The Building and Grounds Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of buildings and grounds and providing security. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Provides supervisory guidance to subordinate skilled trades and unskilled staff employees performing activities such as mowing lawns, trimming and watering shrubs and flower beds, performing housekeeping and custodial duties, repairing equipment, and painting interiors of building.
Conducts needs assessments for building and grounds, recommending improvements and/or enhancements, coordinating plans for projects and continuing maintenance, and requesting needed materials/equipment.
Operates and maintains boilers, chillers, air handlers, and pumps and schedules and performs preventative maintenance on generators.
Repairs damaged equipment and furniture, inspects facilities and grounds, prepares purchase requisitions, and obtains materials for jobs.
Coordinates preventive maintenance and needed repairs with private contractors and reviews contracted work before approving.
Orders and maintains inventory of state vehicles, keys, tools, supplies, and equipment, prepares requisition forms for needed items; obtains quote bids as needed, and verifies orders to ensure accurate purchases/deliveries.
Attends conferences and training sessions to obtain information related to physical/custodial maintenance operations and provides staff with on-the job, safety, and in-service training.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of building operations and maintenance procedures. Knowledge of grounds keeping practices and procedures.
Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to conduct on-site inspections of facilities to determine quality of building and grounds maintenance. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct work. Ability to maintain an adequate inventory of maintenance supplies. Ability to estimate costs, time, materials, and equipment needed in the maintenance of buildings and grounds.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus six years of experience in facilities maintenance or a related field, including one year in a supervisory capacity.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.