Director of Facilities and Maintenance

Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Oct 16, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

About Empire State College:

Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative and nontraditional teaching and learning.

The college continues its 49-year commitment experimenting with new, flexible, and individualized modes of learning through such practices as mentoring students throughout their academic studies, creating individualized degree plans, valuing learning gained from life and work experience, building professional and social student support communities and creating flexible modes of delivery to meet students' diverse learning preferences. The college now boast over 87,000 proud and successful alumni and partners with nearly 17,000 students a year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.

Empire State College is a part of the SUNY System and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, ESC serves mostly working adults pursuing associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online and onsite at over 30 locations across the state of New York and abroad.

Empire State College is committed to creating a multi-cultural and inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package.


Job Description:

SUNY Empire State College seeks applications for a Director of Facilities and Maintenance position at our Saratoga, NY location.

Supervises physical plant operations including all buildings and grounds, utilities, energy management systems and safety/security systems in order to provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for students, faculty and staff. The individual in this position is responsible for the scheduling and supervision of maintenance and repair activities, contracted services, and custodial services, and ensuring the physical operation of the college meets budgetary and strategic objectives for all college owned and leased facilities throughout New York State.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Works in conjunction with Central Administration offices, the SUNY Construction Fund, the Dormitory Authority, and major administrators of the campus in developing campus buildings and other facilities; Develops, revises and updates facilities management policies and procedures.  Provide policy and procedural advice to Senior Administration on capital projects and facilities maintenance.  Assists in the college-wide oversight of these areas. Oversees the development of the colleges' facility plans including the accumulation of capacity utilization and capital needs data. Contributes to strategic planning by evaluating and projecting future facility needs and proposing options to achieve them Plans, coordinates, and implements programs and projects related to the maintenance, repair, and modernization of all college owned or leased facilities, landscaping and grounds, and utility systems. Serves as administrator responsible for facility safety and meeting physical ADA compliance standards, works closely with staff and state officials to meet college and OSHA requirements Prepares specifications for physical plant projects; estimates costs of equipment, materials, labor, and supplies; prepares bid specifications for projects, equipment, and contracted services; oversees site and building projects performed by outside contractors Ensures that these facilities support and embrace the present and long-range, educational and other campus programs; Directs, supervises, and evaluates department staff; ensures staff receives training related to specific job tasks and responsibilities Directs, schedules, and oversees external contractors (electricians, plumbers, excavators, roofers, painters, landscapers, etc.) Schedules and supervises maintenance workers engaged in building and grounds upkeep and repair; responsible for safety and security, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation services. Maintains and develops records, information, and inventory systems related to building maintenance and preventative and predictive maintenance programs, utility systems, college vehicles and selected maintenance equipment. Develops and monitors department budget; orders equipment and supplies and monitors inventory; makes requests for capital outlay expenditures as needed. Responsible for resource allocation within the department and to assure optimal use of available resources. Develops, implements, and supervises preventative maintenance and renovation programs for buildings, grounds, mechanical and electrical, utility, and safety and security systems Develops specifications for cost-effective campus energy management systems; supervises the operations, maintenance and repair of such systems Promotes continued improvement for cost effective operations. Ensures the proper disposal of hazardous and controlled wastes in compliance with regulations and guidelines; works directly with outside agencies such as OSHA and local and state health departments as required Coordinates program efforts with those of the physical plant organization; Serves on major campus committees; Stays abreast of the latest changes in the higher education campus -physical development area. Evaluates the need for and arranges physical plant training sessions (bloodborne pathogens, OSHA, MSDS, and other job-related training) both in-house and off campus Oversees fleet vehicles maintenance and shipping/receiving activities Provide on-call coverage outside of business hours on a routine rotation basis and for special projects.


Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in engineering, building trades, or related field, and; Five or more years of progressively more responsible experience in physical plant maintenance, with three or more years of supervisory experience, or; combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with college faculty, staff, administrators and governing boards Experience in operational and strategic planning as well as budget development Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information in written and oral format to administrative staff, professional colleagues, governing boards

Special Information:

    This is a Management/Confidential position.  Travel to regions with other Empire State College locations may be required, along with occasional evening and weekend obligations.


Additional Information:

Rank/Salary:  $90,000.

Empire State College is an EOE employer.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT http://www.esc.edu/safety-security


Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

    Resume Cover letter Name and contact information of three references

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