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Director of Facilities Management - Denver, CO

Director of Facilities Management
Facilities Management
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Employment Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
April 8, 2019
Denver, CO
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The Department of General Services strives to be agile, efficient and effective in delivering services in an ever-evolving environment. We achieve this mission through our three Divisions; General Services Administration, Facility Management and Purchasing & Procurement.
We are seeking a Director of Facilities Management (Director) to lead the Facilities Management Division in the Department of General Services. The Director will possess significant soft skills to build trust and cooperation, and to demonstrate value and an ability to listen to division staff, other city agencies and our customers. The Director will be a team builder with a demonstrated ability to foster collaboration, as this position will have multiple direct reports located throughout the city. The Director is responsible for establishing the division’s long and short-term goals in conjunction with the General Services’ Strategic Plan. The Director oversees staffing and resources to manage operations, capital improvements and energy reduction initiatives for a large portfolio of city-owned facilities.
Reports to: General Services Deputy Executive Director
Direct reports: Deputy Director, Energy Manager, five Facility Managers, Executive Assistant
Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 145 city-owned facilities; implement management/improvement recommendations; measure and report on progress
  • Demonstrate excellence and leadership; build/grow a culture of respect, collaboration, performance, innovation and accountability within the division
  • Empower direct reports and division staff through mutual trust, teamwork and relationship building
  • Coach direct reports and encourage innovation and experimentation to grow staffs’ talents; support career progression and professional development at all levels in the division
  • Identify and deliver consistent, timely communications with division staff, other agencies and vendors/customers
  • Serve as a strategic partner with city agencies to find out of the box solutions to facility related matters
  • Act as an independent thought leader and decision maker
  • Possess the political and business acumen to be successful at a senior level in high stress or contentious situations
  • Provide senior level analysis, support and input at internal and external meetings
  • Translate the General Services’ 3-year Strategic Plan into the division’s annual operational goals; build, use data and metrics to effectively make decisions on goals; execute and effectively communicate the division’s goals; create buy in and support to ensure success; monitor and regularly report out to General Services’ Executive Leadership
  • Analyze, present and justify the annual budget based on the division’s goals and staffing needs; identify unique resources and options to achieve short and long-term goals; work with facility managers and strategic partners within the city to implement cost reduction strategies
  • Strategize a short and long-term staffing plan and organizational structure to meet the needs of the organization
  • Work in cooperation with division staff and other city agencies to ensure the division’s capital projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Oversee the division’s Energy Office and support initiatives to achieve the Mayor’s city-owned facility energy reduction goals
  • Work closely with the General Services’ Contracts Office and other city agencies to monitor and negotiate contracts that directly affect city-owned facilities
  • Analyze current processes and trends and implement industry best practices and standardization within the division
While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $93,217-$149,147, our target hiring salary for this position is between $93,217 - $125,000  depending on education, experience and qualifications.
About You
Our ideal candidate will be a thoughtful, engaged leader committed to innovation, leading by example and finding solutions to consistently improve operations. The candidate will be solution oriented and have demonstrated experience in divisional and organizational leadership, budgeting and strategic/operational planning and execution. The candidate will have project management experience, organizational development, excellent communication skills, a proven track record of building strong teams.
Our new Director must have:
  • Excellent leadership qualities to build mutual trust and respect among teams and a finesse for obtaining support for initiatives and change
  • Experience in working across an organization to initiate, plan and execute complicated projects to successful completion
  • In-depth knowledge of managing organizational teams and implementing industry best practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A data/metrics driven approach and can translate data into one’s decision making
  • The ability to effectively manage ambiguity and make critical decisions with confidence
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Management or related field
  • Experience: Five years of experience at the type and level of Superintendent or Manager.
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Two years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
Job Profile
CA2764 Director Facilities Management
Position Type
Pay Range
Pay Range $93,217.00 - $149,147.00
General Services
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Job Post Expiration Date April 18, 2019

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