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Facilities Manager (Building and Grounds Supervisor C)*
Company: Pierce College District II
Location: Puyallup and Lakewood , WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 03/30/2023
Expire Date: 05/30/2023
Job Categories: Other / General
Job Description
Facilities Manager (Building and Grounds Supervisor C)*

A Community College District in Puyallup and Lakewood, Washington invites applications for the position of:

Facilities Manager (Building and Grounds Supervisor C)

SALARY: $5,960.00 - $7,262.00 Monthly
$71,520.00 - $87,144.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 03/30/23

CLOSING DATE: 04/27/23 05:00 PM


The mission of Pierce College is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.

Recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation (2021), Pierce College is an innovative, mission-driven, data-informed, and equity minded community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals, with a focus on racial and social equity and justice.

The Facilities Manager position reports to the Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations. The Facilities Manager is responsible for the management of programs to include: the maintenance shop and supervision of journey-level trades workers other semi-skilled workers engaged in the maintenance, repair and modifications to plant machinery and mechanical equipment involved with buildings, special apparatus, utilities, and facilities for the Fort Steilacoom campus.

This position assists the Facilities & Operations Directors by providing technical expertise and oversight of mechanical elements of capital projects such a tenant improvements and modification/repair/replacement of building systems to ensure that both quality and contract requirements are met.

This position actively supports and engages in Pierce College’s goals for equity and inclusion in order to provide access and support for our diverse community of learners and our goal of becoming an anti-racist institution.

About the District:

Pierce College enjoys a strong presence in the community and participates in innumerable partnerships with business, community, government, and educational organizations. Want a feel for our District. Take a peek with aerial campus views!

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom:
Located on a beautiful 140-acre site adjacent to a 340-acre community, recreational park, and Waughop Lake.

Pierce College Puyallup:
Located on an expansive site with 125-acres of wooded land with beautiful hideaways.

Pierce College at JBLM:
Located at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord military sites, serving many of our military and active-duty families that are serving our country.


The Facilities Manager will be responsible for the following, but not limited to:

Managerial Duties:

Meets with department and college leadership and staff to discuss challenges and needs, develop short-term and long-term goals and objectives related to facilities services to include maintenance, life safety equipment, space use/management, event support and grounds support services; establishes and maintains occupational and safety training; coordinates and schedules repairs and maintenance to buildings and equipment; assists administrative superior in preparation and monitoring of department budget.

Order materials and maintain an adequate inventory of required materials to carry on shop or maintenance work; develop and conduct a preventative maintenance program for assigned machinery and equipment; write reports as required; attend design and construction meetings. Continually strive to improve work processes and methods. Other duties as assigned.

Supervise Maintenance Team:

Supervise journey-level trades workers, and others engaged in maintenance, repair and modifications to building mechanical equipment, machinery, special apparatus, utilities and facilities, including kitchen, dental clinic, nursing lab, veterinary technology lab, animal barn, science laboratory, air-conditioning, and construction equipment; enforce safety rules and regulations; maintain records of work performed. Conduct annual employee evaluations using the “Performance & Development Plan”.

Project Management:

Assist with the selection of contractors and oversee work performed, work with college support staff on contracting and close out documentation.

Manage small capital projects as assigned by the Facilities & Operations Directors to include; HVAC, electrical, lighting, plumbing, and waste water system repairs, life safety systems, elevators, upgrades and replacements; tenant improvements and remodels, and roof replacements.

Communicate impacts to the use of college facilities and grounds to the college community as necessary.

Support Grounds Team:

Supports the Grounds Services Supervisor in the development, maintenance and repair of campus grounds, irrigation systems, storm water systems, landscapes, roads and parking lots.

Engineering & Architectural Consulting:

Review construction plans, specifications and blueprints, inspect projects to ensure contract documents and building codes; provide internal buildings systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing and waste management) consulting services to District’s building design teams and general contractors; provide assessments, recommendations and direction on internal building systems to third party architectural and engineering consultants, vendors and contractors.

Assist in the design, development and implementation of building control systems.

Respond to Emergencies:

Assist campus safety in responding to medical emergencies; may be required to remain on-site during emergencies and provide communication and support to internal and external first responders; assist in Emergency Management Planning.

Respond to after-hours emergencies to include evenings, weekends and holidays.
Qualifications & Requirements
Required Education:
GED or High School Diploma.

Required Experience:
Two (2) years’ experience supervising journey level building maintenance personnel. Working knowledge of building systems to include but not limited to: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry & Irrigation.
Working knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Software programs.
Working knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in building maintenance. Working knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards governing building maintenance.
Ability to perform root cause failure analysis and implement changes to improve reliability and/or more efficient functioning of equipment, systems and processes.

Special Requirements:
As a condition of employment, a valid driver’s license is required. Consent to and pass a drivers and criminal records background check.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Addresses employee issues promptly with the supervisor’s assistance, when appropriate. Ability to earn the trust and respect of others by being consistently honest and professional, respecting others' opinions, listening actively, clearly expressing ideas to individuals and groups, while maintaining confidentiality, and communicating truthfully to promote cooperation and build constructive working relationships.

Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices by consistently performing work safely, regularly inspecting, using and maintaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Adapts to changing business needs by: responding positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems; helping others deal with change.

Ability to exhibit a professional demeanor in high-pressure circumstances by managing competing workloads, adapting to changing assignments and handling interruptions and distractions with a positive attitude.

Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks by: performing tasks thoroughly with care; checking work to ensure completeness; remaining aware and taking care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss as insignificant.

Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with Facilities & Operations services by: seeking ways to improve service delivery; assessing the quality of services from the customer’s point of view; recognizing adverse customer reactions and developing better alternatives; emphasizing a team approach to providing great customer service.

Ability to operate software programs such as MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, Megamation (maintenance work order system), and Time and Leave Reporting (TLR) software.


Application Requirements:
To be considered for this position, applicants must:
Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. Complete the online application profile at: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr. Apply for the specific job opening.

Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. (Cover Letter)

Upload (attach) detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé) Upload (attach) a list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)

Provide a response to the following question (Supplemental Question): Briefly describe how you have worked in your previous or current positions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in your organizations and how you would do that in this position.

Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

All correspondence regarding your application status will be sent to the email address associated with your NeoEd account. Please make sure to check your spam folder periodically, in the case of an automated, incorrect delivery.

Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) classified, overtime-exempt position with Pierce College District. This position is permanent after serving a 12-month probationary period. The primary work location will be at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus. Occasional travel to Pierce College campuses or sites may occur. Work hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekend work, and occasional travel as required. This position may be subject to reassignment between campuses or sites.

Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary of this position is $5,960.00 monthly dependent upon qualifications, with periodic increments up to $7,262.00 monthly. However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long-term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our Benefits and Leave website
at: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr- benefits

Physical Work Environment:
This position is required to work indoors in an open office environment as well as outdoors in a variety of conditions. Exposure to risks such as confined spaces, working at heights, pressure vessels and high voltage equipment. Use of personal protective equipment is required. MSDS, Lock Out/Tag Out, First Aid, CPR, AED, RCW and WAC compliance.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.

Please note: This is a competitive selection process. Your application materials will be reviewed and evaluated based on the minimum qualifications listed for the position.
Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the District's needs will be eligible for further consideration.

Conditions of Employment:
This position is represented by the WPEA which requires all bargaining unit members to be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Prior to the start of employment, finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law RCW 28B.112.080.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.

Bargaining Unit:
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Washington Public Employee Association (WPEA).

Equal Opportunity:
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. Decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: jobs@pierce.ctc.edu

Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:

Sean Cooke
Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
(253) 840-8472

Tami Jacobs
ADACO/Section 504 Coordinator
(253) 964-6581

Holly Gorski
Vice President for Human Resources
(253) 964-6519

Paula Henson-Williams
District Affirmative Action Officer
(253) 864-3229
Contact Information
Company Name: Pierce College District II
Website: https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/hr...
Company Description:
About Pierce College: Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing achievement gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through continuous efforts, we have improved retention rates by 17% and graduation rates by 89%. This year, Pierce was named a top community college in several national polls. Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites.
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