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Facilities Manager

Here at the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD), facilities management encompasses a multifaceted set of responsibilities. Our facility manager will need to coordinate the entire physical work environment of our properties.  This job entails principles of business administration, project and staff management, along with architecture, infrastructure, and elements of engineering sciences. 

Our facilities and operations team are implementing sustainable measures and making sure that the occupants of our buildings have a healthy, safe building in which to work.  Every member of our operations team from the Facilities Manager down, work under a “boots on the ground” mentality. For this reason, we expect our facilities manager to wear many hats.  Although you will be administering and creating policy and budgets, you will also be expected to be present and work in the field alongside operations staff and contractors to ensure our buildings and grounds are safe and secure.

We understand that facilities management is an ever-evolving field that’s constantly advancing.  There are innovative new strategies and designs being planned that foster employee collaboration and workplace efficiencies such as modern drop-in spaces for a mobile workforce, utilizing the most effective security systems possible, not to mention all the upkeep necessary to modernize aging facilities.  If you believe you may be the Facilities Manager aka Team Lead we are looking for, I’ve included more details about the position below.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) is seeking a facilities Manager to oversee physical assets by ensuring building and system safety, functionality and efficiency; hand to provide direction and coordination of all Cuyahoga DD facilities to support mission and strategic plan.   The nature of work will include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Planning and policy development for the facilities management of the Operations Department, including approximate 500,000 square feet of buildings, plus grounds at multiple locations.
  • Responsible for the safe, effective and efficient operation of all Cuyahoga DD buildings and systems.
  • Determine departmental objectives and performance standards.
  • Investigate and assess systems building envelope, building systems, and essential equipment.
  • Manage and develop departmental budget, forecasting building systems priorities for replacement, repairs and upgrades of components. 
  • Hire, assign, manage and supervise the Operations staff to include facility and security supervisors, custodians, maintenance staff, operations and security manager.  Formally evaluate and provide feedback to the staff.
  • Determine need for bids and awards; monitoring service contracts, preventive maintenance agreements and consultant services; oversee associated repairs and upgrades
  • Establish standards of performance through best practices and procedures in combination of technical resources, predictive maintenance and manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain continuing education process for all operations staff.
  • Oversee construction projects.  Review all construction documentation for completeness of architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing plans.
  • Develop, monitor and present DDSupport Stat departmental outcomes.
  • Develop and coordinate staff training activities with Human Resources Administrator/Staff Development. Participate and represent Cuyahoga DD in activities of other organizations or agencies.
  • Analyze needs as part of the budgeting process including entry into Cuyahoga DD budget software program and projection of annual needs for equipment and supplies. 
  • Represent Cuyahoga DD and participate on county and state level committees and workgroups.

BENEFITS PACKAGE:  Our outstanding benefits package includes, flexible work schedule, retirement through the Ohio PERS, and low-cost major medical insurance, and free dental, vision & life insurance; over a dozen paid holidays annually; paid leave time (vacation, personal, and sick days); in-house training;  professional leave and reimbursement; and many more perks!

SALARY RANGE:   The actual starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications but we have committed to a minimum starting salary of $85,000.00.  Therefore, please make sure to highlight your experience and qualifications, specifically the required and desired qualifications noted below.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in facilities management, construction management, engineering, or strongly related field is required.
  • Experience working with a unionized workforce highly desirable.
  • Facilities management experience in multi-building environment is required.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in supervision, facilities management, construction management, and contract administration.
  • Professional trades license preferred but not required.
  • Experience in Cuyahoga County bid processes preferred, but not required.
  • Valid state of Ohio driver's license and continued maintenance of excellent driving record is required.