Facilities Project Manager – Construction

first_imgIn compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be requiredto verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States andto complete the required employment eligibility verification formupon hire. Qualifications Coordinate projects involving repairs and maintenance ofbuilding and paving, campus signage/wayfinding, campus ADA andaccessibility, furniture installation, and moving.Visit assigned project sites on campus regularly to ensurecompliance with project plans, specifications and universitystandards. Act as a liaison with outside contractors in order toschedule and follow-up on work to be done, minimizing disruption ofroutine school studies. Report regularly on assigned projects.Assist the director in planning and coordinating campus andstate improvement, construction and renovation projects. Assist inthe development and review of plans and specifications forconstruction and remodeling projects.Manage projects from concept through design and construction,including all paperwork and closeout.Maintain accurate project records, compilingdocumentation/records of projects for statistical and historicalpurposes. Prepare requisites, reports and other required documentsand maintain facility plans and files.Accomplish facilities inspections and document deficienciesrequiring correction. Develop projects and/or work orders tocorrect deficiencies identified.Design and draft working and master drawings for constructionprojects. Update facility drawings with any changes.Stay current with construction management practices andprocedures within higher education.Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned; provideback-up to all department staff, assisting to accomplish universitymission where needed. Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: HazelSainsbury – [email protected] , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco – [email protected] ,435-652-7731.For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://titleix.dixie.edu/ or contact:U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary forCivil Rights, [email protected] , 800-421-3481.U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, [email protected] ,303-844-5695. Supplemental InformationPOSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Full-timeprofessional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of$50,000+ depending on qualifications & experience. Desiredstart date of July 1, 2021. Excellent benefits package includedthat begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision,employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability,retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees andeligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sickand vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/under “Benefits Summary” for more details.ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review beginsMay 17 ,2021 ; position open until filled . Submitcover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) forthree professional references electronically. If, because of adisability, you need special services or facilities in order toapply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at(435) 652-7520.ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is anopen, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committedto exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted aninstructional approach of “active learning. active life” and aculture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty andstaff committed to creating a student-centered active, applied andcareer-oriented learning environment that is student-centered.Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a stateuniversity, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah withits red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually,and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreationalopportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120miles), with amenities such as an international airport andprofessional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about theUniversity.Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution ofhigher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates,endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit andretain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas,possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission andvision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive,comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSUare fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programsand activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie StateUniversity does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination,including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, genderidentity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran,or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, orany other federal, state or local law.The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiriesregarding the application of Title IX and its implementingregulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies: Position AnnouncementUnder the leadership of the Director of Facilities Planning, thisposition coordinates campus Facilities Management projects andactivities. The candidate hired will provide expertise inconstruction methods and scheduling to assure projects arecompleted in a timely and efficient manner, while complying withdesign standards, building codes and university standards.Additional information about the department can be found online athttps://campus.dixie.edu/ .Responsibilities Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education andexperience required. Degree in Construction Management, BusinessManagement or Architecture preferred.At least two years’ related experience required; experienceusing AutoCAD design software preferred.Valid Utah Driver’s License required; ability to operatemotorized equipment, such as pickup truck and forkliftpreferred.Knowledge of federal, state, and local procurement methods,procedures, and requirements, as well as building codes,ordinances, and regulations.Strong analytical, critical thinking and decision-makingskills.Knowledge of building design, construction, and maintenance, aswell as project management principles, practices, techniques andtools.Good computer skills with Microsoft Office and other editingsoftware.Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with ability towork effectively with a wide range of diverse individuals from thecampus community as well as outside contractors.Ability to work in both an indoor and outdoor environment, withconstruction noise, hazards (moving mechanical parts, vehicles,electrical current, heights, etc.), as well as the ability to lift50 lbs or more.last_img read more

Neuroscience Explains Why the Grinch Stole Christmas

first_imgForbes:“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.”But why?We all know Dr. Seuss’s iconic tale of the green ogre who lives on a mountain, seething while the Whos in the village below celebrate Christmas. The happier they are, the angrier he gets, until finally he can’t take it anymore and hatches a plan to crush their joy like a glass ornament.Dr. Seuss was a brilliant intuitive psychologist and I’d have loved to chat with him about the core of the Grinch’s rage, but, alas, he left us too early. So I’m turning to another impressive thinker who has taught me a great deal about the neurobiology of emotion: Dr. John Cacioppo, a pioneer in the field of social neuroscience and co-author of the book, Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection.Read the full story: Forbes More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more