Assistant Director - Physical Plant

Southwest Tennessee Community College
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$60,000
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Working Time:Full time
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We have an opening for an Assistant Director - Physical Plant at Southwest Tennessee-Macon Cove Campus!

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest began operation on July 1, 2000, through legislation that consolidated Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis.

Southwest has 5 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs. We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a diverse community in Shelby and Fayette counties. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

Job Description:

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Physical Plant. Oversees day-to-day Physical Plant operations at all campus, center and site locations, ensuring effective and efficient protocols are in place to best use college resources; develops and implements processes that utilizes available resources to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment. The Assistant Director ensures proper routine cleaning and maintenance operations and maintains appropriate staffing, training and adherence to ISSA and APPA standards.

This role will be responsible for the following:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Perform all assigned tasks in a professional manner in order to reflect the highest integrity of the department.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to interact in a diverse community and able to adapt to changing situations.
  • Perform regular ongoing quality inspections.
  • Monitor and record equipment utilization and maintenance.
  • Monitor and record employee attendance and productivity and initiating employee discipline procedures when appropriate.
  • Meet regularly on an ongoing basis with physical plant leadership in their assigned areas to develop cooperation, respect and rapport.
  • Identify and resolve potential conflicts.
  • Identify training and development needs/opportunities and provide information, support and resources.
  • Manage vendor relations and related contracts.
  • Prepare task lists and determine needs for all buildings.
  • Review and monitor all department purchases and billing.
  • Prepare annual department budget, in conjunction with the Director.
  • Oversees the operation, maintenance and repair of the central plant.
  • Ensures preventative and corrective action work orders are effectively utilized and completed in a timely manner. Assists with short and long-range facilities planning.

  • Provides overall coordination and supervision of college-wide custodial and grounds services, skilled trades and general services, shipping and receiving, mail services, and the automotive shop.

  • The position is responsible for inspecting, prioritizing, and scheduling services.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Assists in preparing, completing and submittals of all local, state and federal agency reporting requirements and accreditation agencies.
  • Responds to emergency calls, tasks and work orders, as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operation of HVAC equipment, including boilers, chillers, cooling towers, and associated system equipment.
  • Knowledge of commercial building trade skills, including but not limited to, mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems and control systems.
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance and computerized maintenance management software.
  • Skilled in reading blueprints, technical and engineering documents.
  • Skilled in use of project management and database software.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion, with attention to close detail.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public.
  • Position Requirements :

  • Associates degree in a related field.
  • Three full-time years of experience two of which must have been at the level of unit supervisor or equivalent.
  • Must be able to utilize e-mail systems such as Outlook 365. These include creating such things as status reports, supply requests, and maintain schedules.
  • This position may be contacted during non-duty hours for emergencies.
  • After hours, weekend, or holiday work may be required.
  • Preferred Requirements :

  • Five (5) years of experience in facilities management position, including serving in a supervisor role for at least two years or other related job positions.
  • Experience working on a large, multi-site college campus preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Physical Demands / Working Conditions

  • Manipulate and/or assemble objects.
  • Lift and carry, push or pull custodial materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Climb ladders and stairs, crawl, stoop, bend, and work in all weather conditions;
  • Work area can be dusty, hot, wet and/or smelly.
  • Work in restricted areas around large noisy equipment.
  • The Salary Range for the position is: Up to $60,000 A background check will be required for the successful candidate.

    Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing at least five (5) days in advance of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

    First consideration will be given to current Southwest Tennessee Community College employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

    In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • A summary of our benefits can be found below:

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    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    If you are interested, click on the link to the left to apply.

    Southwest Tennessee Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.

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