Administration | Full time | Date Posted: 06-24-20

Director of Physical Resources

Western Wyoming Community College

Western Wyoming Community College is seeking a qualified Director of Physical Resources to join the team.

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of the Director of Physical Resources is leadership and professional oversight over 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop and manage the department’s annual budget for operating, renewal, and replacement programs.
  • 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.
  • Develops and conducts in service training programs for physical plant personnel to enhance employee job skills, improve morale, and increase efficiency and productivity.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in project management, business management, industrial maintenance, engineering, or a related field.
  • Five years of physical plant experience with “hands on” work in many of the following areas: electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, welding, instrumentation, hydraulics, general mechanics, auto mechanics, carpentry, engineering, H.V.A.C., or grounds.
  • Three years of successful supervisory/management experience including demonstrated team building experience.
  • Experience managing new construction, renovation, or repair projects including innovative problem solving, strategic thinking, project management and communication skills.
  • Must possess the ability to foster collaboration within the organization, and have a strong commitment to excellent stakeholder service
  • Must be able to effectively organize, plan and manage the physical resources of a medium size community college.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively and energetically with all college constituencies and with the neighboring community.
  • Must have an extensive knowledge of HVAC, electrical, mechanical, structural and site sub systems of a multi million-dollar physical plant.
  • 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.

 

To Apply

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