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Great Basin College
  • Position Number: 4118449
  • Location: Elko, NV
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Director, Facilities Operations

Job Description
Great Basin College (GBC) in Elko, Nevada seeks a collaborative leader for the Director, Facilities Operations. This position reports to the Director, Satellite Campus Facilities at the University of Nevada, Reno. This position is based at the Elko campus and may require some travel and overnight stays to other GBC locations.

The Director will have the primary responsibility of managing day-to-day activities of the Buildings & Grounds Department including central receiving.Great Basin College has classroom, administrative, and student housing buildings and/or areas.

This position supervises the custodial, maintenance, and grounds personnel and related activities. Other responsibilities include the oversight of deferred maintenance, remodel, and construction projects.

The Director will interact with federal, state and local officials and be responsible for adhering to laws and regulations.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work well with others, be willing to learn new skills, and have professional oral and written communication skills.

Required Qualifications

Associates Degree or higher in a related field
Previous experience in a related building, maintenance or construction practices and preventative maintenance procedures
Experience working with and monitoring budgets and spending
Previous supervisory experience
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

Preferred Qualifications

General knowledge of grounds keeping and snow removal
General knowledge of plant diseases and pest and weed control
General knowledge of pesticide and herbicide applications and safety procedures
Functional knowledge and skills in the practice of wall framing, drywall installation & repair, drywall texture application and painting
Functional knowledge and skill in the practice of repairing stucco and Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)
General knowledge and understanding of operation and maintenance of commercial heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems
Project management experience
Ability to learn the operation of automated building HVACR and lighting control systems
Ability to prioritize and allocate time appropriately among many users requesting assistance
Ability to use and or learn basic word processing, spreadsheet, work order and email computer software.
Ability to read and understand blueprints and other construction related calculations


Varied work schedule
Ability to be on call for emergency situations
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.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and/or move various furniture and equipment, with or without reasonable accommodations.


Annual salary range is $75,500 - $85,000 commensurate with experience and education.


Nevada System of Higher Education benefits package includes a 401(a) defined contribution retirement plan with employees contributing 15.50 % and a matching 15.50% from the employer, medical/dental/vision plan, benefit time, 11 paid holidays, and tuition waiver at Nevada System of Higher Education colleges for the employee and family. There is no state income tax in Nevada.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)
Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review.

The following must be attached to your application:

Resume/CV – List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.
Cover Letter
Three Supervisory References – Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.
Transcripts and/or Certifications – If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position. Unofficial transcripts/certifications must be received prior to interview.

If you are usingeducation completed in foreign colleges or universitiesto meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Any expense related to theevaluation will be the responsibility of the candidate.

Newly hired faculty must assure that their official transcripts are sent by the degree granting institution(s) to Great Basin College Human Resources Office within 30 days from the effective date of employment. Regionally accredited institutions must have awarded academic degrees.

Additional Information
An online background check will be required of the selected applicant; a third-party administrator will perform this.
GBC isNOTable to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

Posting Close Time
This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents.

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