State University of New York at Oswego — Associate Director of Engineering

The Department of Facilities Maintenance & Operations – Utilities as the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for an Associate Director of Engineering. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Posting Date: February 26, 2020

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or

Date of Appointment:  As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities:
The Associate Director of Engineering, reporting to the Director of Facilities Services, Maintenance & Operations, will manage the daily operations of the utilities staff, coordinate, plan and manage activities, and formulate program goals and objectives. The primary responsibility of the Associate Director is to insure the campus physical property is safe and well maintained, provide leadership and training to staff and ensure the campus has an effective maintenance and improvement program in place. The Associate Director will also assist in the planning, prioritizing and supervision of facility renovation, construction and sustainability projects.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Associate Director of Engineering will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in construction supervision and planning, plant operations and maintenance
  • Proficient in planning, organizing and multi-tasking as required during plant operations
  • In-depth knowledge of all aspects of physical plant operations including construction, electrical, plumbing, mechanical diagnosis and repair techniques
  • Ten years’ experience 
  • Two years supervisory responsibilities over trades workers, contractors or skilled maintenance specialists
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems, pertinent codes, CADD and competence with Microsoft Office applications
  • Availability to respond to facilities emergencies at any time 
  • Clearly articulated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience working with a diverse population

To Apply Submit:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and specifically addressing your experience with or commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through professional activity, service, or professional development
  • Resume
  • Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  • Contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)     

electronically at:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
Mary K. DePentu, Search Committee Chair 

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department: The Office of Maintenance and Operations is a detail orientated, fact pace environment maintaining 3.5 million square feet of residential and academic buildings. The five areas of responsibility are: the Main Office; Building Service; Building Trades: logistics and Utilities. The diverse staff of approximately 250 individuals are responsible for providing a clean, safe, working environment for the campus community. 

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery):

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

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