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UW Recreation has an outstanding opportunity for a Facilities Manager. The Facilities Manager is responsible for Recreation’s building and grounds maintenance program, including the Intramural Activities (IMA) Building, Waterfront Activities Center, Golf Range, Pavilion Swimming Pool, six outdoor fields (approximately 20 acres), thirteen tennis courts, one outdoor basketball court, and two outdoor sand volleyball courts. All facilities operate seven days per week. They supervise thirteen full time classified staff members, and are responsible for establishing the policies, procedures, and methods necessary to ensure the success of the program, with safety and risk mitigation as a top priority. Establishing work timelines, monitoring the completion of maintenance work requests, and inspecting custodian work to ensure that the duties are fulfilled in accordance with department priorities are key components of the position.
This position reports to the Associate Director for Facilities and Operations, serves on the department’s Extended Executive Team, and interacts with department staff on all initiatives related to the operational needs for Recreation.
At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. The incumbent must view themselves as part of not only UW Recreation, but also Student Life, UW campus(es), Seattle and the Northwest region, and the national stage of campus recreation – and promote the department accordingly.
The following represents a variety of the responsibilities assigned to the person in this position. The examples represent typical work, but are not intended to be inclusive of all duties required for this position:
•Directly supervise thirteen full time custodial and maintenance staff. Provide functional leadership to all areas of supervision. •Ensure employees have proper up-to-date University required trainings and program or area specific certifications. •Direct employees and schedules to meet University and union employee requirements.
Building and Grounds Maintenance
•Serve as the department liaison with outside contractors and UW Facilities to oversee and track building improvement or repair projects. •Supervise maintenance of the IMA and Pavilion swimming pools, including water quality testing, mechanical and electrical delivery systems required to meet county and state health and safety regulations. •Maintain facility, grounds, and equipment inspection logs and online maintenance requests as part of the department’s Risk Management program. Review all for facility repair items and assign tasks to appropriate staff. •Supervise grounds maintenance and field/court preparation for sports activities.
Procurement and Budgeting
•Purchase and supervise maintenance of 500+ pieces of exercise equipment, including cardio and weight machines. •Purchase custodial, maintenance, and pool supplies. •Develop and prepare annual departmental maintenance and custodial budgets. Monitor and control expenditures.
•Represent Recreation on Student Life and Campus-wide committees. Be an active member of the campus community, supporting students and colleagues. •Work cooperatively with other members of the Rec staff in the interest of providing a comprehensive program of recreation activities designed to meet the needs of students and other members of the University community. •Perform related duties as required.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
•Bachelor’s degree. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement. •Minimum of two years of applicable work experience in building, sports turf, and grounds maintenance. •Must demonstrate knowledge of swimming pool maintenance (CPO required), grounds keeping, sport court repair, custodian practices and cardio/strength equipment maintenance. •Must maintain current First Aid/CPR/AED certification. •Possess interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and colleagues. •Strong communication, organizational, and leadership/management skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
•Four years of applicable work experience in building, sports turf, and grounds maintenance. •Work experience in a college/university campus recreation department or community parks and recreation department.
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 18th.
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