Arlington, Virginia
$103,584.00 - $158,142.40 Annually
Apr 09, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

The Facilities Maintenance Section within the Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Section Manager to facilitate overall section operation and oversee the 24/7 building & equipment operation, maintenance, repair and minor construction of all County Government facilities. This includes managing the ongoing operation of buildings and building systems for eighty-seven (87) facilities, which includes office buildings, fire stations, recreation centers, historic buildings, detention facilities, courts-police building, libraries, and more.

Specific duties:

  • Manages oversight and evaluation of facility maintenance programs and operations; implements long and short-term program goals, objectives, procedures, and service standards, and creates and documents specific action plans to accomplish goals;
  • Manages staffing requirements and supervises staff, formulates program plans, broad work schedules and methods, works with first line supervisors to set priorities and deadlines, and monitor operations and resolve escalated problems that require technical expertise or analysis;
  • Performs program liaison work to facilitate interaction among staff, other County agencies, work units and contractors including coordinating with construction managers to ensure all systems and equipment installation meet the design intent and needs of the user;
  • Plans and designs small building rehabilitation/construction projects, such as HVAC system, power generation, back-up power, roof, store front, façade, and window replacements;
  • Evaluates resource needs (equipment, personnel and budgetary) by inspecting buildings and related equipment and researching and analyzing age, condition, maintenance history and life expectancy data;
  • Identifies major long-term maintenance, equipment, and systems replacement requirements; establishes goals and arranges for appropriate staffing and materials;
  • Manages operating budget, analyzes previous and anticipated expenditures, projects new fiscal year section budget and writes justifications, conducts cost analysis studies and initiates orders for new or replacement equipment/staff, ensures expenditures remain within the budget, and reviews/approves invoices for purchased goods;
  • Manages capital budget expenditures, identifies projects and assists in the development of cost analyses, monitors expenditures through construction, and coordinates operational and budgeting aspects with participating agencies;
  • Coordinates contract management, cost analysis studies to determine program staff vs contract staff, writes specifications, selection of contractors, estimates repair costs in order to monitor bids and contracts in force, monitors contractor performance, and cost estimate overruns and change order requests and payments;
  • Coordinates with design and construction groups to determine the impacts of improvements or replacements on infrastructure maintenance to ensure feasibility of future maintenance and operations;
  • Evaluates the efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of building equipment through the analysis of operational data through regular inspection of distribution lines for steam, water, plumbing, electricity and refrigeration and evaluation of materials and processes used in repair and replacement work; and
  • Manages safety programs to detect, minimize and control safety hazards and manages the Facilities Maintenance Dispatcher group and the work order system (EAM) to tracks County wide work order request for Facilities Maintenance.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Reading comprehension skills to read and interpret technical reports and charts;
  • Ability to use computer programs and applications to complete work;
  • Writing skills to compose and edit reports, proposals, procedures, policies, recommendations, etc.;
  • Management skills to manage staff, contracts, and programs;
  • Arithmetic skills to add, subtract, multiply, or divide decimals or fractions and calculate percentages;
  • Problem solving skills to define problems and collect relevant information to recommend policy solutions; and
  • Extensive knowledge of the building trades and automated building systems.

Selection Criteria


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Public Administration or related field; and
  • 3 years of experience leading facilities operations and maintenance activities on buildings and systems, including a variety of complex state-of-the-art equipment.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience or licensure in one or more of the following:

  • A First-Class Steam Engineer License and/or journeyman HVAC license;
  • Supervising staff;
  • Contract Management;
  • Managing Operation Budget;
  • Coordinating and tracking maintenance and repair projects;
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, construction and design, BOCA Codes and/or NEPA requirements;
  • Working in a local government and/or urban environment.

Special Requirements

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.

The applicant must possess, or obtain and confirm by the time of appointment, a valid Driver License, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest (Financial Disclosure) form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

Additional Information

Work hours: Monday- Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with flexibility. Must be available after hours and during emergencies.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree (or above)


Please check if you have experience in any of the following (be sure the detail of this experience is reflected on your application)
  • Leading Facilities Operations and Maintenance Activities on Buildings and Systems
  • Coordinating and tracking maintenance and repair projects
  • Supervising staff
  • Contract Management
  • Managing Operation Budget
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, construction and design, BOCA Codes and/or NEPA requirements
  • Working in a local government and/or urban environment
  • None


Please check if you have any of the following licenses:
  • First-Class Steam Engineer License
  • Journeyman HVAC License
  • None


Please indicate the amount of experience you have leading facilities operations and maintenance activities on buildings and systems.
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 but less than 2 years
  • 2 but less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


Please use this space (or attach a separate document/cover letter) to describe your experience and accomplishments leading facilities operations and maintenance activities on buildings and systems. Put N/A if not applicable.

Required Question

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