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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Associate Director, Facilities Planning

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3068

UW Job Family: 3E

SOC Code: 17-2051

Pay Grade: 28

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Serves as Architectural Project Manager by directing the planning, programming, appropriate design and construction of assigned University capital facility and infrastructure projects, assists in the related operational, financial and personnel activities, and participates in the campus master planning.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


5 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Licensure as a Wyoming Architect, or licensed within one year of employment 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Architectural, engineering and facilities planning principles, practices/procedures and associated regulations.
  • Building design, construction and maintenance and associated regulations.
  • Utilities service and operations for all areas of campus.
  • Procurement rules and regulations.
  • Project management principles, practices, scheduling, techniques, and tools.
  • Building components and their function.
  • Building components life cycle values and maintenance requirements.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Federal, state, university and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Contract documents and specifications.
  • Basic routine and advanced construction drawings, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. 

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Negotiate and manage assigned contracts and resolve conflicts among contracted or UW personnel.
  • Direct, develop, read, interpret, and work from/with advanced sketches, specifications, and construction drawings.
  • Work with committees through the planning, design, and construction phases of capital projects.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work proficiently with AutoCad.
  • Develop and work within project budget, goals and objectives.
  • Make effective operating, administrative, and procedural decisions impacting projects.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Develop and present building estimates and feasibility studies.
  • Gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Assess contract compliance and product/service quality.
  • Perform site inspections and/or approve installations.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Advise and instruct personnel on the maintenance, operation and repair of building and utility systems.
  • Move 25 or more pounds.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Provide advice and consultation for campus planning and design of improvements and capital construction projects; act as liaison with city, county, state and federal agencies in areas related to assigned facility planning, design and construction projects.

Prepare budget forecasts, estimates and controls for assigned professional consultant agreements and maintenance agreements; direct, supervise, coordinate, resolve conflicts and evaluate performance of University personnel activities, multiple architects, engineers, construction contractors, construction managers, quality control contractors and others on assigned projects.

Review plans and specifications; make revision recommendations; approve or reject products and documents.

Direct and supervise the development, review and approval of design and construction documents, and project estimates as assigned for compliance to codes, specifications, regulatory requirements, planning documents and compatibility with University guidelines.

Direct design and construction projects through completion to ensure compliance with all contractual obligations as well as the maintenance of sound architectural standards.

As assigned, direct, chair, guide, and facilitate the action of the University Capital Planning Teams throughout the planning, design and construction processes.

Produce, review, sign and seal documents requiring Professional Architect's seal.

Issue keys to buildings, tunnels, mechanical rooms, transformers, switchgear rooms and equipment. 

Supplemental Functions:

Maintain project records.

Consult on special projects and direct information on utility or capital construction costs to University groups, committees and individuals.

Participate in interview and hiring process for designated positions; may provide training to staff.

Serves in a Director capacity in the absence of the Director, Facilities Planning. 

Working Conditions:

Office, shop, and construction site environment(s); regularly exposed to mechanical, chemical and electrical hazards; occasionally subject to dirt, dust, noise, fumes, wetness/humidity, temperature extremes, poor lighting, confined spaces, elevated heights and asbestos.  

Distinguishing Features:

Associate Director: The Associate Director level acts with full-delegated authority as Director. As the Unit Administrator directs the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the unit including fiscal planning and management and strategic planning, hiring, firing, grievances and conflict resolutions, employee evaluations. The majority of support staff report directly to this level. The Associate Director level is the senior level and direct successor to the Unit's Appointing Authority in their absence. 

Assistant Director: The Assistant Director assists the Unit Administrator with the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the unit or directs a specified entity within the unit.

In a Unit with both an Associate Director and Assistant Director level, the Associate Director level is the level with a much broader scope of responsibility and is called upon to "act as Director with full decision-making authority in their absence." In a Unit with only one level (either an Associate Director or an Assistant Director), whichever level is present may be called on to temporarily "act on behalf of Director in their absence, as directed." 

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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