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SUNY Oneonta Construction Site Representative in Oneonta, New York

The Office of Facilities, Safety and Physical Plant at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Construction Site Representative. This is a one year renewable term appointment. Expectations include monitoring and oversight of SUNY Oneonta construction projects.

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta’s main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located 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, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

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. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college’s and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

The Office of Facilities, Safety and Physical Plant ensures that the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, infrastructure and grounds support the mission of the College by providing a safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing living and learning environment for students, faculty and staff that comprise our campus community. To learn more about the College or the Office, please visit or

Duties include but not limited to: functioning as an on-site representative for SUNY Oneonta, State University Construction Fund (SUCF), and the architect/engineer on various construction projects as assigned; assisting in the planning and design process of SUCF projects; working with faculty, staff, and design professionals in development of those projects; during construction, overseeing contractor compliance with contract drawings and specifications; monitoring contractor progress; responding to contractor questions; review of contractor administrative work/payment requests on behalf of SUCF/SUNY/consultant; management of project close-out and warranty duties as required; other project related duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or related field and 5 years of field experience managing construction projects - OR - associate’s degree in architecture, engineering or related field and 10 years of field experience managing construction projects; demonstrable working knowledge of applicable building codes, laws, rules and standards regulating design and construction; demonstrated knowledge of project specifications, plan drawings and other construction documents including submittals and shop drawings.
Preferred: over 5 years’ experience and expertise in mechanical and electrical building system design and construction; effective written communication and presentation skills; ability to work with minimum supervision; computer literacy in Microsoft Office products; 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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