Assistant Director, Grounds Services Facilities Maintenance Services Department
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus
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The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Grounds Services for the Facilities Maintenance Services Department. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a strategic plan for the University of Nevada, Reno landscape spaces on the main campus, Redfield Campus, and statewide locations; and oversees grounds maintenance, irrigation, motor pool, small construction, and the trash/recycle personnel.
Duties include, but are not limited to: provide direction, assign work, and supervise personnel; develop cohesive work teams, united behind common departmental and university goals; guide, train and provide technical assistance; manage daily operational activities, conduct problem solving, and resolve personnel issues; identify and develop operating standards and safe work practices; develop annual grounds maintenance schedule; direct campus snow removal plan and trash and recycle program; manage the university fleet maintenance, small engine, vehicle and specialized equipment replacement plans; develop comprehensive preventative maintenance program for areas of responsibility; manage landscape construction projects; develop and oversee grounds maintenance budget; develop contingency plans and organize response for campus emergencies; develop and maintain the long term landscape master plan; and other duties as assigned.
The position reports to the Senior Director of Facilities Maintenance Services.
Bachelor's Degree and four (4) years of related experience; OR
Master's Degree and two (2) years of related experience
Related Experience: Managing grounds services including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Candidates with a Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) and/or Licensed Arborist and/or APPA Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) are encouraged to apply.
Certification and Licensure
A valid Class C driver's license or higher operator's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Schedule or Travel Requirements
The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs. This position is subject to occasional travel.
This position is designated as Essential Personnel. In the event of a campus emergency, special event, closure to maintain campus safety or building operations, this position may be required to work outside of regularly scheduled hours.
The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program
For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/facilities/about
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University of Nevada, Reno
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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a Top Tier Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
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