Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director Of Facilities Operations

Recruitment #200811-0376MP-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has an exciting opportunity for you as a Director of Facilities Operation in the Bureau of Public Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing. This position will be located at the Administration building located at 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT and will require travel to off-site facilities. This position is full-time position at 40 hours per week with a Monday through Friday schedule.

Who We Are
 
Our mission is to provide a safe efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and region.  We are growing public transportation systems that is improving mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic development. 

The Office of Transit and ridesharing is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a safe and efficient system of motor carriers for the movement of people including Bus Transit, Paratransit, and Ridesharing programs.  This office is responsible for managing CTtransit, CTfastrak, and transit districts which provide 42 million passenger trips a year. The office also oversees and financially supports bus and ridesharing services for the citizens of Connecticut.  The Department directly and indirectly provides urban fixed-route bus services, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services, non-ADA paratransit services (dial-a-ride), commuter express bus services, rural transit services, rail-bus commuter connection services, and ridesharing and transportation demand management services via Connecticut Transit, the state-owned and controlled bus operation, and 14 active local transit districts and private bus operators.  Principally, the office provides complete operating/facility oversight for eight (8) state-owned transit facilities valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.  Additionally, there are ten (10) transit facilities which are owned by transit districts, which are paid for by the DOT, and which DOT funds that need better oversight and consistency with DOT owned facilities. We have an aggressive plan to merge, expand, and enhance our state network of operating facilities. 


The Role


The operation requires a director with a higher level of analytical skills due to significant changes in facility technologies as well as projected changes in transportation modalities.  In order to cope with complex logistical facility issues, it is essential to have a director with considerable knowledge and skill in the following areas:

·  Ability to apply management principles and techniques;

·  Relevant agency policies and procedures;

·  Ensuring adherence to statutory state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;

· State of the art security systems, building operations and maintenance procedures and techniques;

·  Trades including building, custodial and grounds;

·  Budget preparation and control;

·  Contract preparation and administration;

·  Tenant agency requirements;

·   Interpersonal skills;

·  Oral and written communication skills; and,

·  Prevention of deterioration, obsolescence of buildings and operating equipment. 

   

We offer our employees a variety of competitive benefits including healthcare, retirement, and paid time off.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications and Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance appraisals, cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, licensure, employment/supervisory references, etc.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Director of Facilities Operation vacancies that occur at the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation, in the next twelve (12) months. 

Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Please direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Maribel Flores at maribel.flores@ct.gov and reference PCN 79296.

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.
Note: 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience reviewing building design plans for operational functionality
  • Construction management background
  • Knowledge of the state contracting process of laws and regulations, or other similar complex governmental agencies or similar environment
  • Experience managing maintenance upkeep, and state of good repair of complex operating facilities

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.