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Director of Building Services

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Engr/Architectural Manager - Journey
Working Title Director of Building Services
Position Number 00037466
Vacancy ID P008051
Budgeted Hiring Range $95,027 - $115,941
Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent 84
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Department Name and Number FS-Building Services-245000
Date First Posted 12/22/2017
Closing Date 01/23/2018
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Facilities and Skilled Trades

Position Summary Information

Department Description

The Building Services Department, within Facilities Services, is responsible for maintaining the physical assets of the University. This area represents a large investment, over 18 million square feet with over 350 buildings, that must be managed to provide the University community the best possible environment to effectively pursue teaching, research, public service, and support any other institutional activities. Some buildings and campus facilities have historical significance and should indeed be maintained and preserved as such. The responsibly for maintaining and preserving the University’s facilities must also meet the ever-changing needs of the occupants and users of these facilities. This is accomplished by the supporting sections within, which include: Campus Maintenance, Housing Support, HVAC, Life Safety Services, and the Office of Waste Reduction & Recycling.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

The Building Services Director provides leadership and management to the department in successfully planning and leading daily and long-range programs for the effective operation of building systems, energy efficiency, life safety and code compliance, repair and replacement of building components, a comprehensive preventive maintenance program, predictive maintenance, and collaborating on recommending strategic investments in deferred maintenance and capital projects. This position works together with members of the senior leadership team in Facilities Operations, to sustain a high- performance service culture that promotes sound planning and excellent execution and leads organizational efforts to foster a safe, respectful and diverse work environment that values its people. This position also works closely with administrators in the schools and departments within the university to ensure that facilities meet programmatic requirements and remain compliant.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Engineer Supervisor: Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and four years of related engineering experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Architect Supervisor: Bachelor’s degree related to the area of assignment and four years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Licensed to practice architecture or landscape architecture by the North Carolina Board of Architecture or the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of professional engineering/architect theory, techniques, practices and procedures; organizational structure, historical, budgetary and/or extraneous factors or implications; skills in applying this knowledge. Ability to apply thorough knowledge of local, state and federal regulations governing the area of work. Ability to apply thorough knowledge of supervisory practices and skill in supervising others, including communication skills, how to delegate and assign work, how to deal effectively with difficult employees, how to evaluate performance and to conduct investigations and participate in disciplinary actions; ability to mentor new supervisors; knowledge of state government’s human resources interview policies and procedures; thorough knowledge of management concerns (e.g. financial, organizational, and/or strategic objectives). Ability to apply thorough knowledge of applicable information technology, and the impact of work with other systems and program. Ability to apply extensive knowledge of strategic planning methodologies and practices.

Ability to coach and facilitate the enhancement of employee competencies as appropriate to the needs of the work unit. Ability to manage resources effectively to provide for employee training and growth to meet the operational goals and objectives. Ability to address quality monitoring and performance improvement issues for the unit or area of specialty. Ability to coordinate and/or develop career progression strategies for a unit or region. Ability to provide oversight of budget administration as it relates to a specific or multiple program(s).

Ability to independently assess, plan, implement and evaluate work. Ability to make staff assignments and delegate with guidance from policies, procedures and protocols. Ability to recognize problematic processes and procedures affecting operational or physical product. May require ability to offer recommendations for improvements.

Ability to lead a transition from old to new programs at the unit level. Ability to participate in the development and implement administrative rules and policies. Ability to communicate moderately complex programmatic information or engineering/architect considerations internal or external to the organization. May require ability to interpret fiscal rules and regulations internal to the organization. Ability to review and approve written reports, often of moderate complexity. Ability to ensure that fiscal rules and regulations are interpreted correctly. Ability to develop contacts and relationships with varied “players” in achieving division/organizational goals.

Ability to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of mandatory University operations, even when adverse weather or other emergency conditions require the University to close.

Preferred Qualifications

A professional engineer’s license, a minimum of ten (10) years progressive experience in a higher education institution; five (5) years supervisory experience; experience with energy management and control systems related to integrated building automation systems; experience with the development and control of budgets; experience integrating current technologies into facilities maintenance operations (Mobile Aims), and BIM; and a commitment to sustainability; experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS); very strong people skills and a positive history of reshaping unit cultures through change management.

Required Licenses/Certifications

A valid North Carolina drivers license.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to move up to 50 lbs.

Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory, Night work occasionally, Shift work occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Certification/licenses

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least 10 years of progressive experience in a higher education institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe the number of years of supervisory experience you have in a higher education institution?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe the number of years of experience you have in each of the following: Building Automation Systems; developing and controlling budgets; Aims, Computerized Management Systems, BSL3 Labs and Change Management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * If selected for an interview, which question would be the most difficult for you to convince the Committee on?
    • Can you do the job?
    • Are you likable?
    • Are you a risk?
    • Can an agreement be made on the compensation?
  5. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Engineering/Architectural Manager position.
    • Bachelor's degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and 4 years of related engineering experience
    • Associate's degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and 6 years of related engineering experience.
    • High School diploma (or equivalent) with 8 years of related engineering experience.
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of education and related engineering experience to equal 12 years (eg. 3 years of high school and 9 years of related engineering experience).
    • None of the above.