The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) houses a number of distinct programs that comprise the business functions of state government, including information technology, human resources, procurement, facilities and real estate, construction services, fleet, workers compensation and more united in a common mission to:
Support Connecticut's Growth - To serve our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.
Drive Continuous Innovation - To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state government using best practices from the public and private sectors.
Provide Rewarding Careers - To attract and retain a workforce of talented, dedicated public servants committed to leading our great state forward.
The DAS Bureau of Property and Facilities Management administers the operations, maintenance and security of state owned buildings located throughout the Hartford Area and major cities in the state including: Meriden, Mystic, New Britain and Waterbury and is currently recruiting for one Director of Facilities Maintenance Operations to join our team!
This position will be responsible for:
Managing the DAS Facilities Management Operations Unit, consisting of three (3) property management liaisons and two (2) trade staff. This group has oversight of over six million square feet of occupied office space and laboratories and over one million square feet of vacant/surplus property.
Oversight of multiple property management contracts including direct interaction with property managers, contracted staff and state agency tenants.
Administration of a quality control and compliance program.
Managing energy conservation projects.
Supervision of custodial services, landscaping, trade labor and snow removal contractors.
Ensuring adherence to statutory laws, public contracting requirements, as well as environmental compliance.
Preparation and management of annual operating budget.
Reviewing plans and specifications for building renovations and alteration projects; including capital budget planning.
Assisting with the development of related policies.
Preparing and administering annual staff performance evaluations.
If you have excellent communications skills and a desire to be an integral part of the operation, the we invite you to apply.
All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. (Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in this class may apply for a lateral transfer. Questions about these required documents or any other phase of this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Theresa Judge at Theresa.email@example.com .
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for directing staff in the management, operation and/or maintenance programs of state buildings and grounds or directing facilities management staff in the oversight of property portfolios including contractors and vendors performing property management services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations in the areas of building services and contract compliance; coordinates, plans and manages section activities; formulates goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; assists in preparation of section budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of section who might impact on program activities; prepares reports, correspondence and procedural manuals; administers a quality control and compliance program; prepares and reviews plans and specifications for building renovations and/or alterations; selects and supervises service contractors; may direct staff and operations of trade shops and grounds sections; may develop and maintain a preventive maintenance program; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of state of the art security systems, building operations and maintenance procedures and techniques; considerable knowledge of trades including building, custodial and grounds; considerable knowledge of energy conservation methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of budget preparation and control; knowledge of contract preparation and administration; knowledge of tenant agency requirements; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in prevention of deterioration, obsolescence and destruction of buildings and operating equipment; considerable ability to prepare plans, specifications and cost estimates for equipment, services and repairs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years' of professional experience in the repair and maintenance of large buildings, leasing, acquisition or management of property or building contract administration.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
For State employees, supervisory capacity is interpreted at or above the level of Maintenance Supervisor 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in architecture, business or construction management, engineering or public administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State employees, two (2) years as a Property Management Liaison may be substituted
for both the General and Special Experience.
The successful candidate will possess:
- Supervisory experience over professional level staff
- Knowledge of the state contracting process and real estate statutes
- Experience forecasting Capital Budget improvements
- Experience developing and managing operational budgets
- Experience reviewing building design plans for operational functionality
- Experience implementing energy conservation/efficiency improvement projects
- Construction management background
- Experience with Microsoft Suite
- Experience with Facility management software
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.