Director of Physical Resources

Location
Wyoming, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Mar 12, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

EXPECTATIONS AND NATURE OF THE POSITION

The primary responsibility of the Director of Physical Resources is leadership and professional oversight of the physical resources of the College including campus master planning, capital construction, major maintenance, plant heating/cooling, transportation, grounds, facility and custodial maintenance. The incumbent is responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing, and directing the operations of the physical plant, as well as performing “hands on” training and labor as necessary.

It is expected that this individual will discharge assigned duties in an efficient, effective, and competent manner and will strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Moreover, it is expected that this individual will seek to gain a thorough understanding and acceptance of the comprehensive role of the community college, cooperate and build a team to work harmoniously with College personnel and the community.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR WHICH THIS INDIVIDUAL IS ACCOUNTABLE

1. Lead the department by creating a collaborative and participative team environment whereby all staff support the mission, vision and guiding principles of the College. This includes developing and administering best practices in facilities management, establishing an efficient and effective organizational structure, identifying the most effective staffing needs, developing relevant objectives and measures of performance, and practicing a leadership style which builds beneficial and productive relationships within the Physical Resources department.

2. Develop and execute a comprehensive Preventative Maintenance program aimed at maintaining and improving facility condition while avoiding costly emergency projects and repairs, and prioritizing mission critical facility renewal projects and activities.

3. Develop and manage the department’s annual budget for operating, renewal, and replacement programs.

4. Initiate, organize and recommend short- and long-term plans for capital improvements, landscape, and major repair and/or reconstruction programs to preserve and enhance the College. This includes periodic updating of the Campus Master Plan as needed and continuously evaluating facility condition and functionality for meeting program expectations.

5. Develops and conducts in service training programs for physical plant personnel to enhance employee job skills, improve morale, and increase efficiency and productivity.

6. Periodically inspects all College physical facilities to ensure that said facilities are being properly maintained, that regulating apparatus are properly functioning, that new renovation or construction activities are progressing adequately, and that all appropriate policies governing physical facilities are being followed.

7. Manage contracts with architects, engineers, and other consultants in the planning and development of new construction and / or the refurbishment of existing facilities. Supervise new construction work and other contracted projects to assure that facilities are constructed in accordance with current building codes, contract specifications, compatibility with the College’s programs and mission, and completion on schedule and within budget.

Other Duties

1. Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner, immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents, following college procedures, and participating in appropriate safety training.

2. Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college resources wisely and developing college-wide sustainability initiatives and innovations.

3. Participates in and/or coordinates campus teams overseeing safety, security, and emergency preparedness of all the campuses.

4. Oversees maintenance or construction work as necessary on any physical plant facility to ensure the timely and proper completion of same.

5. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Abilities, Education and Experience)

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in project management, business management, industrial maintenance, engineering, or a related field.

2. Must have an extensive knowledge with a minimum of 5 years of experience in HVAC, electrical, mechanical, structural and site sub systems of a multi million-dollar physical plant.

3. Three years of successful supervisory/management experience including effectively organizing, planning, team building, and managing the physical resources of a medium-sized community college campus.

4. Experience managing new construction, renovation, or repair projects including innovative problem solving, strategic thinking, project management and communication skills.

5. Must possess the ability to foster collaboration and work effectively within the organization and the neighboring community while embodying a strong commitment to stakeholders.

6. Must have the ability to work effectively and energetically with all college constituencies and with the neighboring community.

7. Ability to obtain a Wyoming Class C Driver’s License and be an approved driver by the College.

Equivalency

For those candidates who do not exactly meet all minimum qualifications, an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided comparable knowledge and abilities will be acceptable.

PREFERRED ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Abilities, Education and Experience)

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in business administration, industrial maintenance, engineering or a related field.

2. Previous related work experience on a college campus.

Western Wyoming Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, sex, religion, political belief, veteran status, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment, or participation in or employment in its educational programs or activities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Institution (EOE/EOI).

Western Wyoming Community College prohibits sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination in accordance with the Educational Amendments of 1972 commonly known as Title IX. This policy can be reviewed at https://www.westernwyoming.edu/consumer-information/policies-procedures/5000/policy-5420e.php.