Facilities Specialist


The Facilities Specialist will be responsible for maintaining all facilities at DMC under the direction of the Director of Infrastructure and in partnership with other DMC staff members, including inspecting, maintaining, and repairing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems to ensure optimal operating results. The position helps to plan, budgets, and schedules facility repairs, services, and/or modifications, and assures that all work is done in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. This is a full-time position.

DMC is committed to professional development and investment in this position, and will provide training in the specifics of the position as appropriate.

Position Responsibilities

DMC seeks to constantly provide safe working and living conditions.  As such, this position helps assure that all work in this department is done in compliance with DMC rules and regulations, as well as local, state, and federal regulations.

  • Oversee various department schedules: vehicle maintenance, shop cleaning, tool maintenance, equipment preventative maintenance, winterization, etc.
  • Work within the confines of tightly managed project and department budgets.
  • Coordinate with the department leadership on facilities related purchasing.
  • In project management, generate accurate budget models, accurate timelines, personnel plans, stakeholder management plans, and general professionalism in approach and execution.
  • Create, maintain, and execute a comprehensive preventative maintenance plan, to be created with department leadership and staff members. This includes creating and implementing a tool management and tracking system.
  • Track and maintain accurate records to support facilities operations (e.g., MSDS sheets, equipment manuals, etc.).
  • Perform maintenance of building systems, including complex problem identification and troubleshooting, regular inspections of space use to assure compliance with building standards, and regular safety inspections.
  • In cooperation with department leadership: repair, maintain, replace, install, and work with a variety of equipment that include all (but not limited to) the following systems: electrical/electronic systems, mechanical systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems, etc.
  • Operate power- and manual-hand tools.
  • Schedule and perform duties in carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, heating/cooling, ventilation, roofing and security.
  • General operational support: cleaning and maintaining common areas and work areas daily. This includes event support, including set-up and breakdown of events and meetings.
  • Other duties as needed.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an incoming Facilities Specialist to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed year-round, with a significant portion out of doors, with some office work (periodic exposure to computer screen and extensive typing on computer may be required). Regular highway driving and attendance at night meetings may be required to carry out duties. Considerable standing, walking, and hiking for several miles and some lifting up to fifty (50) pounds as well as regular crouching, bending, kneeling, etc., are required.

Required Training/Skill Sets

  • Demonstrated experience in facilities management
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (verbal and electronic)
  • Demonstrated understanding of management, budget management, critical thinking, and general professionalism in the workplace.
  • Experience using and maintaining tools, machines, drills, cutting equipment, power equipment, paints, solvents, and other maintenance equipment and materials while adhering to all safety protocols. 
  • Ability to read, interpret, and share/communicate documents such as safety rules, operating parameters, general maintenance expectations, and procedural manuals
  • Knowledge of basic computer systems including Word, Excel, Google documents/sheets
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with staff, volunteers, and the general community
  • Possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver License
  • Strong, demonstrated ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in facilities/construction management or related certifications
  • Experience supervising teams of staff and volunteer management
  • At least two years of closely related experience
  • Past experience with retreat center setting/operations
  • Project management certifications

Compensation and Benefits

  • Full-time
  • Beginning at $13.46 per hour (living at DMC) & $15.00 if living offsite.
  • Low-cost housing and meal plan required (currently a combined $375.00 per month)
  • Participation in SMC’s Paid Time Off and Paid Sick Leave program (estimated 10 days of PTO accrued in first year of employment, 12 days in second year, 15 days in third and fourth years, 20 days in fifth and subsequent years)
  • Free participation in staff classes and programs

To apply, please email Mac McGoldrick: mac@dralamountain.org and include (1) a cover letter addressing your qualifications for this position and (2) a resume that highlights your relevant experience. Please be sure to establish your experience and interest in this position in your cover letter. In your email subject line, please indicate “Facilities Specialist – (Your Last Name)”.