Equipment and Building Services (EBS) is seeking an experienced individual to join the executive team. This position plays a key facility management role overseeing capital improvements (planning, design, and construction) and day to day operations and maintenance of those facilities. The portfolio of facilities is large and diverse encompassing 675 buildings and 12.9 million square feet. As a result, a leader with successful work history in both capital programs and operations is desired.
The department currently has and is committed to maintaining certified management systems for environmental management (ISO14001), occupational health and safety programs (OHSAS 18001), and quality management (ISO9001). Experience with similar programs is desirable.
Primary responsibilities of the position are to plan, direct and provide executive management to a diverse division staff of approximately 275 professional, trade, and labor employees. Administrative direction, procurement guidance and support, contract monitoring and administration, process and operations review and quality control are among the daily duties. Major initiatives either currently underway or pending that the incumbent will provide leadership to include establishment of a facility management strategic plan, deployment of a new computerized maintenance management system, and implementation of various capital improvement program projects. The position will maintain and enhance communication and coordination with other divisions/customer departments involved in facility capital improvements.
The Assistant Director may represent the Department to the public, other municipalities, businesses, the design and construction industries, boards and commissions. The position works closely with other City departments and effective customer service is critical.
The ideal candidate will be:
A visionary, thoughtful, and decisive leader with solid management skills and demonstrated experience motivating and developing others to deliver efficient, effective, and responsive service
Politically astute with the ability to build productive relationships with the community, various stakeholders, and customer departments
An effective communicator, both verbally and in writing
Certified/accredited as a facility manager/professional/administrator by an industry-recognized entity
Knowledgeable of the principles of public administration and personnel management with demonstrated ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of others through subordinates
Capable of managing staff and providing leadership to provide a clear understanding of the division’s core goals through regular and consistent communication
Experienced in capital improvement program planning and implementation
Knowledgeable of principles of energy management
Thorough knowledge of business principles, practices and techniques used in department management including but not limited to procurement and contract administration
Clear focus on both internal and external customer service
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders in accomplishing goals by balancing competing priorities and demands in a fast-paced work environment
Demonstrated ability to accept ambiguity and contradiction as a natural part of the working environment
Consistent track record of integrity and honesty in professional and personal matters
Strong ability to analyze and project financial and other data
Public presentation and speaking skills
Demonstrated ability to guide the professional development of staff
Candidates must also be willing to take risks and attempt innovative approaches to issues; critically review information and investigate issues.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a focus in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, Civil, Mechanical, or Architectural Engineering, Architecture, or a closely related field
At least eight years of broad, extensive and progressively responsible experience in the general management of facilities
At least three years of in-depth experience using a computerized maintenance management or work order system
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge skills and abilities will be considered and may be qualifying.
Interested qualified candidates must submit an application online via NeoGov at:
* Applications must be complete, including previous salary history and (3) required references. A resume and letter of interest are recommended. All documents must be attached at the time of submission for consideration. A resume should be submitted as supplemental documentation only and will not be considered as a primary application for the position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application must be submitted by the deadline noted on the NeoGov application submission site.
Note: Under the Texas Public Information Act, information from your resume may be subject to public disclosure.
Additional Salary Information: Salary DOQ + benefits
Pay Grade Salary Range: $88,006, - $170,377
Anticipated pay range for this position is $88,006 – $129,191