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Manager Facilities Services- Tempe campus

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Manager Facilities Services- Tempe campus


Campus: Tempe

Mgr Facilities Services

Job Description

Facilities Development and Management seeks a Manager Facilities Services to coordinate and manage unit-wide administrative functions, through subordinate supervisors, the work activities of facilities management employees. Candidates should have a strong balance of leadership skills and work collaboratively to successfully lead, mentor, and motivate a diverse workforce. 

Job Family

Building & Equipment Maint

Department Name

FDM FM Tempe Zones



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$70,000 - $72,000 per year commensurate of experience and education. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Provide day to day leadership and ensure accountability of operational teams by effectively managing, mentoring, supervising and evaluating department staff.  
  • Manage and direct the facilities zoned maintenance team of multi-craft employees (e.g., plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry), including maintenance and operation of all physical assets.  
  • Assist with coordination and assistance on facility renovations, maintenance operations, project management and scheduling, contract administration and quality assurance, construction, code compliance of facilities.  
  • Manage facilities budget and monitor performance of budget.  
  • Develop programs, practices, and procedures for assigned facilities units to provide effective, efficient and safe methods of operation.  
  • Compile information for budget estimates and special projects.
  • Inspect facilities management work in progress.  
  • Set employee standards and department goals.  
  • Inspect work accomplishments and job progress to ensure conformance to established standards.  
  • Develop department strategic plans.  
  • Assist with all aspects of campus facilities planning, including identification, development, and implementation of plans to meet short- and long-range physical needs.  
  • As an empathetic team member, make decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees.  
  • Maintain effective working relationships with administrators of university academic, research and support services units as well as various agencies and organizations, including professional societies, and state and local planning, maintenance and educational agencies.  
  • Ensure all applicable federal, state and Arizona Board of Regents laws, regulations, policies and procedures are followed.  
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 
DAYS AND SCHEDULE:  Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field and five (5) years of related experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR,Nine (9) years of related experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in: 

  • Five years of progressively using supervisory skills. 
  • Higher education and/or other large commercial building environment 
  • Supervising a multi-craft shop
  • Commercial or industrial HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and/or carpentry
  • Budgetary and planning oversight 
Demonstrated knowledge of:  
  • Maintenance operations and maintenance budgets
  • Local, state and federal building codes
  • Work order systems 
  • Facilities management principles and techniques 
  • Practices and techniques of supervision and management
  • Microsoft office (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • Customer Service  
Evidence of:
  • EPA/CFC certification.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication skills.  

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in a variety of internal and external settings.  
  • Access various facilities and sites which involves walking, climbing stairs or ladders, standing and walking on uneven surfaces for long periods of time in extreme temperatures.  
  • Activities require bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, crouching, stretching, climbing, crawling and lifting up to 50 pounds.  
  • Participate in fieldwork, which requires exposure to direct, dust, and inclement weather.  
  • Fieldwork may also include exposure to central plant equipment and systems in a loud environment; dirty environment with inadequate lighting, extreme noise, confined spaces (e.g., tunnels, vaults), and restricted movement.  
  • Climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding at heights above thirty (30) feet.
  • May be exposed to hazardous and dangerous materials, tools, and equipment which will require safety precautions and/or specific process to be followed, and may include the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) (e.g. safety glasses, hearing protection, negative pressure and positive pressure respirator).  
  • Use of PPE may require medical clearance prior to use.  
  • May also perform some activities in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.  
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations.  
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.  
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.  
  • Drive University vehicle.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff.  This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, access to world-class educational opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates for you and your eligible dependents, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays – and more.  For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits website, at  https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits 

ASU’s comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation – and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee.  https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator   

For more reasons to join ASU, please visit: https://cfo.asu.edu/why-work-asu

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.  Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located on the Tempe campus, Tempe, AZ

This position requires that you must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment to include, asbestos worker clearance, respiratory clearance questionnaire and respiratory fit test.

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of all background, including fingerprint checks.

This position may be called in for emergency response assistance including nights, weekends, and holidays.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00pm Arizona time on the day indicated. 

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.  

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. 

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.   

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.