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Colorado State University Facilities Safety & Security Manager - Veterinary Health System in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Working TitleFacilities Safety & Security Manager - Veterinary Health System

Position LocationFort Collins, CO

Work LocationPosition is fully in-office/in-person

Research Professional PositionNo

Posting Number202301017AP

Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification TitleManagement I

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week40

Proposed Annual Salary Range$85,000 - $100,000 Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for eligible employees in the following University benefit areas:

https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/andhttps://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/. To see the value of CSU benefits in addition to wages, visit our compensation calculator –https://hr.colostate.edu/total-compensation-calculator/.

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on07/10/2023

Description of Work Unit

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.

Improving the health of animals, people, and the planet has been central to our land-grant mission since 1883, when the first veterinary classes began at Colorado Agricultural College. Today, that vision remains at the heart of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where we empower the next generation of leaders to change the world.

The Veterinary Health System transforms our service units into a comprehensive veterinary medical center governed by responsible management that supports our units’ individual missions. Capitalizing on Colorado State University’s top ranking in veterinary medicine, and building on our tradition of providing high-quality compassionate care and achieving outstanding clinical outcomes, the Veterinary Health System broadens our expertise and skill to deliver the highest levels of customer service, employee satisfaction, and advancements in medicine through clinical service, research, and innovation.

Position Summary

The Facilities Safety and Security Manager will coordinate, oversee and act as the main contact point for facilities operations and maintenance, safety, security, and custodial needs and activities for the buildings and infrastructures of the Veterinary Health and Education Complex ( VHEC ). The VHEC consists of those buildings and infrastructure located on CSU’s south campus which operate under the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences ( CVMBS ). This is roughly defined as the area in Fort Collins confined between Cross Drive on the north, Drake Road on the South, Gillette Drive on the west, and Bay Road on the east. This position works for the Veterinary Health System ( VHS ) which oversees veterinary service operations for CVMBS .

Significant inter-relational work is required to successfully address the needs of the VHEC leaders and VHS leadership, and to coordinate and execute activities with key partners including CSU Facilities Management, the Tetrad Property Group ( TPG ), the CSU Police Department, the CVMBS Director of Facilities Safety and Security, CSU Environmental Health and Risk Management, and the individual proctors assigned to each building. Specific areas ofoversightwill include interior and exterior building structures, landscape, fixtures, non-programmatic equipment (such as HVAC and other building mechanicals), and custodial functions for public, administrative, animal care, and program operational areas. However,directresponsibility for specific areas is variable. For example, CSU Facilities and/or Tetrad provides the direct O&M and custodial needs for the public and administrative areas, and grounds and landscape. Direct responsibilities for this position are primarily for non-public or administrative (i.e., bio-sensitive animal care) area custodial needs, minor or routine O&M needs, and overall coordination with the key partners, leadership, and other personnel.

The prime objective of this role is to ensure and execute superior customer service as a priority in helping faculty and staff achieve their goals and outcomes, and the ultimate delivery of service excellence to our clients, students, and other constituents.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or related field, with potential degree substitutions for:

  • An associate’s degree in a trades-related field plus at least three (3) years of commensurate facilities experience at a management level (experience in addition to the five (5) years below: eight (8) or more years total required)

  • A high school diploma or GED plus at least five (5) years of commensurate facilities experience at a management level (experience in addition to the five (5) years below: ten (10) or more years total required)

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience managing facility operations, including supervising work teams/work crews;

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience with carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and/or other skilled trade work;

  • Unforeseen, urgent issues can and will arise, along with occasional on-call status that will require night and weekend responsiveness;

  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date; the department will not sponsor a visa for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or related field is preferred;

  • Experience with management of facilities in a higher education institution;

  • Experience with small to mid-level capital construction projects;

  • Experience with animal facilities, barn, and barn equipment maintenance and repair;

  • Experience in a veterinary hospital or laboratory facility;

  • Experience cultivating and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders;

  • Delivery of outstanding customer service through superior interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Ability to work independently, synthesize and organize large amounts of information in a cogent, methodical way;

  • Certification in a trades-related field (Facility Management Professional ( FMP ), Certified Facilities Manager ( CFM ), or similar) and/or official membership in a nationally recognized trades organization;

  • Experience handling, feeding, transporting, and caring for animals (including custodial care).

  • Experience with safety and security management including risk assessments, evacuation plans, and policing/security coordination

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty CategoryOperations


Oversee daily operations for facility and maintenance services, cleaning and custodial services, animal care services, bio-instrumentation services, and remodel and construction services. Manage and maintain the work order system across the multi-unit functional areas including workload assignments based upon priority needs. Identify resources to complete facility-based projects and work orders. implement the University Integrated Work Management System ( IWMS ) Asset Works module (which also provides financial information on equipment and buildings replacement). Manage the provision, procurement and/or contracting for general maintenance and repairs for facilities and equipment (which will encompass carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and other skilled trades). Coordinate facilities projects (capital and non-capital) with the appropriate personnel and/or project managers. Lead, facilitate and participate in all construction project meetings and discussions pertaining to remodels and designs for new or existing buildings. Manage project budgets. Organize and maintain project documentation, operation and maintenance information (O&M manuals), and owner’s stock materials. Partner with CSU Facilities, Tetrad and/or CVMBS leadership to manage processes, address current issues, and recommend changes where appropriate and beneficial. Understand and work within the various facilities partnerships for the campus including CSU Facilities and Tetrad. Build and maintain effective relationships to execute and optimize delivery of service. Assess and procures parts, supplies and equipment to support facility maintenance, construction, and animal care needs. Maintain inventory of supplies for maintenance shop and barns. Oversee designated livestock purchases. Operate within assigned budget to manage operational expenses including salary, materials, and equipment. Implement biosecurity policy, procedures, and practice.

Percentage Of Time70%

Job Duty CategorySupervision


Supervise mid-level supervisors, staff, and hourly personnel. Establish relevant, effective orientation and training plans. Create and monitor work and service standards. Mentor and resolve personnel issues. Conduct and/or request corrective or disciplinary actions as necessary. Establish standards of performance during the yearly planning process. Completes mid-year and end of the year performance evaluations. Establish workforce planning methodologies and staffing models. Conduct effective selection and hiring practices. Create job descriptions, assign staff work schedules, approve leave requests/time clock entries, and manage leave accruals. Partner with VHS , CVMBS and CSU HR to manage employee relations, personnel actions, worker compensation, FMLA , and extended leave situations. Help design and participate in staff development. Attend specialized trainings, certifications and/or industry conferences. Establish, schedule, and conduct periodic staff meetings. Advise VHS and/or CVMBS leadership on all facility situations including suggested responses.

Percentage Of Time20%

Job Duty CategoryFacilities Safety and Security Support


Assess building security and establish and implement appropriate protocols, responses, and improvements. Participate in O&M audit meetings with CSU Facilities and Tetrad personnel to evaluate performance against established key performance indicators (KPIs) and reporting to VHS Leadership. Manage building safety and security initiatives, risk assessments, evacuation plans and drills, coordination with police, etc. In collaboration with VHEC , CVMBS and CSU including audits. Participate on appropriate biosecurity committees. Understand and assure compliance with regulatory facility requirements ( USDA , ERHS , radiation safety).

Percentage Of Time10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses how professional experiences align with the required and preferred qualifications, a current resume/CV, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. If you have questions, please contact Megan Smith at Megan.L.Smith@colostate.edu.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This position will remain open until filled; for full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 PM MDT on Monday, July 10, 2023.

A signing bonus and/or moving expenses may be considered for successful candidates.

Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services, Special Requirements/Other - Unforeseen, urgent issues can and will arise, along with occasional on-call status that will require night and weekend responsiveness

Search ContactMegan Smith, megan.l.smith@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. TheOffice of Equal Opportunity (https://oeo.colostate.edu/) is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,oeo@colostate.edu.

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,oeo@colostate.edu.

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to theOffice of Civil Rights, Department of Education (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html) .

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested3

Maximum Requested3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents