The Director of Facilities is the senior campus based Facilities Department staff member, reporting to the Vice President for Facilities & Auxiliary Services. The incumbent supervises MEP Manager, Buildings & Grounds Manager, Administrative Assistant(s), and Facilities service personnel. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning and managing the campus facilities plan, directly, as well as through subordinate supervisors. Planning, prioritizing and managing all departmental work including, but not limited to, electrical systems and generators, elevators, fire alarm systems, fire suppression systems and equipment, HVAC systems, plumbing and sewer systems, potable water systems, utilities and utility distribution systems, roofs and building structures, shift coverage, carpentry, classroom furniture and furnishings, cleaning, fencing, floor coverings, landscaping, masonry and paving, material handling, painting, pest control, recycling and refuse removal and disposal, snow removal, special event coordination, tree removal and pruning, windows and window treatments, and regulatory compliance. Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Facilities & Auxiliary Services.
1.Bachelor's Degree preferred; five years related experience and/or training required; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
2.Knowledge of facilities operations, including but not limited to, electrical systems and generators, elevators, fire alarm systems, fire suppression systems and equipment, HVAC systems, plumbing and sewer systems, potable water systems, utilities and utility distribution systems, roofs and building structures, shift coverage, carpentry, classroom furniture and furnishings, cleaning, fencing, floor coverings, landscaping, masonry and paving, material handling, painting, pest control, recycling and refuse removal and disposal, snow removal, special event coordination, tree removal and pruning, windows and window treatments, and regulatory compliance for the above required.
3.Ability to plan and implement construction/renovation projects, including programming, design, budgeting, and scheduling, in compliance with all regulatory requirements, required.
4.A minimum of five years facilities supervisory or management experience in a complex environment required. Multi-level supervisory and/or university experience preferred.
5.Demonstrated ability to address multiple, unrelated, frequently detailed and complex tasks simultaneously in an environment where priorities are frequently changing and time and other resources are limited with a focus on customer service required.
6.Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills required.
7.Ability to read and understand contract document terms and conditions required. Ability to negotiate and draft, for review, contract documents, based on the approved University standard forms of contract required.
8.Basic level skills with Microsoft Office Suite required or required to be learned within first three months of employment required. Microsoft Excel skills for data analysis, including conditional, lookup, and pivot table formulas preferred.
9.Ability to proficiently utilize other University and Facilities & Auxiliary Services computer/software systems required or required to become proficient within 3 months of employment required.
10.Ability to summarize and analyze large amounts or complex data and make data driven decisions and recommendations, regardless of computer skills, required.
11.Ability to understand and operate all campus computerized HVAC control systems, including viewing, diagnosing problems/anomalies, and making appropriate adjustments required.
12.Ability to work on the Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ, the Florham Campus, Madison, NJ, and other off-site University occupied properties required. Valid driver's license and accessibility to a car desirable for travel.
13.Must be able to work extended hours and be available to work on an on-call basis in the event of emergencies or significant special events.
14.Must be able to inspect conditions and work requiring: climbing steps and ladders; exposure to hot, humid, cold and/or wet conditions; vision from close to distant in varying light conditions, and finger dexterity.
15.Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.
Campus: Florham Campus, Madison, NJ
Hiring Manager: Richard Frick
Internal Number: 6217
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