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Facilities Maintenance Manager

City of Fairburn

Listing Summary


This is an exempt supervisory position responsible for the maintenance of city owned and/or operated buildings, facilities, and grounds. Incumbents collaborates with building inhabitants to set safety protocols as needed, directs staff, oversees the upkeep of buildings, and ensures equipment is maintained.



An employee in this class performs a wide variety of general skilled maintenance and repair work required to maintain the mechanical and structural elements of city buildings and facilities. Duties include maintaining plumbing, heating, electrical, and ventilation systems and fixtures; preventive maintenance and repair of mechanical units and fixtures; and repair and renovations of structural features of a building. The work is performed in accordance with accepted building maintenance techniques and mechanical specifications, and under the direction of the Director of Property Management.


SCHEDULE: Normal operation hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00pm


Job Responsibilities/Duties


Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.

Under general supervision:

  1. Oversees and manages the building operations of City facilities and ensures cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of equipment and supplies; performs routine maintenance and makes repairs as needed to ensure the buildings and facilities are operating efficiently; handles and assign work order tickets; schedules routine inspections and emergency repairs with outside vendors that are within budget and adheres to the procurement process.
  2. Supervises, directs, and evaluates building operations and staff; develops and oversees work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; Schedules work activities to meet short term and long-term objectives; monitors the status of work in progress and inspects completed work; coordinates work schedules and approve or reject leave requests.
  3. Recommends the hire, transfer, assignment, promotion, reward, discipline, suspension, or discharge of assigned personnel; establishes work standards, provide coaching and feedback, and conducts employee performance evaluations; acts as a liaison between employees and management; trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures; provides technical expertise.
  4. Establishes guidelines for maintenance and construction projects, to include planning, approval, coordination and completion, and evaluation of work; ensures that building maintenance and construction projects are completed within established guidelines and applicable building codes.
  5. Works with administration and other City leaders to maximize and efficiently use facility space, to include space planning, department moves, or system upgrades.
  6. Researches and gathers supporting documentation for contract requests; reviews contract specifications, and cost estimates to make recommendations; oversees contract negotiations and management within the facilities management division; oversees capital improvement projects.
  7. Ensures that City facilities meet ADA accessibility requirements and regulatory and code compliance is maintained.
  8. Communicates with department heads, administrators, and staff to ensure maintenance needs are met and projects are properly planned and executed efficiently; Compiles data for administrative analysis, prepares reports, and summarizes division data to make effective management decisions.
  9. Monitor work sites to ensure compliance with established methods, guidelines, standards, and procedures
  10. Manages the division budget; monitors and approves expenditures to ensure assigned division remains in compliance.
  11. Maintains records, files and correspondence concerning facility operations activity, equipment conditions, administers the facility asset management system.
  12. Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED.

Four (4) or more years of related experience in building and facility maintenance to include lead or supervisory experience or any combination of education, training, and experience which provide the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job.

Possession of a State of Georgia driver’s license (Class C) and a valid satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -

  1. Knowledge of facilities and property management processes, ADA guidelines related to facilities and property access and management.
  2. Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Exceptional organizational skills.
  4. Attention to detail.
  5. Ability to manage multiple facilities and building locations.
  6. Ability to establish and adhere to building maintenance safety standards and procedures.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships.
  8. Ability to use professional discretion and judgment.
  9. Ability to supervise staff and to effectively manage performance.
  10. Ability to handle disciplinary and/or grievance issues and concerns.


Supervisory Controls

Supervisory Controls:

Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Property Management.


Supervisory and Management Responsibility:

This position supervises the Building Maintenance Technician I position and Custodian/Janitorial positions.



Guidelines include City and departmental policies and procedures and applicable ordinances.


Working Conditions

Physical Demands:

  1. Frequently exposed to outdoor and adverse temperatures and noise extremes, weather conditions, machinery and vibrations
  2.  Ability to make site visits and inspect project status during the construction and/or renovation process.
  3. Ability to use a computer.
  4. Ability to occasionally lift, carry, touch and/or pull objects and materials up to 50 pounds.
  5. Ability to exchange information with other both verbally and in writing.
  6. Frequently required to use their hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls such as to operate a variety of machines and equipment.
  7. Frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  8. Frequently required to sit, stand, and walk.
  9. Frequently required to talk (to convey information, ask questions, etc.)
  10. Frequently required to hear ordinary conversations (such as directives from supervisors or questions from the public, etc.)
  11. Frequent lifting of light items utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques.
  12. Frequently required to climb stairs and/or ladders.
  13. Frequently required to kneel, bend, crouch, crawl or stoop; climb or balance.


The City of Fairburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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