Director of Facility Operations

Job description

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Success Factors

  • Skill and experience in goal setting and objectives, leading and supervising staff, and measuring performance; strong analytic and decision-making skills.
    • Judgment: Ability to make sound decisions under time constraints.
    • Assertiveness: Results-oriented, high personal energy level and initiative, self-starter.
    • Interpersonal: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, good sense of humor, open-minded, independent worker but also team player.
    • Creativity: Ability to recognize and implement new methods, adaptable to the changing needs of the office, and ability to establish innovative procedures.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Proven ability to do successful long- and short-range planning.
  • Communication
    • Listen attentively and respectfully.
    • Give feedback directly and honestly.
    • Talk with others to clarify differences.
  • Create a healthy work environment.
    • Treat others respectfully.
    • Take responsibility for your own actions, behaviors, and attitudes.
    • Manage conflict by identifying solutions or seeking guidance as necessary.
  • Knowledge in maintenance repairs to HVAC and Building systems, including B.A.S., pumps, fans, chillers, refrigeration, plumbing, steam and condensate return, and power transmission.
  • Understand energy management and equipment controls strategies to achieve maximum energy efficiency for buildings and operational systems.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices, standards, and hazard analysis to include management of hot work permits, confined space entry, lock-out tag-out procedures, hazard communication, elevator safety, fire safety, indoor air quality, and applicable industry codes and standards for routine maintenance operations.
  • Ability to read blueprints, drawings, and specification documents for construction.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products as related to the work and office environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a Senior Management Position in a maintenance, physical plant, or facilities capacity, preferably in a college or university setting. Eight (8) years of experience in Senior Management is desirable.
  • Be self-directed, detail- and customer service-oriented.
  • Must have strong colleague and team relationship skills, preferably in a union environment focused on positive labor/management partnership relationships.
  • Must have a professional demeanor with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in coordinating projects of all sizes, repairs, and specifically working with teams on large projects.
  • Candidates must possess strong experience with Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Grounds, and the Custodial trades.




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Job No:
Posted: 9/30/2019
Application Due: 11/29/2019
Work Type:
Salary: commensurate with experience