Facilities and Laboratory Safety Manager

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106296
Title: Facilities Manager
Functional Title: Facilities and Laboratory Safety Manager
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry
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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Facilities Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to support research activities in the department. This includes the day-to-day operations of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as it relates to physical plant issues, capital assets, laboratory safety and compliance and the supervision of technical services staff and contractors.

The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of work orders and building renovation or facility improvement projects; will be the departmental liaison to Department of Health and Safety and Facilities Management and manage capital assets inventory.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum of five (5) years experience in facilities management and one (1) to three (3) years of supervisory experience required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong problem-solving and consultative skills with the acumen and aptitude to evaluate and establish effective business processes.

Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and manage multiple and competing priorities with strong detail orientation.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work with a diverse population at all levels, as wells as manage, mentor, and coach staff.


Experience in facilities management; preferably in large academic or research facility.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 02/02/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/02/2018
Physical Demands

Will be required to visually inspect laboratories for utility; renovation; or health and safety issues. During times of renovations this may involve exposure to dust and debris. There may be minimal exposures to chemicals when visiting operational research and teaching laboratories.

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
Optional Documents

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