Assistant Director of Physical Plant, Building Trades

Salisbury, MD


Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Physical Plant, Building Trades.

Primary Job Duties: Lead, direct and manage the day to day operations of the University's Building Trades department to ensure campus facilities are maintained properly in order to provide a clean, safe, and healthy environment that is conducive to learning, living and working. Operations include: painting, carpentry, locksmith, roofing, masonry, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, and other building trades. This position provides vision, planning, education and training, skilled leadership/management, coordination and supervision involving all aspects of the development and maintenance of the SU Buildings and allied properties while ensuring the highest standard of customer service is attained. Work with Building Trades Managers to ensure adequate staffing levels are met to meet campus needs and ensure work is planned & prioritized, and at acceptable standards. Establish and enforce formalized policies and procedures for the department. Manage the department annual budget. Work with Architectural and Engineering staff, consultants, Capital Project Design Teams, etc. in reviewing and commenting on building systems and during construction. Consult with Building Trades Managers in reviewing reports and establishing benchmarks from the Management Information System of the Department and make the necessary process improvements. Ensure all work completed is compliant with all Federal, State, NFPA, and any other OSHA/MOSHA or safety/rules/regulations. Interact with the Campus Community on requested support, ensure high standards of customer service are attained, track/monitor response times and frequent issues and make modifications as necessary. Assist in the updating and planning of the Physical Plant deferred project listing and prioritization.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Construction/Facilities Management, Business, Management or related field plus at least 5 years of experience in supervising a small to medium service operation.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in an educational facility, building maintenance and establishing campus maintenance standards are preferred. Certification as a CEFP or completion of an APPA program preferred.

Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral and written communication skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, work independently and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.

This is a full-time, exempt State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is considered essential and may be called upon to provide emergency coverage when necessary.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by August 30, 2019 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/ .

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