Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director Of Facilities Operations

Hybrid

Recruitment #230112-0376MP-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services is now accepting applications for an exciting, Director of Facilities Operations position within the Real Estate and Construction Services Division, Facilities Management Unit (DAS FM).
 
As a State employee, you will continue to enjoy the following: 
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
  • Find out more about being a Manager here
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees!
The Director of Facilities Operations will be responsible for directing staff and operations in the management and care of the DAS portfolio of state property. The DAS building portfolio consists of five million square feet of state-owned space and includes active office buildings, occupied campus facilities, laboratories, parking lots and surplus property.   

Our ideal candidate will be a team player with experience dealing with property management, real estate, public contracting and construction. They will possess excellent communication skills and experience with the state’s portfolio of properties.

Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday schedule, with first shift hours
  • Hybrid role with opportunity to telework
  • Location: 450 Columbus Blvd Hartford, CT

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

To Apply:
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Connect With Us:
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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 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; 
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • 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 practices; 
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • relevant agency policies and procedures;  
    • state of the art security systems, building operations and maintenance procedures and techniques; 
    • trades including building, custodial and grounds; 
    • energy conservation methods and techniques;
    • budget preparation and control; 
  • Knowledge of
    • contract preparation and administration;
    • tenant agency requirements; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • 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 the level of a Maintenance Supervisor 2.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For state employees two (2) years of experience as a Property Management Liaison may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience supervising professional level staff.
  • Experience with the state contracting process.
  • Experience forecasting capital budget improvements.
  • Experience developing and managing operational budgets.
  • Experience reviewing building design plans for operational functionality.
  • Construction management background.

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.







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