Building Services Specialist

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Custodial, Facilities Management & Planning, Maintenance / Grounds / Skilled Trades

The Department of Facilities Management supports the mission of the University of Denver's physical resources in order to provide a healthy and safe educational environment for campus community through services of the departments of Capital Projects and Planning, Facilities Management, Parking & Mobility Services, Auxiliaries & Real Estate, and Business & Operations.

Position Summary

Under the general direct supervision of the Conversion Manager and the general direction of the Operations Manager of Auxiliary Facilities, this position will be responsible for the performance of skilled labor tasks associated with the successful production of events and conversions in assembly facility environment.

Essential Functions

In addition to following the University of Denver’s policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The ability to work variable shifts including nights, weekends and holidays as dictated by the event schedule is required.
  • The ability to take and follow direction in a client service based environment.
  • Ability to instruct and leads non skilled laborers as needed to complete assigned tasks.
  • The ability to manage minute details in the delivery of the production schedule within rigid time constraints.
  • The ability to construct and repair of staging and associated equipment, assembly of portable seating, fixed seating, dasher boards and glass, riser systems, portable floor systems, special set-up equipment and storage carts/systems associated with the above-mentioned items.
  • The ability to operate forklifts, high lifts, air sleds, ram paks.
  • The ability to move office furniture such as tables, chairs, desks, files, supplies, utilizing flat carts, dollys, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Assist with the performance of skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to general maintenance within the assembly facility to include mechanical and electrical repair, general carpentry, painting, and snow removal.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with various building constituents through manual and electronic means.
  • Preference given to dual language speakers (English/Spanish).
  • Proficiency with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and any other such computations necessary to perform various tasks related to general maintenance and event production work.
  • The ability to followed detailed instructions provided both verbally and in writing. The ability to envision projects from inception to completion and to provide a course of action for the successful accomplishment of the assigned tasks. The ability to make decisions under rigid time constraints and extreme pressure. The ability to receive direction from a number of sources and constituents and to choose the most prudent path of action.
  • The employee must be able to obtain a Certified Forklift Operators license within six months of date of hire.

Required Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Three years of experience in general stagehand, theater, or assembly facility work as a lead conversion/changeover worker or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The employee must be able to obtain a Certified Forklift Operators license within six months of date of hire.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Drivers License and be insurable under University guidelines.
  • Pass a per-employment physical exam, and lift 100 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar working with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software, including WebTMA.
  • Advanced general maintenance skill in either carpentry, electrical, HVAC or plumbing.
  • Certified Forklift Operators license.

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually high.
To adequately perform this job, individuals must have the ability to work variable shifts and extended workdays. Shift changes will be a routine circumstance and notice will be provided to the employee within 24 hours of the effective new shift time frame
Unexpected interruptions often occur, and stress level is moderate to high.

Physical Activities

Work associated with the position involves standing and walking for extended periods, bending, climbing, crouching, sitting, and many repetitive motions. Required to lift, push, pull and lower objects in excess of 100 pounds. This job also requires one to work with hand and power equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must work from high ladders, scaffolding, man lifts and catwalks.

Work Schedule

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 06.

Hourly Range:
The hourly rate for the position is $24.56.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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