Arlington County, Virginia
$91,686.40 - $140,004.80 Annually
Jun 17, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time
Position Information

The Department of Environmental Services (DES) , Facilities and Engineering Division seeks a Building Maintenance Operations Supervisor to manage one of 3 teams that provide building repair and maintenance services to a portfolio of over 80 County buildings. This employee will supervise HVAC mechanics, Building Engineers, licensed Stationary Watch Engineers, and contracted service staff. Oversee the operation, repair, and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, emergency power equipment, plumbing, building envelope and other related components, systems, and equipment, as well as computerized building automation systems. This employee reports to the Facilities Maintenance Section Chief and will also coordinate and direct the repair and maintenance of critical sites at (2) Data Centers and (6) radio sites.

Supervisory/Administrative duties:

  • Supervising employees in operational areas including writing and reviewing scopes of work and work-related procedures, a ssigning work orders, establishing deadlines, priorities, and work sequences, and performing annual performance reviews;
  • Adjusting schedules, priorities, and work sequences to accommodate equipment breakdown, material delays, or unexpected absences;
  • Training subordinates in proper diagnostic, repair, maintenance, and installation procedures; including the use of a variety of specialized equipment and technical procedures, and arrange for the availability of all equipment at work site;
  • Monitoring the inventory of repair, replacement parts, supplies and approving purchases made by subordinates;
  • Scheduling and monitoring specialized contracts, evaluating cost effectiveness of utilizing contractors;
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite or similar software to perform administrative tasks such as preparing payroll, completing time and daily activity sheets , personal injury, and accident and vehicle reports; and
  • Responding to citizens' inquiries and concerns, and keeping citizens apprised of County policies, regulations, and work schedules when necessary.
Operational/Technical duties:

  • Monitoring and inspecting contracted work to ensure compliance with contractual agreements with national, state, and local code requirements;
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting building air comfort, temperature problems, air distribution/balancing/stratification problems, and building automated system (BAS) problems;
  • Responding to calls for emergencies and assisting with standby operations;
  • Reviewing contractor's invoices and approving payment using the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and ensuring that records of preventive and corrective maintenance repairs are maintained in the CMMS;
  • Assisting with the capital improvement projects (CIP) by providing prioritized lists of capital building needs to the Section Chief;
  • Ensuring energy saving strategies are maintained and implemented through coordination with the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) team; and
  • Working with other agencies, Miss Utility, contractors, and other supervisors to develop plans, discuss issues and provide time and cost estimates for requested work.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines as well as excellent communication and customer service skills to interact with internal and external customers.

Selection Criteria


  • High School diploma/GED;
  • Three (3) years of experience in commercial buildings or a similarly complex environment, in a variety of skilled trades areas related to the maintenance of buildings and building systems including HVAC, plumbing, electrical systems and energy management.; and
  • One (1) year of experience with automated hi-rise building systems is required. See Special Requirements section for required licenses/certifications.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for up to two years of the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable Qualifications: Preference may be given to candidates with possession of a valid 3rd class DC Steam Boiler Engineer's license or Maryland 1st class license and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Supervising employees in the field and staff on 24/7 shifts;
  • Developing and implementing a preventive maintenance program using maintenance software;
  • Identifying, coordinating, directing, and teaching staff to make repairs in all trades for large commercial building systems such as HVAC, plumbing, sprinkler, dry pipe, precaution systems, structural, emergency power generating systems, data and critical sites;
  • Managing plant mechanical systems, preferably in large (over 350,000 sq. ft.) commercial or correctional facilities;
  • Managing small construction projects and interacting with project managers and trades staff;
  • Maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical systems and controls (277 and 480 volts); and/or
  • Servicing water pressure booster systems, and sewer ejection and treatment.

Special Requirements

  1. A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.
  2. Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment and maintain, a valid driver license. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain or provide a copy of the applicant's official driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicants driving record.
  1. A valid Universal Refrigerant CFC License is required at time of application.
  1. ARC Flash and Confined Space certifications obtained within probationary period.
  1. Must possess one of the following licenses or a reciprocal license from another state (at time of application):
  • Virginia - HVAC Journeyman's License, Electrical Journeyman's License;
  • Maryland - HVAC Journeyman's License, Electrical Journeyman's License; or
  • District of Columbia - Electrical Journeyman's License, Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Journeyman Mechanic's License.

Covid-19 Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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