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Job Standard for Building Operations Manager

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Building Operations Manager Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 6626
  • Pay Grade: K
  • FLSA Status: Non Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Facilities Operations Services


To direct the construction, repair, and preventive maintenance programs for all department building facilities; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Certification: An International Conference of Building Officials or International Code Council Building Inspector’s Certification in accordance with Idaho Code, section 39-4108. Experience demonstrating good knowledge of adopted building codes and standards.

Experience: interpreting architectural, structural, plumbing, and electrical diagrams, and plans and specifications; interpreting technical codes and ordinances; evaluating facilities to determine construction and modification needs; analyzing energy use and developing cost saving measures; developing maintenance programs for buildings and related systems; preparing construction reports and maintaining related records.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Some knowledge of: space planning and electrical aspects of commercial buildings; computerized building control and data systems.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Building Operations Manager must:

  • Evaluates physical, mechanical, and structural aspects of facilities and consults with management about space requirements and remodeling or construction needs; plans, implements, and administers a preventive and predictive repairs and emergency maintenance programs for department occupied state buildings and related equipment; maintains inventory of buildings and related equipment;
  • Serves as project manager for remodel, repair, construction, and equipment replacement and/or installation projects within spending authority; consults with department representatives to determine scope of proposed projects; coordinates projects with communities and other state agencies; solicits bids for building materials, supplies, and contract services; reviews and approves contract payments; inspects construction projects for conformance with plans and specifications; mediates and resolves disputes between the department and contractors; coordinates Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council projects; provides liaison with architects, contractors, and others in the development of construction proposals; recommends budget needs; advises management of building and life-safety codes and similar regulations; provides input into department capital improvement plans; consults with management regarding space requirements and evaluates requests to assess cost-effectiveness; may project future space requirements including construction costs, and utilities; coordinates preparation of facilities for occupancy; coordinates asbestos and energy conservation programs;
  • May hire and train staff and evaluate performance; develops and implements policies and procedures for department maintenance programs; advises staff and management when dealing with complex questions and problems concerning project management, hazardous materials removal, life-safety and fire codes, and quality standards and specifications; serves as technical consultant for maintenance and operation activities.

35% of Time the Building Operations Manager

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Building Operations Manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Building Operations Manager

Career Path

Building Services Facility Coordinator, other professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.