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.
Manages physical plant and maintenance operations for a University operation consisting of multiple sites and facilities. Oversees building scheduling and maintenance, custodial, safety, security, construction, and/or grounds maintenance. Plans and implements capital renewal and replacement projects for the facility, and develops and implements operating policies and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates and project manages multi-craft activities involved in preventive, scheduled, and emergency maintenance, cleaning, repair, and renovation of buildings, mechanical systems, physical plant, and/or grounds.
Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
Oversees activities of contractors, vendor personnel, and suppliers; Monitors contracts for compliance and controls costs; monitors general expenditures of unit; performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
Maintains compliance with departmental security, audit procedures, and university policy.
Assists in facility and space usage planning; advises administration on the application of institutional policy, regulations, and standards relating to the management of physical resources.
Performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the operating unit.
Develops and maintains emergency/disaster preparedness and recovery plans.
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
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.
Knowledge of contract documents and specifications.
Project planning skills.
Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
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.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
Knowledge of computer security and audit procedures and requirements.
Knowledge of all federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance.
Ability to coordinate and/or supervise independent contractors.
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions.
Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Knowledge of mechanical systems, building materials, and emergency maintenance.
Ability to coordinate quality assurance programs in area of specialty.
Knowledge of emergency and disaster recovery planning.
Knowledge of building trades repairs and maintenance.
Ability to use hand tools and power tools applicable to trade.
Ability to operate, troubleshoot, and perform routine repairs on a range of equipment and facilities.
Ability to inspect structures to determine repair needs.
Conditions of Employment
Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Moderate to considerable physical activity; requires handling of objects up to 40 pounds, standing or walking for extended periods, climbing ladders, bending and squatting, crawling in tight spaces, and use of protective equipment.
Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
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.