The Facility Operations Supervisor is a member of the University Center Operations team and is responsible for overseeing day to day operational activities of the University Center including the supervision of approximately 15 student custodial staff, general work orders, supply inventory, equipment inventory and maintenance, snow removal and major custodial projects. The position provides support in budget preparation and project development and oversight. In addition, the position works closely with other University Center Operations staff to coordinate the support for events and activities throughout the building. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Event and Facility Operations. Work is performed under general supervision.
The performance responsibilities of this position involve directing and working at heights and in darkened facilities, moving weight loads up to 50 pounds, crawling with low head clearance, working on ladders and personnel lifts, and working outside of standard university office hours for staff trainings, and occasional weekend or emergency response coverage.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
Three years operations and/or custodial experience, with two of those years as post bachelor experience
Excellent oral and written communications skills, comfort with public speaking, able to listen and learn, generate trust among various constituencies, and exercise good judgement
Strong interpersonal skills, work with diverse groups or individuals and building partnerships, able to operate comfortably and effectively in cross-functional teams throughout all levels of the organization, and function in both independent and team environments
Demonstrate analytical, problem solving, organizational and management skills
Effective supervisory skills, manage a variety of staff and projects simultaneously, and develop training and onboarding programs
Organize work tasks logically and efficiently, demonstrate ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and to work with shifting priorities and schedules
Recognize safety concerns and adhere to safety procedures, communicate facility issues, read labels, and follow instructions for proper use of cleaning chemicals and custodial equipment
Able to perform manual labor including lifting of up to 50 pounds
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license for authorization to operate university vehicles
Basic knowledge of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, group calendar, email, electric files, and able to learn payroll system, and event scheduling system
Two years direct supervisory experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Applicants are required to provide:
Cover letter specifying interest in the position, qualifications, and statement of experience
Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation
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Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by April 25, 2021.
The selected candidate must be able to pass a post offer employment test and hold a valid driver's license to obtain Wisconsin certification to drive University vehicles.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.
Internal Number: 6889
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