BUILDING & GROUNDS DIRECTOR
Jefferson County, Oregon
Salary: $86,079 - $110,984
Nestled in the heart of River Canyon Country in central Oregon, Jefferson County's exceptional climate enables residents and visitors to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities, from water sports to golf and wine touring year-round. Jefferson County, (pop. 23,758), is located in a high desert climate east of Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year. The county’s largest city is Madras, (pop. 6,839), which is the county seat and is the gateway to central Oregon’s vast selection of outdoor recreational opportunities. Madras is just 30 miles from Redmond, which has a regional airport that offers daily flights to Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle.
Jefferson County’s Building & Grounds Department is responsible for property management and maintenance of all County owned properties, buildings, and land, which includes nine employee-staffed buildings, 150-bed adult correctional facility, Juniper Hills Park, 65-space RV park, the operation of County cemeteries, and the Fairgrounds complex, which includes a fishing pond. The department consists of a seven-member team who are responsible for the care and maintenance of all Jefferson County maintenance needs. The department consists of a Director, a Staff Assistant III, a Lead Maintenance Technician, a Maintenance Technician II that cares for the cemetery, two General Maintenance Technicians III, a Maintenance Technician III that cares for the Fairgrounds, and one Fair Coordinator who serves an integral role in the success of the annual Jefferson County Fair. The Building & Grounds (B&G) Director manages the B&G program for Jefferson County under the direction of the County Board of Commissioners and the County Administrative Officer.
Candidates must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. A bachelor’s degree in administration, business, construction management, facilities management, or related field is highly preferred, along with 5 years of progressively responsible experience related to area assigned, including supervisory experience. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities will be considered. Certifications in building maintenance, planning, or site use desired. If employee has and maintains a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential from the International Facility Management Association, the position’s salary will increase from Grade 31 to Grade 32. Selected candidate must have a valid Oregon driver’s license by time of hire and must maintain residency in Jefferson County within 12 months of hire.
For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: August 16, 2020 (open until filled).
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