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*FAIRGROUNDS COMPLEX OPERATIONS MANAGER
Pay Range GC22

INTRODUCTION

This classification assumes management responsibility for the corrective and preventative maintenance staff and facility operations of the fair complex; prioritize and coordinate maintenance staff activities; determine priorities; participate in long-range preventative maintenance; represent fair to contractors, vendors and community.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Inspect fairground facility; assess needs; identify and prioritize work projects; evaluate needed materials and equipment; assign employees to project; ensure necessary materials and equipment is available.

2. Supervise operational staff; review daily activity; offer technical and physical assistance as needed and determine best solution when problems arise. Assume final accountability for work performed within the unit. Ensure work is in compliance with Oregon specialty code specifications. Responsible for selecting, training and evaluating staff. Interpret policy and procedure.

3. Manage staff and equipment and assure facility is ready for scheduled activities and events, which includes rodeo, horse shows, meetings, banquets, trade shows, racing, etc. Meet prospective tenants and show the facilities, determine requirements and estimate labor charges for events.

4. Assist in annual budget preparation by preparing operational budget; monitor fiscal expenditures for building maintenance unit. Develop long-range preventative maintenance programs. Attend annual management workshop.

5. Determine future needs for equipment and supplies; write specifications and requisitions for supplies; obtain quotes, prices and general information.

6. Establish and maintain maintenance record keeping.

7. Represent facility to sales representatives, vendors, users of facility, Chamber of Commerce, schools, etc. Coordinate with community events and serve on committees to ensure success for facility and event sponsor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of corrective and preventative building, grounds, and mechanical maintenance methods; considerable knowledge of methods and materials used in interior/exterior painting, irrigation systems, plumbing, vehicle repair; considerable knowledge of value of new and obsolete building maintenance and building facility equipment; considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of vehicles and some heavy equipment, tractors, forklifts, appliances and small tool repair; reasonable knowledge of Oregon specialty codes that govern building construction. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; read blueprints and layout sketches; determine time and materials for a given project; supervise fair maintenance functions and support staff and to establish and direct approved work and safety standards; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, other agency representatives, boards, contractors, consultants, vendors, fair visitors and public.

Education, experience and training: Six years progressively responsible work experience in building construction or building and mechanical maintenance work experience which includes one year of management experience OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications: Knowledge of gardening, horticulture and landscaping; Associate's degree in business or two years work experience in business; Oregon commercial driver's license.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

Work is performed under the guidance of the fair complex director. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice. Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service. Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established department policy and procedures, building construction, maintenance, and mechanical reference materials, manufacturer catalogs and reference materials, State specialty code materials, blueprints. Employee uses seasoned judgment in interpreting guidelines and contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes or adapting guidelines to problems encountered.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  This work is performed both in the office and in the fairground. When in the office, work is sedentary. When outside the office, work may require bending, hearing alarms and voice conversations, lifting up to 60 pounds, operating equipment and power tools with common exposure to paints and chemicals, pulling, pushing, standing and walking. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions.

 
   
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