Assistant Director of Facilities

Position ID: 44059
Savannah State University
Facilities Management Services
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Director, Auxiliary Services
Job Description: 
Working Title Assistant Director of Facilities
Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Facilities manages the day to day maintenance and operations of the university and assists in the implementation of the university’s short and long range master facilities plan in a proactive, predictive and preventative manner. The Assistant Director of Facilities reports to the Director of Facilities, assisting with the leadership and supervision of the maintenance, warehouse, custodial, event setup and housing maintenance operations. This includes coordinating the delivery of essential facility maintenance, grounds, in-house construction and custodial services, ensuring compliance with health, life safety, and building codes, recommending priorities for needed repairs and renovations, assisting in the management and development of departmental budgets.

The successful candidate:
• Assists the Director in comprehensive facilities management with major responsibilities in the area of mechanical and building maintenance; inspects, monitors, advises, and ensures schedules are followed and maintained.
• Assists with the university’s Major Renovations and Repair project list.
• Maintains campus deferred maintenance list and develops action plan to address deferred needs.
• Determines training needs for the maintenance and custodial units and develops training programs to address training needs.
• Assists the Director with the development of capital, construction and operational budgets and initiates the preparation of annual reports and projections.
• Develops and manages federally funded Title III projects while serving as Activity Director and provides monthly progress reports.
• Serves as Project Manager, develops Requests for Proposal, Requests for Qualifications, Invitations to Bid, etc., and works with architects, engineers, and/or construction managers on various projects with a strong importance placed on scope, adherence to budget, and established timelines.
• Monitors energy usage and develops programs to reduce energy consumption.
• Establishes and conducts a preventive maintenance program of scheduled inspections and repairs of all building components to include, but not limited to: roofing components, painting, plumbing, electrical, mechanical equipment, and other systems, equipment and facilities to assure proper operation and to correct malfunctions before major breakdowns develop.

This position is considered essential when emergency situations take place on campus. Essential personnel are required to respond to campus (weather and safety permitting) to oversee critical functions during university emergencies and closures.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in construction, engineering, architectural, management, or a related field is required.
• Minimum of five years’ supervisory experience in the area of educational facilities management; or construction management.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
• Computer literacy, demonstrated proficiency in the mechanical and structural trades and a working knowledge of architectural plans and specifications.
• Strong interpersonal skills, particularly in delegating and directing professional staff and the ability to motivate others.
• Must have a current driver’s license with good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of the University System of Georgia policies and procedures preferred.

Special Information to Applicants

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State. 
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S5972014
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 10/01/2019
Position End Date  
Open Date 08/13/2019
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Procedure

Complete application online and submit cover letter, resume, transcripts and current letters of reference (3).

Review of applications will begin September 3, 2019. To ensure consideration, apply by this date.

Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Campus Space Management and Facilities Planning (Admin code)
Facility Remodeling/Renovation (Admin code)
Facilities/Physical Plant (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Recruitment Data
Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator