Director, Building Services

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number HMAE1432
Advertised Title Director, Building Services
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 020570
Category Staff (Hourly/Monthly)
Department PP Custodial
Minimum Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and ten(10) years of related experience. Relevant experience may substitute for required education. Valid driver’s license is required.

Special Conditions

The next screening will take place on 11/13/2017.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
Typical work day is 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. but hours may vary depending on projects or other matters requiring attention.

Additional hours may be required during peak times or emergencies.

Posting Date 10/23/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Screening Begins Yes
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Additional Working Conditions

Travel to other University locations and campuses will be required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply online at and follow the Staff positions tab

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application in order to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Positions Supervised

Manager Building Services

May supervise other staff based on role and responsibility

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Knowledge and experience with various types of floor care
-Knowledge of chemicals used in cleaning
- Multi-site, K-12 or Higher Education custodial management experience
-Ability to manage in a diverse environment
-Customer service skills
-Communications skills and the ability to organize and facilitate presentations to upper university management

Additional Position Information

Job Duties

The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of the requirements of this job.

Duties & Responsibilities

Through subordinate managers and supervisors, oversees all technical and administrative aspects of providing building services to approximately 4.5 million square feet of university space. Excludes campus residence facilities and rental properties. Staff consists of approximately 175 full-time employees who provide custodial and pest control for the main campus and remote locations.

Plans, directs, and oversees execution of all building service activities, to include daily/weekly/monthly cleaning, deep-cycle cleaning, recurring floor care/maintenance, rubbish/recyclables removal, restroom restocking, replacement of ceiling tiles, carpet tiles, and dispenser batteries, relamping of fixtures, special events, and proactive.reactive pest control services.

Administers, inspects, and accepts building service work preformed by contract; develops contract requirements for purchase of equipment and supplies; approves payments of contracts and invoices.

Duties & Responsibilities

Schedules assignments; reviews and adjusts work schedules; analyzes scheduling and work data, makes necessary adjustments to assure effective and efficient operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

Trains staff in safety, skills, and customer service; develops courses of action to improve employee effectiveness.

Duties & Responsibilities

Monitors operations to ensure that a safe work environment is maintained and that there is compliance with EPA, OSHA, TOSHA and other governmental regulations.

Duties & Responsibilities

Develops written standards and work procedures; prepares specifications for contracted work.

Duties & Responsibilities

Manages budget; keeps records and monitors spending; initiates purchase requests; projects needs and submits annual budget and special requests.

Duties & Responsibilities

Inspects and evaluates buildings to ensure compliance with established standards

Duties & Responsibilities

Evaluates and selects equipment to be used in operations

Duties & Responsibilities

Prepares regular analysis reports; estimates and reports man hours, time, material, and equipment requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responds to emergencies during regular work hours as well as after hours.

Duties & Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Describe your managerial skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References List
Optional Documents