Chief Facilities Officer

Snow College

Ephraim, UT

ID: 7245691
Posted: May 17, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Chief Facilities Officer is responsible for overseeing the maintenance, landscaping, and heat plant operations to ensure the safety, functionality, and aesthetics of the Ephraim and Richfield college campuses. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services, the Chief Facilities Officer leads a team of skilled professionals in providing high-quality services that support the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the public. This position requires a dynamic individual with strong leadership, strategic planning, and technical skills, as well as a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Graduation from an accredited institution with a(n) Bachelor degree in facilities management, engineering, environmental science, or a related field; master's degree preferred; or a closely related field; OR any combination of education and experience totaling 5-7 years year(s).

Knowledge (Factual or procedural information that a person possesses and can apply):
1. Facilities Management: Understanding of building systems, maintenance practices, and regulatory requirements relevant to facilities management in an educational environment.
2. Landscaping and Horticulture: Knowledge of landscaping principles, plant care techniques, and sustainable landscaping practices to maintain attractive and functional outdoor spaces.
3. Central Plant Operations: Familiarity with boiler and chiller systems, heat distribution networks, and energy management strategies for efficient and reliable heating and cooling plant operations.
4. Environmental Sustainability: Understanding of environmental sustainability principles, including energy conservation, waste reduction, and green building design, to promote eco-friendly campus operations.
5. Budget and Financial Management: Proficiency in budget development, financial analysis, and resource allocation to effectively manage departmental budgets and expenditures.

Skills (Practical abilities to perform specific tasks effectively. May be quantified and developed through practice or training.):
1. Leadership and Management: Ability to lead and manage a diverse team of professionals, including setting goals, providing feedback, and fostering a culture of collaboration and accountability.
2. Problem-Solving: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify root causes of maintenance issues, develop innovative solutions, and implement effective preventive maintenance strategies.
3. Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with diverse stakeholders, including staff, students, faculty, vendors, and senior leadership, and convey complex technical information in a clear and concise manner.
4. Project Management: Proficiency in project planning, scheduling, and execution to oversee multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines within budget constraints.
5. Technical Aptitude: Ability to understand and interpret technical drawings, equipment manuals, and specifications related to building systems, landscaping equipment, and heating plant operations.

Abilities (Capacity to execute and use knowledge and skills effectively.):
1. Team Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively with internal departments, external vendors, and campus stakeholders to achieve common goals and resolve complex issues.
2. Adaptability: Capacity to adapt to changing priorities, circumstances, and technologies in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, while maintaining a high level of performance and professionalism.
3. Attention to Detail: Keen attention to detail and accuracy in performing inspections, reviewing maintenance records, and analyzing data to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulatory requirements.
4. Customer Service Orientation: Commitment to providing excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff, and visitors by responding promptly to requests, addressing concerns, and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive campus environment.
5. Ethical Conduct: Demonstrated integrity, honesty, and ethical conduct in all interactions and decision-making processes, upholding the highest standards of professionalism and accountability in campus services management.

Authority to formulate, affect, interpret, or implement management policies or operating practices.
Authority to hire and terminate an employee.
Performs work that affects operations to a substantial degree, even if the assignments are related to operation of a particular segment of the College.
Budget management and commitment of appropriate funds or grants.
Authority to negotiate and bind the College on significant matters.
Provides professional/consultation advice to management.
Participates in planning long or short-term business objectives and goals.
Investigates and resolve matters of significance on behalf of management.
Represents the College in handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, or resolving grievances.
Major Responsibilities/Duties
1. Maintenance Management:
- Develop and implement a comprehensive maintenance program to ensure the ongoing upkeep and repair of campus buildings, facilities, and infrastructure.
- Oversee preventive maintenance schedules, equipment inspections, and repair work orders to minimize downtime and extend the lifespan of campus assets.
- Coordinate with internal departments and external vendors to address maintenance needs efficiently and cost-effectively.
2. Landscaping and Groundskeeping:
- Manage the landscaping and groundskeeping operations to maintain a clean, attractive, and sustainable campus environment.
- Develop and implement landscape design plans, planting schedules, and irrigation systems to enhance the beauty and functionality of outdoor spaces.
- Supervise grounds crews in tasks such as mowing, pruning, fertilizing, and pest control, ensuring compliance with safety and environmental standards.
3. Central Plant Operations (heating, chillers, air conditioning):
- Oversee the operation and maintenance of the campus central plant and central heating and cooling systems to provide reliable and efficient heating and cooling services to campus buildings.
- Monitor energy consumption, fuel usage, and emissions to optimize plant performance and minimize environmental impact.
- Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, safety protocols, and industry best practices in heat plant operations.
4. Budget and Resource Management:
- Develop and manage departmental budgets, capital improvement plans, and procurement processes to ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability.
- Identify opportunities for cost savings, efficiency improvements, and revenue generation through effective resource allocation and utilization.
- Prepare reports, forecasts, and presentations for senior leadership on departmental performance, budget variances, and strategic initiatives.
5. Sustainability Initiatives:
- Collaborate with campus stakeholders to develop and implement sustainability initiatives related to energy conservation, waste reduction, and green building practices.
- Identify opportunities for renewable energy adoption, water conservation, and other environmentally friendly practices to minimize the college's ecological footprint.
- Promote awareness and engagement in sustainability efforts among students, faculty, staff, and the broader campus community.
6. External Relations:
- Collaborate with external stakeholders and state agencies, including (but not limited to):
State Fire Marshall
Division of Facilities Construction and Management
Division of Air Quality
Utah System of Higher Education
Utah Association of Physical Plan Administrators
Fleet Services
State Risk Management