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Facilities Manager Job Opening

Position: Facilities Manager, Freedom House

Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilities live independently in the community.

At Freedom House, the Facilities Manager reports to the Program Director. Responsibilities for this position include:


Oversight for general maintenance of facility

  • continuously review building/equipment maintenance plans and specifications, as well as ensure that all records and certificates necessary for compliance with funder and government building and safety requirements are properly retained,
  • maintain and review service contracts related to any equipment requiring warranty and service documentation, such as elevators, air conditioners, doors, boilers, security cameras, washing machines, etc.,
  • investigate damages to facilities/equipment and determine a plan for repair and resolution (including budget, vendor selection, and timetable for work),
  • inspect any building/equipment maintenance or repair work in progress and evaluate this work to ensure it has been performed as specified,
  • proactively identify future building/equipment maintenance and repair projects and make recommendations to direct supervisors,
  • prepare building for government and other inspections (e.g. NYS OCFS, NYS DHS, Callahan, etc.),
  • prioritize workload and manage many projects simultaneously,
  • provide direct supervision to housekeeping/maintenance staff.

Oversight for building security and safety

  • ensure compliance with applicable codes and proper functioning of security and safety systems and attainment of appropriate safety certifications (e.g. Fire Safety Director),
  • conduct and track monthly/periodic fire drills,
  • proactively identify improvements to security policies and procedures and make recommendations to direct supervisors,
  • issue and keep accurate inventory of keys, change locks and replace keys as needed,
  • direct supervision of security staff (Transitional Housing site only).

Oversight for furnishings/room turnover maintenance

  • maintain and refurbish common rooms and resident spaces, as needed,
  • purchase replacement furniture as appropriate (including budget, vendor selection, delivery schedules),
  • manage disposal of old furniture and receipt and placement of new furniture,
  • ensure cleaning/touching up resident spaces when residents move.


  • High school diploma required, AA or Certification in Property/Facilities Management preferred.
  • Experience working in an emergency or transitional shelter environment desired.
  • Extensive working knowledge in emergency evacuation procedures, fire sprinkler control systems, water shut off valves, HVAC & lighting override controls, security alarm system and basic electrical controls, and other building operations and equipment.
  • Knowledge of legal codes and standards (OSHA, NYS and NYC building and safety codes, ADA standards, etc.) and government funder regulations (e.g. NYS OCFS, NYC DHS, NYS OTDA)
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, manage many projects simultaneously, and effectively supervise direct reports.

BFL provides equal employment opportunity.

To Apply:

Please visit BFL’s website at http://www.bflnyc.org/about-us/employment/

Click the appropriate link on the page and enter your information online.

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