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August 2011  

Note from your Administrator

Welcome to our NEW Monthly Newsletter from our NEW Website! We hope you are finding it informative and easy to use! By now, you should have received an email from info@ifmaphoenix.org welcoming you to the new site and providing your user name and password. By logging into the site you will be able to sign up for meetings, events and classes at the member rates. If you have not received the email and help with your login info please contact me at admin@ifmaphoenix.org.

Once you're logged in, you can manage your account profile. Changing your password, email and phone numbers are just a few options. I encourage you all to at least go to your account profile and choose a business category from the drop-down list. When other members are looking for a certain business, your info will appear for the category you select.

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact me!

Kathleen Severson
Chapter Administrator

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President's Report

Dear Fellow IFMA Members,
Another year has passed and the incoming board for 2011 would like to thank Ted Ritter and his board for the great job they did over the last year. This coming year should be extremely exciting for the Greater Phoenix Chapter; “IFMA’s World Workplace 2011” will be held in our own backyard October 26-28.

 

Rick Corea
President; “The Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA”
ON Semiconductor
Manager, North America Facilities

 

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Member Spotlight

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Golf Tournament

Join us September 23rd at the Biltmore
The Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA is hosting our third annual Carbon Neutral Golf Event at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club on Friday September 23rd. This is a great opportunity to network with your peers and support your association.

To represent your company give some thought to providing an item that will be placed in the Golfer Goodie Bag this year. We're always looking for things like sunscreen, tees, mini first-aid kits, ball markers, or whatever else fun that you can think of.

 

To provide a Contribution to the Goodie Bags

Contact Ted Ritter at
ted.ritter@verdecom.net

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Student Chapter News

Message from the Student Chapter President...
As the incoming student chapter President I would personally like to extend an invitation for all IFMA members to attend our student chapter meetings. If you know of a young adult or student whom you think would benefit from being involved with the student chapter, have them send me an email at rnkong@asu.edu. Better yet, accompany them to our first student chapter meeting of the year! Come support the longevity of this organization and the future of facilities!

Robert Kong
Greater Phoenix Student Chatper of IFMA President

Next meeting-
Topic:  What is Facilities?  What is FM?
Speaker: Ted Ritter, Immediate Past President, Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA
September 14th
Time:  TBD
Location: TBD

Check back for details...

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World Workplace 2011

The Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA is proud and excited to host IFMA's Annual Conference and Expo!  World Workplace 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center is the perfect place to Learn, Network and Explore.

Early-bird Deadline is August 25th!
Save $100 off Full Event Registration

There are many Volunteer Opportunities avaible for Phoenix Chapter members! Click the button below for details and how to volunteer...

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Education Update

The education opportunities with IFMA just keep getting better!  In addition to the Facility Manger Professional (FMP) and the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credentials, IFMA has now launched the Sustainability Facility Professional credential! 

The Greater Phoenix Chapter is offering these classes right here in the Valley instructed by our very own IFMA Fellow, Patrick Okamura CFM, CSS, CIAQM, LEED AP

Click on the icons for more details and to register.


next class-
September 15&16

Exam Review-
November 10

  
classes begin-
August 25!

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Save the Date

Upcoming Meetings and Events

SFP course
8/25, & 8/26/11
9/8, & 9/9/11
10/5, 10/6 & 10/7/11

FMP- Leadership & Strategy Essential
9/15, & 9/16/11

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

9/23/11

World Workplace 2011
October 26-28, 2011

CFM Exam Review
11/10/11

November Member Meeting
11/19/2011

Holiday Party
12/15/11 

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Fleet Services Program Manager

Arizona State University  

Facilities Management Admin

Campus: Tempe  

42589BR

 

Job Description:

Facilities Development and Management (FDM) seeks a hands-on and working Program Manager to plan, organize, implement, direct, and lead the activities of Fleet Services including supervision of Automotive Mechanics, vehicle and heavy equipment repair, maintenance and utilization of FDM vehicles, fueling, budgets, record keeping, and vehicle acquisition and replacement recapitalization.

 

Salary Range:

To be determined

  

Close Date:

20-June-2018

 

Essential Duties:

This position will participate in and oversee the diagnosis, maintenance, repair, and record keeping of all FDM fleet vehicles at all campuses including heavy equipment. Plan, organize, prioritize, evaluate and participate in vehicle and equipment repairs and maintenance tasks performed by the service unit for all divisions of FDM (Grounds, Maintenance, Utilities, Zero Waste, etc.) at all campuses. Perform vehicle and equipment repair as needed. Supervise mechanic staff. Assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of direct reports to include hiring, training, evaluating, conducting disciplinary actions, and other personnel actions as required. Manage and track all FDM vehicle utilization and maintenance schedules. Manage parts and equipment inventory. Manage fleet budget and monitor performance of budget. Monitor and approve the ordering of parts, supplies, materials, and fuels to ensure timely service and repairs. Oversee the purchase of vehicles and equipment. Implement current and long-term fleet planning activities, such as an annual acquisition and replacement recapitalization of vehicles. Coordinate disposal of retired and obsolete vehicles and equipment. Manage maintenance contracts, review and analyze outsourced maintenance and warranty repairs. Establish and maintain a cleaning system for all vehicles. Develop, recommend, and implement long-term and short-term improvements. Ensure vehicle safety and conduct operational inspections of vehicles on a daily basis. Ensure compliance with all vehicle regulatory requirements from ADOT and hazardous waste disposal in accordance with ADEQ. Assist in vehicle accident investigations. Manage all FDM vehicle records. Prepare and maintain a variety of records including vehicle utilization, maintenance schedules, work schedules, contracts, and purchase orders. Responsible for the registration of ASU vehicles and assignment of vehicles to include a shared pool. Manage all ASU vehicle reporting to local, state, and federal government, AASHE, and ad hoc requests. Manage ASU vehicle emission testing notices and serve as the single point of contact for ASU vehicle reporting. Prepare statistical, financial, and summary reports as necessary. Monitor service requests and the quality of customer service. Ensure safety of personnel through effective use of training, performance management, and on-going communication. Develop and administer policies and procedures to assure effective and safe activities. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

 

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This position may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

 

Desired Qualifications:

•Experience in supervising (3 years).

•Experience organizing and operating a comprehensive fleet operation.

•Experience managing local, state, and federal vehicle reporting.

•Experience overseeing maintenance contracts.

•Evidence of an ASE Certification

•Experience in MS Office

•Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills

 

Working Environment:

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse. Required to stand/sit for varying lengths of time and travel moderate distances to perform work. Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals. Some activities may be performed under varying extreme weather conditions. Regularly exposed to exhaust and chemical fumes, oil, vibrations, electricity and hazardous automotive related materials. Lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling may also be required. Drive University vehicle.

 

Department Statement:

Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seek candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University's sustainability programs. The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.

 

ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.

 

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

 

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

 

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

 

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of all background, including fingerprint checks.

 

ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

 

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

 

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

 

Background Check Statement:

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

  

Fingerprint Check Statement:

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

 

Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

 

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

 

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

 

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.  

 

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

 

To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ click "External Applicant" under Jobs at ASU, enter Req Id# 42589BR or go directly to: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=3518088

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Groundskeeper Specialist - Irrigation Technician - Polytechnic campus

Arizona State University

Facilities Management Polytechnic  

Campus: Polytechnic  

42600BR

 

Job Description:    

Facilities Development and Management, Polytechnic campus, seeks a Groundskeeper Specialist (Irrigation Technician) for troubleshooting, repair, and installation of underground turf sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. This position supports Groundskeepers in the maintenance of campus grounds to provide for a visually inviting, safe and aesthetic environment for students, faculty, visitors and staff.

 

Salary Range:

To be determined

  

Close Date:

18-June-2018

 

Essential Duties:

• Maintain irrigation systems and components to run effectively and efficiently

• Follow all appropriate water conservation and sustainability practices

• Perform routine system checks and irrigation audits as necessary

• Repair and renovate existing drip irrigation systems and turf irrigation systems

• Program irrigation controllers for seasonal changes and site conditions

• Monitor and manage developing Calsense central control irrigation system

• Remove old irrigation systems and recover reusable equipment as necessary

•Maintain accurate irrigation tool and supply inventories

•Turn irrigation off and on as necessary to facilitate campus events and communicate with event coordinators as necessary

•Perform work as necessary to complete and close Work Orders

•Troubleshoot computerized electronic systems, irrigation controllers, solenoid valves, decoders, and heads of all types

•Map irrigation systems for campus-wide Irrigation Master Plan; may review or make changes to contract specifications

•Instruct others in minor irrigation repairs

•Troubleshoot irrigation electrical systems using instruments such as multi-meters, toners, utility locating, and other equipment

•Troubleshoot irrigation piping systems using pressure gauges, flow sensors, and other equipment

•Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

•Communicate and coordinate with other departments and outside contractors as necessary

•Install new irrigation systems as necessary

•Operate equipment such as tractors and trenchers to install or repair irrigation systems.

•Barricade worksites and open excavations as necessary to maintain public safety

•Maintain orderly worksites, and clean up and restore landscape to prior condition or better when repairs are complete

•Perform other general grounds and landscape maintenance duties as needed to conduct work or as requested by supervisor, including but not limited to: tree and shrub pruning, turf care, weed control, trash and debris disposal

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Two (2) years of grounds maintenance experience, OR, Associate Degree in Horticulture or related field e.g. Golf Course Management, Sports Turf Management, Landscape Construction; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved; AND possess and maintain One (1) Grounds certification or equivalent e.g. Arizona Pest Application License, Certified Arborist from International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Grounds Technician from PGMS, Passed Desert Landscaper School from the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in:

•Customer Service

•Repairing/maintaining/installation of landscape irrigation systems

•Operating and repair of irrigation controllers and equipment

•Grounds maintenance in a university/higher education setting

 

Demonstrated knowledge in:

•Turf maintenance

•Irrigation repair

•Principles of horticulture and water requirements of landscape plants of the Phoenix metro area

•Evapotranspiration, precipitation rates, and distribution uniformity

•Soil types, infiltration rates, and percolation rates

•Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and other common computer software

•Wire locators and toners, low-voltage electrical wiring, and 2-wire decoder systems

•Calsense Irrigation Controllers

•IA-CLIA

•IA-CIT

 

Working Environment:

Activities regularly require long periods of exposure to external elements indigenous to a desert environment, weather, and potential exposure to venomous insects, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Regularly required to operate a variety of landscaping equipment, tools and machines requiring extended periods of walking over uneven and occasionally rocky surfaces, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing objects of varying weights up to 50 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. Regular use of hand and power tools/machines. May regularly operate a motor vehicle as assigned. This position receives regular review of daily work tasks to ensure adherence with established standards for quality, aesthetics, and quantity. Stand for long periods of time. Walk and inspect campus.

 

Department Statement:

Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seeks candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University's sustainability programs. The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.

 

ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.

 

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

 

This position is located at the ASU Polytechnic Campus, 6045 South Sagewood, Mesa, AZ.

 

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. A Department of Motor Vehicle search will be conducted. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

 

This position may be required to work occasionally on an emergency basis at night, on weekends, or on holidays.

 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

 

ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

 

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

 

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

  

Background Check Statement:

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

 

Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

 

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

 

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

 

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.  

 

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

 

To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ click "External Applicant" under Jobs at ASU, enter Req Id# 42600BR or go directly to: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25620&siteid=5494&jobid=3518125#jobDetails=3518125_5494

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