Part-time Campus Facilities Specialist

University of Southern Mississippi
September 23, 2023
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Part-time Campus Facilities Specialist

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-time Campus Facilities Specialist.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division Administration Physical Plant Position Type Staff Employment Status Part Time Grant Funded No Salary Range 40.00 - 44.00 Posting Close Date Open until filled

Job Summary This position is a part-time position with flexible hours. The position manages university projects as assigned. Reviews plans for code compliance and proper design. Assists in the management and coordination of activities involving comprehensive planning of campus facilities, master planning of the university environment, formulation of project criteria for alternatives, repairs, and renovations to ensure physical needs of the university are fulfilled. Supervises the update and renewal of CAD drawings and as-built drawings.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, programs, and/or coordinates the completion of university-funded projects with the building occupants, Physical Plant personnel, and professional firms (as needed) regarding work methods, interpretation and clarification of drawings, and the scheduling and coordination of work performed by university staff, contract labor, and sub-contractors. Requests work and cost proposals for in-house projects as needed. Coordinates with Physical Plant administration to submit work orders, prepare purchase orders, and approve payment for in-house payment. Assists on campus departments with furniture configurations, obtaining quotes, and ordering of new furniture as needed.
  • Directs the drafting/CAD/archive functions to maintain facility and project record files and databases.Manages the space allocations of university departments and make recommendations for re-allocation of space.Develops and/or supervises the preparation of complex drawings, specifications, and works schedules for alterations, additions, and renovations to university facilities. Assists Parking Management with revisions to the campus parking map. Coordinates E-911 addressing for new construction projects with the Forrest County Emergency Management District.
  • Confers with appropriate faculty/administrators to determine programmatic needs and scope of proposed alterations, additions, and renovations to facilities; analyzes feasibility of change, explores alternative designs, incorporates building system requirements, fire code requirements, and ADA standards; and designs and estimates the cost of the proposed work. Provides recommendations on fit, location, and potential space configuration for large and small campus projects. Assists with the design and estimation of the cost of the proposed work. Provides internal project progress reports as requested.
  • Accurately completes university space allocation documents, requested by the Bureau of Buildings and all forms required by the Institutions of Higher Learning, and submits them in a timely manner. Performs quality assurance checks of plans and specifications to assist with coordination of disciplines at each phase of production through CD's as requested. Performs ADA compliance checks as requested. Maintains share file of existing electronic base plans for all Hattiesburg campus buildings and prepares new base plans for newly constructed or purchased buildings. Prepares, packages, and sends large electronic files using file transfer service, as requested. Maintains campus design standards manual.
  • Maintain and submit Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual (FICM) -coded university space allocation spreadsheet for all four campuses. Submits Bureau of Building (BOB) Enhanced Information System (EIS) materials and campus inventory of added and deleted buildings. Submits Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) phased project approval forms. Coordinates with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) in the preparation of Notices of Intent for work that is proposed for any historic campus building. Coordinates as required with personnel from various State agencies. Develops functional research space allocation spreadsheet to assist in the determination of rates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Construction, Interior Design, Project Management, Engineering, Architecture, and two years related experience in facilities or construction and/or training equivalent with a combination of education and experience.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of architectural production processes.
  • Knowledge of applicable codes (IBC, ADA, etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of space use codes as applicable through the Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual (FICM.)
  • Knowledge of historic preservation principles as outlined in The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and building strategic relations with colleagues, coworkers, constituents and volunteers.
  • Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database and word processing software.
  • Skill in active learning by understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision- making.
  • Skill in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues.
  • Ability to manage a budget and work within the constraints of that budget.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Minimum of 4 years related experience. Registered and licensed through the Mississippi Board of Architecture or successful completion of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards architect registration exam. Experience working on historical preservation projects. Experience as a consultant working at a higher education institution and/or experience working as an Owner's Representative at a higher education institution.

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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