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Director of Physical Plant, Crafts and Alterations
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Facilities
Position Code:   SFAC4707A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   06/09/2013
Salary:   $69,900 - $101,000 Annually
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

Establishes objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate professionals, supervisors and/or managers. Reviews and approves recommendations for facilities management and related programs. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing facilities management resources. Involved in developing, modifying and executing policies that affect immediate operation(s). Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.

Assist the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management with operation, maintenance, utilities management, engineering service, sustainability, building renovations, upgrades and repair of the physical assets at all UC Merced locations. The incumbent is customer service oriented and strives for the most cost effective and operationally efficient providers of academic facilities through need-assessment of university departments, faculty and staff. Coordinates and directs the work of outside contractors. At the outset of campus architectural design work, will be acting as advisor and client to architects and project managers on building design, facilities maintenance issues in design, etc. Coordinates with Campus Services for work performed by University staff and outside contractors in the repair and maintenance of existing resources (leased and owned) including all building utilities, parking lots, office suites, conference rooms, classrooms and building elements including roof, mechanical, fire and safety equipment. Coordinates operations involved in campus deferred maintenance project development, in consultation with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management, Vice Chancellor for Administration, Associate Vice Chancellor for Physical Planning, and the Office of the President. Responsible for projecting facility and maintenance needs and presenting recommendations to senior level administrators. Implements campus building and engineering requirements, including federal, state and local law, regulations and building code requirements. Manages building services staff including represented and non-represented employees and conducts employee evaluations as needed. Participate in a lead role on the campus's Emergency Operations Committee.

Qualifications:   • Bachelors degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, and/or equivalent experience/training in architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture and license or certificate to practice in at least one of the above professions.

• Able to facilitate and collaborate with various internal and external constituencies on strategic long and short term facilities planning, management and building construction.

• Experience in facilities project planning and analysis and in project management.

• Familiarity with construction plans and specifications and contract management.

• Experience with utility modifications, utility systems and their functions, demonstrated ability to perform budget, space and operational analysis.

• Excellent organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills to coordinate and sequence complicated and overlapping projects, working independently, accurately and meeting deadlines.

• Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and building codes, knowledge of construction and maintenance practices.

• Knowledge of budgetary issues and constraints.

• Advanced knowledge of engineering and/or architectural design and concepts.

• Leadership skills to mentor and develop professional staff.

• Thorough knowledge of industry best practices.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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