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Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and monitoring the activities and operations of all of the McKenzie County buildings; including grounds maintenance, facility constructions, and facility repair or renovation.

TYPICAL CLASS DUTIES OF THE FACILITIES MANAGER: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

Assess the current condition of electrical, heating/air conditioning, plumbing, security, and other essential facilities and equipment to ensure all equipment is working properly and all building codes are in order.

Assist in developing a system for repair and maintenance and maintain accurate records of the condition of the equipment and other systems of the buildings.

Coordinates with outside contractors for those items that are not within the scope of the building maintenance team. Coordinate with Department Heads to maintain County vehicles, machinery, and other equipment.

Supervise office support staff including scheduling, work assignments/ special projects, training, counseling, and evaluating. Develop and/or implement policies and procedures, forms, work methods, schedules, job priorities to be followed, and coordinate all Departmental work. Develop staff development programs such as skills enhancement trainings and sessions.

Assist in educating County employees and initiate interventions to solve problems and on the proper use and care of equipment and other facilities.


High school diploma/GED with seven (7) or more years of Facilities/Building Management experience required; or, any equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above. A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Project Management is preferred, but not required.

The right candidate will possess the following:

* Proven ability in working with outside vendors and contractors

* Experience supervising maintenance personnel

* Must be detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task

* The ability to analyze and trouble shoot

* Experience with a variety of electrical systems, mechanical equipment, and controls.

* Extensive knowledge of computers, computer programs, scanning equipment and various office machines.


The facilities manager position typically requires: reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Moderate Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Moderate work involves moving most of the time. Jobs are moderate if walking and standing are required frequently and all other moderate criteria are met.

Incumbents may be subject to travel.


The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

 Positions open until filled

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care Flexible Spending Program Group Life

Insurance – Retirement – Optional Deferred Comp Plan

Vacation – Sick Leave – Paid Holidays 

       Employment Application available online at

An applicant who is a resident of North Dakota and eligible to claim veterans’ preference must abide by the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines available at  and submit any documentation with an otherwise complete application. 

Submit resume and/or application by mail, email, or hand deliver to:

McKenzie County Human Resources 
201 5th St NW, Suite 700
Watford City, ND 58854

Equal Opportunity Employer

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