SUNY Empire State College — Facilities Coordinator

About SUNY Empire State College:
SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative, nontraditional teaching and learning.

SUNY Empire is part of the State University of New York system and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, SUNY Empire primarily serves working adults pursuing associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online and onsite at locations in every region of the state and abroad.

The college’s 50-year commitment to flexible, individualized learning is represented by faculty mentors who guide students throughout their academic studies, the ability for students to build individualized degree plans, the award of credit for learning gained from life and work experience, world-class academic and social student-support communities, and flexible course delivery methods that meet students’ diverse learning preferences. The college boasts more than 89,000 successful alumni and partners with nearly 16,000 students each year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.

SUNY Empire State College is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that a diverse faculty is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world.

We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package. We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff, as well as faculty-development opportunities that encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership development. Faculty-development opportunities include our annual Fall Academic Conference and the annual Institute on Mentoring, Teaching and Learning.

Job Description:
This Facility Coordinator position reports directly to the Director of Facilities and Maintenance and is responsible for the maintenance and facilities operations of the College’s Selden, NY location, as well as other SUNY Empire locations in the Downstate Region. Additionally, this position provides oversight to contractors and vendors maintaining equipment and building systems, completing projects, or in emergencies.  Coordinator also makes recommendations on how to streamline and improve building operations and services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advises staff on facility matters.
  • Provide facilities management for the Selden location and its programs. Directs, executes and/or oversees maintenance, repairs, renovations, snow removal, grounds and all other facility operations.
  • Develops a systematic preventative maintenance plan of campus facilities and grounds.
  • Prioritizes work requests and coordinates all internal and external services as required.
  • Provides general administrative oversight of facilities’ operations including oversight of contract personnel when performing facilities’ work.
  • Works closely in support of Operations Department needs – assisting with events, travel to other Downstate sites for Operational requests, logistical support (i.e. delivery of supplies, work requests).
  • Responsible for all facility compliance issues including those related to building codes, environmental health and safety, and applicable laws and ordinances.
  • Investigates staff complaints of issues affecting health, comfort, and safety.
  • Responsible for the facilities budget and purchase programs, justifying expenses and monitoring accounts.
  • Works with outside agencies whenever the latter provides oversight or services to the facility.
  • Incorporates energy saving measures and monitor utility conservation at the site.
  • Maintains relationships with outside vendors to assure current knowledge of equipment availability and ensure that the delivery of materials and equipment happens in a timely manner.
  • Provides basic safety and security oversight in collaboration with the Director of Safety and Security. Monitors door access controls, video surveillance and fire alarm systems and ensure their proper working order.
  • Performs and logs monthly safety inspections of emergency lighting system and fire extinguishers.
  • Maintains and updates crime log in collaboration with the Director of Safety and Security.
  • Answers and responds to emergency calls including nights and weekends.
  • Periodic travel to other nearby locations to evaluate and assist with facility’s needs.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, or related field.
  • Experience in Facility Management.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in facility maintenance or related field is required.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the New York State Building Codes.
  • Knowledge of and experience with safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the tools, machinery, equipment and materials of the building trades.
  • Experience with scheduling work, including determining staff, equipment, and supplies needed.
  • Experience with reading and interpreting plans, diagrams, architectural blueprints and specifications for building repairs and renovation projects.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Broad knowledge of construction practices, methods and materials and an understanding of major building systems and how they function.
  • Proven successful experience in executing maintenance projects.
  • Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills.
  • Computers software proficiency (e-mail, MS office software as well as project scheduling).
  • Basic knowledge of automated building controls, security systems and video surveillance systems.
  • Valid New York State driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in facility maintenance or related field is preferred.
  • Certification from skilled trades, building maintenance and/or safety and security building codes is preferred.

Special Information:

  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary: SL4/$65,000-$75,000

Empire State College is an EOE employer.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT http://www.esc.edu/safety-security

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

Apply online: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=130424

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