Facilities Manager

LOCATION:  Riverhead, NY


Responsible for the repair, maintenance and upkeep of the buildings, grounds, utilities, roads and program areas at the CCE Nassau facilities at Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, East Meadow Farm, and the administrative building in Jericho. Oversee construction and renovation projects, operational services, security, inventory control and participate in maintenance and construction contract negotiations. Diagnose problems or oversee troubleshooting work. Ensure compliance with local, state, federal regulations. Manage assigned budget and monitor expenses. Direct and supervise seasonal maintenance staff. To deal with emergencies that arise on the property. To work a non-traditional work schedule as per the needs of the facilities.


  • Associate's Degree or technical school and 6 years of experience or Bachelor's Degree and 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience working with engineers, architects, carpenters, masons, plumbers and electricians.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Strategic, operational and technical management skills.
  • Ability to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environmental and priorities.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to manage people.
  • Ability to operate facility equipment, such as lawn mower, snow blower, etc.
  • Ability to identify and address safety concerns in the work place.
  • Physical ability to do heavy lifting, shovel snow, and move/transport supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to climb and perform work from a ladder.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and assume responsibility with general guidelines and direction.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. fork lift, skid steer, back hoe) on an infrequent basis, as appropriate to facility needs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education in Construction Management, Construction Science, Construction Engineering, Facilities Management or Business Management. Associate’s Degree and two years’ transferrable experience is acceptable. High School or technical degree with 10 years transferable, relevant experience is acceptable.
  • Six years’ work related experience -- relevant to the role of the position

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


This is an exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week.

Pay Rate Type: Salary


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate)document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate)document for additional guidance.

Contact Valerie at vs324@cornell.eduwith questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at:cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated December 22, 2017