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UW Facilities manages the University’s buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group.
Transportation Services has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Manager, Parking Operations.
Reporting to the Manager for Parking Operations, the Assistant Manager is responsible for the day-to-day direction and control of Transportation Services (TS) Parking Operations including supervision of program staff and operations, identification and implementation of operational tactics, and operational planning, stewardship.
The TS Assistant Manager for Parking Operations has day-to-day oversight of transactional, service, and compliance activities for the Parking Operations unit and has significant authority in establishing workgroup procedures and tactics to ensure that those activities are carried out in keeping with organizational strategy, departmental/institutional policy, and applicable law/regulation. This includes development, implementation and maintenance of procedures to ensure operational excellence, thereby creating and sustaining a positive first and last impression with UW customers, constituents and the campus-community.
The Parking Operations Assistant Manager partners with other TS Assistant Managers in different chains of command to deliver services collaboratively and to resolve operational issues to maintain seamless start to finish oversight for various needs including arranged parking, lot counts, and gatehouse projects and promotions. The Parking Operations Assistant Manager also collaborates with the Parking Operations Manager and other individuals reporting directly to the Parking Operations Manager in the coordination and leadership of related program areas.
Major responsibilities include: direct oversight of all Parking Operations staff including hiring, staff development, work allocations and performance management; monitors staff in the field to ensure that operational excellence remains at peak; ensures that staff are supported in their work with appropriate tools and training.
Each Parking Operations Assistant Manager will be assigned primary responsibility for one shift. However, it is expected that they will collaborate closely to ensure service consistency and proper management of employees whose work hours fall in both traditional shifts.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•Direct supervisory responsibility (hiring, staff development, work allocation, and performance management) for 5-35 regular and/or 0-50 student total combined individuals, predominantly union and/or classified staff. •Ensure that staff are supported in their work with appropriate tools and training. •Assists with the translation and articulation of the organizational strategy to staff in assigned programmatic area and monitors implementation of strategy through Annual Team Plans. •Articulate a vision for assigned programmatic areas that challenges and inspires program staff •Execute functions associated with organizational compliance with applicable laws and regulations. •Assist with interpretation of requirements; develop, document, and implement procedures; conduct analysis and reporting; make recommendations for remediation or correction; ensure that resources are deployed consistent with organizational strategy and plans; development and implementation of procedures to ensure transactional accuracy. •Monitor program performance. •Maintain a familiarity with business system functions, structures, capabilities, and limitations and participate in configuration and specification of enhancements. •Engage customers and business partners in the definition of service excellence (“customer pull” approach) and use Lean Management tools to lead and to keep the voice of the customer present in staff-driven service improvement processes. •Provide service recovery for escalated issues or initial resolution for high-profile individuals. •Represent the program to business partners and other internal and external stakeholders. •Stay abreast of industry trends and practices. •Lead and facilitate innovative practices at the University of Washington. •Represent the workgroup or organization to industry peers and business partners. •May require infrequent overnight and/or out of state travel. •Ensure presence of and participation in position-appropriate professional development programs and activities for/by staff in assigned program areas. •Manages one or more significant projects at any given time, including workgroup initiatives and cross-functional initiatives. •Set goals, establish timelines, manage resources, establish roles and allocate work, monitor/measure progress, take remedial action or celebrate project/team successes as appropriate. •Perform other duties as assigned.
•Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness. •Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively. •Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems. •Be responsible and accountable. •Use organizational skills and provide attention to details. •Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude. •Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous. •Exhibit a professional work ethic. •Continuously promote a safe work environment.
•A Bachelor’s degree AND two years of directly related experience, including supervision/personnel management. •Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills; ability to work successfully with people at all levels throughout the organization and with a wide range of constituencies; ability to maintain and model composure in a fast-paced, dynamic customer service driven environment •Excellent organizational skills; ability to work independently and successfully coordinate multiple tasks within project priorities; demonstrated flexibility to meet changing/unpredictable needs. •Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to analyze complex information, and to define and solve problems; ability to function effectively within a complex regulatory environment; ability to develop and interpret policies and procedures •Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software include Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license. •Advanced degree. •Experience working in the public or higher education sectors; experience in the parking and/or transportation industries; experience in specific areas of programmatic oversight •Experience working cooperatively with union representatives •Experience successfully leading team members within a Lean process improvement environment •Experience with University business systems; experience with industry or program specific business systems •Familiarity with and commitment to Transportation Demand Management principles •Multilingual (Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, Korean, Amharic, Tigrinya, Tagalog, and Russian preferred)
Conditions of Employment:
•Program management will include periodic outdoor or field work, exposure to the elements and variable weather conditions, and materials or fumes consistent with the transportation field and predictable to the program assignment. •Work may be required during hours beyond standard business hours or regularly scheduled shift, including weekends; professional travel may be required. •May be required to lift/move up to 40 lbs. •Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. •Regular and predictable attendance is required.
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