Director of Facilities

NORTHSHORE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE   Lacombe, LA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on January 6, 2023

Director of Facilities Lacombe Campus Job Announcement

Northshore Technical Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, unclassified position domiciled at the Lacombe Campus. Applications will be accepted until position is filled, with preference being given to those received on or before January 14, 2023. All applicants are subject to a background check, in accordance with NTCC Policy HR-020, a criminal history check will be conducted on all new hires. NTCC participates in the federal E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes. 

JOB SUMMARY: The role of the Director is responsible for the College-wide functions and operations of facilities management; safety; and property. The Director of Facilities shall report directly to the Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration. The Director directs and coordinates property functions as prescribed by Title 39 of the LA Revised Statutes for the College, serves as the College Safety Officer, and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements regarding vehicle maintenance and reporting. The incumbent of this position is responsible for coordination of campus staff employees responsible for property control, facilities, and safety. In addition, the Director will assist the Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration with capital outlay and deferred maintenance budget requests and helps monitor projects from design through construction for the College.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Facility Management 1. Assists the Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration with the preparation of the capital outlay and deferred maintenance budgets for the College. 2. Directs the preparations, updating and maintenance of the College-wide facilities inventory and utilization. 3. Participates in development of the master plan for the College facilities. 4. Serving as Project Director for various facilities-related projects, assuring compliance and timely completion of tasks, and overseeing all aspects of contractor performance including schedule and budget adherence. 5. Reviews all contracts for renting and leasing equipment and facilities. 6. Participates in the reviews of contracts, architectural plans, and specifications of all construction projects of Facility Planning and makes recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration. 7. Participates in the establishment of guidelines for deferred maintenance programs and devises appropriate and fair method by which any funding is distributed among the campuses. 8. Meets with external agencies as needed, regarding capital outlay projects and facilities matters. 9. Inspects campuses periodically at least annually to determine needs for capital outlay and deferred maintenance requests and lists. Reports this information to the Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration. 10. Provide leadership and guidance, advice, coaching and direct support where required 11. Coordinates and performs periodic campus audits for the on-going, College-wide collection of information and inspections to ensure compliance of all Office of Risk Management requirements, to include; • Equipment Management Plan • User Training Program • Equipment Risk Inclusion Criteria Policy • Equipment Inventory • Preventive Maintenance • Work Order Procedures • Personal Protection Equipment • Confine Space Entry • Lock Out/Tag Out • Boiler Certificates • Electrical Equipment Maintenance • Elevators & Keys • Asbestos Management Program(s) • Quarterly Exposure Report • General Property Exposure • Space Utilization Report • Flying Flags • Non-workers comp. insurance claims through risk management 12. Coordinates the development of Emergency Preparedness Plan for the College, to include; • General Plan • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) • Hurricane Plan • Hostage Situation • Bomb Threat • Terrorism • Emergency Closings • Evacuation • Tornado • Utility Disruption Plans • Emergency Vendor Contact List • Communications • HVAC Systems • Electrical Systems • Water Supply • Plumbing/Sewer • Fire Systems • Elevators • Natural Gas 13. Coordinates the development and annual assessment of the College business continuity plan with the College leadership team. 14. Participates in the development of Fire Prevention Plans for each campus within the College, to include; • Fire Plan • Evacuation Plan • Fire Drills • Fire Safety Testing and Inspection of Equipment • Interim Life Safety Measures • Fire Watch 15. Regularly attends and participates in the Facilities and Property Committee meetings. 16. Assists the College purchasing staff with writing specifications for facility related requests for proposals. This includes but is not limited to remodeling, reconstruction, and facility repair type of bids. 17. Manages and Coordinates all rental and lease agreements for land and buildings in accordance with LA Facility and Control Rental and Lease procedures and regulations. 18. Archiving documentation of work performed so that campus drawings and facilities blueprints are current. 19. Establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, evaluating employee performance, and administering discipline when needed.

Safety Management 1. Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the College Safety Program. Participates in developing safety programs, policies and procedures. 2. Coordinates and performs periodic campus audits the on-going, College-wide collection of information and inspections to ensure compliance of all Office of Risk Management requirements, to include; • A Safety Plan • Safety Inspections • Hazard Control Logs • Job Safety Analysis (JSA) • Safety and Training Meetings • General Rules & Regulations • Hazardous Materials Program • Substance Abuse Awareness Program • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Vehicle Inspections & Repair • Recognition Program • ORM annual self-audit 3. Coordinates with the College Human Resources Staff to ensure compliance with the following risk management requirements: • Driving Records & Forms • Accident/Incident Investigation forms (Forms DA2000 & DA 2041) • First Aid & Blood Borne Pathogens Program • Drug Free Workplace Policy • Return to Work Program • Driver Safety Program • Defensive Driver Training • Violence in the Workplace • Sexual Harassment • Substance Abuse • American with Disabilities Act (ADA) • Cleary Act (Coordinates with VC of Student Affairs) 4. Monitors compliance of faculty and students adhering to curricular safety practices and procedures. 5. Works to promote a clean and safe environment of learning for all faculty, students, and staff. 6. Coordinates and performs periodic campus/site audits for the on-going, College-wide collection of information and inspections to ensure compliance of all Security Management requirements, to include; • Key Controls • Risk Assessment • Security Policy and Crime Statistics

Property and Transportation Management 1. Directs and coordinates College property functions as prescribed by Title 39 of the LA Revised Statutes. 2. Serves as the Property Manager for the Lacombe Campus. 3. Coordinates and directs the College annual equipment inventory, and reviews certification documents for submission to the State Division of Administration. 4. Participates in the development of policies and procedures that relate to property and transportation management. 5. Performs physical inventories of movable property to ensure proper accounting procedures, storage and security of movable property. 6. Monitors compliance of campus property managers with applicable state and federal regulations regarding property. 7. Coordinates and performs periodic campus audits for the on-going, College-wide collection of information and inspections to ensure compliance of all Property Control Regulations, to include; • Internal Controls & Procedures • Tagging Property • Transmitting to LPAA • Disposal of Property • Asset Works System Management and Reports • Works with the Finance Department with reconciling taggable property purchased with taggable property entered in Asset Works 8. Coordinates and performs periodic campus audits for the on-going, College-wide collection of information and inspections to ensure compliance of all Fleet Management Regulations, to include; • LA State employee driver safety program authorization/Driving History Form (DA2054)(Coordinates with Human Resources) • Request for Personal Assignment and/or home storage of state-owned vehicle (MV-2) • Daily Vehicle Logs (MV-3) • Preventive Maintenance Records (MV-4) • Reimbursement for Personally-Owned Vehicle Use (MV-7) • Vehicle Update/Deactivate Forms (MV-9) • Serial Number Correction Forms (MV-10)

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: A baccalaureate degree in a related field from an accredited institution (Facility Management, Building Construction, Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Engineering Technology). At least five years of progressively responsible experience in facilities management with supervisory responsibilities. An Associate's degree plus 10 years of facilities and safety experience may replace the bachelor’s degree requirement. Twenty (20) years of executive-level facilities experience may replace the degree requirements. Some travel will be required for this job.

Preferred: 1) Master’s Degree in Facilities Management, Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field. 2) Project Management (PMP) Certification 3) Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certification 4) Solid skills with PC-based facilities management hardware and software 5) Supervisory Facilities Management experience in an educational environment 6) Experience with MS Office (including Excel), building inventory software, building automation software, and/or door access software/hardware 7) Experience with deferred maintenance schedules 8) Experience with building space inventories 9) Experience with building security and camera systems 10) Experience supervising and managing multiple sites 11) Experience with development of employee training and safety programs

Skills Required: • Evidence of strong analytical and problem-solving skills. • Sound attention to detail. • Possess the soft skills that are necessary to develop and maintain strong relationships with the public, shareholder groups, analysts, boards, senior administration, governmental entities and end users. (See specific soft skills below) • Understanding of facilities management from a technical standpoint. • Strong computer skills • Proactive in technology advancements regarding products and services. • High level of patience (usually have longer decision-making periods). • Thorough knowledge of sustainability and green initiatives as well as current trends and best practices. • Proven success in positively affecting the bottom line of a facilities management department such as: o Savings on projects, purchasing and utilities. o Successful management of budgets and the ability to work within the organization’s respective constraints. • Strong presentation skills. • Necessary soft skills include: o Strong leadership traits o Adaptability o People skills o Self-awareness o Decision making ability o Innovation • Acute business savvy and proven experience in positioning a Facility Management department to manage facilities effectively and efficiently. • Ability to adapt strategies and approaches to changing trends and conditions. • Ability to hire, train, motivate and empower staff. • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, listening and persuasion).

Northshore Technical Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, this Educational Agency upholds the following policy: Northshore Technical Community College campuses assure equal opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, marital status or veteran's status in admission to, participation in, or employment in the program and activities of this system. Each campus welcomes handicapped individuals and has made buildings accessible to them.