Senior Director - Physical Plant - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position reports to the Vice President of Administrative Services and is responsible for directing the development and maintenance of the college’s buildings, facilities and grounds at multiple locations.

Duties & Responsibilities


• Supervises and performs project management functions for campus capital construction projects.

• Supervises and oversees the daily operations and maintenance for campus buildings and grounds.

• Ensures campus compliance with state and federal regulations.

• Assists with and participates in the delivery of timely submissions to the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

• Chairs weekly space/construction projects progress meetings.

• Provides oversight for power distribution, energy and utility conservation, hydraulic elevators, security systems, uninterruptable power supplies, building roofing systems, parking and signage systems, and safety procedures.

• Develops plans to remediate hazardous or unsafe conditions and manage deferred maintenance.

• Researches, gathers data, and prepares fiscal notes to track and control budget expenditures.

• Inspects the campus on a regular basis and directs attention to deficiencies.

• Provides input for future space planning, master planning and programming for space utilization.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of facilities operations, maintenance and management principles and practices.

• Knowledge of budget development and management principles.

• Knowledge of current trends and best practices in higher education and their impact on facilities management.

• Knowledge of facilities planning, design, and construction.

• Knowledge of utilities operation and management.

• Knowledge of fire and life safety principles and standards.

• Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.

• Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Vice President for Administrative Services assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.


Guidelines include the International Building Code, the National Electric Code, Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, local fire and building codes, mechanical codes, energy conservation codes, stormwater codes, and college policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops departmental guidelines.


• The work consists of varied management, administrative, supervisory and technical duties. The need to coordinate with a variety of stakeholders contributes to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to direct the college’s physical plant operations. Success in this position contributes to the provision of a safe and attractive environment for college operations.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, peers at other colleges and universities, community leaders, elected and appointed officials, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, to justify or negotiate matters, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and utilizes the sense of smell.

• The work is typically performed in an office, stockroom, warehouse and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, and grease. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


This position has direct supervision over Physical Plant Assistant Director (1) and Construction Projects Coordinator (1).


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • A Master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field is preferred. A Bachelors Degree is required. • Seven to ten years working experience at Director or Senior Director level with responsibility and oversight of a Physical Plant or similar work environment; including supervision of division/department of 10 or more employees is required. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of New Mexico for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. VALUES STATEMENT San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values: • Innovation • Collaboration • Accountability • Respect • Excellence

Starting Salary

$88,000 - $98,000

Special Instructions to Applicants

You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application. Attachment of Resumes and CV’s will not be considered as a substitute for this information.

Keyword Phrases

  • Senior Director - Physical Plant
  • Inspire and Support Life Long Learning
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Facilities Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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