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Landscape and Grounds Operations Manager Facilities Services

Company: University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff. The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan. At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit Departmental Overview Facilities Services works to maintain a campus-built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: October 27, 2023 Responsibilities

Provides administrative and leadership direction in overseeing and maintaining the grounds, landscaping, Integrated Pest Management, Garage Maintenance and arboriculture program. The Grounds Manager provides administrative and leadership direction in overseeing and maintaining facilities vehicles, encompassing a fleet of vehicles, including cars, trucks, golf and utility carts, heavy duty trucks and tractors for use in grounds. The manager oversees and provides work management direction for related job tasks, including grounds, garage, and arboriculture maintenance schedules, frequencies, and equipment types used as well as the activation and deactivation of equipment; communicates and meets routinely with Facilities Management - Campus, Utilities, and Capital Projects Managers to define and prioritize needs in accordance with the planning, designing, and implementation of the University's Landscape Master Plan. Creates long and short terms strategies in the planning, organizing and direction of the department routine landscape/grounds keeping, irrigation, and pest control operations. Oversees and the supervision and training of landscape/grounds keeping, irrigation, and pest control staff to maintain an orderly, safe, and efficient cleaning operation. Requires knowledge in the care and use of power equipment. Directly manages superintendents and staff support personnel; leads a 'Safety First' work culture; ensures compliance with all safe operating procedures and standards and ensures departmental compliance, including contractors, with all federal and state statutory codes and regulations as well as safety and environmental regulations. Develops Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to be measured to ensure customer requirements are met or exceeded in accordance with established procedures, processes, and schedules; utilizes established systems to ensure grounds and equipment maintenance and preventative maintenance tasks, schedules, and completions are monitored for compliance with requirements and communicated directly with staff members. Collaborates with superintendent and supervisors to ensure accurate and complete information is provided regarding daily work performed, time to perform, parts and equipment used, etc.; analyzes information, uses logic, and develops new ideas and answers to address work-related issues and/or problems; and executes priorities in order to improve response time and facility/equipment reliability. Oversees fiscal responsibilities associated with funded projects, renovations, and maintenance repairs for grounds, irrigation services, and arboriculture; monitors cost center allocations; obtains and reviews relevant cost information, constraints, compliance, etc., to ensure overall quality, compliance, and cost containment; participates in budget preparation and administration; monitors costs and unit expenditures and reviews budget detail monthly with Associate Director. May be responsible for coordinating programs (water abatement, weed abatement & irrigation) with various municipalities such as East Bay Mud, East Bay Regional Parks, PG&E and City of Berkeley, et cetera. Required Qualifications
Strong skills to facilitate and collaborate with various internal and external constituencies on long- and short-term facilities planning and management. Strong analytical, research and report preparation skills to meet regulatory and budgetary reporting requirements. Broad knowledge in the areas of facilities management, space planning and allocation, security, fire and safety and emergency preparedness. Strong skills in management, regulatory compliance and operations planning. Strong skills in leadership, motivation of staff and team-building. Strong skills in verbal and written communications. Experience and knowledge to inspect construction in progress of general and specialty structures, read, sketch and interpret plans and specifications. Working knowledge of the International Building Code, EPA/EPD regulations, ADA law, state procurement law, OSHA regulations. Sustainability best practices, building systems, cleaning and grounds best practices. CMMS work request systems, ability to interpret facilities performance indicators, facilities data analysis. Education/Training:
Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, horticulture or a related field plus a minimum of 5 years of full-time experience in managing contractors or in-house staff grounds/landscape staff preferred; or related associate's degree plus a minimum of 5 years of full-time experience in managing grounds/landscape staff; or a minimum of 10 years full-time verifiable experience in facilities management or management of skilled trades technicians; and/or equivalent experience/training. Licesnses/Certifications:
CEFP, completion of APPA Institute. Preferred Qualifications
APPA - Certified Educational Facilities Professional. PGMS - Certified Grounds Manager. Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website. Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $120,000.00 - $140,000.00.
This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits. This position is exempt and paid monthly. How to Apply To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. Driving Required A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. Diversity Statement Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive." Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. Equal Employment Opportunity The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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