is also responsible for performing administrative work involved in overseeing the assigned unit and ensuring facilities are maintained according to established standards; developing, monitoring, and implementing the goals and strategies identified in master/strategic plans related to assigned areas; administering and monitoring the budget and related expenditures; communicating and working with various staff members including management, third party vendors, Mesa residents, and representatives from other City departments on routine, controversial, and/or difficult contractual and other matters of public concern; serving as an advisor to the PRCF Department Director and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on activities and issues related to department operations; performing in the role of department director in times of Director’s absence; coordinating and supervising various projects, administrative activities, and personnel; and developing and recommending operating standards, procedures, guidelines, rules, and regulations for the operation of the assigned unit. Develops, implements, and monitors department contracts; coordinates with staff to determine needs and scope prior to writing contract; negotiates contract terms; writes contract amendments; and works with staff and contractors to ensure compliance with contract deliverables, milestones, and contract requirements related to area of assignment. This class performs related duties as required.

Facilities Maintenance Assignment: Performs administrative work in all phases of planning, development, construction, and operations of municipal buildings, facilities, grounds, mechanical systems, central controls, and equipment. Work includes planning, organizing, and supervising the daily operation and maintenance of the facilities. Duties also include overall responsibility for project management, space planning, preventative maintenance, establishing maintenance priorities, developing short- and long-term planning, managing the City’s central plant and district cooling utility, and working cooperatively with the City’s energy conservation program. Provides technical assistance on proposed acquisitions, alterations, or improvements to City facilities. Assists in project cost estimation. Reviews technical drawings and specifications for projects and provides technical advice and guidance to City personnel on projects being completed in-house. Monitors work performed by contractors.

This class is supervised by the PRCF Department Director who reviews work through conferences, reports, and results achieved. This class is FLSA exempt-executive.

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Recreation Management, Natural Resources Planning, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, or a related field. Extensive (5+ years) progressively responsible management and administrative experience planning, organizing, and directing multi-facility building systems maintenance and maintenance operations in a municipal or enterprise operation. Considerable (3 - 5 years) supervisory experience.

Special Requirements. Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver’s License by hire date. Due to the required access to all City buildings for this position, an individual receiving a conditional offer of employment from the City of Mesa must pass a background investigation through the City of Mesa Police Department, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to commencing employment with the City of Mesa to allow unescorted access to Police facilities (Facilities Maintenance assignment).

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field. Experience dealing with the public on programming issues and knowledge of parks planning and operations, recreational operations/programming, and building technology (methods and materials, vocational trades, and/or related facilities maintenance areas is desirable). Registration as a Professional Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical) is also desirable (Facilities Maintenance assignment). Municipal finance and budgeting experience is preferred.

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