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Building Services Manager

Application Deadline: October 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Salary Range: $46,145 - $67,025/year

Days/Hours of Work: Fulltime Unlimited, Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bargaining Unit/Union: 216-MMA

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Purpose:

Provide management, supervision and maintenance for the custodial care and upkeep of the buildings on the Southwest Minnesota State University campus. The manager is responsible for both direct and indirect supervision of more than 20 fulltime employees and student workers.

Position Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Thorough knowledge of building cleaning supplies, equipment, practices and procedures.
  • Experience with coordination of staffing, physical arrangement and equipment needs for special functions and events.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal regulations, including safety codes, fire codes, 504 rules and ADA requirements.

Ability to:

  • Ability to estimate equipment and supply needs.
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of a large number of employees, including full-time and part-time student workers.
  • Ability to hire, train, evaluate and provide training for employees. Ability to delegate responsibility and authority to others.
  • Ability to relate to students and to anticipate, consider, respect and respond to their needs and concerns.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and write reports. Proficient in the use of computers. Ability to work effectively with clientele and contractors.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of SMSU campus.
  • Experience working in higher education

Please Note:

  • This is a weather essential position and is required to be on-campus during weather delays and closures.

To apply for the position, applicants must submit their resume and application through the Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) Employment website: www.mn.gov/careers.   Follow the directions on the MMB website to apply for this position.  Use the Job Posting Number 35734 to view and apply for the vacancy. 

SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

 

General Maintenance Worker (Open to current SMSU employees only)

Application Deadline: September 26, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

Salary Range: $14.54 - $20.57/hour

Days/Hours of Work: Fulltime Unlimited, Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Bargaining Unit/Union: 203-AFSCME

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Purpose:

Provide custodial and housekeeping to nine academic and administrative buildings. Assist departments, staff, faculty and students by providing human resources to move, rearrange or otherwise accommodate requests that will assist in functioning of the physical area they occupy. Provide or seek assistance in providing a safe and secure environment. Perform minor repairs and report to supervisor major repairs or damage.

Position Qualifications:

  • Different types of flooring/floor covering sufficient to determine proper methods of maintenance and appropriate cleaning methods, materials, agents and equipment.
  • Chemical cleaning agents such as disinfectants, glass cleaner and soaps sufficient to appropriately select the agent(s), handle and apply, and dispose of safely.
  • Methods, tools, and equipment used in maintenance sufficient to use effectively and operate safely and to make minor repairs.
  • Ability to follow simple oral and written assignments, perform assigned tasks with limited work direction, and keep simple records.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six (6) months or more related experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Ability to work effectively alone or in a team environment.

Please Note:

  • Occasionally required to work overtime.
  • This position is designated as “Essential”. This is a weather essential position and is required to be on-campus during weather delays and closures.

This is an AFSCME position. Employees are eligible to bid on vacancies within their seniority unit and classification. These bids must be submitted to the Human Resource Office in writing by the above deadline. Others interested in transfer, promotion, or anyone desiring more information should contact Human Resources at 6544. A copy of the position description can be obtained from the Human Resources Office.

 

Groundskeeper (Open to current SMSU employees only)

Application Deadline: September 26, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

Salary Range: $15.92 - $21.79/hour

Days/Hours of Work: Fulltime Unlimited, Tuesday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 – AFSCME

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Purpose:

Under immediate supervision, perform lawn, garden, and/or road maintenance services.  Provide care and maintenance to improve the aesthetics of the University campus.  Maintain athletic fields in safe playing condition for practices and games.  Rearrange, or otherwise accommodate requests that will assist in functions on the grounds areas. Maintain or seek assistance in providing a safe and secure environment.  Make minor repairs and report major repairs, vandalism, or damage to supervisor.

Position Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Horticulture techniques and practices including planting schedules, germination intervals, and transplantation procedures sufficient to operate greenhouse, landscape facility gardens and grounds, and recognize and/or treat plant diseases and pests.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of chemical fertilizer application.

Ability to:

  • To plant, weed, trim, water, and fertilize all indoor and outdoor plants sufficient to perform lawn, garden, and/or road maintenance for a state facility.
  • To use and perform simple repairs on hand-held tools, riding machinery (all types of lawn and landscape equipment), and snow removal equipment (hand and heavier equipment).
  • Ability to lift and move from 40 to 80 lbs.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Work outside most of the time, and in adverse weather conditions occasionally.

Please Note:

  • This is a weather essential position and is required to be on-campus during weather delays and closures.

This is an AFSCME position. Employees are eligible to bid on vacancies within their seniority unit and classification. These bids must be submitted to the Human Resource Office in writing by the above deadline. Others interested in transfer, promotion, or anyone desiring more information should contact Human Resources at 6544. A copy of the position description can be obtained from the Human Resources Office.

SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

 

Other State of Minnesota position can be found at: http://www.mn.gov/mmb/careers/

SMSU Diversity Statement

At SMSU, diversity means acceptance and respect of everyone in our community, and zero tolerance of hateful actions.   At SMSU, we explore differences in a safe, positive, open and affirming environment. We are a diverse community where race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, and religious beliefs shape our experiences. We seek to create a campus free from bigotry and hate of all kinds.  Embracing our diversity also reflects the commitment of students, faculty, administrators and staff to create an antiracist campus.

 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Southwest Minnesota State University is committed to assisting all members of the University community in providing for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University Public Safety website at http://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/publicsafety/.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the University Public Safety Office in the Founders Hall Basement, 1501 State St, Marshall, MN or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 507-537-7252.

The report(s) contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.  They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Southwest Minnesota State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by Southwest Minnesota State University’s Public Safety.

Last Modified: 9/20/19 9:57 AM