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Senior Manager of Building Operations

Under limited supervision, oversees planning, development, coordination, implementation, and management of the Science Center’s building, infrastructure, exhibits, and information technology systems, including business operation systems, building management systems, elevators, domestic water, gas, electrical, sanitary, sewer, and storm drainage systems. Manages the maintenance of the centers classrooms, labs, theaters, AV, information technology, exhibits and common spaces. This position is also responsible for the Health, Safety & Security programs for the Center. This position is on 24-hour emergency call.

Responsibilities

SUPERVISION

Supervise a team of maintenance and other technical professionals by using a positive, "hands-on" approach to management to include work allocation & rotation, prioritization, scheduling, training, and problem resolution. Responsible for performance evaluation, training identification & corrective action if needed.  Demonstrate a participative, positive management style. Will work closely with the exhibits creative team and outside construction groups

BUILDING SYSTEMS & ADMINISTRATION

  • Coordinate the maintenance of facilities, buildings, and equipment, as appropriate, to ensure optimum functionality; identify, assess, negotiate as necessary, and resolve building maintenance and usage problems. Responsible for contract management for preventive maintenance and service.
  • Direct seasonal facilities support activities, including off-season overhauls of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems.
  • Oversee grounds maintenance, pest control, water testing, alarm systems, recycling, waste management etc and a number of preventative maintenance contracts, personally participating when appropriate.
  • Supervises and manages contracts for building Security, Janitorial services and grounds maintenance services. Interfaces with necessary City and Park district personnel including law enforcement, fire, public works etc.
  • Control key issuance and building security; prepare staff schedules, maintenance calendars and maintain records, manuals, permits and other operational documentation.
  • Ensure contractor code compliance by directing engineering project inspection programs; perform plan reviews in coordination with facility planning; develop remedial action programs as appropriate. 
  • Ensure compliance with ADA regulations and all codes and permits relating to a public building.
  • Develop and establish policies and objectives consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient operations
  • Develop and implement systems to maintain records on employees, equipment inventories, and compliance activities. 
  • Manage organizational Health & Safety programs.

EXHIBITS REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

  • Working with the Exhibits designer spec out work required for formal design, fabrication and installation of new exhibits. Create the hand-off procedures for maintenance after creation.
  • Working with Visitor Experience Project Manager, select and manage appropriate vendors/partners for exhibit design, fabrication and installation. Determine schedule and appropriate timelines to meet opening date expectations.
  • Oversee and maintain an exhibit repair and maintenance schedule.
  • Work closely with the Exhibits team to ensure a cohesive process.
  • Responsible for maintenance and operation of AV and IT installations within the center to include the planetarium and movie theaters, office equipment (phones, copiers etc), and other information systems.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Responsible for overall information technology approach and deployment for the Science Center’s systems and staff.  Direct operations staff and assist in prioritization of projects.
  • Responsible for the day to day uptime of the technology systems, maintained by our internal IT staff
  • Maintain outside service providers contracts and relationships

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Oversee facilities support of events held at the Science Center, interact with caterers, and/or auxiliary staff as appropriate to the specific event.

HEALTH, SAFETY & SECURITY

  • Responsible for coordinating Health and Safety program across the facility to include safety training for employees and ensure departmental compliance with established safety policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Responsible for managing ongoing physical security guard contract, scheduling and coverage.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate trained staff levels in first aid and CPR

BUDGET

  • Responsible for coordinating Health and Safety program across the facility to include safety training for employees and ensure departmental compliance with established safety policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Responsible for managing ongoing physical security guard contract, scheduling and coverage.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate trained staff levels in first aid and CPR

Requirements

  • Strong Project Management skills to oversee and coordinate both internal projects and outsourced construction
  • Hands on technical skills in HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, etc.
  • Familiar with chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatments, control systems, security systems, water systems, boilers, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Information Technology strategies.
  • Hands-on skills or ability to learn IT and AV setup.
  • Ability to direct project inspection programs and ensure contractor code compliance.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Use a "hands-on" approach to management.
  • Ability to direct multi-department technical staff.
  • Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead by example.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Build a positive atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Skill in the use of computers in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to negotiate and implement contracts for services with external contractors.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Technical school or formal technical skills training.
  • Experience in project management
  • Bachelor's degree in a related Technical, Scientific, or Engineering discipline preferred.
  • 5 to 7 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Previous facilities experience in a public oriented facility.
  • Previous experience with museum, science centers and exhibits a strong plus

Compensation

Salary for this position is commensurate with other non-profit organizations and will be commensurate with experience.

Job location is Oakland

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Application

Mail resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Department
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd,
Oakland, CA 94619
email: hr@chabotspace.org
Fax: 510-336-7491

* * We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

CSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.