History Nebraska is seeking a team-focused and experienced project manager to serve as the agency’s Director of Facilities. As leader of the facilities team, this position is accountable for historic building maintenance at 27 buildings throughout the state and coordinating project proposals and funding requests. This position ensures that our buildings are well maintained, historically preserved, safe, and enjoyed by the public for years to come.
History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation.
Our five core values are:
- We Do It Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it.
- We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups. We candidly support one another for the betterment of the organization.
- We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done.
- We Are Curious. We never stop learning, and we encourage curiosity in others.
- We Are Inclusive. We seek multiple perspectives and value the uniqueness of each individual.
- Maintains a preventative maintenance program for all facilities statewide.
- Serves as agency liaison with other governmental entities to secure funding for maintenance and restoration projects.
- Provides supervision and leadership in maintenance and custodial departments.
- Works directly with the formal bid process in relation to contract workers and services.
- Works collaboratively with multiple teams to identify, prioritize and recommend time frames for maintenance projects at all buildings statewide.
- Oversees capital construction projects.
- Manages and provides recommendations for building maintenance and construction project budgets.
- Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: helping other departments, participating in interdepartmental committees and working groups; participating in community outreach events.
- Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Broad knowledge of building and construction practices.
- Proactive communication skills, including verbal and written, active listening, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
- Excellent project management skills; ability to oversee projects performed by HN staff and contractors.
- Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and keep projects within budget.
- Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with History Nebraska management and staff, contractors, and the public.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully supervise a team, including mentorship, guidance, accountability, and professional growth.
- Must be committed to the organization’s core values and demonstrates them regularly in their work.
- Any combination of training and/or work experience that will enable the incumbent to possess the required knowledge, abilities, and skills. A general qualification guideline for positions in this class is training and supervisory/managerial experience in a variety of skilled trades.
Preferred: Preference will be given to candidates with experience or background in historic building maintenance, or three years’ experience in construction project management.
Other: Must possess a valid driver’s license, be able to provide independent authorized transportation and drive a state vehicle as necessary.
Diversity & Inclusion
History Nebraska collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories we share. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is an essential element in making Nebraska’s rich history available to everyone. History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Our work is meaningful and challenging, and we believe diverse perspectives will make it better.
Salary Range: $29.813 to $31.304