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Iowa State University Manager Facilities Maintenance - Life Safety Systems in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Manager Facilities Maintenance - Life Safety Systems

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:High school diploma or equivalent and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Experience with Simplex fire alarm panels

Minimum 5 years experience troubleshooting, repairing and/or certifying fire sprinkler systems

Experience or training programming/reprogramming fire alarm panels

Experience administering contracts and overseeing contracted services and managing project budgets

Experience managing other NICET certified technicians

Experience with elevator controls systems including troubleshooting, repairing and or certification

Knowledge and experience estimating repairs and installation costs for life safety systems projects

Job Description:

The Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) department at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Manager Facilities Maintenance for Life Safety Systems. This position provides leadership and direction to the life safety systems work groups. Manages daily operations including contracted and in-house personnel. Assigns and prioritizes work, schedules staff, and establishes quality standards. Example of Duties• Provides leadership in the development and maintenance of a safe and secure environment for students and staff.• Establishes, updates and reviews policies and procedures used by the department in order to assure compliance with university policies and State and Federal laws.• Provides technical service to solve complex maintenance problems.• Conducts surveys and solicits feedback from the university community.• Serves as a resource person and/or recommends solutions to specific problems for students, administrators, and university offices or departments.• Markets building maintenance department services and acts as a liaison for the department with various units, committees or task forces.• Evaluates the effectiveness of specific functional operations, recommends organizational changes and determines equipment needs in order to achieve departmental goals.• Participates in short and long-term strategic planning.• Researches, facilitates and develops the trainings and orientations for new staff.

Level Guidelines• Aware of key annual objectives of department or work unit• Understands linkage between daily activities and achievement of annual objectives of department/work unit and explains to direct reports• Focus on ISU’s mission and meeting department or work unit goals• Supervises a small department or work team• Often is a working supervisor with direct, previous experience performing work of those supervised• Has full management responsibility for direct reports, specifically the authority to hire, fire, and counsel; may share part of responsibility with higher level management• Requests approval for financial actions beyond a limited scope per policy

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS808

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)• Life insurance and long-term disability• Flexible Spending Accounts• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program• Wellbeing program

Original Posting Date: July 14, 2022

Posting Close Date:November 27, 2022

Job Requisition Number:R9104

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community. (

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources ( website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.