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Iowa State University Supervisor - Plant Services in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Supervisor - Plant Services

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• Four years experience excluding apprenticeship in the applicable craft, trade or plant service supervised; or the equivalent combination of directly related education and experience. • Must possess and maintain a current valid drivers license.

Special Required QualificationsValid U.S. Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:License at journeyman level in one or more areas of electrical, plumbing, or heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC)Experience supervising in a university or a large scale university settingAdditional experience in a leadership capacityExperience performing maintenance in a residential settingExperience or education which demonstrates knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, and payroll timekeeping

Job Description:

The Department of Residence within the Division of Student Affairs at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Plant Services Supervisor to supervise a maintenance team. This position will provide daily supervision of assigned team craft personnel, coordinate staff activities to complete maintenance work orders and preventive maintenance, assign work, and assist in the management of Residence Hall maintenance and on-call rotation. Additional duties include communicating regularly with residence life staff in the area where assigned, developing work schedules, and requisitioning materials.

The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills, be a highly motivated individual and a self-starter, work well with staff to create good working relations, and will have the ability to provide staff direction. Additionally, proficiency in keyboarding and the use of computers is necessary.

Under general supervision, provides supervision for assigned employees at a centralized or decentralized work location.Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities• Controls the work unit in establishing work schedules, assigning or reassigning duties, effecting transfers, and approving leave and overtime.• Maintains accurate records, including time records, work schedules, and charges.• Verifies and approves materials requisitioned by employees.• Reviews and checks performance of assigned personnel in order to maintain high standards of service and workmanship.• Interviews and effectively recommends hiring.• Evaluates employee performance and effectively recommends disciplinary actions, promotions, merit increases, and termination.• Trains and orients new employees; may conduct formal training.• Reviews and keeps informed of new developments and techniques within area.• Assist in preparing job cost estimates.• Serves as first step in grievance procedure.• Maintains and enforces prescribed safety standards.• Performs the duties and responsibilities of the craft supervised as required and in emergency situations.• Monitors equipment maintenance schedules and assigns maintenance when required.• Orders repairs and parts when necessary.• Acts upon requests and complaints from departments related to custodial services.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.• Ability to establish goals, schedule work, set deadlines for total accomplishment for self and subordinates.• Ability to measure and evaluate employee performance and conduct reviews.• Ability to interpret and explain policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.• Ability to communicate orally and in writing.• Knowledge of appropriate interviewing techniques.• Knowledge of and ability to enforce safety standards.• Ability to accurately maintain a system of records.• Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the trade supervised.• Knowledge of building costs.• Knowledge of purchasing policies and procurement practices.• Ability to prepare cost estimates and specifications for facilities, equipment, materials, and repairs.• Ability to communicate and interact with outside organizations and agencies such as municipal and state agencies and numerous private sectors.• Knowledge of personnel policies and procedures.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:Full time

Pay Rate Type:Salary

Pay Grade:

Application Instructions:

Apply for this position by clicking on “Apply” and completing the Merit Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:December 2, 2019

For consideration, submit application before:December 12, 2019

Job Requisition Number:R1232

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

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.

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