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Assistant Director of Skilled Trades
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 12, 2019
Title Assistant Director of Skilled Trades
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Facilities Campus Operations
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Position Summary
In this position you will be a recognized leader within University Facilities. You are a strategic thinker who is highly proficient in developing strategies, setting goals and allocating resources. In this position, you must be process minded, a strong communicator and customer focused as you will be interacting with all level of employees and management. This role will allow you create innovative solutions to complex issues. You will interact professionally with all members of the University community as well as external contractors, design professionals, regulatory agencies, state and federal representatives and the public.

Your responsibilities will include the following.

  • Providing senior management support and oversight of Skilled Trades functions for all three campuses. Closely interacting with units internal to University Facilities, campus living, decanal and university support units.
  • Overseeing daily operations of Skilled Trades unit and other Facilities Operations functions as assigned. Complete politically sensitive tasks using superior customer service and communication skills.
  • Establishing effective working relationships with key contacts both internally to University Facilities and external with Facilities customers and external contacts.

All the Duties & Responsibilities listed above continue to occur in a 24/7 environment, therefore, working extended hours, holidays, or varied hours may be required.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree with three years of directly related experience or Master’s degree and one year of directly related experience. Working experience with spreadsheets, database and software/computer/technology applications. Strong communication skills. Customer service oriented.

Preferred Qualifications
Working knowledge of plumbing, HVAC/refrigeration, mechanics, locksmith, carpentry, mason, painting or roofing. Experience working in a large complex facility environment. Demonstrated managerial skills in a unionized environment.

Supervisory skills and demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a team of technical tradespersons and supervisors including the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Management and administrative skills, particularly the ability to develop and manage a budget, as well as, analyze, organize, plan, and delegate, are required. Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills, are required.

The ability to assess and inspect repairs and maintenance, and read and understand construction documents, building code manuals, and other similar documents is required.

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