DATE: January 15, 2019

TITLE: Director of Plant Operations

CAMPUS: College



RANK: Guild


Announcement is hereby made for a full-time Director of Plant Operations on the Ammerman Campus in Selden.  Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs. 

The Director is a 12-month Guild (Unit 4) position, and, as such, the salary and benefits for this position are determined according to the salary and benefits plan for the Guild of Administrative Officers. 


Position Description:

The Ammerman Campus Director of Plant Operations reports to the Executive Dean/Campus CEO and has responsibility for the upkeep, both functionally and aesthetically, of all campus buildings and grounds.  Duties include, but are not limited to the following:


1.Supervising assistant directors, custodial workers, maintenance mechanics, auto mechanics and laborers.

2.Planning and managing preventive and routine maintenance, repair and cleaning of facilities, as well as upkeep for campus grounds within allocated budgetary funding.

3.Preparing a detailed annual budget necessary to carry out the upkeep of all campus buildings and grounds.

4.Scheduling assigned personnel for standard operations and for special campus functions.

5.Developing and implementing procedures that allow for expeditious responses to emergencies and other unplanned events.

6.Directing the initiation and execution of work orders in conformance with a Central Maintenance Management Work Order system.

7.Maintaining a campus inventory of equipment, materials and supplies in support of and in coordination with the College Central Receiving Warehouse operation.

8.Reviewing and approving purchase requisitions for maintenance, custodial and grounds keeping supplies and related tools and equipment.

9.Serving as a liaison with related central administration offices for special technical support services, outside contractor services, and capital project programs.

10.Maintaining a file of blueprints, reference drawings, building specifications and operating procedures for major buildings, equipment items and systems.

11.Serving as campus safety officer and chairperson of the Safety Committee.

12.Serving on the Executive Dean/Campus CEO’s Administrative Advisory Council.

13.Performing other related duties as assigned by the Executive Dean/Campus CEO.


Special Notes:

This position has been deemed essential for the operation of the College. As such, this incumbent will be required to report to work and schedule adequate staffing in the event of: inclement weather, maintenance emergencies, and unplanned events that may impede the standard operations of the College.





A minimum of 10 years of supervisory and managerial experience in the operation and maintenance of large facilities with at least 5 years of experience in a unionized environment. Comprehensive knowledge of building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems including the ability to troubleshoot these systems. Strong computer and analytical skills. Good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines. The ability to cope and adapt to changing priorities; working in a fast-paced environment and under frequent demanding conditions. Must be results oriented, thorough, with highly refined attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills. Creative problem solving skills and the ability to think and resolve matters quickly.




A bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or a related discipline is preferred.



Salary will be determined according to placement on the management salary negotiated by the Guild of Administrative Officers.


The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
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Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.

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