About Our Job

Are you tech-savvy with experience in facilities management, possessing an ability to manage complex and difficult assignments, projects, and staff? Our Breeze Transit department is in need of a Facilities Manager. The ideal candidate is both experienced and equipped to lead, manage and provide policy guidance to employees assigned to our Transit Facilities team. The pay for this role starts between $74,484.80 – $84,000.00, based upon experience, there is a generous work-life balance, and our benefits begin within 60 days of hire. Apply today and know that your career impacts our community and the resources provided to both residents and guests alike!

Job Description:

 About the Position

In this role you are responsible for the development and implementation of business plans, budgets, transit asset management plans, transit facilities planning, and the accountability for outcomes.

  • Oversee all functional activities for Transit Facilities.
  • Responsible for managing the development and implementation of strategic goals & objectives for the Transit Facility unit, in collaboration with the Transit Department’s strategic goals & objectives.
  • Identify and mitigate potential maintenance and safety concerns.
  • Develop short and long-range facility plans.
  • Coordinate maintenance, repairs, improvements, energy use + conservation, and any other facility-related activities with General Services Facilities team for proper allocation of work, cost, and implementation.
  • Lead transit facility improvements and enhancements.
  • Identify and provide input in security improvements in coordination with the Transit Chief Safety Officer.
  • Participate in evaluation committees.
  • Develop and coordinate projects and preventative maintenance/repairs and other tasks with pertinent Transit Department staff and other Sarasota County departments.
  • Coordinate with Transit Fleet Manager and ensure continued collaboration of maintenance functions across facilities and fleet. 
  • Interface with other units/departments & city/county officials, while keeping the Transit Director informed and engaged.
  • Set and track performance measures.
  • Monitor facilities by regular site visits; create and update facility checklists; setting up and coordinating building and equipment inspections.
  • Supervise and assign work to subordinates for maintenance including transfer stations, bus stops, and transit administration facilities.
  • Provide guidance & direction to staff.
  • Manage staff including hiring & conducting performance appraisals. Partner with HR on employee relations issues; recommending & administering disciplinary actions.
  • Develop specifications and scopes of work for various vendor contracts and service providers.
  • For capital projects, this is done in coordination with the Transit Project Administrator/Manager and when appropriate, Capital Projects Department staff.

 About the Schedule

Work Hours:

  • Full-Time, 40 hours per week.
  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Must be available on-call to dispatch/assign/refer/respond to facility emergencies and urgencies related to transit facilities and assets.

 About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and  four (4) years of related experience.
  • -OR- Associates Degree and six (6) years of related experience.
  • -OR- Eight (8) years of related experience may be substituted for degree requirements, at management discretion.
  • Two (2) years, or more, of the experience must be in a supervisory capacity.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License by date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in public administration, business management, facilities management, facilities planning, capital project management and/or transit industry.
  • Certification in a related area such as Certified Facilities Manager, Certified Public Manager, American Institute of Planners Certification (AICP), or American Public Works Association (APWA).   

Subject to Passing Substance Screening:  This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening.  An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment for a period of five (5) years.

 About Everything Else

Starting Pay: $74,484.80 – $84,000.00, based upon experience.