Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority - Metro
  • 065 - Queensgate Building Maintenance
  • OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (90 days after employment), Free Transportation Pass & Discounted Dependent Passes and Retirement Benefits

Metro is seeking a Facilities & Grounds Manager who will be responsible for managing, engineering, design and construction projects and activities of capital projects. Coordinate, monitor, and oversee all maintenance-related activities and workflow of the facilities and grounds areas and supervise all designated employees.

Effective January 1, 2016, The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority/Metro will not hire nicotine users. All candidates for hire extended an offer of employment will be required to successfully pass a nicotine screening as a condition of employment.



  • Plan, organize, and direct staff of skilled and unskilled trades employees in the maintenance of buildings and grounds including, but not limited to, Queensgate, Bond Hill, Government Square, rail right of ways, park & rides, and other SORTA properties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Establish and enforce operating procedures and work standards that will ensure adequate performance and personnel safety.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Inspect plans, estimates and completed work to ensure conformance to specifications, standards, and contract requirements.
  • Develop a strong working relationship and partnership with city, county & other government agencies
  • Manage and oversee real estate acquisitions and construction managers on existing and new projects.    
  • Ensure that all utility systems are fully operational and inspected in accordance with preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Manage and oversee EPA regulations, ODOT regulations, and other environmental issues including but not limited to waste management, spill response and hazardous communications.
  • Develop and manage the annual operating budget and 5 year capital plan as it relates to facilities & grounds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Oversee fair and consistent administration of the provisions of the labor agreement, work rules, and authority policies.                  
  • Maintain underground storage tanks including regulatory compliance with BUSTR (Bureau of Underground Storage Regulation); including responsibility for filing proper documentation with State Fire Marshal.
  • Act as primary representative for construction projects, with primary project schedule, design, budget and scope of responsibilities.
  • Act as construction coordinator on assigned projects and serve as the primary contact between contractor, designer, permitting jurisdictions, utility companies, quality control testing, etc.
  • Participate in the development and preparation of budget requests for funding of proposed amenities projects.
  • Act as primary liaison for jurisdictional approvals and permits as may be necessary to implement amenities projects.
  • Prepare scope of works and independent cost estimates for professional services and reviews submitted proposals.
  • Assist Grants Department in writing justifications and developing technical specifications for facility-related grant applications.
  • Assist the Procurement Department as it relates to facilities & grounds and construction projects.
  • Oversee all contracts and the development of specifications. Prepare and maintain bid documents.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Facilitate the development of strategies to meet or exceed organizational and department performance goals and objectives, monitor results, and recognize employee, department and organization accomplishments.
  • Oversee the continued development of all Facilities & Grounds employees to keep them abreast of new technologies; oversee and direct the development of Facilities & Grounds Management employees' skills and understanding of procedures and policies, developing, implementing, monitoring and overseeing adherence to performance standards. Advance staff through training, professional development and promotional opportunities.
  • Model, facilitate and encourage exemplary internal and external customer service, open communication, collaboration, participation and professional development among staff.    
  • Provide a positive work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran.
  • Provide routine reports of status of assigned projects.
  • Ability to work in compliance with Metro's safety and security policies.          
  • Ability to work & coordinate with other departments as necessary.
  • Assist with facility projects and other daily duties as assigned.  


  • Communication - Excellent verbal, writing and non-verbal skills. Persuasive, consensus builder.
  • Customer Focus - Excellent problem-solving skills and a desire to exceed customer expectations.
  • Employee Development - Competent in assessing employee skills: coaches, delegates, and supports employee development. Provides constructive feedback.
  • Leadership - Energetic, innovative self-starter, committed to continuous improvement and creative problem-solving.
  • Professional Integrity - Exhibits and values commitment, leadership, accountability, diversity, honesty, fiscal responsibility, and the ability to maximize resources.
  • Proficiency - Able to multi-task, plan and measure results, create and analyze data, excellent computer skills, accuracy and attention to detail, excellent project management skills.     
  • Technical In depth knowledge of the best preventive and corrective practices as it relates to facilities and grounds equipment and operations. This knowledge should include, but is not limited to: Facilities equipment and systems HVAC systems, boilers, high voltage electricity, electric motors, motor controls, machine repair, plumbing, hydraulics, facility maintenance practices, grounds keeping, construction materials and processes.
  • Bachelor Degree (four year college or university) in Engineering, Real Estate or Contracts Management
  • Equivalent work experience will be considered.
  • Five or more years of experience in facility/service contract management, preferably working with contractors on major facility projects.
  • Working knowledge of Internet, e-mail applications, spreadsheets, and word processing
  • Will be required to demonstrate writing and spreadsheet competency during the interview process.
  • Technical Qualifications Required:  Understanding Facilities equipment and systems HVAC systems, boilers, high voltage electricity, electric motors, motor controls, machine repair, plumbing, hydraulics, facility maintenance practices, grounds keeping, construction materials and processes.
  • Working knowledge of Building Code Regulations.
  • Maintenance management system.
  • EPA regulations.
  • Procurement/inventory system.
  • Payroll and timekeeping applications.    
  • Metro experience preferred.          


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