Director of Maintenance and Environmental Services
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Job Description

Exciting Opportunity for an experienced Environmental Services Manager for a startup boutique Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Center.

The Preserve, A Family of Senior Living Options by Volunteers of America (VOA) located in Fort Myers, Florida, is seeking a full-time Environmental Services Manager to join the VOA Team.

JOB OBJECTIVE: 

Assumes responsibilities for overall maintenance of facility.  Responsible for preventative maintenance, safety, conservation, repairs inside and outside the facility to provide a safe, attractive and orderly environment for the benefit, use, enjoyment protection of residents, staff and visitors.  Conducts routine tests, drills, and inspections on various facility systems and implements programs in a manner that meet the goals and objectives of the facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Has oversight responsibilities for the general services of the facility including maintenance, housekeeping and laundry.
2.    Plans, schedules, performs and records all preventive maintenance functions in accordance with the established preventive maintenance system.
3.    Assumes responsibility for maintenance, operation, testing and repair of fire detection, alarm, and extinguishing systems and equipment.
4.    Assumes responsibility for the maintenance of facility floor covering.
a.    Observes and monitors routine floor care in resident rooms as performed by housekeeping staff.
b.    Schedules, coordinates and directs facility floor covering care in ancillary service and common care as throughout the facility.
c.    Schedules, coordinates and directs stripping, waxing, polishing and shampooing of floor covering throughout the facility in accordance with the floor covering maintenance program.
5.    Administers personnel functions of the Maintenance, Housekeeping and Laundry Departments.
a.    Interviews and hires department personnel; supervises orientation; counsels and/or disciplines employees on infractions of established rules; terminates employees when needed; conducts exit interviews of department personnel.
b.    Conducts performance evaluations and recommends wage changes.
c.    Develops, implements and maintains work routines and staffing schedules.
d.    Initiates and directs in-service training programs for the departments.
6.    Monitors monthly department expenditures to budget.
7.    Maintains and cares for outside grounds.
8.    Performs maintenance functions throughout the building.
9.    Directs the safety program for the facility.
10.    Practices a teamwork philosophy.
11.    Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.

Other Primary Functions:
1.    Maintains current list of service vendors who are authorized and licensed, if applicable, to inspect and/or repair facility equipment/systems.
2.    Confers with the Executive Director, on an annual basis, in the development and implementation of department objectives with respect to overall facility and organizational goals’ review quarterly.
3.    Submits a brief monthly report, oral or written, to Executive Director concerning department functions and expenditures.
4.    Recommends to the Executive Director purchases or repairs of department equipment; initiates Executive Director approved equipment repairs.
5.    Manages department inventory control programs.
6.    Manages department infection control and safety programs.
7.    Performs other duties or special assignments as directed by the Executive Director

8. Conducts facility wide and community based safety drills.

9. Assists Executive Director in facilitating staff education on emergency preparedness.

10. Assists Executive Director with development of emergency management plan and updates annually or more frequently on a as needed basis.

11. Knowledge of most recent version of National Fire and Life Safety Codes.



Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Interacts with staff, consultants and outside vendors.
2.    May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
3.    Exposure to blood, body tissue of fluids.
4.    Exposure to hazardous waste materials, dust and loud or unpleasant                 noises.

Safe Work Performance Expectations
The safety of employees, residents and visitors is of paramount importance to Volunteers of America.  Our work place safety program will be incorporated as the standard of practice for this organization.  Compliance with these safe work expectations will be required of all employees as a condition of employment.  Our organization focus will hold all employees accountable for safety performance equal with quality and production expectations.

Employees will be expected to:
1.    Follow correct policy and procedures for department and facility                       Fire/Disaster/Missing Person Plan.  Know the location of fire alarms and             extinguishers.
2.    Follow correct policy and procedure for hand washing.
3.    Follow guidelines for proper method of lifting.
4.    All doorways, hallways and areas are to be kept clear.
5.    Know the location and purpose of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
6.    Follow guidelines for department environment and safety measures.
7.    Follow guidelines for safe handling, inspection, maintenance and storage           of equipment.  Report any malfunction of equipment.
8.    Follow guidelines for safe handling and storage of chemicals and supplies.
9.    Follow correct policy and procedure for reporting of incidents:  staff,                 residents, etc.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to meet these demands.

1.    Interacts with staff, consultants and outside vendors.
2.    May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
3.    Exposure to blood, body tissue of fluids.
4.    Exposure to hazardous waste materials, dust and loud or unpleasant                 noises.

Job Functions
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform.  The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.

Job Requirements


QUALIFICATIONS: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    High school graduate or equivalent education.  
•    First Class (or above) boilers license, where applicable.  
•    Preference given to graduates of trade or vocational school, with courses in        blueprint reading, mechanical drawing, carpentry, plumbing and electricity.
•    Minimum of three (3) years experience in construction or maintenance of          equipment, utilities and buildings.  
•    Knowledge of state building, plumbing and electrical codes and local                  ordinances.

•    Knowledge of most recent version of National Fire and Life Safety Codes.

•   Knowledge of Federal and State regulations for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities.


•    Able to communicate and work effectively with various levels of facility and        corporate staff, residents, family members and the public.
•    Able to understand technical manuals used to install and repair machinery        and equipment.
•    Coordination and dexterity are needed to handle tools and equipment                p arts.
•    Must be capable of making decisions in an emergency.
•    Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as during an emergency                situation.
•    Possesses adequate strength and endurance to meet the strenuous                  physical  demands of such responsibilities as moving, repairing and                  installing major equipment, repairing roofs, painting and lawn work.
•    Works both inside and outside, often exposed to high temperatures, noise          and vibration of operating equipment.
•    Must adhere to federal and state regulations, facility policy and procedures        relating to bloodborne pathogen exposure and chemical use and exposure.  •    Must follow policy and procedure on use of personal protective equipment,         engineering/ work practice controls and ergonomics for employee safety.
•    Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as          timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

This is a salaried-exempt position with an excellent Benefit package including Medical; Dental; Vision; Company Paid Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Account; Legal; Long-term Disability; Voluntary Life and Short Term Disability; Optional plans; 403b Retirement Plan; Paid time off and sick time accrual.

 EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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