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Job ID: 188857

Facilities Building Manager (5195U) - 36421
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2022
Title Facilities Building Manager (5195U) - 36421
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Facilities Building Manager (5195U) - 36421

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The incumbent provides daily building coordinator services for select Biosciences Divisional Services and other assigned spaces with the area of responsibility based on the incumbent's workstation location and proximity of transportation resources. The incumbent's primary physical area of responsibility includes Weill Hall. Backup building coordination services are performed by the incumbent in all buildings where BDS has space assignments (including VLSB, Donner Hall, Hass Pavilion and Li Ka Shing) on an as needed basis such as temporary staff shortages and after-hours emergency situations. Within these space assignments there are currently teaching labs, research labs, various scientific support facilities, and a centralized administrative center. Total BDS population in these buildings exceeds 900.

The incumbent is a member of a 5-person pool that provides after hours consultation, and if needed, response for emergency situations across the department such as building systems failures, electrical power failures, security breaches, flood, and fire.

The incumbent provides day-to-day building operations and facility management of BDS, and other assigned spaces detailed above and receives trouble calls by email and telephone. Priority is set by the incumbent with conflicts being referred to the Building and Facilities Director.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 06/09/2022.


Serves as liaison with organization and external agencies regarding safety, access, maintenance, remodeling and construction activities. Coordinates emergency repairs during and after work hours.

Special Projects:
  • Participates in special building management related projects such as cleanup of core areas, escorting engineering staff through select areas of the buildings, updating of computer records, and compiling statistics from existing records or from web-based sources. Relocates equipment and materials required for office and/or facility relocations using self-labor or in combination with other labor resources. Assists in proof reading of signage, equipment operation instructions and similar. Works with onsite contractors and other vendors to coordinate work schedules, facilitates normal/after-hours access, tracks progress of work, and accounts for personnel. Act as department representative for department/campus special projects related to department facilities. Assists management in development of annual facilities maintenance and upgrade budget. Updates and grooms various databases such as telephone listings, utility location listings, and performs associated field walks to verify/gather information. Field verifies and/or gathers information to map items of interest on floor plans such as fume hoods, safety showers, and fire extinguishers. Coordinates and carries out department signage, display, and promotional needs. Maintains IB/Departmental vehicles both parked on campus and at Richmond Field Station.

Backup Duties:
  • Serves as the backup "Department Access Key Controller" for other BDS areas as required. Provides backup for the Department Safety Coordinator in consultation with EH&S, ORS, or other relevant agencies as needed. Provides these services during normal work hours and on an as needed basis for afterhours emergencies. Mail sorting during extraordinary staff shortages. Purchases supplies, conducts bid proposals and supervises small-scale department renovation projects.

Maintains building related plans and procedures including access controls and security, emergency preparedness, commonly-encountered hazardous materials storage and disposal, crime prevention activities, fire safety inspection compliance and reporting.

Maintains building related plans and procedures including access controls and security, emergency preparedness, commonly-encountered hazardous materials storage and disposal, crime prevention activities, fire safety inspection compliance and reporting. Coordinates with multiple units throughout the organization to provide a safe and secure facilities environment.

Reports and/or corrects deficiencies in emergency supplies, eyewashes, and showers.
  • Visually inspects fire extinguishers for theft and tampering. Updates and installs safety signage throughout assigned areas. Reports infractions of fire and building safety codes. Reports equipment seismic bracing deficiencies. Reports chemical and lab supplies storage/disposal regulation violations. Assists building occupants in evacuating the building and assembling in the right area and interfacing with emergency responders.

Building Security and Key Control:
  • Gives priority to building entry or sensitive room lockdown failures. Provides services as the "Department Access Key Controller" as defined by the UCPD Campus.

Access Control Policy, maintaining accurate records of all access control activities, ensuring appropriate authority prior to issuing keys, ordering replacement keys as needed, recovering department keys from departing personnel, reporting any failure to recover access control keys to department management and UCPD, and securely storing unassigned keys in the department's UCPD-approved cabinets. Serves as the backup "Department Access Key Controller" for BDS MCB assigned areas in Donner and Weill Hall as needed.
  • Maintains and installs upgrades for departmentally owned surveillance system. Review surveillance recordings as available following a crime. Provide UCPD with access to the system, and to recorded incidents. Create copies as requested of recorded incidents.

Assists department leadership with budget development for moves and minor building infrastructure upgrades. This includes assistance with long-term planning and forecasting.

Assist and coordinate closeout with other campus and closeout lab personnel as needed to return lab/facility to a clean and safe environment for construction workers or for direct reassignment to new occupants.
  • Coordinates lab and/or facility radiation and chemical closeouts, chemical moves, chemical disposal, and lab decontamination. Perform closeout functions as needed (chemical packing & disposal). Process and relocate excess and abandoned equipment and supplies. Compiles and submits lists of lab closeout excess equipment according to departmental guidelines. Coordinate and instruct surface decontamination crew (EH&S contractors).

  • Consult with incoming faculty, Facilities Services, and shops prior to the retrofit of existing labs for new research needs. Incoming occupants with facility related information such as med waste and rad waste CPU locations, and core room equipment and space availability. Assists in scheduling Facilities Services for utility shutdowns, and logical sequencing of work by carpenters, plumbers, painters, flooring installers and inspectors. Rekey locks for security, and post construction clean up. Coordinates post construction clean up including new floor sealing and polishing.

  • Coordinates with moving contractors to arrange pre-move estimates, floor protection, special packing containers and day(s) of move scheduling. Coordinates with building staff to accommodate mover access to loading dock or appropriate building entries for incoming faculty research material, equipment and supplies. Coordinates equipment relocation disconnects and reconnects. Initiates empty facility lockdown and keying logistics based on future proposed assignment.

Room Inventory:
  • Assists in collecting room size and use data for the annual reports.

Floor Plans:
  • Periodically reviews facility project drawings and/or floor plans and reports wall changes, room subdivisions, errors or omissions to the Building and Facilities Director to initiate update of departmental master floor plans. Periodically reviews facility floor plans and reports space assignment changes to the Building and Director Manager to initiate drawing overlay updates. Prepares CAD drawings to reflect changing space assignments and/or wall changes. Creates overlays on CAD drawings and distributes to contractors to clearly illustrate project/work areas such as proposed space re-assignment, existing departmental assignments, HVAC zones, construction impact areas, etc.

Equipment Inventory:
  • Maintains the Berkeley Equipment Inventory System (BETS) database for equipment located in the incumbent's area of responsibility. Provides cooperative and backup support for other departmental areas including unclearly defined overlap areas. Advises staff and building occupants of the equipment inventory regulations including disposal and salvage procedures for laboratory equipment, general equipment, and surplus supplies. Documents equipment transfer transactions. Responsible for applying equipment inventory tags to equipment in a timely and accurate manner and maintaining the BETS equipment inventory database. Completes physical inventory as per UC equipment management's guidelines. Processes excess equipment by updating the equipment inventory and arranges for pickup and disposal. Acts as department equipment custodian through the Berkeley Equipment Tracking (BET) system and conducts department inventory controls, including processing and maintaining records of equipment insurance requests.

Develops space allocation plans for management review.

Coordinates emergency repairs during and after work hours.

Works with internal and external agencies /contractors in regards to existing contract terms or to solicit new contracts.

Coordinates work crew activities to minimize disruption to building occupants.
  • Participates in space planning meetings to accommodate programmatic changes for both short and long-term planning. Assist in the operational planning and oversight of large-scale construction and retrofit projects. Participates in emergency preparedness planning for earthquake, fire, chemical release, and other incidents requiring general building evacuations. Assists the building occupants in developing timeline and action plans for laboratory moves, facility close-out and construction projects due to faculty arrivals, departures, and changing direction of research programs. Works closely with the Department Safety Coordinator to ensure safety procedures are followed based on current EH&S policies and regulations. Participates in campus safety committees, campus building emergency committees. May act as Building Coordinator for campus emergency/disaster preparedness for assigned venues, serves as the communication liaison between campus service agencies and building occupants, and prepares building response plans and coordinates education and planning in this area for all building occupants. Acts as department representative for department/campus special projects related to department facilities.

Assists management in development of annual facilities budget. Works with onsite contractors and other vendors to coordinate work schedules, facilitate emergency access, and track progress of work.

Reviews and critiques contract documents for construction, including plans and specifications from outside consultants.

Recommends facilities-related procedures and solutions, taking into account budgets, space allocation, staffing and infrastructure design.

Building Maintenance:
  • Responds to email and/or telephone building maintenance and safety trouble calls by investigating the complaint and subsequently initiating a work order with the appropriate agency or skilled worker group. Typical average email volume is 102 incoming and 74 outgoing per week. Tracks completion of service requests and reinitiates as required. Resolve issues related to repeated service requests and service delays. Responsible for composing and distributing all written notifications and communications to building occupants of impending access interruptions to building entrances, public areas, and/or utility shutdowns (including communication utilities) that affect occupants. Notifications include pre-shutdown and day of shutdown advisory signage in work areas. Assist building occupants in setting up workarounds for such shutdowns. Forwards and/or composes email advisories to building occupants relating to general campus safety, road or lane closures, local crime awareness, and new regulations or updates. Develop timetables and action plans for preventative maintenance, emergency repair and upgrades. Coordinate services pertaining to installation, activation, trouble-shooting, and relocation of dept. cell phones, voice and data lines with IS&T. Authorize orders for new connections, cancellation of services, billing changes for occupants of all buildings covered. Acts as liaison between Facilities Services and neighboring departments. Participate and/or initiate meetings with Facilities Services and other service providers related to building operations maintenance and planning, to discuss maintenance issues or concerns, priorities and action plans, physical plant staffing changes, and any new campus initiatives that will affect building operations and maintenance. Work with onsite contractors and other vendors to coordinate work schedules, facilitate emergency access, and track progress of work. Develop action plans and time lines for facility close-out, reconfiguration and construction: coordinate radiation termination survey, equipment pick-up for excess/salvage, waste pick-up prior to the beginning of renovation and construction. Places purchase order requests for building operations tools, test equipment and supplies. Assist electrical & carpentry staff in a reciprocal manner with projects requiring a 2-person work effort. Assists Weill Hall building ops staff with special projects such as lab closeouts, wall patching, equipment moving, relocation and disposal. Oversees recycling operations including paper, plastics, bottles and equipment.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge in the areas of building space planning, codes, capacity, security, fire safety, organization and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences. Knowledge of architectural or engineering concepts. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Thorough interpersonal skills including good service orientation and effective problem solving. Thorough and effective skills to multi-task and prioritize daily activities effectively.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary biological laboratory setting, and managing an Environmental Health and Safety program.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $78,000.00 to $90,700.00.

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