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Director of Facilities and Capital Projects

Through its open admissions policy, Cecil College provides learning opportunities for all who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs, regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status. Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Community and Government Relations and College Advancement the Director supervises all physical plant operations on the North East, Elkton Station and Bainbridge campuses including maintenance and operations in College buildings and grounds, utilities, energy management systems and safety/security systems in order to provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for students, faculty and staff. The individual in this position is responsible for the scheduling and supervision of maintenance and repair activities, contracted services, and custodial services, and ensuring the physical operation of the college meets budgetary and strategic objectives. The Director will have primary responsibilities for transitioning facilities services in-house from the College's external partner. Selects, directs, supervises, and evaluates all department staff; ensures staff receives training related to specific job tasks and responsibilities as well as regular safety training Supervises maintenance and grounds managers who directly schedule and supervise maintenance and grounds workers engaged in building and grounds upkeep and repair; provide oversight of safety and security, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation services, and all functions of grounds services Supervises custodial manager who directly schedules and supervises custodial staff engaged in cleaning college buildings and premises Supervises duplication and mail/shipping and receiving personnel and associated activities Supervises events coordinator who directly schedules and supervises conference and cafe services and staff Supervises administrative assistant providing support for the Facilities unit who directly manages work order, preventative maintenance tracking and billing processes Coordinates the development and management of all aspects of capital projects construction according to college's plan and state and county requirements; monitors workflow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures Inspects project's construction site to assure an adherence to drawing and specifications and acceptable quality of workmanship Confers with staff and provides assistance and advice to college administration regarding construction and capital projects; develops, prepares, and presents recommendation and reports as requested. Prepares specifications for physical plant projects; estimates costs of equipment, materials, labor, and supplies; prepares bid specifications for projects, equipment, and contracted services. Oversees facility space needs, goals and objectives by directing the planning and construction of minor and capital projects of the college. Directs, schedules, and oversees external contractors (electricians, plumbers, excavators, roofers, painters, landscapers, etc.) as required Develops and monitors department budget; orders equipment and supplies and monitors inventory; makes requests for capital outlay expenditures as needed. Develops, implements, and supervises preventative maintenance and renovation programs for buildings, grounds, mechanical and electrical, utility, and safety and security systems Serves as administrator with responsibilities for maintaining physically accommodating and ADA compliant facilities, works closely with staff and state officials to meet college and OSHA/MOSH requirements Develops specifications for cost-effective campus energy management systems; supervises the operations, maintenance and repair of such systems Ensures the proper disposal of hazardous and controlled wastes in compliance with regulations and guidelines; works directly with outside agencies such as OSHA, MOSH, and local and state health departments as required Evaluates the need for and arranges physical plant training sessions (blood borne pathogens, OSHA, MOSH, MSDS, and other job-related training) both in-house and off campus Contributes to strategic planning by evaluating and projecting future facility needs and proposing options to achieve them Acts as a college representative on external committees, as requested. Participates in college committees as appropriate. Handles other related duties as assigned. Oversees fleet vehicles maintenance Requirements: Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering, building trades, or related field required.  Master's degreepreferred. Experience: Ten or more years of progressively more responsibleexperience in physical plant maintenance, with five or more years of supervisory experience, or; combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position.  Experience at an institution of higher education preferred. Skills/Training: Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with college faculty, staff, administrators and governing boards; Experience should reflect progressively more responsibility for the management of tasks and projects Proficiencies Experience in operational and strategic planning as well as budget development. Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information in written and oral format to administrative staff, professional colleagues, governing boards Scheduling Requirements: The position requires a flexible work schedule during critical registration periods, inclement weather and special events that may require evening, Saturday and Sunday work hours.  Other Requirements: Ability to make daily walking inspections of facilities. Periodic travel between college locations and state meetings.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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