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Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, Planning and Construction

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Index/Position No.: 40300/232390
Level 16
Position Title: Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, Planning and Construction
Department: Facilities Management

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Function of Position

Responsible to the Vice President for Finance and Administration for directing, planning, administering, coordinating and controlling University Facilities operations (main campus and Health Sciences campus); supervising overall operation and activities of the Facilities Department; directing and administering the University's Environmental Health & Safety programs including Radiation Safety; monitoring all SBC Projects; developing annual capital outlay and capital maintenance budgets; developing reorganization and cost-recovery plans; directing planning and construction management projects; and performing other related duties as required by the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Essential Functions

Advises Vice President for Finance and Administration on facilities, construction, planning and Health & Safety related matters.

Directs daily operations of the Facilities.

Administers all applicable Tennessee Board of Regents and university policies.

Monitors and controls Facilities, utility and construction budgets.

Coordinates all master planning efforts.

Develops long range maintenance plan.

Directs and inspects campus SBC projects.

Develops cost estimates.

Insures compliance to all codes and building regulations.

Insures compliance regarding university, State and Federal requirements, guidelines and laws.

Reviews and approves all Facilities related requisitions and invoices.

Develops, controls and recommends budgets within area of responsibility.

Coordinates operations in Memorial Center and D.P. Culp Center with Facilities staff.

Develops reorganization and cost-recovery plans.

Secondary Functions

Serves on university Governance and special committees.

Represents the university in meeting with Tennessee Board of Regent's staff and other external agencies as required.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of basic principles of construction and maintenance.

Knowledge of preventive maintenance methods.

Knowledge of Environmental Health & Safety regulations

Knowledge of basic personnel administration.

Knowledge of planning methods.

Knowledge of central utility distribution systems.

Ability to effectively supervise and manage employees of lower classification.

Ability to effectively relate to all levels of employees.

Ability to plan and estimate building and maintenance costs.

Ability to effectively establish task priorities and delegate work.

Supervision Given and Received

Initiates broad programs under general direction, working from policies and general objectives. Supervises administrative and classified employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, management, or related area of concentration with five to seven years experience in an area of supervisory construction and/or maintenance preferably in a setting of higher education.

March 2011

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