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ASU ASST DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL PLANT

SUMMARY:

The Arkansas State University (ASU) Assistant Director of Physical Plant is responsible for the maintenance of university structures and their maintenance systems. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Supervises a staff of skilled and semi-skilled supervisors by interviewing and hiring job applicants, planning and scheduling work assignments, providing employee training, evaluating work performance, and handling job related problems.

  Itemizes and allocates supplies and reviews and inspects job projects. 

  Communicates with campus personnel on job status and scheduling and makes revisions, 
  as necessary. 

  Conducts meetings with supervisors to review job projects and provides technical  
  assistance, as needed. 

  Reviews and implements safety and training programs in skilled and semi-skilled trade 
  areas. 

  Inspects equipment to determine maintenance and repair needs and prepares and 
  schedules capital expenditure outlay plans on university fleet and staff vehicles. 

  Develops and implements departmental procedures and accounts for capital expenditures 
  and commodities for use and production. 

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

   Knowledge of the methods and practices used in the operation and maintenance of a 
   physical plant. 
   Knowledge of quality and costs of building materials and equipment. 
   Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the activities of craft shops. 
   Ability to inspect job sites to ensure compliance with work requests or specifications. 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in industrial management,
  engineering or a related field; plus two years of experience in plant or facility maintenance or 
  a related area, including one year in a supervisory capacity. 

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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