Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: W7001 / Assoc Dir,Environmental Svcs
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16
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.


Under general direction, oversees the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and management of grounds, landscaping, special activities, automotive services, and integrated pest management functions for the physical facilities and vehicle fleet of the University. Ensures cost effective use of resources while maintaining an attractive and safe environment and vehicle fleet.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Administers and oversees a variety of service programs to ensure a safe, clean, and healthy university environment and safe and effective vehicle fleet; resolves a variety of customer issues and makes adjustments to programs and procedures as required for improvement.
  2. 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.
  3. Develops and establishes policies and objectives consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient operation of individual departments.
  4. Provides safety training for employees and/or students and ensures departmental compliance with established safety policies, procedures, and regulations.
  5. Participates in the management of operating and capital budgets.
  6. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  7. Develops, manages, and approves contracts for outside services; makes recommendations for new services or changes in existing services.
  8. Plans and implements landscaping and grounds projects.
  9. Oversees the facilities condition inventory and preventive and deferred maintenance programs as they relate to IPM, landscape, grounds and automotive issues.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; 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

  • Knowledge of building and facilities maintenance, safety and security.
  • Knowledge of contracting process and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of vehicle fleet maintenance and regulations.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of horticultural principles and practices.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of business practices and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

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

Revised Date: 03/20/2017