Director of Physical Plant

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POSITION:  Director of Physical Plant

DEPARTMENT:  Facilities and Grounds Maintenance


SALARY: Grade 13, 17.21 per hour

SUMMARY OF WORK:  This position is responsible for overall maintenance, repair and custodial service for main campus building and three dormitories.  Oversees or performs maintenance of vehicles, equipment, and grounds.  The position is a working supervisory position.


Nature of Work:  This position performs supervisory, technical and labor duties requiring attention to activities, safety, and cleanliness of buildings and grounds.  Position may work outside in adverse weather.  Position must follow safety standards in dealing with gas and electricity, power equipment, climbing ladders and heavy lifting.  Director may need to work after normal hours depending on use of campus faculties.  Position requires accurate record keeping.  Maintain confidentiality of college information.

Personal Contacts:  Daily contact with maintenance employees; frequent contact with the public, students, faculty, and administrators.

Supervision Received:  Position is mainly self-directed for daily activities.  Position prioritizes work depending on needs and campus activities; responds to work orders.

Supervision Exercised:  Position supervises typically five full-time and four part-time positions for maintenance, custodians, work study students and summer laborers.

Essential Functions:  Position requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing; visually inspect areas, supervise and maintain records.  Physical duties require ability to drive a vehicle; operate power equipment including mowers, buffers, floor polisher, band saw, drill press, trucks and tractors; operate hand tools; lift 50 pounds; climb ladders; and repair equipment.


Knowledge:  This position requires knowledge of electricity, plumbing, carpentry, mechanics, use of various cleaning chemicals, heating and cooling systems, and use of fertilizer chemicals, lawn care and landscaping.

Skills:  This position requires skills in use of power and hand tools to perform maintenance and repair of facilities and grounds.  Skills in prioritizing and competent completion of work.

Abilities:  This position requires the ability to:  supervise; delegate; be self-motivated; organize tasks; train; maintain records; communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow verbal and written instructions; establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and the public.


The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

--High School diploma.

--Five years of general maintenance work with one year in a supervisory role, or; journeyman experience in a related skilled trade and one year supervisory experience.

--Must possess a valid, Montana driver’s license.

--Must possess a Low Pressure Boiler license.

If interested in applying, please submit the following to the Human Resource Office:

• Letter of interest
• Resume
• DCC Employment Application
• Credential Verification Authorization Statement
• EEO Form
• Unofficial transcripts

Dawson Community College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  If hired, you will be required to provide documents to show your identity and authorization to work.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Pursuant to title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Vietnam era and Disabled Veterans Act, as amended, and the Montana State Human Rights Act - Dawson Community College has a policy of  non-discrimination in employment practices and in admissions, access to and conduct of educational programs and activities.  Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or marital status.  Any student, employee, applicant for admission or employment may file a discrimination grievance.  Inquiries or grievances should be directed to the Human Resources/EEO Director in Room 105A, phone (406)377-9412.

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