The Facilities Management Department is responsible for the maintenance, repair and security of county-owned and leased buildings, along with utilities, capital lease management, space needs planning and oversight of capital improvement and renovation projects at all county facilities. Its divisions include Custodial Services, Design & Construction Administration Team, Maintenance, and Utilities.
Custodial Services has the responsibility of providing in-house custodial staff for the M. C. Blanchard Judicial Building and the Ernie Lee Magaha Governmental Center, as well as managing and overseeing a large custodial service and maintenance contract. The division acts as a quality assurance evaluator and ensures all buildings are clean and presentable each day.
Design & Construction Administration Team
The DCAT Division is staffed by design and construction professionals who work closely with other county departments, agencies and elected officials in the management of renovation and construction projects. DCAT works on projects from conceptual discussions through the budgeting, planning, and design stages and ultimately through construction. The project management ensures that new facilities meet the needs of the using agencies as well as meeting the appropriate standards and requirements for systems, materials and construction.
The Maintenance Division, through preventative maintenance and controlled facilities inspections, keeps the many county facilities that vary in size, age, type of construction and usage in working order. A number of the county’s buildings function as customer-oriented service facilities; however, there are numerous special-purpose facilities, such as the Escambia County Sheriff’s administrative and correctional facilities, fire departments, emergency management sites and community centers.
The Utilities Division focuses on energy conservation, controlling consumption, and targeting waste in an effort to keep county facilities working as efficiently and economically as possible.