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Assistant Trades Manager, Business Operations

Colorado State University

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Working Title Assistant Trades Manager, Business Operations
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202202062AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Management I
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $80,000 to $95,000
Employee Benefits Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: & .
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/23/2023
Description of Work Unit Trades Maintenance Operations exists to support Facilities Management, Division of University Operations, and Colorado State University strategic plans. To provide, within the limit of its allocated resources, quality trades maintenance services including all structural, mechanical, and electrical systems, and small construction project management. These services are to create and maintain and aesthetically pleasing and functional environment that meets or exceeds the university’s needs for instruction, research, and outreach.
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
Position Summary Position functions as the assistant trades business manager and supervises, directs, and coordinates various trades’ functions and projects. Position provides administrative and general oversight of the daily operations of a major segment of the organization involving a variety of Labor, Trades, and Craft occupations. The purpose of this position is to assist the Trades Manager in developing, planning, evaluating and controlling the human, fiscal, and physical resources and work processes for Trades Maintenance Operations.
Required Job Qualifications Four years of journey-level experience in any one of the trades in Trades Maintenance Operations (examples include: HVAC, Building Automation Systems (BAS), Plumbing, Electric, Carpentry (Structural, Roofing), Locksmith, Fire Systems, Access Systems)
Four years of support experience within a maintenance or trades organization (examples include: office manager, personnel management, budgeting, warehousing, asset management)
Two years of demonstrated leadership experience.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience coordinating and engaging with multiple trades.
  • Personnel experience, including hiring, staff development and training, performance management, and corrective/disciplinary actions, especially in an institutional or agency setting.
  • Experience building and collaboratively leading high-performance work teams.
  • Excellent professional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to explain reasoning to build consensus with team members and stakeholders.
  • Experience with and knowledge of state personnel rules and regulations or comparable personnel rules in a large and complex organization.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Leadership/management experience within a trades organization.
  • Experience with budget and resource management.
  • Experience with Integrated Work Management System software.
  • Experience following state or federal procurement processes.
  • Experience with inventory and asset management.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance and reporting.
  • Experience with fleet purchasing and maintenance.
  • Experience coordinating service outages with multiple customers and stakeholders.
  • Experience negotiating, preparing, and navigating service agreements.
  • Ability to operate independently in a dynamic environment with competing priorities.
Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Assistant Manager
Duty/Responsibility Functions as the assistant manager of business operations by overseeing short and long term programmatic initiatives implemented in the trades shops including, but not limited to fiscal, personnel management, and business functions.
LEADERSHIP: Provide leadership and management of operational section. Responsible for effective business operations to ensure alignment and compliance with maintenance activities, contractual agreements, services agreements, public private partnership agreement (P3), and memorandums of understanding. Define business plans, goals and assign duties to staff consistent with plans/goals. Ensure compliance with state, university, and departmental work rules and guidelines.
PERFORMANCE: Collaborate with section leadership to develop performance goals and evaluations for the entire section to align with departmental and section objectives and delivery of services. Ensure performance goals for the entire section are business-related and attainable. Assist supervisors with performance management, goal setting, and evaluations.
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: Provides oversight in recruiting, hiring, and interviewing for processes for the section. Assists supervisors in determining the appropriate action related to coaching/counseling employees, initiating corrective/disciplinary actions, documentation, and assisting with coordinating referrals to higher university authorities. Oversees employee training/development and collaborates with departmental training section to identify training needs. Identifies areas of improvement to the work environment including retention opportunities, diversity and inclusion, etc.
BUSINESS EFFICIENCY: Assess and equitably distribute workload among sections according to optimal staffing resources and availability. Conducts bench marking activities for the section to ensure alignment with resources and peer institutions; management objectives to effectively measure, evaluate, and improve program performance. Collaborate with university campus community and vendors to establish, negotiate, and prepare services agreements designed to document operational needs and maintenance responsibilities.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Strategic Planning, Program Development and Fiscal Management
  • Identifies, develops, and implements effective strategies to accomplish the critical objectives of the operational section that are congruent with the stated mission, vision and values of Facilities Management.
  • Develops and implements inventory and asset control systems to facilitate stewarding of resources.
  • Determine, prepare, present, justify, implement and monitor the sections annual business plan.
  • Develops annual budget within given resources and monitors expenditures.
  • Responsible for resource management and budget allocations.
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Operational Program Management
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with contractual maintenance agreements, i.e. federal SFOs, service agreements, elevator contractual agreements, public private partnerships (P3s), etc.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance auditing related to annual building recommissioning as required under regulatory compliance reporting to governmental agencies overseeing select agent research including required data, certifications, testing, reporting, etc.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with Trades section hiring practices in alignment with departmental, university, and state requirements to ensure a fair and equitable process resulting in quality hires.
Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants To apply, please upload a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications, a resume, and the contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License – Colorado or ability to obtain within 6 months of start date, On-call Status
Search Contact [email protected]
EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected] .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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