Director of Operations Technology

University Park, Pennsylvania

Posted: 2/10/21
Deadline: 3/31/21
Reference Number: REQ_0000010106

About This Organization

There’s a reason Penn State consistently ranks among the top one percent of the world’s universities. Across 24 campuses, our 100,000 students and 40,000 faculty and staff know the real measure of success goes beyond the classroom – it’s the positive impact made on communities across the world.
Our ideals stem from our origins as Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, which allow us to continue to bring positive impact to humanity through our teaching, research, and engagement mission. And across the world is a community of Penn Staters – more than half a million strong – driven by that same spirit to serve our local and global communities.

At Penn State, passion is met with collaboration in an environment that is rooted in shared pride for the accomplishments of our fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Penn Staters cheer each other on to build a culture committed to service and engagement.

Our University values represent our core ethical aspirations for all our daily activities and actions as students, faculty, staff, and volunteers at Penn State. Our values are as follows; Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence, and Community.

We Are Penn State.

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Job Duties

Responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction, managing, organizing, planning and execution of the combined Information Technology Services and Facility Automation Services (ITS/FAS) functions at the Office of Physical Plant (OPP), this position will direct six functional teams in order to meet all customer requirement, support and maintenance of existing applications, and the development of new technical solutions. The position will provide direction and leadership to ensure availability and support of existing services, ensure security requirements are met particularly for FAS systems; supervise the overall design, installation, operation and maintenance of new and existing building automation systems and the development and maintenance of the utility ethernet network throughout the University Park Campus. The successful candidate will supervise the OPP ITS/FAS management team members to ensure procedures and policies are followed. Coach and mentor management team and staff members to assist in development and refinement of skills necessary to support organizational needs, foster diversity, and function effectively in a union environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to facilities and assets management (FAM), Maximo, eBuilder, LionSpaceFAS, GIS, custom applications development (Nexus and Abacus), business continuity planning, disaster recovery processes, enterprise storage projects, network infrastructure, and identity services.

Required Qualifications

This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus 8 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Info

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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