Posted at 4 p.m. May 1, 2017

New physical plant director expected

Laramie County Community College will be welcoming a new physical plant director with the retirement of Director Tim Macnamara.

A search committee was brought together to narrow the pool of candidates down to four. Each of these candidates has been interviewed, and now Rick Johnson, vice president of administration and finance, is in the evaluation process of picking the best person for the job.

The physical plant director is responsible for the plant’s overall management and strategic planning within its four functional areas. He or she will also be in charge of the institution’s major funds and has a responsibility for the physical care, maintenance and management for the facilities at both the Cheyenne and Laramie campuses.

In order to qualify for this position, the candidate must have the following:

Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, engineering, facilities management or a related field, or an equivalent level of direct physical plant leadership experience in the higher education setting.

Five years of supervisory experience in public administration, engineering, or a related physical plant and/or facilities management capacity.

Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects and shifting priorities, with the capability to deliver high levels of customer-focused facilities services to a constituent community, preferably in a higher education or public-funded setting.

Knowledge in the realm of environmental regulatory compliance, hazardous-waste management, and risk-management strategies related to the physical plant or facilities-management industry.

Ideally, Johnson hopes to have a candidate chosen by May 1 considering Macnamara’s last day was scheduled for April 30, but he said he is ready to come up with a coverage plan.

“There might be a gap. Maybe I step in and do a little more, maybe we elevate somebody within the Plant to take on additional responsibilities for a little while. We’ll just have to see how this plays out,” Johnson said.


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