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Job Details
Job Class: Facilities Building & Maintenance AdvisorWorking Title: Facilities Advisor
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 11/29/2018
Closing Date: 12/12/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
Division/Unit: Operations Services
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $27.18 - $37.45 /hourly; $56,752 - $78,196 /annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214?Professional/MAPE
Work Location: Two Harbors, MN
Employment Condition: Unlimited, Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
Job Summary
Job Summary
In the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Facilities Advisors are responsible for the planning, construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair of the DNR-owned buildings.
The position is located in Two Harbors and will support the Northeast Region. This position will implement statewide processes of the DNR Buildings and Sustainability Program services for the region. The position manages maintenance and construction projects, conducts facility condition assessments, develops annual work plans, and coordinates property remediation and disposition. The position provides leadership and direction so that Buildings Program services are implemented in a safe, cost effective, customer focused, and sustainable manner.
Primary activities of this position include:
Evaluate and prioritize proposed maintenance, repair, and retrofit projects for consistency with the Buildings Program and division needs. Prepare project plans and specifications according to established priorities, budgets, and State of Minnesota policies and procedures.
Maintain a comprehensive facility assessment of sites and systems in the region. This includes: buildings, wells, waste water systems, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, and any other components maintained by the Buildings Program. Assess facilities and infrastructure for maintenance and construction projects. Develop annual facility work plans based on Buildings Program objectives and division priorities.
Coordinate and facilitate the remediation and the disposal of buildings and other structures removed from DNR managed lands.
The Facilities Advisor applies project management and technical skills across a broad range of buildings projects. Many projects will require working with architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers as well as DNR staff and other governmental entities. This position will oversee and direct the work of contractors and serves as the State's agent to ensure compliance with contract documents.
Minimum Qualifications:
When you submit your application, you must also provide a written response to the item listed below and email it to jean.dolensek@state.mn.us before the close date of this posting. Please limit your response to no more than one page. Failure to submit your written documentation may eliminate you from further consideration.
Describe how your education and/or experience meet the following minimum requirements of this position. Please provide specific examples of work responsibilities, accomplishments, or courses taken.
Associate's degree in Facilities Management, Construction Management, Construction Technology, or related field; AND 3 years' of experience managing, planning, or coordinating building construction, maintenance, and repair projects.
5 years' experience in facilities or construction trades including experience managing, planning, or coordinating building construction, maintenance, and repair projects.
Demonstrated project management skills sufficient to manage construction projects from inception to close out.
Experience in developing technical specifications and cost estimates for projects.
Experience in scheduling projects, evaluating work in progress, and recommending acceptance of contract work.
Knowledge of building components, related mechanical systems, state building codes, and construction methods.
Knowledge of construction contract procedures sufficient to administer construction contracts.
Thorough knowledge of safety procedures and OSHA guidelines.
Demonstrated interpersonal and human relations skills sufficient to interact with contractors, vendors, customers, and co-workers in a tactful, cooperative, timely, and professional manner.
Strong computer skills in all standard Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, etc.).
Demonstrated excellent communication skills sufficient to speak to individuals and groups in order to resolve conflicts and to communicate program decisions and present information in a technically sound manner.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Facilities Management, Construction Management, Construction Technology, or related field.
Experience as a manager of construction, chief estimator, or related construction experience.
Experience in construction inspection and in making recommendations for repairs.
Knowledge of the State's budget, contracts, bidding, and procurement procedures sufficient to assure compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
Working understanding and experience with Archibus or another facility management database system.
Successful participation of the State of Minnesota Star of the North Fellowship program.
Physical Requirements
Requires occasionally lifting articles up to 50-pounds and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls. This position requires climbing ladders, going into crawl spaces and/or attic spaces, working at construction sites on uneven, potentially wet/muddy ground, carrying equipment/tools such as levels and lasers.
Additional Requirements
This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver's License with a clear driving record.
It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
Criminal history check
Driver's license history
Reference checks
Application Details
Why Work For Us
The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency's mission.
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page and submit an application/resume that clearly describes how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, contact Jean Dolensek at jean.dolensek@state.mn.us or 218.328.8953.
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Dontelle Coles at dontelle.coles@state.mn.us or fax to 651.296.6494 by the job posting close date.
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the DNR's Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: ADAdiversity.DNR@state.mn.us or by calling Sarah Spence-Koivisto at 651.259.5016; or using MN Relay 711.
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