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Facilities Performance Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 101674
Title: Specialist
Functional Title: Facilities Performance Specialist
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPAF-FM-E&E-Facility Performance
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Maryland in its mission of achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. We are responsible for the physical campus – its academic, research and administrative spaces, the infrastructure that supports the buildings, and the landscape that surrounds them. Our workforce of about 800 employees brings a rich diversity of backgrounds, talents and skills to the management of this complex environment. Our seven departments serve the campus community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Under general supervision of the Facilities Performance Group Operations Manager, the Facilities Performance Specialist is a key contributor to the University effort to reduce electricity use by 20% on campus.
The Specialist will be responsible for implementing assigned in-house Utility Meter, Data Acquisition, HVAC, Lighting and Building Automation improvements at the building level. The Specialist will also review new installations of Utility Meters, Data Acquisition Systems, HVAC, Lighting and Building Automation Controls as well as perform checkout of these systems and assist in commissioning. These improvements will enhance and/or preserve occupant comfort while saving and monitoring energy. The Specialist will have a range of responsibilities including installation, programming, operation, testing and calibration of electro-mechanical devices that make up the campus utility grade metering system.

The Specialist will also perform adjustments, maintenance and repairs to existing electro-mechanical equipment including Utility Meters, Data Acquisition devices, HVAC Equipment, Lighting, Lighting Controls and Building Automation systems as needed to restore Facility Performance. Assistance is also provided to the FM HVAC / CCMS and O&M group with installation, calibration, and commissioning of electro-mechanical and metering equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.

EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience with HVAC, lighting, controls, metering and flow computers; ten (10) years without a Bachelor’s.
Minimum two (2) years of experience with Building Automation Systems.

Knowledge and experience integrating meters with Building Automation Systems residing on a large campus Ethernet LAN and communicating to the BAS via Modus RTU and BACNet MSTP protocols.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

• Knowledge of safe work practices for electrical, steam, natural gas, water and heating and cooling water. Knowledge of safe installation methods for various stored energies to prevent damage to systems or injury to self or others.
• Must have training in basic metering electronics, installation methods, schematics and wiring; be a qualified person with technical education to work with systems at voltages greater than 50 (Safety); have training and detailed understanding of at least one of the utilities that is metered (electric, steam, thermal energy, water).
• Ability to install and test electronic electrical power meters (panel & socket), vortex steam meters, electromagnetic & turbine water meters, gas meters, chilled and hot water energy meters.
• Ability to use hand tools and electrical testing and calibration equipment such as VOM meters, AMP probes, oscilloscopes, and Field Programming Interfaces.
• Ability to document meter setup parameter and maintain work history and calibration data base for meters in FM Work Management System (FMS).
• Ability to checkout and commission HVAC systems, lighting, building and lighting controls.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to prepare reports and detailed procedures; to use personal computers. Skill in the use of Building Automation Systems, Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

Preferences:

• Additional technical education that relates to this position highly desired.
• Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience with HVAC, lighting, controls, metering and flow computers.
• Ability to install rigid or EMT conduit.
• Knowledge and experience with metering totalizers and data acquisition products.
• Knowledge of HVAC pneumatic controls.
MIU/TIU experience.

Additional Certifications:

-Must possess a valid Class C driver’s license with fewer than 6 pts.

Additional Information:

The Department of Engineering & Energy (E&E) is comprised of three (3) units: Facility Performance, Energy Management/Utilities and Engineering Services.

The approved hiring range for this position is $66,320 – $82,900.00.

Physical Demands for this position are as follows: Ability to work in, on around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools and supplies and/or exert force up to 50lbs; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces and adverse weather or temperature conditions. To wear and work in personal protective equipment (PPE). Incumbent is deemed an Essential employee, subject to a 24 hour day, 7 day week span of operation.

Posting Date: 08/16/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/16/2017
Physical Demands

Ability to work in, on around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and / or exert force up to 50 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment. Incumbent is deemed an Essential employee, subject to a 24 hour day, 7 day week span of operation.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least six (6) years of relevant HVAC experience? (10 years without Bachelor’s degree)
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have a valid Maryland Class C Driver's license or equivalent with fewer than 6 points?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you willing to serve as an Essential employee?
    • Yes
    • No