Monday, March 18, 2013

Head of Facilities and Security - Russell Library, Middletown

Head of Facilities and Security - Russell Library (Middletown) seeks a building and maintenance manager with supervisory and construction project management experience to develop and direct the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the Library’s buildings, grounds and capital equipment. This position oversees and performs security services to ensure safety of staff, patrons, and property. Applicants should have project management and supervisory experience, as well as hands-on maintenance and repair skills. The beginning salary is $58,486 per year, with benefits, for a 40-hour work week. The Head of Facilities and Security: Develops near-term and long-range plans and objectives for the department. Recommends appointments and trains, supervises and evaluates employees. Oversees the maintenance, cleaning and repair of buildings and grounds to ensure the safety and appearance of facilities. Evaluates the safety and energy efficiency of buildings and equipment and recommends repair, replacement or procedures as needed. Serves as liaison with architects, engineers, contractors and public officials on building repair or equipment replacement and with local safety officials on emergency and security issues. Develops and administers security procedures for public, employees and property, and serves as security officer while on duty. Recommends department budget and administers approved budget. Oversees purchases of equipment, materials, supplies, and vendor contracts as needed. The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with graduation from a vocational technical school, or successful completion of an apprenticeship training program, and five years of progressively responsible experience in building maintenance or construction work, including three years of supervisory or lead maintenance experience; or any equivalent combination of education and skills which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience and/or training in security, public safety, or law enforcement are also preferred. Candidate must be flexible about scheduling, have strong interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to maintain composure in difficult situations, sometimes involving unruly members of the public. Applications are available online at the Russell Library website: Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2013 to: Arthur Meyers, Library Director, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457.