Assistant Director of Trades

Department of Facilities Services

The Department of Facilities Services at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a professional full-time Assistant Director of Trades.

Posting Date: February 3, 2014

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Minimum starting salary will be $55,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time UUP staff, visit:

Date of Appointment: April 1, 2014

Description of Responsibilities: This professional position, within the office of Maintenance and Operations, will function in a detail-oriented, fast paced environment in order to maintain 3.5 million square feet of residential and academic buildings on campus. This position reports to the Director of Facilities Maintenance and Operations.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing leadership and guidance to the  Building Trades supervisory staff and  oversee the management of  approximately 45 staff in the following areas: building trades finishes including the glass shop; building trades construction including the locksmith shop; the furniture shop; and interior signage.  This position is also responsible for the management of minor projects, term contracts and at times will assist with event management. This position is responsible for coordinating staff schedules and equipment and supplies to efficiently meet the department goals.  This position must also manage records for work completed and account for labor and material used.  In addition, this position will be responsible for the oversight of a budget of 1.6 million and will plan and allocate funds.  This position also develops short and long term goals for the departments and serves as a liaison to campus administrators, contractors, and others as required.

Required Qualifications:  Two Year Degree in Construction or related field with a minimum of five years' experience in supervision.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to possess and demonstrate the following: exceptional communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of colleagues, attention to detail, organizational skills, strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. This individual must have the ability to work as a team or independently.  Must possess excellent leadership skills, professionalism, and a strong work ethic. Experience with CMMS(Computer Maintenance Management Systems) and CAD is necessary along with demonstrated computer skill. This position must also have an understanding of building industry standards and code requirement compliance. In addition, the individual must be able to read and interpret plans, technical manuals, diagrams, architectural blueprints, and specifications used in building trades.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management or related degree, five years of supervision and experience in a unionized setting.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, a copy of unofficial transcripts (less than 2 MB), and contact information for three references electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Rebecca Kempney, Search Committee Chair

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department: Facilities Services is responsible for 3.5 million square feet of facilities at replacement value of over $1 billion. There are 250-300 employees in the Facilities Services Department. The personnel within this department work collaboratively in planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and operating all facets of the facilities. The administration and accounting of funds for the facilities comes from multiple sources. Each funding source has distinct rules, regulations, and procedures governing the location and utilization of the funds.

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects are evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing 

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