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Director of Facilities and Construction
Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas
Date Posted 06/07/2021
Admin-Facilities Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Classification Title

Job Title
Director of Facilities and Construction


Main Campus

Position Length

Job Summary
Responsible for overseeing the operation, maintenance of College facilities; implementing policies, procedures and programs that will assure well-managed, well-maintained buildings and facilities; leading staff in a positive service response to the concerns and needs of user groups; providing assurance of environmental health, safety concerns, quality programs and policy compliance, in coordination and conjunction with the College’s goals and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
conjunction with the College’s goals and objectives.

  • Maintains complete responsibility and oversight of day-to-day operations of campus facilities, ensuring that all services are effectively delivered and facility needs are met including custodial, life-safety, engineering and general maintenance; ensures that staff implements and provides these services in a manner consistent with the College’s policies, goals and objectives.
  • Provides leadership in identifying, prioritizing, direction, budgeting, coordinating, monitoring reporting and completing operational systems repairs, renovation and replacement projects.
  • Provides advice in the professional areas of facilities planning and construction to the District Board of Trustees, the College President, the Vice President of Finance and Administration and other College leaders, as needed.
  • Directs projects (e.g. site repairs/construction, preventive maintenance, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring completion within established time frames, project design and budget.
  • Supervises all personnel actions, including interviewing, selecting, and orientation of new hires, training and evaluating of all directly and indirectly supervised personnel and contractor.
  • Supervises all maintenance programs relating to the interior and exterior conditions and appearance and operation of the facilities; reviews and analyzes inspections and reports for potential efficiencies in the operation and maintenance of facilities; develops, implements and monitors cost-savings opportunities.
  • Conducts and approves all performance evaluations of facilities support staff.
  • Supports in the development of a five-year plan of maintenance, facility improvement, and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Assists with the review of plans and specifications for the inclusion and appropriate application of operational systems in the addition, modification and renovation of new and existing facilities.
  • Preforms statistical analysis and summarizes findings in applicable reports or other communication means.
  • Develops controls and procedures to monitors work order reports for the assurance of effective and timely evaluation, assignment, completion, and close-out of routine and preventative maintenance of all facilities management and work production.
  • Maintains records and files; monitors feedback to assure customer satisfaction and identifies service improvement ideas.
  • Approves requisitions for purchase of materials, supplies and contractor services.
  • Coordinates schedules and special event operations for the purpose of ensuring required facilities preparation.
  • Assures college-wide compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws, ordinances, and codes relating to the operation and safety of facilities and staff; assures mandated inspections and repairs of fire safety/suppression systems and other such systems are completed, as required.
  • Develops and administers an ongoing training program for staff to assure systems are operated and maintained in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.
  • Oversees the development, preparation, and explanation of the annual facility budget, quarterly forecasts, and business plans, as determined or assigned.
  • Develops and maintains strong rapport with faculty, staff, and students to elicit feedback for
  • continuous improvement ensuring organizational effectiveness.
  • Observes safety regulations and participates in ongoing safety-training programs to cover all aspects of the work performed by the department.
  • Supports the planning and operation of campus facilities in emergency response situations, disaster preparedness, and emergency notification programs.
  • Responsible for developing a plan of maintenance, facility improvement, and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Serves as liaison with architects, engineers and contractors; coordinates construction activities with college staff and contractors.
  • Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite.
  • Completes duties and responsibilities in compliance with college standards, policies and guidelines.
  • Uses interpersonal skills and makes sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed between coworkers, the supervisory chain, faculty, staff, students, and customers.
  • Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored by Texas Southmost College (TSC).
  • Supports the values and institutional goals as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
  • Participates in the development of functional unit-level outcomes, monitors assessment of those appropriate outcomes, and assists in the development of plans of action for improvement based on the assessment of those outcomes.
  • Participates in the process for systematic review and evaluation per the institutional effectiveness model adopted by the College.
  • Working hours may include evenings, holidays or weekends depending on deadline requirements and special events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • This position is on 24-hour emergency call.

Required Knowledge and Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • A strong commitment to the mission of the community college.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills in handling and directing multiple and complex assignments and projects.
  • Ability to work independently according to established schedules and to complete assignments and projects, as per defined timelines.
  • Skills in working effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of building systems, contractual maintenance, construction and related services.
  • High level of functional and technical knowledge of building system operation is necessary with proficiencies in construction, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws, ordinances, and codes relating to the operation and safety of facilities.
  • Skilled at providing clear direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.
  • Skilled at enhancing team performance through training and professional development, coaching, and evaluation.
  • Must be able to read blueprints.
  • Excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and extensive confidential data.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to lead, instruct, handle a large variety of details and to work with all levels of organization.
  • Ability to perform and excel in a high-tech all-digital environment.
  • Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.

Required Education and Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or business from an accredited college or university AND five (5) years of experience of multiple building/facility or campus environment management experience at a supervisory level OR an associate’s degree, or the equivalent, AND ten (10) years of multiple building/facility or campus environment management experience, including five (5) years at a supervisory level.
  • Experience in planning, scheduling, managing and administrating facilities operations.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Masters degree in engineering, architecture or business from an accredited college or university
  • Experience using CAD, CMMS, Visio, or Adobe.
  • Bilingual in English-Spanish.
  • Demonstrated experience of positive and proactive approaches in identifying problems, creating innovative solutions, managing projects, leading teams through collaboration, and implementing efficiencies and effectiveness using technology.

Certificates and Licensures

  • Valid Texas driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employees occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Posting Number

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary
All applicants for positions with the College are required to submit a completed application and official transcripts of collegiate work in order to be recommended for employment. Official transcripts shall be sent directly from the issuing institution to the College District’s Office of Human Resources and must include documentation of all credit earned, including the education requirements that specifically qualifies the applicant for the position. The address to send all transcripts is:

Texas Southmost College
Office of Human Resources
80 Fort Brown, Tandy 105
Brownsville, Texas 78520

For eTranscripts please use email address: cristina.garcia@tsc.edu.

The College District recognizes equivalent credits and degrees earned from foreign universities. The equivalency shall be determined by translation and evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For more information please visit: www.naces.org

Location: 80 Fort Brown,Tandy 105

Brownsville,Texas 78520, Brownsville, TX 78520

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