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Facilities Manager

Company: Housing Opportunity Development Corporation
Location: Skokie
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Housing Opportunity Development Corporation is a community-based nonprofit affordable housing developer whose mission is to develop, preserve and manage affordable housing for low and moderate income households primarily in Chicago's northern suburbs. Founded in 1983, HODC manages a growing portfolio of over 20 affordable rental properties with over 500 units.Position: HODC is seeking an experienced Facilities Manager to be responsible for our portfolio of rental buildings in the northern suburbs. This includes managing maintenance and janitorial staff and outside contractors as well as overseeing construction and rehabilitation projects.Basic Functions: This is a highly responsible managerial position that includes staff supervision and team building, managing all building operations, overseeing construction and capital improvement projects, and providing agency leadership. This staff person is expected to have a hands-on role in the overall operations of all buildings as well as dealing with administrative functions. Candidates must have previous supervisory experience and a strong working knowledge of building systems, such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.Building Operations:

  • Supervises maintenance and janitorial employees responsible for building operations.
  • Manages and coordinates the activities of maintenance staff including determining work requirements and schedules, collaborating on solutions, assigning duties, and reviewing and approving work.
  • Coordinates building upkeep and operations including repairs, maintenance, cleaning, and safety and security.
  • Acts as primary point of contact for building operations and issues.
  • Conducts regular inspections of all buildings (i.e., cleaning, security) and equipment (i.e., HVAC units) in compliance with HUD, IHDA and local requirements.
  • Leads preparation for REAC inspections.
  • Establishes and ensures implementation of a preventive maintenance schedule for buildings and equipment.
  • Performs troubleshooting and repairs as needed.Project Management:
    • Solicits and selects vendors and reviews contracts for building maintenance and repairs.
    • Creates and oversees a building capital improvement program.
    • Oversees new construction and renovation projects on our behalf as owner.
    • Reviews all change orders and ensures projects are proceeding in an efficient manner.
    • Oversees project close-out to ensure receipt of warranties, operation and maintenance manuals and project drawings.Related Duties:
      • Leads the maintenance department, mentors staff, builds teamwork, conducts performance appraisals, enforces disciplinary procedures, and conducts department onboarding.
      • Develops, implements and manages staff training programs in safety and compliance, ensuring staff are educated and informed, and provides assistance and guidance.
      • Assists in creating building budgets and manages activities to deliver on-budget.
      • Develops and monitors an energy conservation program for all buildings.
      • Ensures availability of supplies needed to maintain buildings and grounds.
      • Other duties as required to ensure safe, secure and desirable properties.Requirements:
        • Five years progressively responsible managerial work in facility management, building maintenance, construction project management, or related field.
        • Bachelor's degree facilities management, building construction or related field preferred.
        • Knowledge of concepts, methods and techniques of building maintenance, construction and building operating systems including electrical, mechanical, HVAC systems.
        • Demonstrated leadership skills to maintain professional working relationships with management, staff, contractors, vendors, and co-workers.
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
        • Ability to work in a team environment.
        • Strong problem-solving skills including the ability to be resourceful in defining solutions.
        • Strong decision-making skills including demonstrated good judgment and common sense.
        • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and maintain confidential information.
        • Attention to detail, thorough and effective follow-through.
        • Strong organization skills & time management skills and an attitude to solve problems.
        • Able to respond to emergencies after business hours and on weekends as needed.
        • Must be fluent in English (written and verbal)
        • Computer proficiency (specifically in MS-Word, Excel, and Outlook) --- - - - - - - - -Car and valid driver's licenseSalary: -Commensurate with experience

Keywords: Housing Opportunity Development Corporation, Skokie , Facilities Manager, Executive , Skokie, Illinois

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