Supervisor, Facilities

Columbia University New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

  • Requisition no: 504563

  • Work type: Full Time

  • Location: Morningside

  • School/Department: Facilities Operations

  • Grade: Grade 12

  • Categories: Facilities/Maint/Trades/RealEs

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration --

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Facilities Supervisor is responsible for delivering quality and reliable services to the academic and administrative units on the

Morningside Campus. Supports the programmatic and fiscal strategy for achieving departmental goals. Directs maintenance and custodial staff in the delivery of services necessary to maintain facilities in the most efficient and effective manner.


  • Assists the Director in developing priorities in the capital and refresh program to realize departmental objectives.

  • Manages workload across the unit to assure a timely and quality response to requests for service.

  • Plan and implement projects within the capital and refresh program.

  • Determines the most effective manner to allocate resources during periods of peak demand.

  • Administers performance standards to meet the service expectations of a broad client base and productivity measures to identify and track progress and customer satisfaction.

  • Continually assesses performance through established standards and applies corrective measures as required.

  • Coordinates development and implementation of staff programs, routines and schedules.

  • Analyzes feedback and adjusts programs, schedules, and labor requirements accordingly.

  • Supports the Director and works closely with other managers and supervisors across Facilities Management to ensure a well-coordinated effort to maximize the provision of complimentary services.

  • Supports safety programs for the continual maintenance of a safe work place and a safety conscious staff.

  • Involved in managing parts and materials inventories for the shops to ensure adequate stocking levels.

  • Participates in the hiring, training, evaluation, and termination of staff as required.

  • Interprets the collective bargaining agreement and resolves issues that may arise.

  • Evaluates and makes recommendations on equipment, supplies and procedures.

  • Insures that all staff activities and programs are accomplished in accordance with statutory requirements and regulatory guidelines.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent, plus a minimum of 3-5 years related experience required.

  • A minimum three to five years experience in positions of increasing responsibility in custodial services and/or maintenance or a related field, preferably in a large complex organization.

  • Experience in managing a work force necessary.

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required.

  • Computer literacy preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Applications open: Nov 11 2019 Eastern Standard Time Applications close:

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Supervisor, Facilities

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