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 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

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

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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 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


World Workplace 2011
October 26-28, 2011

CFM Exam Review

November Member Meeting

Holiday Party

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Classified Ads


We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a desire to develop their career as a Facilities Technician at our Central Phoenix office location.
As a facilities technician at Arizona’s Children Association, one of the oldest and largest non-profit organizations in the state of Arizona, you will be learning, growing, and having fun while keeping things running smoothly and taking on the responsibilities of this important role in the company. 
Being a facilities technician requires light troubleshooting, great verbal communication skills, and a desire to stay active. Your day might be filled with tasks like hanging pictures, painting, moving the occasional desk, or making sure employees know how to stay safe in the event of a building evacuation.
General computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office are necessary to be successful in this position. Knowledge of CMMS a plus.
At Arizona's Children Association, we believe in self-care and as such, offer a flexible schedule with paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits! Our Phoenix office, where this position is located, also has a relaxing fountain in the lobby, and a Wellness room with walking treadmills, yoga mats, and dumbbells so you can take some time for yourself at work.
  • Performs accurate repairs, maintains, refurbishes and/or remodels the buildings, vehicles, systems, and equipment- effectively and efficiently
  • Verifies all work is completed and ensures reports documenting work completed are filed in a timely manner and that Computerized Maintenance Management Systems are accurately updated
  • Ensures accuracy of all programs, logs and records assigned
  • Works with maintenance personnel, engineers, and contractors to perform required repairs or maintenance on equipment, systems, vehicles and buildings
  • Advises appropriate program or department supervisor of the long and short term needs, current problems and/or critical issues impacting the program/department facility/maintenance status
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement aspects wherever possible and practical
  • Helps to determine cost savings wherever possible/practical.and that costs associated with work is effectively estimated
  • Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under the agency’s automobile policy.
  • Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
  • Familiarity with maintenance equipment and all basic construction tools
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of all aspects of building maintenance and safety

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kristi Kafader at, or

Lawrence Robinson at 602.234.3733


To apply click here: Arizona's Children Association Facilities Technician


AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer


Coordinator Accessibility Compliance

Arizona State University

FDM Capital Prgm Mgmt Group

Campus: Tempe



Salary Range

To be determined


Close Date



Days and Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00pm.


Job Description

Facilities Development and Management, Capital Programs Management Group, seeks a Coordinator for Accessibility Compliance to conduct the university’s self-evaluation program for compliance to Section 504 as it pertains to architectural accessibility and coordinate this portion of the programs with the university’s self-evaluation efforts.


Essential Duties

  • Develop a transition plan that identifies structural modifications necessary to remove physical barriers identified in the self-evaluation to achieve program accessibility; maintain and implement the plan to remove the identified barriers.
  • Assist with complaints and grievances that pertain to architectural accessibility accommodations.
  • Assist Construction Support Services with permits and on-site inspections related to accessibility; ensure timely filing of all required compliance reports.
  • Maintain a proficient working knowledge and coordinate the architectural accessibility requirements of, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Assist Environmental Health & Safety with emergency evacuation plans.
  • Serve as technical resource to support Facilities Development and Management for clarification and interpretation of architectural accessibility requirements and review of alternative solutions for compliance.
  • Develop, maintain and enforce ASUs Accessibility Project Guidelines.
  • Identify and recommend projects for allocation of funds to address architectural accessibility issues.
  • Inspect departments requiring certification and/or grants; prepare and submit reports to the State and Federal Boards.
  • Participate in annual safety walks.
  • File, retain and display all documents in an organized and accessible manner as required by law.
  • Communicate to perform the essential functions of the job.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field (Architecture, Construction, Interior Design) AND four (4) years experience working with construction, architectural planning or design, to include ADA compliance experience; OR, eight (8) years’ of progressively responsible experience working with construction, architectural planning or design, to include ADA compliance experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.


Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of an ADA Inspection Certification.
  • Experience working with ADA standards, Title I, II and III of the ADA, ICC/ANSI, HUD, FHA, Federal, State and City laws.
  • Experience conducting Self Evaluations and Preparing Transition Plans.
  • Experience conducting project inspections.


Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse and walking at job sites.
  • Required to stand/sit for varying lengths of time and travel moderate distances to perform work.
  • Occasionally participate in fieldwork, which requires accessing paved, rocky or uneven areas and exposure to dirt, dust, extreme temperatures and inclement weather.
  • 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.
  • Regular activities require the ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • May travel to other campuses.
  • Drive University vehicles.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform the essential functions of the job.


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 dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than general operating funds.  As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.


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 80,000 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 

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.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Arizona State University is committed to providing safety and security resources and information for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), ASU publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes safety and security policies and procedures, crime and fire prevention information, crime and fire statistics, and numerous resources for current and prospective students and employees. To access the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report online, visit A hard copy of this report may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456 or by visiting the ASU Police Department at 325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona, during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


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 day 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 under Careers at ASU, click “External Staff” and enter ReqID#47314BR  or go directly to:

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