This position is the Chief of the Maintenance Division (Facility Manager) at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This position is one of five division chiefs reporting to the Superintendent. The incumbent is responsible for the supervision of maintenance and facility management functions that provide for the operation and protection of over 70,000 acres with diverse natural and cultural resources and 11,000 acres of designated wilderness. The incumbent provides supervision, leadership and mentoring for a WS-10 Maintenance Supervisor and a GS-9 Facility Management Specialist (FMSS), and indirectly supervises 5 permanent full time employees, 1 permanent part time employee, 1 subject to furlough employee, and up to fifteen seasonal employees. In addition to a full range of maintenance management responsibilities, the incumbent is expected to foster good relations among divisions and work closely with other members of the management team to complete short and long range planning and manage park operations on an ongoing basis.
Incumbent provides direction on all matters concerning park maintenance and provides technical advice and support for the construction, rehabilitation and modification of facilities. Prepares rehabilitation and construction estimates, budgets, and operating programs for an operation of over $750,000, ensuring allocations are properly and beneficially expended and utilized. Establishes goals, objectives, priorities and activities to ensure conformance with agency policy, maintenance standards, and planning and budget constraints.
Directs all phases of major maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of roads and trails, buildings and utilities, grounds, quarters, motor vehicles, heavy equipment, and historic structures.
Identifies project needs and develops scopes of work, coordinates design requirements with the Regional Office designers; reviews plans for operational requirements and serves as the Contracting Officer's Representative for many maintenance and construction projects. Serves as project inspector for construction projects that are contracted. Monitors contract progress and quality, and coordinates with contractors and contracting officers.
Reviews and initiates appropriate action on U.S. Public Health Service Environmental Health Surveys and State Health Department reports as they relate to maintenance operations. While providing these services, also supervises an active and effective safety program to ensure employees and visitors are protected from physical and health hazards.
Ensures equal opportunity for subordinate employees in the selection of employees for training, promotion, awards, recognition, and other career opportunities.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan's rural Upper Peninsula on the South shore of Lake Superior between the communities of Munising and Grand Marais. The park encompasses 42 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and is renowned for its spectacular sandstone cliffs, white sand beaches, waterfalls and streams, inland lakes, pristine backcountry, and the 1974 Au Sable Light station. Park headquarters is located just outside of Munising. No government housing is available for this position. A variety of affordable housing (both rental and purchase) is available within Munising and surrounding Alger County. Amenities in Munising include basic shopping, medical facilities, and K-12 schools. Complete shopping, a Regional Medical Center, and Northern Michigan University are located in Marquette, Michigan, 45 miles west of Munising. Summers are warm and very pleasant. Winters are long with annual snowfall averages of 110 inches. The area offers outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation including hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, biking, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.
For additional information regarding the duties of this position and the area, please see Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or call Administrative Officer, John Kacich at (906) 387-2607.