Building Maintenance Supervisor

Position Title

Building Maintenance Supervisor (Printable Version)

  • Ability to read basic operating instructions and writes reports. 
  • Demonstrated aptitude for the successful completion of tasks. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the basic techniques of electrical repair and maintenance, carpentry, and grounds maintenance. 
  • Experience with custodial services or the equivalent in custodial service in other institutions and/or firms. 
  • Certificate of good health signed by a licensed physician. 
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Executive Director may find appropriate and acceptable. 
Reports To:  

RARA Administration

Job Goal:  
  • To maintain the physical recreation facilities in a condition of operating excellence, cleanliness, and safety, so that full recreational use of them may be made at all times. 
  • To supervise and lead a crew of general custodial personnel whose major responsibility is to provide students with a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean, and efficient building in which to learn, play, and develop.     
Brief Description of Position:

The Building Maintenance Supervisor directs and participates in the performance of all custodial and maintenance activities.  He/She must be knowledgeable in the areas of plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical maintenance, carpentry, and general maintenance.  In addition, he/she also has a partial responsibility for the upkeep of the building grounds.

  • Cleans and maintains all HVAC and other major equipment.
  • Supervises and participates in necessary painting and general repairs to plumbing, electrical, carpentry, windows, and general mechanical areas.
  • Supervises and maintains the building grounds.
  • Assists in snow removal. (Sidewalk, main entrance areas).
  • Supervises and participates in the general cleaning and maintenance of recreational buildings.
  • Orders and receives supplies and equipment, and maintains necessary inventories.
  • Assumes responsibility for the general security of the buildings.
  • Assumes responsibility for the general fire safety of the buildings.
  • Performs emergency repair services as necessary.
  • Conducts an ongoing program of general maintenance, upkeep, and repair.
  • Responsible for the setting up and tearing down of equipment during special events.
  • Will be available on a 24-hour call basis when building or ground emergencies arise.
  • Examines buildings on a regular basis for needed repairs, maintenance, and cleanliness.
  • Establishes and recommends, in cooperation with RARA administration, priorities on repair projects and estimates the cost of these projects.
  • Plans and oversees all maintenance and repair work and develops an efficient system for dealing with emergency repair problems.
  • Performs maintenance as required.
  • Orders materials as needed, and makes recommendations of supplies and equipment for purchase.
  • Establishment of a regular preventative maintenance program.    
  • Is responsible for regulating heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems to provide temperatures appropriate to the season and to ensure economical usage of fuel, water, and electricity.  
  • Performs grounds maintenance as required.
  • Assumes appropriate responsibility for general security of the buildings.
  • Performs all other assignments and responsibilities as directed. 

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Executive Director. 

Terms of Employment: 

Full time salary position

Starting Salary: $35,000 - $40,000 DOQ with benefits

Start date: Accepting resumes until position is filled


Email or mail cover letter and resume to:

Ronald Jewell; Executive Director

Rochester Avon Recreation Authority

500 E Second Street

Rochester MI 48307

Recreation Intern

Coordinates, administers and directs the staff/volunteers/contractors and activities for various Camps, Recreation Programs, Special Events, and other programming at RARA. 

  • Internship is seasonal from Jan - August or May - December 
  • Hours are a minimum of 40 per week, with night, weekend, and holiday hours required.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Provide planning, promotion/marketing and coordination of recreations programs that include, but are not limited to, Sports Camps, Day Camps, Evening Youth Sports programs, Evening Golf programs, Weekend and Evening Special Events. 
  2. Assist Superintendent with Sponsorships. 
  3. Recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies needed to carry out the above programs. 
  4. Interview and recommend hiring of staff as necessary. Provide direction and evaluation of said staff. 
  5. Monitor varied recreation administrative duties such as registration, fee collection, etc. Verify that fees are collected properly and forms are completed properly and turned in promptly. Provide information to the public on the programs. Monitor documentation of program activities through participation review and photography. 
  6. Ability to fill in for recreational leaders; providing supervision and discipline for children in recreation program to ensure their safety. 
  7. Provide Recreation Supervisors with information on the program on a timely basis. Prepare reports of expenditures, revenues, participants, etc. 
  8. Assist with the supervision and management of the Field House as needed. 
  9. Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Internship/practicum required for completing Bachelor's or Master's degree in Parks and Recreation or related field 
  • Experience with programs, events and recreational facilities 
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, and managing files and records 
  • Good communications skills both oral and written

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Ability and experience working with and relating to people of all ages. 
  • Prior experience working in summer recreational programs.

How to Apply

Email Resume and Cover Letter to:

Subject line: Internship January - August  2017 or May - December 2017



Recreation Aide


The Rochester Avon Recreation Authority is seeking intermittent part-time Recreation Aides responsible for supporting athletic programs and activities and assisting program participants.  We are currently hiring for youth basketball and volleyball site supervisors, officials, and scorekeepers.  

Essential Functions 

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •  Assists with the planning and implementation of athletic programs including sports competitions, games, skate park, and special events. 
  •  Provides oversight and direction of athletic program participants and volunteers; monitors control of athletic games, participants and spectators.  
  •  Monitors various athletic games, operates score clock, keeps score, maintains appropriate records, and ensures adherence to established rules and regulations.  
  • Performs administrative duties including answering phones, responding to patrons, completing forms, setting up and breaking down necessary equipment, etc.  
  •  Maintains facility order and cleanliness.  
  •  Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance. 
  •  Must possess technical knowledge of recreational games such as basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, etc.  
  •  This position requires excellent inter-personal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to effectively interact with and contribute to the growth and development of diverse citizen groups. 
  • Ability to see, hear, stand/walk for extended periods of time, lift from ground to above shoulder, climb, bend, stoop, sit, push, pull, perform tasks requiring manual dexterity and utilize telephone communications.


Requires level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency and some experience in recreation, athletics or a related field. Experience with sports activities is a plus.  The preferred candidate will have a high school diploma  or equivalent.

Additional Information & Requirements

The preferred candidate will possess a current CPR/First Aid certification.  Work Location: Various Schools/Recreation Facilities throughout the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills.  Work Hours: Typically 10 - 19.5 hours per week; hours are scheduled Monday through Friday 3:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday 8am-10pm. January to December and may vary depending on events schedule.

Salary Information

Between $8.50 and $12.00/hour based on experience and level of programming supervision.  Candidates are required to complete a drug screen and background check before starting work

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