Maintenance Supervisor

Application – (.pdf)

Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Maintenance Supervisor ensures the Library building, utility systems, and grounds are maintained in a clean, safe, and well-functioning manner, and advises library management/administration in maintenance issues. Duties require interpersonal skills, independent judgement, and independent action. The Maintenance Supervisor works with both public and staff.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Monitor all utility systems on a day-to-day basis to ensure proper functioning, including geothermal, electrical, gas, water, fire suppression, roofing, and other structural or property systems.
  • Undertake and oversee service contracts with outside vendors to ensure safety and adequacy of building systems maintenance.
  • Perform general repairs as needed, including items such as carpet cleaning, lighting repairs, and limited painting.
  • Ensure proper safety inspections of systems are performed and any discrepancies are corrected quickly and efficiently.
  • Ensure grounds are kept clean, easily accessible, and in good condition in all seasons.
  • Oversee, and as needed, assist janitorial crew in the cleaning and maintenance of the building and property.
  • Make recommendations for equipment, system, or mechanical upgrades or replacements as needed.
  • Monitor and order supplies as needed, maintain orderly janitorial closets.
  • Manage and monitor the Library budgets related to “building and grounds” operations. Make yearly recommendations and submit projections for upcoming fiscal year.
  • Work to decrease expenses through utility costs, suppliers, procedures and/or equipment.
  • Monitor meeting room schedules daily and manage as necessary.
  • Assist Library staff with projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Expected Hours of Work

Employee must work 37.5 hours a week to maintain full time status. Evenings and
weekends may be required depending on weather conditions, maintenance needs, or emergency situations.


Required education and experience

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3-years’ work experience in building maintenance and utility systems supervision.



  • Ability to read, write, and compute, using standard office software including Microsoft Office products, email, and internet usage.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with staff, vendors, technicians, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of customer service and commitment to public service.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate skill required in a variety of electrical, mechanical, carpentry, and repair fields.
  • Ability to work under pressure, coordinating multiple responsibilities simultaneously, and to meet firm deadlines.
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving history. Personal transportation that can be used for business travel is required.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach about shoulder height or below waist with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  Occasional travel to other locations to work may be required.  There may be some work performed outdoors or in other community buildings.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Candidate will be expected to comply with current state and local COVID-19 guidelines, including but not limited to wearing a face mask while working.

Note: This job description does not necessarily reflect all aspects of the job function.



This position is hourly, non-exempt. Salary is commensurate with experience.  Paul Sawyier Public Library offers excellent benefits including health and life insurance benefits, optional dental and vision benefits, vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, retirement and optional deferred compensation plans.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a Paul Sawyier Public Library Employment Application, a cover letter stating why you are the best person for the position, and a resumé.  Application deadline is July 3, 2020. All documents can be submitted via email or mailed to the contact information below:


Paul Sawyier Public Library
ATTN: Human Resources
319 Wapping St
Frankfort KY 40601



NO phone calls please.