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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) in Pellston, Michigan seeks to hire a full-time, year-round Facilities Manager. The Facilities Manager plays a critical role as the lead facilities projects manager of the field station, which runs a full service, year-round field station campus in Pellston, Michigan. Within more than 13,000 acres of UM Land, the Facilities Manager operates and maintains more than 100 buildings on a 20-acre main campus. The facilities include a 24,000-sqft research laboratory building, 12,000- sqft dining hall complex along with 15 classroom laboratories and various housing units with the capacity to service up to 275 people at a time. The Facilities Manager also operates and maintains the utilities infrastructure, including the campus-wide wells, sewage and drain-field systems, power line and all heating and cooling systems on campus. 

The Station offers several credit bearing courses annually, fosters undergraduate and graduate student research, and hosts year-round interdisciplinary research. The Facilities Manager provides general operations as well as science support for the entire research community, works directly with all level of researchers from all over the country to conduct research at the Biological Station, and works closely with the Associate Director and Resident Biologist to review research project and facilities use proposals and to manage any large campus-based experimental manipulations or facilities modifications.

Responsibilities*

Facilities Management

  • Manage all facilities, grounds, transportation and utilities
  • Work with UMBS Facilities and Land Use Committee to update land use guidelines
  • Monitor property boundaries and property use by public

Project Management

  • Physical requirements of the position include the ability to ascend/descend ladders to inspect building conditions; enter and traverse building mechanical room spaces with low clearances, uneven footing and vertical access requirements; respond in a timely manner to facilities emergencies on campus on any day at any time

Personnel Management

  • Hire, train and evaluate year-round and seasonal staff

Financial Administration

  • Assist with facilities financial operations (arrange for invoice payments, maintain purchasing card, order supplies and equipment, track expenses)
  • Assist researchers with ordering special research materials and equipment

Required Qualifications*

Must have at least 5 years of progressively responsible facility management and/or construction project management work; strong project, personnel management, and communication skills. Be able to work within a highly interactive and collaborative team environment; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Physical requirements of the position include the ability to ascend/descend ladders to inspect building conditions; enter and traverse building mechanical room spaces with low clearances, uneven footing and vertical access requirements; respond in a timely manner to facilities emergencies on campus on any day at any time.

Additional Information

Higher salary possible for exceptionally qualified candidate. 

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion.html

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/faculty-staff/human-resources/lsa-staff-guiding-principles.html

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.