Bemidji State University (BSU) invites
qualified applicants to join our team as the Facilities
Building and Maintenance Supervisor. BSU’s vision is
to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s
vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which
diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and
validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with
Indigenous communities to become a destination university.
BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota
and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji.
BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun,
robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the
surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of
recreation. Major campus facilities are connected by
all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the
cold, winter months.
Enrolling more than 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70
undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees encompassing arts,
sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the
Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a
faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared Fundamental
Values include civic engagement and leadership,
international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power
of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.
The Facilities Building and Maintenance
Supervisor serves as a member of the facilities management
team in performing a number of administrative assignments
associated with maintaining high standards of maintenance and
cleanliness for the Housing and Residential Life Department under
the supervision of the Facilities Director. They consult with
administration regarding the overall budget as well as overseeing
and maintaining the budget parameters; work with the Residential
Life Director to assess, evaluate and coordinate the department’s
budgets and operations in a manner consistent with the direction of
the facility master plans; and ensures that the department meets
mandated facility requirements. The Supervisor works closely
with all BSU Maintenance Staff (Physical Plant and Building &
Grounds) to provide day-to-day maintenance to ensure work is
completed in a timely manner for the students or guests living in
the residential buildings, and is responsible for the supervision
of the general maintenance workers and student workers within the
department, which includes assigning work, conducting employee
reviews and monitoring employee effectiveness. In addition,
they work alongside the Facilities Director to provide oversite for
multiple projects at various Residential Life Buildings. This
includes, but is not limited to, working through the
pre-construction and construction phases including closeout,
contracts to subcontractor, and working with architects /
Employment is contingent upon a successful criminal
background check conducted through the MN Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension. Candidates must also possess a
valid driver’s license and be able to pass a driving history
Responsibilities of the Facilities Building and Maintenance
- Supervising, training, and hiring full-time and student staff
for the Department of Housing & Residential Life in accordance
with bargaining agreements to ensure proper facility management.
Communicating effectively with staff and other members of the
department, physical plant, and outside vendor resources to
maintain the student housing. Providing clean, safe, and
well-maintained facilities for staff and students within the
Department. Percent of Time: 25%
- Directing, coordinating, and providing oversight for facility
planning within the department in support of the departmental
master facility plans. Directing and determining priorities
for long- and short-term facility projects. Working with the
Facilities Director to help manage the architectural and
engineering consultants, advising the design consultant of program
requirements as well as housing needs, assisting with contract
negotiations, assisting with the oversite of the construction
process, assisting with the Facilities Renewal Resource Model
program (FRRM), cyclical replacement purchases, and purchasing of
necessary cleaning equipment. Serving as Chair of the
Residential Life facilities committee. Percent of
- Working with the Summer Program Director, Housing &
Residential Life staff, and physical plant staff throughout the
year to plan, organize, and implement building placement for each
summer conference group and their facility needs. Working
with university administration to check room and housing contract
obligations regularly so that facility projects are complete to fit
required scheduling needs. Scheduling General Maintenance
Workers appropriately to cover summer conference needs and to
ensure the needs of the academic year students are met before they
move into their assigned residential room. Percent of
- Preparing and negotiating written agreements with outside
vendors and supervising the preparation of purchase orders and
contracts. Determining when outside contracts are needed to
complete facilities projects. Coordinating with
administration when a request for proposals is needed.
Working with the procurement and logistics department to write and
administer subsequent contracts with vendors and contractors.
Directing, coordinating, and supervising building services for the
Housing & Residential Life Department. Developing and
implementing operating procedures, which will ensure the most
effective delivery of basic building services to all areas of the
Housing & Residential Life Department. Serving as liaison
with campus security personnel in matters affecting the daily
operations, comfort, and security of the Housing & Residential
Life Department. Providing coordination and implementation of OSHA
and other safety/health issues relative to facilities.
Percent of Time: 10%
- Overseeing the Housing & Residential Life Department’s
administrative functions regarding facilities, cyclical replacement
program, work orders, doors record, painting needs, damage
assessment, and vandalism reduction. Percent of
- Designing and implementing a strategy to assess cleanliness and
maintenance for residential revenue fund facilities.
Designing and administering an intentional methodology for
assessing cleanliness and facility conditions.
Percent of Time: 5%
- Working collaboratively with the University’s Sustainability
department on best sustainability practices in managing the Housing
& Residential Life operations and facilities, partnering with
them on facilities and supplies to support the University’s
signature theme of environmental stewardship. Percent
of Time: 5%
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
- An Associate’s (2-year) degree in facilities management,
construction management, business administration/management, higher
education administration, engineering, architecture, or a closely
related field coupled with 1 – 3 years of relevant experience.
- A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience.
- Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships
with supervisors, peers, employees, and vendors.
- Thorough knowledge of building custodial practices and
procedures, equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Knowledge of general construction sufficient to direct new
construction, remodel, or repair work.
- Knowledge of electrical systems and HVAC systems sufficient to
ensure ongoing repair and maintenance and prompt and acceptable
resolution to equipment breakdowns in compliance with local and
- Knowledge of budgeting and purchasing processes sufficient to
develop and monitor department and project budgets.
- Experience and working knowledge of facilities/building project
management, building architectural and engineering design, building
components and systems, construction management, and building
- Ability to work with construction plans, blueprints, and
electrical specifications sufficient to interpret, modify, and
follow them to develop budgets and direct, approve, or complete the
installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of buildings, HVAC
systems, roads, and grounds.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously sufficient
to identify user requirements, oversee cost, time and scope of
projects, manage project constraints, communicate progress, and
- Skills in written and oral communications proficient in all
levels of the organization.
- Ability to use software applications sufficient to develop and
maintain emails, memos, reports, records preventive maintenance,
and repair schedules.
- Ability to problem solve and work with collective bargaining
Preferred qualifications include:
- A bachelor’s degree in facilities management, construction
management, business administration / management, higher education
administration, engineering, architecture, or a closely related
- Two (2) to five (5) years of experience supervising staff,
preferably in a maintenance department.
- Excellent leadership skills and competence in staffing, budget,
facilities, and student life is desired.
- One (1) to three (3) years of full-time experience in a
university or similar setting.
- Excellent organizational skills in order to maintain an
inventory of cleaning supplies and to order supplies as
- Demonstrated knowledge of, an interest, or ability and
experience working with diverse cultures and populations.
To apply: Apply for Vacancy
Posting 52117, on the Minnesota Management and Budget
(MMB) website: http://mn.gov/mmb/careers/.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job
information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to
For more details: https://bemidjistate.peopleadmin.com/
Inquiries about the position:
Travis Barnes, Director of Facilities
Phone: (218) 755-3988
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting a
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UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY
Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the
shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown
community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty
have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all
the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a
tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who
always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the
city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung
(nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than
15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake,
Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have
the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history.
Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and
Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet
students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban
conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is
conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy
coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally
owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown
Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the
Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for
engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining
restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji.
The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows;
restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the
First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits;
and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon
Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The
Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use
trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with
walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State
Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across
the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12
miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and
BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further,
the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from
For further information About BSU
visit our website at http://www.bemidjistate.edu.
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Statement of Notice
Bemidji State University prohibits discrimination and sexual
violence of any kind. Contact the Center for Civil Rights Investigation Office if you have
concerns regarding discrimination and/or sexual violence. Per
Minnesota State System Procedure
1B.3.1, all universities and colleges must provide contact
information of their Title IX Coordinator.
Steven D. Parker, Campus Diversity Officer & Title IX
Phone: (218) 755-4121
1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Deputy Hall, Room 211, Bemidji, MN