Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: P7008 / Mgr,Phys Plnt & Fclties
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Directs and coordinates all aspects of the planning and development, building and construction, care and upkeep, and administration of all physical plant and facilities of a major, self-contained physical plant of key significance to the operation of the University and consisting of multiple sites, facilities, and operations. Oversees physical plant budgeting, recordkeeping, contracts, maintenance, operations, facilities engineering, custodial services, grounds, utilities, and facility management systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees and coordinates all construction and remodels for all physical plant and facilities; interacts with UNM Facilities Planning in the planning and construction of all new buildings and major renovations/repairs of facilities.
  2. Directs and oversees operation, maintenance, and repairs of associated infrastructure systems, to include water, gas, electrical, sanitary, sewer, structural, and/or electronic facilities management systems.
  3. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  4. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  5. Establishes, coordinates, and administers all physical plant maintenance agreements and contracts for the organization.
  6. Serves as the primary source of advice and expertise to all relevant organizational units with regards to space utilization, facilities systems, and remodel requests.
  7. Plans and oversees operation and maintenance of an electronic facilities monitoring and control system, designed to maintain facilities at optimum operating levels.
  8. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  9. Develops operating budgets for all facilities, and advises senior management on funding needed to adequately maintain plant and facilities.
  10. Establishes and/or recommends departmental policies and procedures; may serve on various university planning and policy making committees.
  11. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 10 years of directly related experience to include at least 3 years at a trades supervisory or managerial level.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership and direction to technical and support staff in a range of physical plant trades.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple construction projects of varying degrees of complexity.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to develop working agreements and/or contractual arrangements with service providers.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of public utilities and facilities infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain and troubleshoot electronic telecommunication and direct digital control systems.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017