Facilities Management

Texas State Preservation Board

201 E. 14th, suite 950
Austin, TX 78701

Contact

Dale Sumers
tspb.employment@tspb.state.tx.us
Phone: 512-463-5495
Fax: 512/463-3372

Description

The State Preservation Board (SPB) is a prestigious state agency that preserves, restores and maintains the State Capitol, the Texas Governor's Mansion, the Texas State History Museum and other Texas landmarks for the benefit of all Texans. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Facilities provides leadership and oversight in the strategic operation and planning for the agency's facility functions including grounds, housekeeping, and mechanical and building maintenance for state historical properties including the Capitol, Capitol Extension, Capitol Visitor's Center, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Visitor Parking Garage, and the Texas Governor's Mansion. This position has oversight over personnel managing housekeepers, grounds workers, and maintenance personnel including contracts involving building/grounds maintenance as well as equipment maintenance and repair for buildings comprising 1.5 million square feet. This position is responsible for prudent budget planning and management for the facility operation following state and agency purchasing policies. Works with minimal supervision and considerable latitude using initiative and sound experienced judgment in decision-making. Responsibility for ensuring the buildings life safety equipment is fully functional and that all buildings and grounds are maintained properly using historical restoration techniques. Must value historical restoration and preservation of buildings and the role that facility staff play and must be able to communicate this to others. Position requires on-call periods after regular business hours, including evenings, nights and weekends. May be required to work in inclement or harsh weather conditions due to the scope and nature of job duties. The Director of Facilities oversees a team focused on a service company approach to building maintenance. Must work collaboratively with building occupants and other customers as part of managing and directing facilities work for the Capitol, Capitol Extension, Capitol Visitor's Center, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Visitor Parking Garage, and the Texas Governor's Mansion. Maintains a professional and respectful demeanor when working with other employees, visitors, event holders, and the general public. Performs all other duties as assigned. Must be able to work extended hours in order to be considered. References will be required to verify experience and must be able to pass a thorough criminal background check.
• Directs and leads the daily operation of facility staff and operations.
• Directs managers and technical staff in the planning and execution of the staff and contract work operations
• Assists in the development of measurable goals and objectives for the agency and for outside agencies with oversight of the SPB.
• Ensures that staffing or contracts are adequately supported to accomplish agency tasks and goals.
• Prudently manages expenditures and costs to meet agency goals and objectives through productivity and sound business practices.
• Participates in strategic planning for the agency relating to the facility operation.
• Ensures good safety practices are followed by staff through training and education.
• Creates agency policies that provide background knowledge for the building and equipment as well as offer consistency for all staff affected.
• Develops methods to assess program activity for quality assurance and effectiveness.
• Manages the development of specifications for construction remodeling and the contract management of this work.
• Performs regular facility risk assessments.
• Develops personal knowledge about the State Preservation Board buildings and their mechanical and electrical systems and is capable of responding to problems and emergencies related to these systems as needed.
• Works closely with the Department of Public Safety regarding building and security issues.
• Responds to complaints or concerns from building occupants and proactively resolves issues as need. Works successfully with the Texas House of Representatives, Senate, and the Governor's office as needed regarding issues or concerns.
• Works closely with Human Resources to manage personnel effectively through agency policies with the goal of achieving high productivity at the best value for the state.
• Works collaboratively with other directors as part of a successful team to accomplish agency goals.
• Provides positive leadership to subordinates and motivates through a variety of methods to achieve agency goals in a positive collaborative environment.
• Works with the City of Austin regarding utility issues as needed.
• Works after regular business hours including weekends and evenings as needed to insure efficient and safe facility operation and has a working plan to keep the SPB facilities open for business during inclement weather.
• Implements a disaster recovery plan when needed that works using in house staff and outside contractors.
• Maintains a professional, respectful, and service-oriented focus when interacting with other employees, visitors and the general public.
• Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all State Preservation Board positions.
• Complies with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations, and standards.
• Performs all duties in a manner that promotes public confidence in the SPB and its staff.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be a graduate from an accredited four-year college or university, seven (7) years of facility management experience in large commercial buildings or a hospital setting, including budgetary responsibilities. Work experience must include some construction project management, grounds, maintenance and general facilities management or plant operations experience. Must possess an excellent knowledge of high tonnage commercial equipment including chillers, boilers, large air handlers and an understanding of humidity control, and commercial electrical switchgear. Two years of experience developing and monitoring vendor contract performance is also required. Demonstrated computer proficiency in a Windows-based environment, including spreadsheets and word processing applications. A good mechanical background in commercial equipment and construction remodeling. Must be a team player with a good attitude and strong customer service background. This position requires knowledge and familiarity with equipment maintenance and associated database software programs, as well as communicating on a variety of technical matters with contractors, architects engineers and other professions or trades. Requires regular and extensive periods of walking. Must be able to safely stoop, reach, bend, stretch, climb, lift, and kneel. Must be able to work in high elevations as needed. Must be able to safely perform physically and mentally demanding work in hot or cold conditions. Work conditions may include high electrical noise, poorly illuminated work areas and confined or underground spaces. Must possess the physical, visual and mental ability to safely navigate work areas as required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will meet the minimum requirements and have a working knowledge of historical restoration and preservation of commercial buildings performing maintenance and complex restoration projects with a mechanical engineering or architectural license. Bilingual English/Spanish skills are also preferred.

Application Instructions:
If you meet the qualifications, submit a State of Texas application to the State Preservation Board (SPB): 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, Texas, 78701, Fax (512) 463-3372, or Email TSPB.Employment@tspb.state.tx.us. All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application. Incomplete applications may be disqualified at the agency's discretion. All applications must be received by the SPB by the close of business on the final day posted for consideration. All applicants are also invited to visit our agency's website at: www.tspb.state.tx.us. For additional information call (512) 463-5495. Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

Salary: $8,333.34 - $ 10,000.00/monthly