Assistant Director Buildings Services/Project Management

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Job Title:

Assistant Director Buildings Services/Project Management

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Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates



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Administration & Finance

Classification Title:

16104 Engineer

Competency Level:

3 - Advanced

Working Title:

Assistant Director Buildings Services/Project Management

Number of Vacancies:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE):


Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$43,030 - $105,695

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$68,103 - $105,695

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Job Category:

Staff - Professional

Organizational Unit Overview:

Facilities Services is a unit in Campus Operations Division, which is a part of a broad, diverse division of Administration and Finance that includes all aspects of facilities management at East Carolina University. East Carolina University is the third largest university in the University of North Carolina system with approximately 28,000 FTS and a staff of over 6,000. The university is comprised of more than 7 million square feet of facilities located on approximately 1400 acres with physical assets in excess of $1.5 billion. This includes the Main, Health Sciences, and West Research Campuses, and satellite locations throughout North Carolina associated with university programs. Facilities Services has an annual budget in excess of $30 million and employs approximately 500 FTE. Major functions include facilities maintenance and housekeeping services.
Facilities Service’s primary purpose is to plan and perform corrective and preventive maintenance functions on all building structures and equipment and utility infrastructure. Corrective maintenance returns equipment to optimal design performance after failure or upon degradation from age, adverse operation conditions, etc. Preventive maintenance minimizes equipment failures and reduces corrective maintenance.

Job Duties :

ECU Facilities Services is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Buildings Services and Project Management. The successful candidate will perform duties for oversight and supervision of Main Campus Building Services, Outer Banks Campus (CSI) Facilities Services, and Informal Project Management Campuswide including administrative, personnel, planning, budgeting, procurement contracts, etc. to manage maintenance and operations, and direct project management processes. The position will be responsible for daily operation and maintenance of approximately 4.5 million square feet of ECU Main Campus buildings and structures to include Academic and Administrative, Residence and Dining Halls, Athletic Facilities, etc. Manages the daily Main Campus Building Services operations through five direct reports consisting of administrative and supervisors and approximately thirty employees within shops that include Carpentry (including roofing), Locksmith, Masonry, and Paint. The position will be responsible for daily operation and maintenance of approximately 95,000 square feet of buildings and structures for the ECU Outer Banks Campus for the Coastal Studies Institute located in Wanchese, NC. Manages the daily OBX-CSI operations through one maintenance supervisor as a direct report and one grounds position and one housekeeping position. Oversees the planning, estimating, bidding, and construction functions of informal projects less than $300,000 in total project value. The position supervises three direct report informal project managers. Duties include oversight of construction documents (plans and specifications) preparation through designers or in-house; oversight of informal projects procurement processes (bidding and negotiating), contract administration of contractors and designers through ECU channels; oversight of site visits, field construction, documentation, and problem resolutions. Informal projects include maintenance, maintenance services, major repair work, improvements, alterations, renovations, and equipment installation. The individual in this role will assess and prioritize deferred maintenance needs and also participate in the planning, design, and completion of University construction projects, including new buildings and major renovations. Duties include managing the departmental budgets and project budgets; all personnel actions (staffing, evaluations, disciplinary action, etc.); providing technical direction to others.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

A self-starter who is proactive in leading a diverse team in an efficient and professional manner as well as be proficient with the details of management and operations including fiscal responsibilities at a university/college/school level or similar organization. Licensed/Registered Engineer or Architect is a plus.

License or Certification required by the Department:

A valid NC driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. :


Open Until Filled:


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Alternate option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time