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Job Ref:  2014-00427
Organization:  City of Asheville
Job Category:  Fleet Services
Construction Management
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  North Carolina (NC)
City:  Asheville
Salary and Benefits:  $89,150.80 - $124,811.11 hiring range negotiable depending on qualifications

The City of Asheville is seeking a talented professional for the position of General Services Director. Work involves planning, organizing, supervising, and coordinating the activities of the General Services Division. Responsible for the planning, construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of all city buildings. Position develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Division. Supervision is exercised over a diverse staff to include professionals, administrative, technical and trades workers. The employee exercises considerable independent judgment in interpreting codes, technical specifications, and requirements in determining compliance of warranties, contract maintenance issues, and construction or maintenance. While work is performed under limited supervision of the City Manager’s Office, the employee is responsible for operational duties and daily activities. Work is evaluated in terms of the proper interpretation and application of requirements and laws and the overall effectiveness of the department.
This position is exempt and a part of the executive pay plan, 37.5 hours per week. The General Services Director position is not subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Law.
$89,150.80 - $124,811.11 hiring range negotiable depending on qualifications.
Application review will begin August 29, 2014.


  • Plans, organizes and supervises the activities of the General Services Division to include hiring, training, supervising and evaluating the work of subordinate employees.
  • Provides management administration, organizational leadership, and team building; motivates and evaluates personnel.
  • Coordinates with the City’s Risk Management Division for OSHA requirements within assigned areas.
  • Coordinates the contracting process: writes specifications, solicits bids, selects contractors, monitors contractor performance, and approves payments.
  • Develops, plans and implements departmental goals and objectives.
  • Develops, recommends and administers approved policies and procedures.
  • Develops programs for the safety of staff; instructs appropriate individuals in proper safety procedures.
  • Coordinates activities with those of other City departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of a variety of studies and reports related to current operations and long-range City needs and develops specific proposals and recommendations. 
  • Coordinates and participates in a variety of meetings with City officials, administrators, employees, and outside agencies to interpret and explain fleet or facility requirements and improve operations.
  • Supervises and participates in the development of the budget; participate in the forecast of revenue, expenses and additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved budget and guide subordinate managers in developing and administering division and unit budgets.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


  • Oversees fleet management functions; including the City’s fuel station, parts inventory, vehicle repair contracts, and coordinates with Sustainability Office for fuel type and efficiency efforts.
  • Through subordinate supervisors, responsible for the maintenance, repair, modification, and services of an extensive fleet of gasoline and diesel powered trucks, automobiles, and construction equipment. 
  • Oversees the City’s Motor Pool and Fuel Cards. 


  • Oversees facility maintenance functions including contracting for maintenance of specialized equipment such as, but not limited to, elevators, overhead doors, fire sprinklers, alarms, emergency generators, etc.
  • Develops and implements long-term maintenance/ replacement plans.
  • Plans and manages capital facilities projects for City buildings by managing, organizing, coordinating and monitoring activities and functions of such projects in cooperation with other departments and outside agencies.
  • Conducts various analyses and inspections of City buildings to determine the most cost effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement.  Analyses and inspections shall include but not be limited to heating, cooking, air handling, lighting, plumbing, electrical, and other building systems.
  • Coordinates electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and building maintenance and repairs for City buildings assuring the proper permits are obtained and all codes, ordinances, regulations, and laws are met; collaborates with the Facility Manager.
  • Plans, schedules and implements construction, maintenance and operation activities designed to provide quality facilities within city Buildings; oversees construction and maintenance work to determine acceptability and conformance to standards.
  • Coordinates with the City’s Sustainability Office for energy efficiency efforts in performing maintenance repairs within city buildings.


Bachelor’s degree in architecture, structural, mechanical, electrical or civil engineering, construction management or a related field,  minimum of five (5) years of directly related increasingly responsible experience; and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience required to perform essential position functions.

A Master’s degree in Engineering or Architecture, Business Administration (M.B.A.) or in Public Administration (M.P.A.) is desirable. 

Possession of one or more of the following certifications preferred:  Professional Energy Manager (PEM), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Energy Manager in Training (EMIT), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), LEED-AP, LEED-GA, or other comparable professional certification.

Apply Online: www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs

Application review will begin August 29, 2014 with position open until filled

Final Applicants are subject to Pre-employment Drug Screening and Background Check.

The City of Asheville is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate in employment or the provision of services on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, or familial status.

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