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Facilities Services Specialist

Date: October 11, 2021 
Facility Services (Main Library)
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours)
Salary: Grade 11, $20.56/hour/Non-exempt

About the Library

Since 1874, the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) has been an essential community asset. We’ve been recognized nationally as one of the finest public libraries in the United States due to our excellent customer service, collaborative community involvement, and high level of customer and employee satisfaction.

The ASCPL has created a new Facilities Services Specialist position to support our Mission Statement to provide resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, voluntary benefits (health, dental, and vision), ASCPL-provided life insurance, and retirement through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Facilities Services Specialist position serves as the Facilities Services department’s communication hub and coordinates work with and for internal and external customers.  This position will support the implementation of a new work order system, and then it will “own” it by reviewing all work requests, assigning tasks, and creating, managing, and closing out work tickets assigned to the position and others inside and outside the ASCPL to coordinate work at all 19 Branch and Main Library locations.  The position further communicates with internal customers about maintenance and operational issues via phone and email, and it dispatches technicians and contractors to perform emergent repairs as requested by internal customers.  The role also schedules services, notifies staff regarding services scheduled, and helps staff when they experience issues or have special requests.

To make sure our vendors are completing the work expected, the position manages service contract partners by ensuring that technicians and contractors are performing prescribed proactive maintenance, adhering to maintenance plans and safety protocols, and ensuring all maintenance activities are completed effectively and on time in accordance with contracts.

The position also performs some administrative duties, including serving as the front desk receptionist for the Facilities Services office, ordering supplies and uniforms, preparing miscellaneous correspondence and meeting minutes, managing spreadsheets, distributing mail, filing and recordkeeping, collecting timesheets, and answering telephones.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Required:  Completion of two years of college.  Previous customer service experience.  Previous administrative assistant experience.  Demonstrated ability to use software packages such as MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, proficiently.  Strong attention to detail, including the ability to work with a high level of accuracy.  Knowledge of standard office procedures.  Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work effectively and to manage and follow through with multiple projects/tasks simultaneously in an efficient and steady manner.  Ability to work with and maintain confidential information.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated proof-reading ability.  Excellent customer service skills, including pleasant personality, professionalism, and diplomacy.  Ability to bend, stoop, stand, reach, and lift with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred:  Possession of a bachelor’s degree.

Deadline For Application

Open Until Filled (Preference given to candidates who apply within the first two weeks)

For consideration, applicants must either submit a resume including salary history and a cover letter indicating previous applicable experience and training or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Resumes should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or should be mailed to:

Human Resources
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326-0001


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