Building and Grounds Manager

The Building and Grounds Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and directing the maintenance and repair of campus buildings and grounds, including upgrades, renovations and new construction projects.
Note: Cochise College requires a post offer, pre-employment background screening of all employees.
Applications are reviewed upon receipt and position may close at any time prior to the posted close date of December 7, 2018.
Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:
Provides leadership and supervision of building and grounds maintenance staff; develops and schedules work processes, and provides the tools and equipment necessary to complete tasks; monitors work performance and standards ensuring quality, timeliness and compliance with safety standards; participates in the hiring process, mentoring and training, professional development and employee performance evaluations
Assists with establishing policies and procedures for department operation, and familiarizes staff with requirements; sets expectations and priorities to help staff achieve and maintain work schedules and standards; makes necessary adjustments to work practices and standards based on field observations and lessons learned
Manages all inventory, maintenance and repair activities using the department's computerized maintenance management system; assigns preventative and corrective action maintenance work orders, monitors progress, and ensures required data entered when completed; maintains and tracks inventory of supplies, tools and equipment
Surveys college infrastructure and equipment for functionality and adequacy; maintain a safe, clean and aesthetically pleasing environment; assesses vehicle and equipment readiness, reliability and safety; identifies deficiencies, and takes corrective action to resolve potential issues or needed repairs; adheres to applicable college requirements, building codes, insurance stipulations and OSHA requirements
Reviews plans and specifications for new construction, remodeling and repairs; assesses project suitability and completeness, and makes appropriate change recommendation; determines project scope, necessary equipment and materials, and required manpower; provides department leadership with progress reports; coordinates with contractors and vendors
Responds to emergency calls, tasking and work orders, as assigned by supervisor
Performs other related duties as assigned
General Expectations: Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.
Knowledge, Skills and Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience Requirements:
Associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education or equivalent education or certification
Ten years' related full-time, professional experience, including two years' supervisory experience
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures
Knowledge of construction, maintenance, alteration and repair of building components and structures
Knowledge of local and state building codes, orders and ordinances
Knowledge of the general proper operation of and the ability to use personal computers and office software
Skill in using tools and equipment of the trade
Skill reading blue prints and schematics
Skill operating heavy equipment
Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail
Ability to supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate others to achieve success, be productive, and meet department and college objectives
Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations
Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment
Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions and take appropriate action, resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes, and with a sense of urgency
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public
Work Environment:
Work is primarily performed under general supervision and may require working early morning shifts in a variety of climatic conditions. Work may result in exposure to mechanical hazards, potentially volatile or hazardous chemicals, work in high places and confined spaces. Travel may be required.
Physical Requirements: Essential functions of this position require: manual dexterity, large motor skills, ability to communicate, lifting, kneeling, squatting, climbing, crawling, stooping, turning/twisting, balancing, reaching and handling with varying frequencies.
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; involves sitting only occasionally, walking and standing are required regularly, incumbents may be required to kneel, crouch/squat, crawl, climb, stoop, turn/twist, balance, reach, or handle
Mental Application: Utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, critical thinking, adaptability and creative problem solving skills are important
Opportunity type:
Full Time
Director of Maintenance and Operations
Pay Grade:
Salary Lower:
Salary Upper:
$54,479 dependent upon qualifications
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts, Certifications and/or Licensure

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