The Arkansas State University (ASU) Associate Director of Physical Plant is responsible for assisting the director in the overall direction and management of the department. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Meets with campus department heads concerning work project status and resolves
problems generated during construction phases.
Assists director in preparing and monitoring the physical plant operating budgets.
Reviews plans and specifications on new construction, renovation projects, and submittals
Reviews and approves material purchase orders and requisitions.
Consult with engineers and contractors on feasibility studies on new construction and
Prepares bids and approves and monitors service contracts.
Prepares reports and makes recommendations for new methods of personnel changes to
expedite work flow to improve department efficiency.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of principles and practices of construction engineering.
Knowledge of quality and costs of building material and labor.
Knowledge of principles, practices, and objectives of preventive maintenance.
Knowledge of budgetary practices and procedures.
Ability to formulate and interpret policy and procedures to meet organizational goals and
Ability to analyze cost maintenance and engineering feasibility data, to evaluate projects
and determine future needs.
Ability to read, interpret and evaluate plans, specifications, and other technical reports.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in industrial
management, industrial technology, or related field; plus three years of progressively more
responsible experience in plant maintenance operations, including two years in a
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.