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Director of Facilities Management

Supervises physical plant operations including all buildings and grounds, utilities, energy management systems and safety/security systems in order to provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for students, faculty and staff. The individual in this position is responsible for the scheduling and supervision of maintenance and repair activities, contracted services, and custodial services, and ensuring the physical operation of the college meets budgetary and strategic objectives.


Directs, supervises, and evaluates department staff; ensures staff receives training related to specific job tasks and responsibilities

Directs, schedules, and oversees external contractors (electricians, plumbers, excavators, roofers, painters, landscapers, etc.)

Schedules and supervises maintenance workers engaged in building and grounds upkeep and repair; responsible for safety and security, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation services

Develops and monitors department budget; orders equipment and supplies and monitors inventory; makes requests for capital outlay expenditures as needed.

Develops, implements, and supervises preventative maintenance and renovation programs for buildings, grounds, mechanical and electrical, utility, and safety and security systems

Supervises custodial crew engaged in cleaning college buildings and premises

Serves as administrator responsible for facility safety and meeting physical ADA compliance standards, works closely with staff and state officials to meet college and MIOSHA requirements

Prepares specifications for physical plant projects; estimates costs of equipment, materials, labor, and supplies; prepares bid specifications for projects, equipment, and contracted services; oversees site and building projects performed by outside contractors

Develops specifications for cost-effective campus energy management systems; supervises the operations, maintenance and repair of such systems

Ensures the proper disposal of hazardous and controlled wastes in compliance with regulations and guidelines; works directly with outside agencies such as OSHA, MIOSHA, and local and state health departments as required

Evaluates the need for and arranges physical plant training sessions (bloodborne pathogens, OSHA, MSDS, and other job-related training) both in-house and off campus

Oversees fleet vehicles maintenance and shipping/receiving activities

Contributes to strategic planning by evaluating and projecting future facility needs and proposing options to achieve them

Performs other related tasks as requested


SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the president of the college


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, building trades, or related field, and;
  • Five or more years of progressively more responsible experience in physical plant maintenance, with three or more years of supervisory experience, or; combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with college faculty, staff, administrators and governing boards
  • Experience in operational and strategic planning as well as budget development
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information in written and oral format to administrative staff, professional colleagues, governing boards

JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of work, impact, quality improvement, self-reliance, work standards, technical/ professional self development, teamwork, written communications, oral presentations, delegation, performance results, negotiation, sensitivity, initiative, analysis, decisiveness, dependability, planning & organizing, persuasiveness, attention to detail, stress tolerance, judgment, commitment to college, informal communications, and influence


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.