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Facilities Specialist 

Category Facility Management  
Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Ensure that the physical environment of all ECS facilities support the delivery of high-quality services to all children and families.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Performs maintenance and repair activities throughout all Head Start / Early Head Start centers.

2. Performs routine preventative maintenance to ensure that ECS centers and playgrounds operate efficiently and the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.

3. Monitor building safety systems and standards and provide feedback and recommendations to ensure all systems operate efficiently and safely.

4. Performs special projects such as repair to plumbing, electrical, air-conditioning and heating systems. Build partitions; make plaster or drywall repairs, repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork and other parts of building structures, painting, etc.

5. Inspect and diagnose problems and determine the best way to correct them, frequently checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts catalogs.

6. Obtain supplies and repair parts from distributors or storerooms.

7. Use common hand and power tools such as screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches, and hammers, as well as specialized equipment and electronic testing devices.

8. Secure appropriate permits and/or approval as required by law.

9. Record maintenance and repair work performed and the costs of the work.

10. Other tasks as required by immediate supervisor.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:

· This position reports to the Facilities Coordinator.

 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

· High School Diploma/GED

· Completion of appropriate programs in multiple trades preferred

· 3-5 years related experience (HVAC, Electrical, Carpentry, and Plumbing)

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

· Ability to work with the public in a tactful and diplomatic manner

· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

· Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records and prepare reports

· Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in fast-paced environment

· Strong knowledge of repair and maintenance tasks is essential

· Knowledge of applicable safety hazards and preventions

· Ability to perform tasks with little direct supervision

· Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity

· Mechanical aptitude and the ability to use shop mathematics

· Ability to problem-solve

CERTIFICATIONS:

· Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile coverage

· Satisfactory Driving Record (as outlined in Vehicle Driving Policy)

· By October 2019, must have current First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training

· Complete a minimum of 15 hours of in-service training annually, July 1- June 30

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

· Works inside in a child care setting

· Extensive travel to multiple sites required.

· Evening, night or weekend shifts may be necessary and or required

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:

· Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

· Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

· Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

· Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, heavy lifting and handling of materials.

· Ability to lift up to 100 lbs.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Tags  
Salary Range $18.80  
Travel Requirements 100% Alachua, Bradford, Gilchrist  
Position Facilities Specialist  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Raelyn Durham  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number FAC-20-00005  
Open Date 8/13/2020  
Location Alachua County  
About the Organization Episcopal Children's Services is a recognized leader in early childhood education serving more than 50,000 children and their families in seven counties in Northeast Florida - Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St John's. In addition, ECS recently became the new Head Start/Early Head Start grantee in Marion, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, and Citrus counties and the Early Head Start grantee in Gainesville. As a result, we now serve another 1,500 children and their families in these areas.

ECS uses research and best practices to help families ensure their children enter school ready to learn. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation. It is a "whole" child approach - helping kids grow intellectually, emotionally and socially.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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