Manager, Caretaking, Facilities
University of Calgary - Calgary, AB

Position Overview

Facilities Management is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Manager, Caretaking.
Facilities Management is responsible for providing the operations functions for the University.

Operations includes all activities associated with the routine, day to day use, support and maintenance of buildings or physical assets; inclusive of administration, management fees, normal/routine maintenance, custodial services and cleaning, fire protection services, pest control, snow removal, grounds care, landscaping, environmental operations and record keeping, trash-recycle removal, service contracts, leases and utility charges (electric, gas/oil, water).

The Caretaking Department is responsible to provide a professional, efficient and cost effective cleaning service to the campus buildings which cleaning functions are performed on set schedules. Work is carried out on a 24-hour basis, 365 days per year. Our caretaking program uses a healthy high performance cleaning standard using team cleaning methodology.

This position is a part of the Management and Professional Staff and it reports to the Director, Caretaking. Work is performed under minimal supervision. The expectation of this position is that time will be managed to effectively carry out the role and responsibilities. Problems range from routine to complex. Consequences of decisions have an impact on the operation of the Campus and on the people using the facilities.

Work commitments will require at times attendance at meetings or other functions in the afternoons, evenings or nights.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Managing approximately 100 full, part and or casual employees, and contractor resource as assigned.
  • Overseeing the Caretaking Supervisors on three shifts.
  • Implementing of a comprehensive, documented training program in accordance with University standards, including green and team cleaning, recycling and waste management, and work requests.
  • Establishing and implementing an inspection program for the buildings and services in his/her Area in accordance with the Quality Management System established for the Caretaking Department.
  • Assisting the Director, Caretaking in allocating resources and determining future requirements, and long-term equipment maintenance/replacement needs.
  • Developing and controlling operating and capital budgets for caretaking services in their area, monitors monthly expenditures, investigates and acts to resolve variances, identifies ways to control or reduce costs.
  • Responsible for normal administrative functions of their area including recruitment, hiring, training, performance reviews, discipline, and termination of staff.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Completion of a level of formal education equivalent to minimum Grade12 plus a management certificate. Certification as a BOMA Facilities Management Administrator or an IFMA Facilities Management Professional will be considered an asset.
  • Extensive management experience in custodial in a large institutional setting or in the commercial cleaning field.
  • Demonstrate effective team skills such as facilitation, listening, conflict management and resolution, creativity and problem solving.
  • Able to analyze data from a variety of sources, and be able to review and understand reports and other documents.
  • Experience supervising in a union environment.
  • Proven ability to manage a budget and development oversight.
  • Experience with quality assurance and inspection programs.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2014
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is classified in the Management Career Band, Level II of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework.

To find out more about our competitive salaries and benefits, and why we are a great place to work and learn, please see: www.ucalgary.ca/careersuofc.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes'. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.


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