Central Ohio Transit Authority
  • 31-Jan-2018 to 01-Apr-2018 (EST)
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • $64,522 - $83,879
  • Salary
  • Full Time

COTA offers competitive benefits including: Medical/RX, Vision, Dental, Supplemental Insurance, Life Insurance, Employee Discounts, Employee Bus Pass; Wellness Initiatives, Tuition Reimbursement, as well as Retirement through OPERS/Deferred Compensation.


Performs highly professional responsibilities and supervisory work managing COTAs Operations Facilities, Transit Centers, Park-N-Rides, and Bus Stops. Facilities Operations requires Capital Project Management and oversight of Design Consultants and Construction Contractors; analysis, maintenance, and operation of Facilities assets; service contract development and oversight; budget development and management; compliance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations; supporting COTA events; and providing safe and comfortable environment for COTA staff and customers. Responsibilities include the management of COTA Facility Union staff and coordination of Facilities Operations with other COTA stakeholder departments.


  • Monitors and coordinates the activities required to perform facility-related tasks; provides daily supervision, prioritizes work, ensures adequate training and motivation for Facilities Maintenance Personnel; establishes work schedules; interprets and applies contract provisions fairly and equitably to avoid labor disputes while maximizing the use of personnel and equipment; coordinates preparation and monitoring of budget;
  • Develops, maintains, and analyzes COTA Preventative Maintenance systems to meet or exceed OEM standards; ensures all grant-funded equipment are maintained according to Federal Transit Administration regulations; maintains new equipment warranties. Tracks Facilities labor and maintenance operations using asset management technology;
  • Ensures a clean, safe and comfortable work facility for public use, administrative and represented staff; develops preventative maintenance programs and budgets, and maintains necessary schedules and logs of all COTA facilities and equipment;
  • Requisitions material and equipment required to perform building and grounds related tasks and maintains inventory of parts and supplies for routine and preventative maintenance and cleaning; monitors open purchase orders of subcontractors, capital projects and test products and oversees work of all on-site contractor personnel;
  • Ensures 24-hour on-call coverage of COTA facilities and properties in the event of an emergency including water and/or gas leak repairs, snow removal, EPA release etc.;
  • Maintains good labor relations through effective counseling and disciplining of employees in a fair and equitable manner; achieves maximum productivity and high employee morale through sound and effective communications; decides and may resolve all Step 1 grievances;
  • Coordinates efforts with Legal Services and Human Resources on all building safety and environmental issues; supports all other departments on activities that require the use of Facilities personnel;
  • Obtains specifications for writing scopes of work, planning for capital projects, and monitoring and preparing Facilities budget; supports the Director of Facilities in the execution of projects assigned;
  • Performs Project Manager responsibilities for capital projects that are assigned;
  • May be required to be available through a mobile device via voice and/or data during and outside of normal working hours, at the manager's discretion, and must respond within a reasonable timeframe; and
  • Manages and provides leadership for his/her staff. Hires, trains, develops, and appraises staff effectively. Ensures the Authority meets its EEO responsibilities by assisting in identifying problem areas, participating in local minority organizations, participating in review of complaints alleging discrimination, and supporting career counseling for employees. Takes corrective action as necessary, on a timely basis, and in accordance with policy.


  • Requires an Associate's Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering and five (5) years of experience in construction management, maintenance or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in business or public administration.


  • Knowledge of various building systems, i.e., electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), hydraulics and pneumatics;
  • Knowledge of engineering, design, blueprints, electrical, plumbing and drainage systems, landscaping techniques and site preparation;
  • Skills in verbal and written communication;
  • Skills in human relations;
  • Ability to coordinate with building authorities to obtain permits and inspections; and
  • Ability to utilize computer programs such as CADD and Microsoft Suite.

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