Jail Maintenance Manager
Monitors all facility construction and maintenance programs as well as the work of skilled and technical maintenance crews involving electrical, plumbing, and other trades. Ensures proper care and cleaning of the Larimer County Jail by supervising inmate labor coordinator, staff and inmate work crews.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general guidance from the Jail Facility Administrator.
- Exercises direct and indirect supervision over technical and skilled staff, construction/contract workers, and the inmate labor force.
- Manage and supervise the work of the County Jail Maintenance Section, including maintenance workers and inmate labor coordinators.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate policies, procedures, goals, and objectives of the maintenance section; develop and update standard operating procedures.
- Analyze building maintenance activities; recommend and implement operations improvements.
- Analyze and schedule all division work orders; plan work schedules; determine equipment and material needs; establish work procedures.
- Inspect facilities for needed repairs and maintenance; provide spontaneous quality assurance audits on both internal employees and outside vendors.
- Provide for training and development of building maintenance staff; develop and implement a safety program.
- Coordinate staff training, assign and review work, participate in the interview and selection process, disciplinary action, evaluate performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager, and approve time off for assigned staff.
- Respond to complaints from inmates and other agency components to ensure they are effectively resolved in a timely manner; manage employee personnel issues and resolve employee grievances.
- Develop and implement a daily cleaning and sanitation program for all areas of the County Jail, including administrative, support, and inmate living areas.
- Develop and implement an inspection and preventative maintenance program for all mechanical and electrical systems within the County Jail, including heating, air conditioning, ventilation, fire alarm, sprinkler systems, electro-mechanical doors and locks, intercom system, and laundry and kitchen equipment.
- Coordinate all outside contract work using maintenance agreements and warranties.
- Ensure security of the County Jail is maintained; keep clear inventory of all tools and equipment; develop and implement procedures to ensure safety and security is maintained by maintenance staff and contractors.
- Coordinate maintenance, construction, and installation work with functions of existing operations to minimize interruptions and maintain operating efficiency.
- Follow safety measures applicable to any crafts or trades, as well as general Jail safety precautions and practices.
- Develop and manage the budget; develop and approve requirements for equipment needs and coordinate purchases of all specialized equipment.
- Maintain records of all expenses and actions of the Jail Maintenance section.
- Ensure an adequate inventory of materials, supplies, parts, and equipment for the Jail maintenance total work program.
- Coordinate construction of facility additions and serve as Project Manager; work directly with architects, general contractors, construction workers, and all others involved in major construction projects associated with expansion and/or updates of the detention facility.
- Attend meetings as required, including supervisors meetings, facility expansion meetings, etc.
- Coordinate or complete special projects as assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned or necessary for performance of the job.
- Sheriff's Office policies, procedures, and precedents especially those pertaining to the safety and security of the County Jail.
- Leadership methods and management skills.
- Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
- Principles, practices and objectives as related to safety in a building maintenance program.
- Electrical, mechanical, painting, carpentry and plumbing maintenance procedures, tools and equipment.
- Safe work practices and safe operation of a variety of hand and power tools.
- Supervise and mentor professional and support staff.
- Perform duties independently without close supervision.
- Work under high stress in a secure jail environment.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Detect and locate defects in various systems and structures of the Jail.
- Communicate effectively orally, in writing and via various forms of electronic media.
- Use office automation systems, including basic proficiency with computer applications such as e-mail, word processor, spreadsheet and database look-up and/or entry.
- Write clear, complete, and concise reports, memorandums, orders, and other documents; maintain statistical documentation as required.
- Must have good cognitive skills and awareness of work accuracy.
- Must have ability to concentrate on more than one task at a time and to make independent decisions.
- Read and understand blueprints and schematics.
- Prioritize tasks to maintain efficient operation of maintenance section.
- Establish and maintain effective work relationships with a diverse population to include the public, inmates, staff, other criminal justice agency personnel, and county government staff.
- Five years of experience in general trades activities, including plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work as related to industrial and building maintenance; three years of experience performing increasingly responsible duties in a jail setting (preferred); two years of supervisory experience or three years of employee training experience.
- High School diploma or GED; course work in industrial trades, or Facility Management preferred.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
- Must have acceptable eyesight to perform maintenance duties, drive a vehicle, and use a computer; must be able to clearly distinguish specific colors and shades or hues of colors.
- Must have appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone, radio, and in public contacts.
- Must have acceptable hearing to hear well on the telephone, radio, and in public contacts.
- Must be able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.
- May be required to run for short distances.
- Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, twist, reach, kneel, squat, and balance.
- Must be able to lift, carry, drag, or push.
- Must be able to engage in physically strenuous activities.
- Must have fine and gross motor skills and use of fingers, hands, and arms to perform computer and maintenance duties, operate equipment, and manually operate all switches, buttons, and dials.
- Must be able to climb ladders, scaffolds, and stairways, enter small confined areas, and perform overhead work from ladders.
- Must be able to access 2- by 2-foot ceiling security hatches to perform work in crawl spaces.
- Must be able to access heavy security doors manually while carrying tools or materials.
- Must be able to perform repair work with a high degree of hand, eye coordination.
- Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
- Must be capable of performing manual labor tasks (e.g., working hand and power tools).
- Must be able to operate motorized equipment.
- Will be subjected to caustic, flammable, or other hazardous materials.
- May be required to work in inclement weather conditions.
- Must be capable of working under stressful situations in a secure detention environment.