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Libertyville, IL - Facility Manager position

GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates and selection process for the position of Facility Manager for the Village of Libertyville. The position offers a mix of administrative and routine maintenance duties and is ideal for a person with a good working knowledge of building systems who embraces a “roll up the sleeves” approach to the job.

About the Community

Libertyville (pop. 20,315) is a charming, vibrant community with a thriving downtown and excellent schools strategically located in Lake County, just 7 miles west of Lake Michigan and 37 miles north of Chicago. This highly regarded Village provides its residents and visitors with an abundance of recreational, dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities. A family oriented community, residents enjoy high quality municipal services, beautiful parks and open spaces and a variety of recreational options. Libertyville is a politically stable, fiscally strong community with a $60 million total budget and 162 full time and 200 part-time employees. Libertyville is a full service non-home rule community providing, police, fire, public works (including wastewater treatment), community development, finance and recreation.

Village Government and Public Works Department

The Village is governed by a Village President and a Board of six Trustees, (the “Village Board”). With the approval of the Board, the Village President appoints a Village Administrator who manages the day to day affairs of the Village. The Libertyville Public Works Department is a fully accredited department by the American Public Works Association. The department was initially accredited in 2005 and re-accredited in 2009 and 2014. Public Works is comprised of five operating functions: Engineering, Fleet Services, Streets & Utilities, Wastewater Treatment Plant and Parks Maintenance.

Position Responsibilities and Requirements

The Facility Manager will report to the Deputy Director of Public Works. Key position responsibilities include the following:

  • Plans, develops, implements, promotes, and directs maintenance operations for Village buildings and property.
  • Manages budget and operations of the facilities to meet Village budgeted financial goals.
  • Prepares material, labor, and cost estimates for projects.
  • Performs routine and light maintenance as needed.
  • Prepares specifications for and monitors work done by private contractors.
  • Prepares and maintains a preventative schedule on all heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration units.
  • Supervises the Village’s custodial services and assesses the quality of work.
  • Conducts health and safety checks on facilities and equipment; composes safety reports; composes cleaning checklists; ensures proper repairs as required.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory and related records.

Qualified individuals will possess a high school diploma and minimum of three years experience in building maintenance. An Associate Degree is preferred. Top tier candidates will have some municipal facility management experience, and a solid understanding of HVAC and electrical systems. Candidates with equivalent training and work experience are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

The starting salary range is $80,000 - $90,000 DOQ. A comprehensive benefit package includes health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), life insurance and participation in a pension program. The Village also offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time. The Village will consider applicants, such as IMRF pensioners, who prefer a contract arrangement.

Application Process

Candidates should apply with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references online at: First review of candidates will occur on December 4, 2017.

For Questions Contact:

Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at (224) 261-8366 or

The Village of Libertyville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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