Assistant Director, Facilities Operations

first_img07Do you have a minimum of 5 years of facilities operationsexperience?YesNo Class DescriptionThe purpose of this class is to provide leadership and overseeplanning, direction, control and evaluation of all work associatedwith the day to day operation of assigned College division orfunction.Compensation within the posted range is determined by acandidate’s education level and/or years of experience in thefield. Generally, employees are hired in the lower third of thescale .Minimum RequirementsBachelor’s degree and five years of experience in groundsmaintenance, mail services and facilities operations. Provenlandscaping, operational and supervisory experience at a commercialor educational facility. Must have a valid driver’s license in goodstanding with violation points less than five (5).For best consideration please apply by November 20,2020.Class Specific Essential Duties 02In what area have you received your BA/BS (i.e. businessmanagement, business administration, etc.)?03Please provide your driver’s license number, issuing state, andexpiration date.04Do you have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record orless than five (5) points on driving record?YesNo 05Please describe your experience in a large facilities departmentenvironment as it specifically relates to the positiondescription.06This position is considered an essential position with theFacilities Management department for severe weather or significantcampus events. Would you be able to meet this requirement?YesNo Single point of contact for facility management issues on therespective campus.Responsible for daily inspection programs, visiting with endusers and making recommendations to FM managementEnsures service satisfaction through multiple written and oralmethods; implementing change as necessary to improve services.Supervises and provides daily oversight of college campus inall phases of landscape maintenance, cleaning of streets, walks,parking area (including removal of snow and ice) and readiness ofathletic fields.Oversees the implementation of all in-house and contractedlandscape projects, providing coordination, supervision, andplanning as requested.Coordinates the seeding, fertilization, disease and pestcontrol applications as required and determines lawn mowing andplant beds priorities and schedules.Responsible for directing equipment repairs and preventativemaintenance programs so equipment performs as designed and is safeto operate.Seeks continuous improvement by monitoring industry trends andtaking maximum advantage of technologies to improve landscaping andmaximize efficiency.Ensures that supervisors and employees are well educated andthoroughly trained in work techniques, customer service andstandards.Coordinates with campus service providers for necessary programsupport services; including, but not limited to, facilitiesarrangements (program/facility set-ups), maintenance or buildingservice’s needs, and other services.Oversees mail services operations for campus.Manages financial performance of the operation and monitorsbudget versus expenditures of department accounts. Implements costcontrol mechanisms for labor and inventory needs.Provides effective human resources management for the operationwith the effective managing of annual evaluation process, EEO lawsand policies compliance, and recruitment.Utilizes the department’s computerized maintenance managementsystem (CMMS) to identify problem areas and develop responses forimprovementAdministers the campus fleet program, providing timelycommunications with end-users, establishing and overseeingpreventative maintenance program on all campus vehicles.An essential employee for the Facilities Management departmentfor severe weather or significant campus events.Is subject to recall after hours in the event of campusemergencies, disasters, or other special needs as directed bymanagement.Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and arenot intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties asassigned.CCBC Full Time Benefits At A GlanceBENEFIT SUMMARYMedical Plan yearEmployees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. Nopreexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drugcoverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plansrequire the selection of a primary care physician, but allow theoption to change. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Dental Plan yearEmployees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental orCareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Vision Plan yearEmployees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans.Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts,or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision.Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly(covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees andtheir family member’s confidential 24-hour online and telephoneaccess for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBCemployees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.Flexible Spending Accounts(section 125)Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay forout-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year fordaycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debitcard is provided to simplify claims processing for health careexpenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November.Administered by Benefit Strategies.Life InsuranceEligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded upto the nearest $1,000. The minimum benefit amount is $50,000 andthe maximum benefit amount is $200,000. CCBC pays 90% of thepremium. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs31 days after hire date. Administered by The Standard InsuranceCompany.Long Term Disability (LTD)Employees may enroll in the LTD Plan. Benefits are effective after90 days of continuous total disability and pays 60% of the grossmonthly salary. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollmentoccurs 31 days after the employee’s hire date. Administered by TheStandard Insurance Company.Legal ServicesEmployees may enroll in the Legal Services benefit, which provideslegal advice, consultation, and courtroom representation forcommonly used legal services; plus will preparation, trafficviolations, credit issues, warranty disputes, medical durable powerof attorney and uncontested divorce. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November. This plan is administered by LegalResources.Retirement PlansEmployees are eligible, based on position classification, to enrollin one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers PensionSystem, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3)Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans requireemployee contributions except MD State ORP.403(b) Supplemental Retirement PlansFor the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you couldcontribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you couldcontribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution’.Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln andING.457(b) Deferred Compensation PlanFor 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute themaximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. If you are age 50 or older,that maximum increases to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution.’ Vendor: Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.Tuition Waiver/ReimbursementCCBC tuition is waived for benefit-eligible employees after aprobationary period, if applicable. Tuition reimbursement forcourses taken at other colleges and universities are availableafter one year of CCBC employment. Employees are reimbursed:$200/credit undergraduate; $260/credit graduate courses, up to amaximum of 18 credits per fiscal year.Financial ServicesEmployees have access to a free checking account, direct deposit,loans and other services at First Financial Federal Credit Unionand M&T Bank.Time Off (fiscal year)12-month employees accrue up to 12 days for sick and safeleave the first year of employment and 18 days per yearthereafter. 10-month employees accrue up to 10 sick days the firstyear and 15 days thereafter. All employees are granted 3personal business days per fiscal year. Employees areeligible based on position classification and years of service toaccrue a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days ofvacation per fiscal year.ParkingFree. Must obtain a parking permit from the Department of PublicSafety to use on all campuses.01Do you have a BA/BS degree?YesNo Manage the overall day to day operations of assigned Collegedivision or function.Plan, coordinate and implement projects, programs and/orinitiatives.Supervise, advise, and evaluate assigned staff, asrequired.Prepare, analyze and provide reports on miscellaneous subjects,as requested.Serve as liaison between College departments, vendors,government agencies and/or other external organizations.Manage operating budget for assigned division or function, asrequired.Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and arenot intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties asassigned.Position Specific Essential Duties Required Questionlast_img read more

Don’t disparage ’cheap’ bread

first_imgThe baking industry has been criticised for trying to make bread cheap. On these pages, organic campaigner Andrew Whitley dismissed as “myth” that low price is compatible with quality. Elsewhere, Craig Sams, founder of Green & Blacks organic chocolate, has said that “the price we pay [for cheap bread] is irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac’s disease and wheat and gluten allergies”. Such views are the result of prejudice against the application of engineering and science to food production.Low price and high quality are not mutually exclusive. If you do not aspire to cheap mass production of quality foods, you will inevitably end up denying people access to the foods they want and need.I work as an academic chemical engineer, and much of my time is spent thinking about food processing, including bread baking. One of the historic roles of engineers has been to deliver things more cheaply, while maintaining – if not improving – quality. For example, mechanical engineers have helped to make transport faster and cheaper, allowing me to eat fresher and more varied vegetables than I could a decade ago. We should aim to continue doing the same in baking.The effects of inflation and changing incomes make it difficult to actually put a price on how much cheaper bread is today than in the past. US authors Michael Cox and Richard Alm overcame this in their 1999 study of relative affluence, Myths of rich and poor, using the basis that “the real price of whatever we buy is how long we have to work to earn the money for it”. As such, they calculated that the average American work time required to buy a 1lb (450g) loaf of bread has decreased from 16 minutes in 1910 to 3.5 minutes in 1999.In principle, this means that we can all work that little bit less than our parents did and enjoy consuming just as much. Measuring efficiency in this way, as output per man per day, is a useful progress chart. Comparative cheapness has helped make food scarcity rare in most developed countries. Indeed, health problems are often associated with over-consumption of food, particularly refined foods.There has never been a golden age of food production. Before industrialisation, agriculture in Britain was at the mercy of nature, resulting in periodic famine. In Victorian cities, adulteration of flour with alum, to bolster loaf weight and make expensive flour go further, contributed to widespread malnutrition. Our current ability to produce bread cheaply, while meeting strict regulatory standards, should be celebrated.We can appreciate the qualities of labour-intensive ’artisan’ bread, but this does not mean that we have to be disparaging about bread that has been produced efficiently. Standards of living and nutritional advances have seen the average height in the UK increase by three quarters of an inch each generation and the average life expectancy of a 65-year-old increase by four to five years over the past century. So long as hunger and starvation still afflict much of the world’s population, producing cheap, quality food must remain a priority.? Peter Martin is a lecturer at the University of Manchester’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciencelast_img read more

The Nth Power Delivers Heartfelt and Extended Performance in Portland

first_imgThe Nth Power arrived in Portland on Friday the 13th as a part of their massive Abundance Tour and delivered a passionate headlining performance at the Mississippi Studios. Playing as a supporting role for Turkuaz for much of the tour, it was clear the band was eager to showcase their formidable chops and ability to dig deeper into each selection from their growing catalog.After a raging set from Portland’s favorite power trio, The Quick and Easy Boys, The Nth Power stepped on stage at 10:45pm to a sizable audience, many seeing them for the first time. Playing only ten songs in their nearly two-hour set, each selection was given the full treatment of a band bursting with inspiration.They opened with their sexy-crooning, hard-rocking number, “Holy Rain.” Frontman Nick Cassarino let the crowd know right away that this would be a night celebrating love, as he delivered his silky smooth vocals while the band laid down a sultry groove. Getting straight to the heart of the night, the band followed with their most well-known and representative anthem, “Only Love.”Percussionist Weedie Braimah was not present on this night, so where his trademark solos are often placed, there was a bit of musical space to fill. Chairman of the boards, Courtney Smith has been consistently blossoming with each performance since joining The Nth Power and used his ample abilities to help fill that void with soul and vigor.After showing their gratitude for life during the song “Thank You,” the band hit one of the night’s highest points in the inspirational tune, “Right Now.” The always-incredible rhythm section of drummer Nikki Glaspie and bassman Nate Edgar had the whole room moving to the uplifting and danceable groove, as Cassarino lyrically delivered the sage advice: “Celebrate what you’ve been given, this life is so worth livin’, right now.”The always powerful, “Walk on Water,” came next, providing a perfect transition from serious to playful, as the band spoke to the crowd over a fun little groove before. Glaspie then announced it would become a “REMIX!” as the band dropped into another major highlight, working off a completely different arrangement of one of their original tunes, “Spirits.” This new rendition drew an audible reaction from the crowd as Nate dropped a bomb of the best kind alongside Glaspie’s J Dilla-inspired beat, while the band took the opportunity to bring the most of their musicianship to the best of the present moment.A rocking, “Soul Survivor” and tender “Home” brought a red-lining Cassarino guitar solo, into a beautiful rendition of the band’s hallmark tune, “Only You” to round out the set. The band returned for an encore, delivering a ferocious and compelling 13+ minute version of, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” that moved through sections of psychedelia, tumult, and sublimity.The Nth Power is a band powered by love and brimming with inspiration. Being in their presence, one can’t help but absorb and take some of it with you. I think everyone could use a little more of that in their lives. Get out and celebrate life with The Nth Power in a city near you!The Nth Power at the Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR 5/13/2016 Setlist: Holy Rain, Only Love, Thank You, Right Now, Walk on Water, Spirits, Soul Survivor, Home, Only You, I Want You (She’s So Heavy) Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announces 2019 New Year’s Run, Adds Washington, D.C. Dates

first_imgBaltimore-based funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has revealed their 2019 New Year’s plans and added a two-night Washington, D.C. run to their touring itinerary.The band—comprised of Jeremy Schon (guitar), Greg Ormont (guitar), Ben Carrey (bass), and Alex Petropulos (drums)—will offer up a performance at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club on December 6th, which will feature support from lespecial. The following night, December 7th, Pigeons will head to The Anthem for a performance with Here Come The Mummies.Later in the month, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will head to Asheville, NC for a two-night New Year’s run. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong with open things up with a special “evening with” performance at The Orange Peel on December 30th. On New Year’s Eve, the four-piece will move over to ExploreAsheville.Com Arena for a celebratory show that will feature support from TAUK.Fans should keep an eye on Pigeons’ Facebook and website for ticketing information on the newly announced tour dates.For a full list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to the band’s website.last_img read more