Sumter County is Presently Seeking a Facilities Manager

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Sumter County Office of Human Resources

Human Resource Assistant
Telephone:  (803) 774-2824
FAX:  (803) 774-2827

Sumter County
Administration Building
13 East Canal Street
Sumter, SC 29150


Sumter County is Presently Seeking: 
Facilities Manager
Starting Salary: 
Examples of Work Performed: : 

Under limited supervision, plans, schedules and directs the maintenance activities of Sumter County facilities.  Monitors work orders to ensure requests are fulfilled on a timely basis.  Directs or performs periodic inspections of various components of facilities and equipment to ensure proper upkeep and maintenance and to determine future maintenance/renovation needs.  Approves and monitors all expenditures, including preparation of budget requests and estimates, coordination and preparation of specifications and estimates for materials, labor and supplies for current and proposed maintenance projects. Makes recommendations concerning outsourcing of various functions.  Manages contracts for outsourced services.  Monitors performance of contractors and meets with contractors periodically to ensure that contract specifications are being performed properly.  Serves as liaison with contractors. Provides information, technical assistance and oversight for all building and renovation projects as necessary.  Coordinates projects with architects, engineers and contractors to ensure that specifications are accurate and followed and deadlines are met.  Oversees the County energy management systems.  Monitors operations of HVAC systems on computerized system to ensure most efficient operation.  Uses system for scheduling, troubleshooting and reduction of energy costs. Confers with County directors to ensure that all maintenance and renovation needs are being met as planned.  Works with technical personnel to ensure coordination of services and projects.  Assesses the current condition of electrical, air conditioning, heating, plumbing and other essential facilities and equipment.  Maintains accurate records of the condition of the equipment and other systems in the buildings.  Creates a schedule of regular evaluation of the facilities.  Participates in the development of policies and procedures that affect the use of supplies and facilities.  Ensures that all equipment and other facilities are working properly.  Creates monitoring systems or programs in the institution to detect problems as early as possible.  Initiates interventions to solve problems in the facilities.  Develops a system for the cleaning, repair and maintenance of facilities.  Develops back-up or alternative systems for common problems such as power shortage.  Ensures the safety of the buildings or establishment from fire, flood and other hazards.  Initiates an active campaign of safety measures in the buildings.  Prepares pertinent records and reports for the safety service division of the institution.  Interviews and recommends facilities service personnel,oversees the training of new and existing personnel appropriately to ensure competent work output, provides technical assistance to personnel as needed.  Develops staff development programs such as skills enhancement trainings.  Maintains the efficiency and good working condition of the facilities.  Evaluates the work quality of facilities service staff and other subordinates.  Coordinates with other offices as needed to accomplish tasks that are not within the scope of the facilities service team. Educates the employees of the facilities on the proper use and care of its equipment and other facilities.  Coordinates with upper management on work issues. Assigns workloads and establishes work schedules; directs and supervises duties of assigned staff.  Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; assisting with the selection of new employees; acting on employee problems; recommending employee transfers, promotions, discharges and salary increases and approving employee discipline as appropriate.  Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers training, advice and assistance as needed.  Receives and responds to inquiries and requests from County departments for assistance with maintenance.  May work past standard office hours as needed.  Receives reviews, prepares and/or submits a variety of documents including invoices, equipment requests, service requests, budget forms, job applications, performance appraisals, flow charts, meeting minutes, requests for proposals, memos, correspondence, etc.  Operates a variety of equipment and hand tools, computer, calculator, telephone, etc.  Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the County Administrator, Assistant Administrator, subordinates, customers, other County department heads and employees, consultants, vendors, instructors, etc.  Performs related duties as required. Reports to the Purchasing Agent.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.  Is able to ensure departmental compliance with all laws and regulations and control the activities of the department through effective supervision.   Has considerable knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of County and other governmental agencies.  Knows how to plan, organize and direct a technical staff.  Knows how to apply supervisory and managerial concepts and principles.  Has the ability to offer training and assistance to subordinates and employees of other departments as required.  Has the ability to offer instruction and advice to subordinates regarding departmental policies, methods and regulations.  Has knowledge of the standard tools, materials and practices of the trade.  Has skill in the care and use of required tools and equipment.  Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.  Has the ability to use independent judgment as needed in performing routine and non-routine tasks.  Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.  Is able to read and interpret technical manuals and related materials pertaining to responsibilities of the job.  Is able to prepare reports, budget documents, appraisals, analyses, etc., with accuracy and in a timely manner. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the department.  Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.  Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.  Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations.  Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.  Has good organizational, technical and human relations skills.  Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.  Is able to compile, organize and utilize various financial information necessary in the preparation of the departmental budget, and knows how to prepare and monitor the budget. Has strong communication, language, interpersonal and supervisory skills. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to seventy-five pounds.

Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.
Intermediate to advanced skill with computers in PC or MAC environments. 
Knowledge of problems, procedures and methods used in inspecting, analyzing, determining repair and maintenance work to be done, materials to be used, and best process to complete identified projects. 
Ability to analyze and solve project maintenance and personnel problems.

Minimum Requirements: 

Requires an Associates’ degree with a major in a related trade or field and supervision or a minimum of five (5) years of experience in one or more of the trades supervised, minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Valid South Carolina driver’s license required. HVAC certification desired.


One of the most important benefits offered to full time Sumter County employees is the opportunity to select the State Health Plan for insurance coverage. The plan offers complete freedom of choice in selecting a doctor or health care provider, the choice of treatment facilities, as well as where and how to purchase medication. Retirement benefits are offered through the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) and the Police Officers Retirement System (PORS) for County employees who are eligible. A complete listing of benefits offered will be given at the interview and again during the benefits orientation

Qualified Candidates are to Contact:

Visit our website at for a pre-employment application
Fax cover letter, résumé and application to (803) 774-2827
E-mail cover letter, résumé and application to


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