Summary of Duties: This position will oversee the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the campus facilities at WSU Prosser IAREC, incorporating environmentally sound and sustainable principles in all aspects of the Facilities Manager's responsibilities. This individual will be responsible for providing leadership and directing facilities operations, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades while maintaining fiscal accountability for proper allocation and use of resources in supporting the overall research and extension mission of WSU Prosser IAREC.
The Facilities Manager will serve as Team Leader for the facilities and maintenance staff with responsibility for maintenance, vehicle fleet, security and operations of campus buildings. This includes numerous offices, buildings, greenhouses, and a number of laboratories; equipment maintenance operations; custodial services; grounds maintenance; supervision of staff; health and safety program leadership; equipment acquisition and disposal; associated budget-related responsibilities; and other program support and development.
This position will serve as the Safety Officer for the campus and include oversight for all the physical facilities administered by WSU Prosser IAREC, including the Singleton Headquarters, Roza Unit, and Othello Unit. The position reports to the Prosser IAREC Director.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in related field and three (3) years of experience in managing an agricultural/industrial facility which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Positions require a valid drivers license. May be required to obtain and maintain position specific licenses/registrations.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.