Assistant Director of Electrical and Mechanical Systems – Bowling Green, OH

The Assistant Director provides leadership and supervision on all delegated activities that directly influence building operations, maintenance, services, construction, renovation, energy utilization, sustainability, system standards, and project management.  Position initiates and maintains extensive contact with in-house staff, vendors, contractors, service providers and project managers.  Position demonstrates creativity, foresight, and sound judgment in determining program objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, leading personnel, and developing standards and guidelines for activities related to building and equipment management.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
Facility Operations Direct and manage University facilities maintenance operations and/or custodial services by providing leadership, oversight and professional direction to a comprehensive facilities program to include
• Construction projects, remodels, improvements, and renovations to university facilities. • Works with building personnel to inspect and report repair requests. • Systems to identify, forecast, and manage deferred maintenance needs, planned preventative maintenance, and routine maintenance. • Full implementation of computer system/software modules to streamline work flow and operations. • Recruitment, hiring, supervision, performance evaluation, training and development of a skilled campus operations work force. • Development of related policies, procedures, and processes for efficient and effective project, maintenance, and custodial operations. • Provides broad oversight to insure appropriate upkeep, maintenance and appearance of building exteriors. • Provide leadership and management oversight to maximize space utilization and maintaining/upgrading/renovating facilities. • Evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of operations. • Works with other University departments to develop and implement policies and train staff related to the emergency evacuation of and/or disaster management.
Capital Planning • Long range capital planning and project needs. • Serves on a management team for construction projects, which authorizes change orders, accepts or rejects completed work, authorizes payment orders, and works with consulting engineers and architects. • Collaborates with Capital Planning for space use in the facilities. • Works with Director to supply support information for annual budget and long-term capital expenditure budget.
Other Administrative Responsibilities • Responds to personnel and facilities emergencies. • Develops and implements policies and procedures that comply with OSHA regulations. • Serves on selected governance and event committees. • Administers performance appraisals.
This list of essential duties, tasks and responsibilities is not all-inclusive; individual will perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities • Strong communication and customer relation skills are essential • Available for calls, 24 hours and 7 days a week with appropriate response    time(s) and scheduling back up coverage for vacations, travel, etc. • General knowledge related to facilities and operations, construction and/or project management. • Supervisory experience and ability to work with diverse groups of people preferred. • Ability to conduct detailed and complex analysis • Problem solving skills demonstrating creativity and innovation. • Strong communication and customer relation skills preferred • Experience utilizing computer technology to manage business operations. • Possess a team-oriented approach towards the organization its mission and goals • Computing skills
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Engineering, Construction Management or similar operations related discipline. Minimum of one year of experience in operations required, actively participating on teams or projects in one or more of the following areas; collaborating on a project team, development or responsibility to ensure project timelines, budgetary responsibility, problem solving for effective solutions etc. Evidence of progressive and increasingly responsible leadership positions, with the daily operations in building management preferred. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and comply with the University’s vehicle use policy.
Pre-Employment Background Check Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.  Offers of employment are conditional until a background investigation has been successfully completed and all other pre-employment requirements are satisfied.  The University reserves the right to determine and confirm suitability for employment and to end any employment already begun if the background check reveals disqualifying information.
Salary Full-time administrative staff position.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Administrative pay grade 356.
To Apply Submit cover letter w/email address, resume, and contact information of 3 professional references (in one document as one attachment if possible) by email to or regular mail to:
Office of Human Resources (Search J-62625) 1851 N. Research Drive Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 43403
Deadline to apply:  August 7, 2013
(Official transcript(s) will be required of final candidates.)
Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. BGSU hires only individuals authorized to work in the United States. For information regarding BGSU’s crime statistics, please visit Public Safety’s website at
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Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top 100 public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.
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