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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Director - Facilities Operations in Oneonta, New York

The Office of Facilities, Safety and Physical Plant at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Facilities Operations. Expectations include day to day management of facilities operations and occasional work on weekends and nights to respond to urgent operational needs.

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students who pursue bachelor’s or master’s degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College’s rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it’s the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

The Facilities Office is responsible for the maintenance and operations for the College’s buildings and grounds and approximately 2.4 million square feet of space. The Office is also responsible for all capital planning and construction on campus. To learn more about the College or the Office, please visit or

Duties include but not limited to: supervision of maintenance trade shops, facilities inspections and condition assessments, regulatory compliance, management of the TMA Systems’ work order system and campus service management, resolution of campus constituent concerns, management of preventative maintenance programs, oversight of workforce safety and coordination with the Environmental Health and Safety office, compliance of life safety systems, liaison with other campus offices, continual improvement of maintenance and operations, assistance with budget development and the development of capital projects, management of the maintenance purchasing program and service agreements.

Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree; strong communication and customer service skills; demonstrable organizational skills; at least two years’ supervisory experience in a maintenance and facilities operations environment; experience and proficiency working with work order systems.
Preferred: bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction or related field; work experience in a higher education campus setting; experience with regulatory compliance in a facilities management environment; and experience working with and serving diverse populations.
To apply online go to: Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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