Transit Systems 2021-11-15 2021-12-03

Facilities Manager, Routine

Company: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority View more listings
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 136941


SALARY RANGE: $64,092.68 - $96,139.02 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 12/3/2021

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The Regional Transit Authority gets people moving around New Orleans. Our transit services bring hard-working commuters to their jobs, students to their schools and fun seekers to entertainment, shopping areas and restaurants. We provide mobility to residents of the city as well as tourists, taking them to and from their hotels to historical neighborhoods and countless attractions. RTA’s system includes five streetcar lines, 34 bus routes, two ferry routes and paratransit services. Our passengers take more than 19 million rides every year.

Director of Facilities

Building Engineer


  • Supervises and manages a team and/or management processes including the full range of management duties

  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and appraises employees (performance evaluations) on their productivity

  • Delegates and oversees the daily workflow of the department

  • Motivates, guides, mentors, and coaches employees on their development

  • Recommends to senior management internal promotions and changes including discipline and terminations of employees in accordance with company policy

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Responsible for planning, scheduling and managing the daily activities related to maintaining the portfolio of facilities that the RTA owns to ensure the facilities and grounds are well maintained and are in compliance with all appropriate State and Local Health and Safety Agency building codes

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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.
  • Manages Facilities Maintenance Operations, including all aspects of, schedules, budget, funding, staffing, agency reporting, and prioritization of work

  • Establishes, maintains, implements, and audits cost and schedule management activities for Facilities Operations Maintenance activities to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and plans

  • Establishes the appropriate work procedure to ensure task are fulfilled safely, efficiently and high quality

  • Participates in Capital Project reviews, to provide input on the design reviews to ensure projects delivered are maintainable, and to minimize impact on maintenance budget and operations. Reviews, analyzes, and monitors actual project performance related to budget, cost, and schedules management activities

  • Identifies problems and recommends resolutions to budget, cost, and schedule-related activities

  • Ensures appropriate reporting of data into the RTA’s Enterprise Resource Planning System and the Transit Asset Management System

  • Prepares and presents reports to management and the Board of Directors

  • Oversees performance and evaluates work of assigned hourly staff to ensure compliance and consistency with agency, department, and project objectives

  • Provides lead responsibility over other professional staff as required by management

  • Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of RTA's safety rules, policies, and procedures

  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees

  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of RTA are carried out
  • Performs other job-related duties which are in keeping with the goals and objectives of RTA.

  • Theories, principles, and practices of Frontline Supervision project management, including budget cost management

  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations

  • Engineering and construction concepts

  • Contract administration

  • Modern management theory

  • Personal computer business software applications

  • Determining strategies to achieve goals

  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions

  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing

  • Interacting professionally with various levels of RTA employees and outside representatives

  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements

  • Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions

  • Plan financial and staffing needs

  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data

  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence

  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction, Business, or a related field;

  • Building Systems Maintenance Certificate (SMC) and/or Facilities Management Certificate (FMC)
OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties

  • Four (4) to seven (7) years of relevant experience and three (3) years of relevant supervisory-level experience in facilities, construction, or related civil projects and/or programs

  • A valid Louisiana License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

  • On call 24/7 hours for emergency response

  • Must provide proof of being fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine before start date.

  • Must submit to criminal background check, the results of which must meet hiring criteria for the role.

  • Typical office situation

  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen

  • Work on elevated surfaces or below ground level

  • Work on slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles

  • Exposure to outdoor weather including extreme heat, cold, dampness and/or humidity

  • Sitting at a desk or table

  • Standing

  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')

  • Climbing (e.g., ladders, scaffolds, stairs, poles, into vehicles, etc.)

  • Communicating through speech in the English language required

NORTA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions are based on job-related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority. This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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