Assistant Director Utilities Services

East Carolina University   Greenville, NC   Full-time     Education
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Posted on June 28, 2021

East Carolina University
Assistant Director Utilities Services
Vacancy #: 903801
Anticipated Hiring Range: $68,103-$105,695
Closing Date: 07/22/2021

Organizational Unit Overview
Facilities Services is a unit in Campus Operations Division, which is a part of a broad, diverse division of Administration and Finance that includes all aspects of facilities management at East Carolina University. East Carolina University is the third largest university in the University of North Carolina system with approximately 28,000 FTS and a staff of over 6,000. The university is comprised of more than 7 million square feet of facilities located on approximately 1400 acres with physical assets in excess of $1.5 billion. This includes the Main, Health Sciences, and West Research Campuses, and satellite locations throughout North Carolina associated with university programs. Facilities Services has an annual budget in excess of $30 million and employs approximately 500 FTE. Major functions include facilities maintenance and housekeeping services.

Facilities Service’s primary purpose is to plan and perform corrective and preventive maintenance functions on all building structures and equipment and utility infrastructure. Corrective maintenance returns equipment to optimal design performance after failure or upon degradation from age, adverse operation conditions, etc. Preventive maintenance minimizes equipment failures and reduces corrective maintenance.

Job Duties
ECU Facilities Services is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Utilities Services on our Main Campus. The Utilities Services Assistant Director will be responsible for daily operations and maintenance of approximately 4.5 million square feet of buildings and structures to include Academic and Administrative, Residence and Dining Halls, Athletic Facilities, etc. The successful candidate will manage the daily Utilities Services operations through seven direct reports consisting of manager, administrative, purchasing, and supervisors with additional oversite of approximately sixty employees within shops that include electrical, life safety, HVAC, controls, steam, and plumbing. Duties include: Managing the departmental budget, all personnel actions (staffing, evaluations, disciplinary action, etc.); procurement (materials, tools, contracts); providing technical direction to others. In addition, the position will be responsible for the knowledge and understanding of all utility systems including; electrical medium voltage grid including grid shifts and repairs; life safety systems (fire alarm and fire sprinkler) and elevators; mechanical systems for HVAC systems ranging from three (3) multi-chiller central plants to min-split systems including complex computer control operating system for building automation; plumbing system for domestic and well water systems and wastewater (sanitary sewer) systems; steam systems for four (4) boilers capable of producing 270 pounds per hour of steam pressure including underground steam distribution and condensate system. The individual in this role will assess and prioritize deferred maintenance needs for utility systems and also participate in planning, design, and completion of University construction projects, including new buildings and renovations.

Minimum Education/Experience
Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
A self-starter who is proactive in leading the Utilities Services team in an efficient and professional manner as ell as be proficient with the details of utilities management and operations including fiscal responsibilities at a
university/college/school level or similar organization. Licensed/Registered Engineer is a plus.

License or Certification required by the Department
A valid NC driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Special Instructions to Applicant

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your
    application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the
    knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being
    considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills,
    and abilities. 
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Application Types Accepted
Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 07/22/2021 to be considered. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 903801 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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