Maintenance & Operations

Mission Statement
It's our mission to maintain business continuity by aligning maintenance support functions with the mission, vision and goals of Bexar County.

Objective
Our objective is to maximize the effectiveness of building systems by applying the best building engineering practices, allocate the economic resources efficiently by organizing, planning and optimizing the services provided. We can accomplish this by continuing the pursuit of excellence with improvement processes that align facility maintenance program goals with Bexar County program goals through the implementation of a strategic Facilities Plan that will:
  • Prevent unforeseen major facility renewal expenditures due to roof, mechanical, electrical and other building system failures
  • Identify practical solutions to the demand for future space and changes in space needs
  • Identify, and where possible, implement programs and tools that will improve the Facility Maintenance process
  • Lay the groundwork for making fact-based capital investment decisions by upgrading the program for managing facility data as well as improving the facility planning process
  • Identify and implement sustainable practices that can benefit the environment and reduce operating costs
  • Strategically align sustainable practices with Facilities Operations
  • Continue to maintain compliance with regulatory and accreditation agencies
Programs
County Buildings Division – Downtown Maintenance Operations
County Buildings Division of the Facilities Management Department is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of all County judicial and administrative facilities. The maintenance portfolio include the Courthouse, Justice Center, Paul Elizondo Tower, Courthouse Annex, Fire Marshal’s building, Community Supervision and Corrections Department building (Adult Probation and Pre-Trial Services), Vista Verde Plaza, Elections and Voters Registration facility, Fleet Maintenance, Records Management and Training Center, Flores St Parking Garage (1213 parking spaces) and related office space, Comal St Parking Garage (963 parking spaces) and related office and laboratory space, Vehicle Registration, Tax and Justice of Peace Precinct 1 Satellite Office, the portion of the Laredo Street Facility that houses the Precinct 1 Constable and Justices of the Peace Offices, and the Forensic Science Center.

Pest Control & Facility Upkeep

This division is responsible for the maintenance, pest control services, repair and minor remodeling of the facilities. Preventive, diagnostic, and demand maintenance programs are regularly performed on all equipment, machinery and systems. The facilities maintained by this division generally operate five days a week, at least eight hours per day with after-hours on-call maintenance support services. After hours support services includes but is not limited to the 911 Dispatch Operations Center and the Information Systems Data Center which operate 24/7, 365 days per year.

This division also developed, implemented and monitors the following contracts for proper compliance: janitorial services, elevator maintenance, waste disposal, recycling program, water treatment, un-interruptible power supply systems (UPS), cafeteria concession services, contracted security services, ATM services, uniform services, contracted correctional facility services and other service contracts.

Medical Examiner Accreditation

Downtown Maintenance Operations is also responsible for maintaining compliance with the National Association of Medical Examiners Accreditation as it relates to the Forensic Science Center physical plant.

Jail Facilities
In addition to maintaining compliance with applicable codes and regulations, this section is also responsible for the jail facility, court holding cell system maintaining compliance with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and passing both, annual and periodic TCJS inspections.

Economic effectiveness, efficient services and the application of sound engineering practices to ensure the reliability and effectiveness of all our equipment and utility systems are part of our Facilities Maintenance Division Goals. The proper functioning of these systems helps to ensure the County’s compliance with state mandates and limits any liability concerns.

Adult Detention Center Complex

Adult Detention Center Division of the Facilities Management Department is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the County’s Adult Detention Facilities. Included are the Adult Detention Center and the Adult Detention Center Annex with a total of 4800 beds, the Sheriff’s administrative office spaces, a detached 96-bed portable detention housing unit located adjacent to the Adult Detention Center Annex, and the ADC South Annex . Responsibilities include a complete maintenance program to include pest control services, repair and minor remodeling of the facilities and upkeep of grounds and surface parking lots.

Preventive, corrective, diagnostic, and demand maintenance programs are regularly performed on all equipment, machinery and systems, (including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety and critical electronic equipment) to support the safe and efficient operation of the facilities. This division maintains the facilities 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Contracts developed, implemented and overseen include janitorial services, elevator maintenance, recycling and waste disposal services, pest control services, uninterrupted power supply systems, food services, water treatment and other service contracts.

Economic effectiveness, efficient services and the application of best building engineering practices to ensure the reliability and effectiveness of all building mechanical/electrical equipment and utility systems are part of our Facilities Maintenance Section responsibilities.

The efficient functioning of these systems helps to ensure the County’s compliance with regulatory requirements of state and local agencies, and limits the County's liability. In addition to maintaining compliance with applicable codes and regulations, this section is also responsible for the jail facility maintaining compliance with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and passing both, annual and periodic TCJS inspections.

Juvenile Detention Center - Maintenance Division
Juvenile Detention Center Division of the Facilities Management Department is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Juvenile Detention and administration facilities located at the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center – Mission Road, Cyndi Taylor Krier Juvenile Correctional Treatment Facility, the Frank Tejeda Juvenile Justice Center, the Juvenile Probation Building, the Firing Range and Training Academy located at Farm Road.

Responsibilities for the Juvenile Maintenance Division include maintenance, pest control services, repair and minor remodeling of the facilities. Preventive, corrective, diagnostic, and demand maintenance programs are regularly performed on all equipment, machinery and systems, (including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, life safety and critical electronic equipment) to support the safe and efficient operation of the facilities.

This division also manages the following contracts for proper compliance: janitorial services, elevator maintenance, waste disposal, recycling program, food services, un-interruptible power supply services, pest control services, and water treatment. The Juvenile facilities operate 24 hours per day; seven days a week and the administrative related buildings operate ten hours a day, five days a week.

In addition to maintaining compliance with applicable codes and regulations, this section is also responsible for maintaining compliance at both complexes with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and passing both, annual and unscheduled TJJD inspections as it relates to the physical plant.

Economic effectiveness, efficient services and the application of sound engineering practices to ensure the reliability and effectiveness of all our equipment and utility systems are part of our Facilities Maintenance Division Goals.