Facilities Manager
Job Type

POSITION TITLE: Facilities Manager

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is seeking an experienced Facilities Manager to oversee all building and maintenance-related activities for our ten locations. The selected candidate will be responsible for preserving the good condition of our facilities and ensuring that our library locations are safe and well-functioning.

The ideal candidate will be well-organized and passionate about optimizing the use of space and equipment to best suit the Library’s diverse facility needs while demonstrating reliability, knowledge, and efficacy towards the goal of ensuring our facilities are clean and safe for employees and members of the public.


Downtown Huntsville Branch

915 Monroe Street 

Huntsville, AL 35801

HOURS AND COMPENSATION: Full-time, 40 hours a week, $25.81 an hour. General schedule to include Monday – Friday with occasional weekends as needed. Schedule flexibility required.


Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Facilities. This position is classified as Non-exempt for the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Work involves responsibility for the daily upkeep of multiple library facilities. Work includes minor repair and general upkeep such as painting, patching, minor electrical work, minor plumbing work, and moving fixtures, as well as acting as a point of contact for outside repair technicians and contract workers.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of the Deputy Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise outside vendors and contractors as needed.


Acts as a team member in fulfilling the Library’s Mission Statement: “This is the public’s library. We empower individuals to create their own futures, explore the universe of ideas, and connect with our community and the world.”

Oversees building and grounds maintenance, including serving as point of contact for contracted services such as custodial, grounds keeping, waste management, security, and repair technicians; checks completed work by vendors and contractors.

Ensures that facilities are clean and maintained according to Library policy and procedures; conducts and documents regular facility inspections to ensure facilities are in good condition. 

Monitors facilities and coordinates with the Deputy Director to any major maintenance issues; assists Deputy Director with review of service contacts as needed.

Recommends maintenance, mechanical, electrical, and facility updates and/or modifications in line with Library goals to the Deputy and Executive Director as needed.

Completes minor maintenance tasks such as changing filters, light bulbs and ballasts, painting and patching walls and surfaces, minor electrical repairs, and minor plumbing repairs; ensures library grounds remain clear of hazards such as snow, ice, leaves, and debris; oversees and assists in major maintenance tasks as needed.

Schedules vehicle maintenance as needed; ensures vehicles are clean and fueled for use by library staff.


Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires standing, walking, reaching, climbing, stooping, and lifting/carrying items generally not exceeding 50 pounds. Must possess the mobility to carry supplies and deliveries over uneven terrain. Must possess the vision required to read printed materials and a computer screen. Must possess the ability to hear and speak both in person and over the telephone. Physical dexterity is required including hand-to-eye coordination and manipulative skills congruent with the operation of vehicles, carts, and tools. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Involves performing work both inside and outside of facilities, including in adverse weather conditions and/or temperature extremes. Involves hazards associated with operating vehicles, working with tools, working around equipment such as HVAC units, elevators, and similar facility equipment. Involves the use of chemicals and/or heavy machinery. May interact with upset staff and/or members of the public.




Comprehensive knowledge and experience in building and grounds maintenance; knowledge of computer controlled heating and cooling systems; ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in both written, oral, or diagrammatic form; ability to work occasionally in poor weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, or snow; ability to safely and correctly handle cleaning solutions and chemicals; ability to safely and correctly operate a variety of tools; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, corporate representatives, officials of other agencies, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors.


A Bachelor’s degree in Facility Maintenance or a related field OR high school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency plus three (3) or more years additional experience in a maintenance or equipment repair based role; or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides a demonstrated potential for performing the above listed duties of the position is required. 

Possession of a clean driving record and the ability to pass a criminal background check is required.

This job description is not nor is it intended to be a complete state of all duties, functions, and responsibilities that comprise this position. Employees may be expected to perform additional duties that may not be reflected in this description.

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.