The primary purpose of this position is to perform managerial functions over multiple organizational units/shops in Life Safety Services, which include: the Life Safety Shop, the Access Control / Key & Hardware Shop, the Emergency Generator Shop, the Preventative & Contract Maintenance Office, and the Construction Liaison Office. These managerial functions include, but are not limited to: efficiency studies, establishing and comparing work flow and operating metrics, detailed budget analysis, establishing and utilizing building condition and component indexes for future fiscal planning, trending of equipment and systems for reliability and failure projections, and measuring and evaluating proposed project investments through net present values (NPV's) and return on investments (ROI's). This position must manage an operating budget of $3 million and a current staff of approximately 50 employees. This position manages employees that are in a wide variety of occupational areas which requires a multifaceted technical knowledge base in electronics: fire, security, and CCTV systems, a mechanical aptitude with: engine repair, hydraulics, and locksmithing, commercial electrical and electrical generating systems, plumbing sprinkler and suppression systems, contract administration, elevators, pest control, facility planning, construction and system commissioning, and computer networking and database management. This position must exercise a high level of independent decision-making and responsibility for compliance to University, Town, and State laws, ordinances, codes, and policies. This position is additionally responsible for ensuring employee training is kept current and in compliance with the NC State Board of Examiners, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), and product manufactures factory certification requirements. This position additionally evaluates opportunities for cross training, assignment of staff across heterogeneous service areas, and career development programs which enhance the department's ability to effectively respond to changes in mission and organizational needs.
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree in electronics and three years of progressive experience in the maintenance and repair of complex electronic systems and the design of electronic apparatus; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
The Manager of Life Safety Services leads all activities related to the operations and maintenance of life safety systems in the University's 488 buildings totaling 17.8 million square feet with an annual budget of $3 million; and leads a department of 50 skilled personnel responsible for supporting the University's mission of teaching, research and student life programs. The Manager works with the senior leadership team in Building Services to sustain a high performance service culture that promotes sound planning and excellent execution and leads departmental efforts to foster a safe, respectful and diverse work environment that values its people; and also works closely with university administrators in the schools and departments to ensure that facilities meet programmatic requirements and remain compliant. Requires a demonstrated commitment to customer service; a continuous quality improvement focus; sensitivity in working with diverse groups; responsive management skills with the ability to motivate staff and promote a safe and respectful environment, excellent communication skills, approachable, makes sound decisions and provides timely direction for assigned staff. Ability to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of mandatory university operations, even when adverse weather or other emergency conditions require the university to close. Valid North Carolina Driver's License or ability to obtain one prior to start date.
A minimum of (5) years progressive experience in a higher education institution, with recent experience in the Fire Alarm/Security industry. Experience with future planning and budget management; experience integrating current technologies into a facilities maintenance operations group. Fire Sprinkler Maintenance License issued by the NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, & Fire Sprinkler Contractors. Fire Sprinkler Inspection Technician License issued by the NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, & Fire Sprinkler Contractors. NICET Level II certifications in: Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems and Fire Alarm Systems. North Carolina Locksmith license or graduate from an industry recognized certification course. Certified Alarm Technician in security, access controls, and CCTV. Experience in the review of various phases of building design in reference to life safety systems. Experience in conducting system operational testing, inspections, and commissioning, during and after new building construction with all aspects of life safety/ access-control type systems.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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