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Manager, Hokie Stone

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Manager, Hokie Stone
Role Title: Trades Manager I
Posting Number: SW0180161
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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Director, Building Trades & Grounds, the Hokie Stone Manager provides management for maintenance, repair and new installation of Hokie Stone building façades and site walls including workload planning and overseeing critical Hokie Stone building façade inspections. Provides financial planning, design/site review, service contract development/administration, project management, and coordination of related Facilities Department operations. Oversees assigned staff including hiring, training and development, performance management, and discipline. Ensures staff performs duties in a timely manner and in compliance with federal and state law, university policies and procedures, and any associated regulations and guidelines. Ensures full compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Higher Education Procurement Guidelines under restructured university authority, and university policies and procedures. Assists in the development and implementation of a Facilities Department branding, marketing, service theme and customer service plan.

Required Qualifications:

- Significant experience with the installation of dimensionally sawn stone and rubble stone on building facades in both cavity and barrier wall configurations.
- Demonstrated experience overseeing scaffold erection.
- Knowledge of City/State Building Codes as they pertain to stone building facade construction.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Must be detailed oriented, computer proficient, with demonstrated supervisory skills.
- Strong communication skills and a proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects, excellent organizational and delegation skills, and ability to work collaboratively in a diverse organization.
- Must be available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to provide support during planned events or emergency situations to include being physically on site if deemed necessary.
- Must have annual health and safety medical check.
- Occasional use/wearing of a respirator may be required.
- Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 100 pounds or more; maneuver materials up and down stairs; ability to climb and work from elevated workstations such as ladders and scaffolds; and work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling.
- As situation dictates, must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- This position is designated as “Emergency Personnel”.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous experience with Hokie Stone building façade construction or repair on the Virginia Tech Campus.
- Related experience in a large, complex organization.
- Previous experience working with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or computerized work order system.
- Experience with State & University procurement policies and procedures.
- Previous experience with efflorescence removal from building façades.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- Work hours are normally Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. However, during periods of inclement weather, emergency situations, or for special projects, may work a modified schedule and additional hours to meet the needs of the department.
- As situation dictates, must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Must wear employer-provided uniforms as instructed by supervisor.
- This position meets the criteria for issuance of a mobile communication device (such as radio, cell-phone, I-pad, I-pod, pager, etc.). Devices issued are the responsibility of the employee and are to be returned in satisfactory condition upon separation of employment. Devices are to be used according to supervisor instruction and according to relevant policies.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0180161, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2018.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: dependent on funding continuation
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 5
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: FS – Hokie Stone Crew
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 7:00 am-3:30 pm Mon-Fri
Posting Date: 03/07/2018
Review Begin Date: 03/21/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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  3. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
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  4. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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