Job Opening


 TITLE:                          DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
SALARY RANGE:         $65,000 - $75,000
The Position: Director of Operations
The OBPA is looking for an energetic, Director of Operations to lead the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Maintenance teams and develop and lead an asset management program. It is an exciting time to join the operations leadership team at the OBPA as the organization develops and implements a new forward-looking strategy for its facilities operations that builds on its unique history
General Duties:
Under the supervision and direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Operations is responsible for day-to-day maintenance of all OBPA facilities and buildings, including the Ogdensburg-Prescott International bridge, and all motor equipment.  The Director of Operations shall direct the planning, scheduling, servicing, and repair tasks required to achieve a high standard of maintenance.  The Director of Operations shall supervise the maintenance and janitorial staff and assign identified tasks accordingly.
Specific Duties:

  • Draft preliminary operation and maintenance budget requirements, identify material and equipment needs, and provide general support to the Authority’s operations.
  • Organize and implement a comprehensive Preventative Maintenance Program.
  • Based on the Preventative Maintenance Program, perform personal inspections, prepare reports for staff, and schedule manpower and materials to accomplish maintenance/operational tasks.
  • Organize, assign, and supervise various programs such as snow removal, spring clean-up, major maintenance routines, office renovations, etc.  Assist with coordination and corrective action for emergency situations.
  • Evaluate skills of maintenance personnel.  Develop/recommend training activities, safety programs, and practices as required.
  • Identify budget requirements, draft specifications for purchases and bids, maintain required records, operating manuals, etc.
  • Prepare daily and monthly fuel records for Port and Bridge facilities.
  • Coordinate and handle tenant maintenance complaints.
  • Coordinate construction projects, including timing of bid solicitations and awards, scheduling and coordinating all contract work, inspecting and accepting/rejecting completed work; prepare detailed plans and specifications for each bid package using basic A/E services and plans as may be required.  Participate in bid openings and evaluation/recommendation.
  • Select personnel required to perform work items to be accomplished by OBPA and release personnel when work is completed.
  • Responsible for administration/enforcement of provisions of project contracts. 
  • Prepare and maintain building drawings.

  • Participate with Engineering/Architectural consultant in site review and basic planning.  Evaluate consultant recommendations to achieve cost-effectiveness and quality project.
  • Maintain detailed file and record plans on as-built conditions providing information as required to consultants, tenants, and OBPA staff.
  • Perform annual building inspections in accordance with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, Part 448, Title 10 NYCRR).  Submit reports to designated agencies as designated Code Enforcement Officer for the Authority.
  • Environmental compliance issues, e.g., stormwater monitoring, waste reduction, hazardous waste disposal, battery recycling, correction of environmental deficiencies.
The ideal applicant will possess at least 5 years' experience in facilities management, grounds maintenance and/or construction supervision or in physical plant maintenance supervision, be capable of reading and understanding complex blueprints, electrical schematics, and construction manuals and specifications, and have experience with utility systems (natural gas, water, sewer, electricity, compressed air, humidification, heating and cooling (HVAC).  Computer experience and proficiency required.
  • Strong writing skills for composing memos, policies, procedures, proposals, reports, and other specifications.
  • Proven ability to assign, coordinate work and supervise personnel for effective results is mandatory.
  • Substantial independent initiative is required 
  • Leadership experience in a union work setting
  • Demonstrated history of building relationships based upon strong interpersonal communication skills, collaboration and listening
College education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for major course work or training in industrial distribution, management, transportation, or related fields.  Ability to assign, coordinate work, and supervise personnel for effective results is required.
Applicants must have experience at the supervisory level or above, including demonstrated ability to plan and supervise work teams.  Substantial independent initiative is required.