Associate Director, Facilities Operations

Georgetown University Washington , DC 20319

Posted 5 months ago

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Associate Director, Facilities Operations is responsible for the administrative and management oversight and supervisory responsibilities for utilities (HVAC, electric, plumbing) management, building operations, energy conservation, repair programs, and preventive maintenance programs. S/he is assigned direct management, administrative, and program oversight over specific trade divisions which may include: Maintenance 2nd, Maintenance 3rd, Electronics, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and contractor oversight for Fire and Life Safety Systems and Elevators. Reporting to the Director of Facilities Management, the Associate Director has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, observing workers' performance.

  • Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system, providing informal feedback and periodically evaluating employee performance.

  • Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary, and provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

  • Plans and designs centralized and mission-specific projects under established and/or proposed program objectives, assisting the Director in the work planning and budget processes.

  • Performs test and evaluation functions for compliance with specifications and operations, ensuring that all project work is completed safely and is in accordance with acceptable trade practices.

  • Makes recommendations to the Director concerning equipment and techniques to be used to ensure maximum energy efficiency and maintenance of a safe and accident-free work environment throughout the buildings.

  • Serves as a project director for capital construction projects and is responsible for planning and scheduling necessary field supervision.

  • Inspects work in progress by outside contractor's personnel and maintenance forces working under Facilities Management supervision.

  • Reviews, advises on, and conducts complex analysis and development studies in support of major organizational programs, including analysis of novel, unprecedented, or controversial problems.

  • Collaborates with the architects, engineers, estimators, and technicians in conducting studies for proposed projects, consulting with management and planning personnel in preparing requirements and criteria for complex or high value projects.

  • Provides expert guidance, advice, and recommendations to the Director of Facilities Management on problems and critical matters pertaining to assigned division operations and programs.

  • Serves as a technical expert, exercising independence and judgment to develop and maintain relationships with various stakeholders.

  • Acts as a liaison between the Director of Facilities Management and clients in the Medical, Academic, Residential and Administrative areas and, their staffs, and other occupants, for the purpose of receiving and acting upon unusual service requests.


  • Bachelor's Degree; Engineering Degree preferred

  • 5 or more years of supervisory experience in the field of Facilities Management Engineering Degree in Mechanical preferred

  • Knowledge of building systems with the ability to read and interpret prints, plans and specs

  • Familiarity with contracts

  • Possess a locally issued valid driver license and adequate computer skills

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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