Trades Technician IV - Neighborhood Facilities Manager

Company Name:
George Mason University
# Web Announcement
Neighborhood Facilities Manager
The George Mason University, Office of Housing and Residence Life (OHRL) invites applications for a Neighborhood Facilities Manager position.
The Neighborhood Facilities Manager is responsible for coordinating, planning and managing housekeeping operations; as well as making sure service and maintenance requests are attended in a timely manner for the residence halls within their university neighborhood. Primary responsibilities include facilities inspections and recommendations, work order submittals, follow-up, housekeeping supervision and development, and administrative and departmental duties.
Tasks and Duties to Include:
Ensure that the buildings within the assigned neighborhood are properly maintained with regards to safety, resident comfort, and cleanliness as mandated by external directives from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and internal directives from Mason Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS), as well the OHRL Executive Director and the Leadership Team;
Work directly with Mason Physical Plant and outside vendors to coordinate repairs and recommend preventive maintenance for the assigned neighborhood buildings. Secure bids/quotes for work, and negotiate scope of work and contracts with internal and external suppliers. Process these through the eVA online procurement system, if necessary. Responsible for the monitoring, follow-up, completion and reporting of all facility-related operations in these buildings;
Coordinate daily residential inspections, maintain inspection documents, enter work orders in Residential Management System (RMS) and work order tracking systems, and perform quality control to verify that performance maintenance checks and plans are being accomplished on time and to required standards;
Directly supervise, train and develop two/three Lead Housekeepers in the assigned residential neighborhood. This includes training staff in established policies and procedures, establishing and maintaining work schedules to ensure efficient use of staff resources and time, and identifying changes to staffing patterns to complete work assignments;
Support the Lead Housekeepers with the supervision, training and development of their neighborhood staff (approximately 20 Housekeepers); and
Required to work in an on-call capacity for after-hours emergencies, and act as essential personnel during emergencies and critical times.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience of facilities maintenance and housekeeping management in an active and transient environment;
Demonstrated experience as a supervisor that develops a positive work environment within a facilities maintenance and housekeeping organization. Includes the ability to develop and motivate employees;
Extensive knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or best practices for operating a facilities/housekeeping unit/operation;
Demonstrated experience planning and inspecting essential central services such maintenance, cleaning, waste disposal, and recycling;
Demonstrated experience working with contracted vendors to solicit and secure bids/quotes for facilities/housekeeping work, and directing vendors as necessary in completion of work;
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
Excellent organizational and management skills;
Demonstrated ability to utilize and learn computer programs/applications--specifically Microsoft Office suite, e-mail, and the Internet;
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and well with others in a fast-paced, ever-changing, diverse environment;
Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects;
Demonstrated knowledge of related safety and sanitation standards for housekeeping, ensuring compliance with OSHA/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; and
Bilingual abilities (English/Spanish) preferred.
Special Licenses, Registration or Certification:
Valid driver's license; and must be insurable.
Education or Training:
High school diploma, or equivalent; an advanced degree is preferred.
Level and Type of Experience:
Experience in facilities maintenance and housekeeping is preferred; and
Experience working within a student-oriented living environment.
Physical Requirements:
As an essential position, in critical/emergency situations this position may require the ability to exert medium to heavy work. In these cases, the minimum physical requirements of the position might include:
Independently move up to 100 pounds;
Talking, hearing, and close visual acuity;
Climbing, stooping, balancing, reaching, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, repetitive motions, feeling, fingering and grasping;
Activities occur inside and outside; and
Position subject to hazards and extreme cold.
# Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 09443z at /; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
# Mason Ad Statement
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top _U.S. News and World Report_ "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at /!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
Department: Housing & Residence Life
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
Job Category: Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title: Trades Technician IV - Neighborhood Facilities Manager
Working Title: Neighborhood Facilities Manager
Job Type: Full-Time
Position Number: 09443Z
Recruit Number: Staff - 6958
Location: Fairfax
Pay Band: Payband 4
Salary: Up to $49,629; commensurate with education and experience.
For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 12, 2015
Posting Date: 12/15/2014
Open Until Filled?: Yes
Equity Statement: George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

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