ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Seaver Science Complex oversees maintenance and repairs to the Seaver Science Complex's equipment and buildings. This position is on call 24 hours a day to respond to alarms indicating equipment failure and problems with environmental controls in the buildings, develop and implement preventive maintenance protocols for department equipment and oversee repairs to three buildings, including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and security systems. The Director of Seaver Science Complex works with campus facilities staff, commercial contractors, CFS staff, and other vendors as needed. This position is responsible for the direction and activities for services they provide in consultation with the Pomona Facilities or Department Chairperson.
Reporting directly to the Biology Department Faculty Chair, the Director of Seaver Science Complex works independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:
Provide clear direction and oversight of all Seaver Science Complex (SSC) Preventative Maintenance (PM) activities to assist with developing and achieving annual goals in a cost-saving mannerâ”responsible for monitoring and evaluating PM service contract assignments and the administration of required department service paperwork. Maintain an efficient, collegial, and proactive work environment within the Biology, Neuroscience, Chemistry, and collaborating departments.
Monitor the SSC buildings' HVAC, electrical, freezer, and security systems.
Oversee the maintenance of environmental conditions and record keeping on the BMS as needed.
Trains students and staff when requested in consultation with the Department Chairs.
Oversee the management of SSC general building maintenance, PM service contracts, and monthly equipment service.
Oversee SSC building projects and coordinate project communication between the departments, other facilities units, housekeeping, grounds, contractors, and CFS shops.
Provide information about needed improvements in the department's physical plant and current SSC buildings.
Conduct shutdown procedures to secure the SSC's electrical systems when College switches to generator power.
Supervise installation of equipment and furniture moving into or within the SSC.
Maintain records and maintenance of department field vehicles.
Record keeping and overseeing the distribution of keys to individual offices, labs, and outer doors.
Serve as the first responder for emergencies within the SSC buildings. Oversee PM(s) contracts and activities for Seaver South, Seaver West, Seaver Commons and Seaver, North, Steris, South Coast Water, Parametric, Millipore, IMS Refrigeration, Puretec, Cryotek, Air Gas, Varigreen / Western Allied, Kira Construction, Pomona Feed, General Air.
Coordinate projects/tasks and assist as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree is preferred. A valid driver's license is required or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events. A minimum of 5 years of facilities management experience is required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS: This position must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the job or be able to demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using other skills and abilities not listed below.
Deploy professional skills in facilities management, in collaboration with colleagues, to best promote the College's strategic interests.
Demonstrate effective, accurate, and transparent communication with excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, and leadership skills to supervise, facilitate, motivate, and inspire a highly diverse group of employees or student employees, temporary employees, volunteers, and stakeholders. Follow all written and verbal instructions, asking questions to clarify projects/tasks/duties/assignments.
Operate computers proficiently with essential Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and associated professional software. Use assigned technology/devices/equipment to achieve annual goals and maintain confidentiality.
Handle all activities and highly confidential information with patience, discretion, good judgment, courtesy, and tact while working with people from various backgrounds.
Prioritize and perform multiple projects/tasks, meet deadlines/timelines, respond to others in a timely manner, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of the College with a high standard of integrity and ethics in support of the College's strategic vision and the division's/department's annual goals.
Use exceptional organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and keen attention to detail.
Can safely reach above shoulder level to maintain equipment and lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 lbs.
Operate the College's vehicles safely for campus-related work and meet all insurance-related requirements.
REQUIRED HOURS: This full-time position's regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday â“ Friday. Holiday, weekend, evening, and on-call work hours will be required. Travel may be required. Regular hours may vary due to the needs of the College or division.
ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: Regular, full-time, exempt position. The monthly salary for this role is between $7,936.50-$8,566.91, with a competitive benefits package. The specific factors that the organization will consider when offering a salary to an individual will include education, training, prior experience, and performance in prior role. All staff positions are ineligible for visa or permanent resident card sponsorship. As a California employer, Pomona College requires all employees to be residents of California.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.