FACILITIES PLANNING, CRD 2
University of Florida UFL - Gainesville, FL

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Requisition number:
0902420

POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Title
FACILITIES PLANNING, CRD 2

Working Title
FACILITIES PLANNING, CRD 2

Position number:
00012240

Advertised Salary:
Expected starting salary is $52,200 annually; commensurate with credentials and experience.

FLSA Status:
Exempt

Job Type
Full-Time

Job Category
TEAMS

Work Location
Main Campus (Gainesville)

If other work location

N/A

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department:
11800000-SR-ANIMAL CARE SERVICES

College/Unit
11800000-SR-ANIMAL CARE SERVICES

POSTING TEXT

Job Description:
Under minimal supervision, manages facilities planning functions for laboratory animal facilities as well as for formulating and recommending policies and procedures to effectively administer such functions. Work with maintenance contractors for facility equipment. Manage an automated maintenance request and tracking system. Coordinates Physical Plant Department ( PPD ) staff within laboratory animal facilities to ensure work impact on the facility is minimal. Advise Senior Engineer and Assistant Director Operations on all construction, maintenance, and security issues within assigned facilities. Perform staff training in equipment operation and operator level and maintenance level equipment maintenance. Responsible for implementing facilities planning administrative regulations and policies as directed by Senior Engineer and for recommending new and improved programs to effectively manage department facilities planning administration. Manages the department maintenance section which handles routine laboratory animal facility maintenance, painting, biomedical equipment preventive maintenance, animal housing and equipment fabrication. Works with Senior Engineer, facility managers, PPD , and contractors to ensure assigned facilities are ready for the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International ( AAALAC ) program assessment and accreditation. Assist Senior Engineer with PPD facility planning to obtain LEED certification for laboratory animal facility construction and renovation projects. Assist university administrators and inter-institutional groups in resolving specific facilities planning problems and in disseminating information in regard to university regulations, policies, and contracts. Work with UF Environmental Health and Safety, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Physical Plant Department, and University Police Department as directed by the Senior Engineer on matters biological security, regulatory compliance with animal care and welfare regulations, facility maintenance, and construction warranty issues. Assists Senior Engineer and Director with new construction grants and building plans to ensure department and research construction and renovation needs are met. Collects and analyzes data as appropriate. Collects and analyses data from building environmental control systems to ensure compliance with federal animal care and welfare regulations in regards to ventilation, pressurization, temperature, humidity, and lighting. Conduct ventilation surveys within animal housing systems to validate that the equipment is performing as designed. Work with veterinarians, facility managers, and researchers to modify existing biomedical equipment function to accommodate research needs. Designs and directs fabrication of new devices for special projects in relationship to the ACS facilities as well as devices needed for research in conjunction with principle investigator requests. May approve change orders. Manage small construction projects within laboratory animal facilities. Inspects contractor work to ensure contract, code compliance, and work warranty dispute resolution. Serve as liaison with state and federal agencies on laboratory animal research facilities programs, initiating, and reviewing grant requests in Senior Engineer’s absence. Serve as a member of the ACS and UF/EH&S biosafety security and incident response team for University facilities on/off campus.

Employee will be registered with the CDC or APHIS for access to select agents. Personnel will be following strict guidelines under the National Select Agent Program ( NSAP ).

Assist university administrators and inter-institutional groups in resolving specific facilities planning problems and in disseminating information in regard to university regulations, policies, and contracts. Work with UF Environmental Health and Safety, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Physical Plant Department, and University Police Department on a frequent basis on matters biological security, regulatory compliance with animal care and welfare regulations, facility maintenance, and construction warranty issues. Assists Senior Engineer with reviewing construction/renovation plans for laboratory animal facilities to ensure that construction trades do the required work and to resolve conflicts between what is needed and what is in the construction plans. Inspects contractor work to ensure contract, code compliance, and work warranty dispute resolution.

Responsible for managing facilities planning functions for 10 decentralized laboratory animal facilities as well as for formulating and recommending policies and procedures to effectively administer such functions. Oversee numerous maintenance contracts for facility equipment. Manage an automated departmental maintenance request and tracking system. Coordinate Physical Plant Department ( PPD ) operations within laboratory animal facilities to increase response time and minimize impact on the facility. Budgets for facility projects. Work closely with the Senior Engineer on research facility and equipment grant applications. Advise Senior Engineer and Assistant Director, Operations on all construction, maintenance, and security issues within assigned facilities. Perform staff training in equipment operation and operator level and maintenance level equipment maintenance.

Responsible for interpreting facilities planning administrative regulations and policies and for recommending new and improved programs to effectively manage facilities planning administration. Manages the department maintenance section which handles routine laboratory animal facility maintenance, painting, biomedical equipment preventive maintenance, animal housing and equipment fabrication. Determines which maintenance tasks can be handled at the department level and which maintenance tasks require higher level support from PPD . Work closely with the Senior Engineer on research facility and equipment grant applications. Works with Senior Engineer, facility managers, PPD , and contractors to ensure assigned facilities are ready for the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International ( AAALAC ) program assessment and accreditation. Assist Senior Engineer with PPD facility planning to obtain LEED certification for animal facility construction and renovation projects. Coordinates Physical Plant Department ( PPD ) staff within laboratory animal facilities to ensure work impact on the facility is minimal.

Designs, develops, and conducts special studies in the assigned area of facilities planning. Collects and analyzes data as appropriate. Collects and analyses data from building environmental control systems to ensure compliance with federal animal care and welfare regulations in regards to ventilation, pressurization, temperature, humidity, and lighting. Conduct ventilation surveys within animal housing systems to validate that the equipment is performing as designed. Work with veterinarians, facility managers, and researchers to modify existing biomedical equipment function to accommodate research needs. Designs and directs fabrication of new devices for special projects in relationship to the ACS facilities as well as devices needed for research in conjunction with principle investigator requests. Assist Senior Engineer and Assistant Director Operations in preparing program description for federal inspectors and the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International ( AAALAC ).

May approve change orders. Specifies surveys and subsurface requirements, investigates sites, and locates facilities in conformance with master plans. Manage small construction projects within laboratory animal facilities. Inspects contractor work to ensure contract, code compliance, and work warranty dispute resolution. Surveys assigned facilities for facility issues requiring maintenance support. May travel to manufacturing plants for equipment site acceptance prior to delivery. Assists Senior Engineer and Director with new construction grants and building plans to ensure department and research construction and renovation needs are met. Works with the department’s Assistant Director of Business and IT Expert to develop project management tasks and fund expenditures. Assists with regulatory compliance and quality control process and provides the Senior Engineer with input for updating maintenance standard operating procedures and practices.

Serve as liaison with state and federal agencies on laboratory animal research facilities programs, initiating, and reviewing grant requests. Serve as departmental liaison in Senior Engineer’s absence with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Gainesville Fire and Rescue on matters of laboratory animal facility security. Assist USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service inspectors with federally mandated inspections of assigned facilities in Senior Engineer’s absence. Coordinate with the State Fire Marshall for any issue resolution within assigned facilities in the Senior Engineer’s absence. Assists Director and Senior Engineer with new construction grants and building plans to ensure department and research construction and renovation needs are met. Serve as a member of the ACS and UF/EH&S bio-safety security and incident response team for University facilities on/off campus.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience. For some positions assigned to this class, special qualifications may be added to the minimum, such as appropriate professional registration or certification.

This is a time limited position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prefer experience with Animal Biological Safety Level 3 facilities and construction projects. Knowledge of equipment and facilities used in laboratory animal research facilities.

Prefer controls and security system experience. Must be able to lift or move 50 lbs. Need excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with ability to work in a teamwork environment with peers, researchers, vendors, trades personnel, and UF staff. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science LATG certification preferred. Experience with SharePoint software preferred.

A FL Class B driver’s license is preferred.

Health Assessment Required:
Yes

Special instructions to applicants:
Some species are potentially aggressive and some may carry infections that are hazardous to humans or other animals. Some animals may be experimentally infected. You will be required to be vaccinated to work with these animals as many agents are zoonotic.

In addition to the normal security background check, the individual must successfully pass security clearance by Department of Justice and FBI .

This is a time limited position.

Working Hours: M-F 8 AM -5 PM. Extended hours and weekend work may be required. Will be assigned on-call duties on a rotating basis as needed to cover weekends and holidays.

If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 with your application for consideration.

Posting Date:
02/01/2013

Closing Date:
02/08/2013

Open Until Filled: