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Florida Bureau Chief of Building Control Systems

Date Posted: 2/22/2018
Country: United States
Primary Category: Operations & Maintenance

Description & Details

Salary:  $75,000 - $90,000 

Posting Closing Date: 03/06/2018 

For a complete position profile, please visit the following link: Position Profile

Position Summary:

Bureau Chief of Building Control Systems, Division of Real Estate Development and Management (REDM)

The Bureau Chief of Building Control Systems is responsible for leading the strategic integration of existing building automation systems with the latest technology and providing the technical expertise and vision necessary to modernize the Florida Facilities Pool (FFP). The FFP is a real estate portfolio consisting of 110 buildings (12.3 million square feet) that span across the state of Florida. This position has direct responsibility for designing, maintaining, and maximizing functionality for numerous building control and safety systems.  

Pay Range: $75,000 – $90,000

Organization Background:

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  The Department of Management Services facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Erin Rock, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees. Learn more about the business and workforce arm of Florida government here:


With its canopied roads shaded by moss-draped oaks, temperate climate and award-winning state park system, Tallahassee is truly a gem within Florida – a state that has created more than 1.3 million private sector jobs since 2010 and offers its workers an excellent quality of life with no state income tax. Tallahassee is home to two major universities, a community college, the epicenter of state government, hundreds of industry association headquarters and multiple private sector interests. It is in close proximity to the crystal clear waters of Destin and Mexico Beach, the old-Florida charm of St. George Island, the Nature Coast, and the hospitality of several quaint South Georgia towns. Explore upcoming events and activities in Tallahassee:

Position Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities of the Bureau Chief of Building Control Systems include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design, develop, and implement a long-term, tactical integration of existing building systems with newer building control systems across the FFP.
  • Manage existing building control systems’ architecture and integrity to minimize downtime and maximize functionality and interoperability.
  • Provide technical leadership for installation, diagnosis, and repairs of all building controls and metering issues.
  • Work with all stakeholders in advancing long-term goals and ensuring consistent development and compliance with the overarching building system architecture plan.
  • Provide customer service for remote FFP buildings across Florida.
  • Participate in developing scopes of work and other competitive solicitation documents.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on building control systems during competitive solicitations.
  • Maintain and demonstrate knowledge of best-in-class building control industry practices and trends.
  • Provide project management assistance for large and small projects that impact the FFP.
  • Ensure effective contract management for services and goods related to building control systems.
  • Effectively collaborate with vendors, facility managers, civil engineers, trade professionals, control technicians, project managers, and other stakeholders to efficiently identify and resolve system issues.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of preventative maintenance schedules for all building control systems.
  • Create building control system wiring diagrams and other documentation as required.
  • Review all project specifications to ensure they align with customer requirements.
  • Serve as a member of REDM’s leadership team.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with diverse audiences with varying levels of building control systems knowledge.
  • Ensure direct reports and their sections are supported and appropriately managed.
  • Establish effective performance expectations and provide valuable performance feedback to ensure professional growth. 

Candidate Profile Experience:

Desired qualifications for the Bureau Chief of Building Control Systems include the following:

  • Minimum four years’ recent experience operating building environmental monitoring and control systems.
  • Hands-on experience installing and troubleshooting systems and networks.
  • Demonstrable technical experience with multiple control automation technologies (e.g. Apogee, Tridium Niagara) as well as fire safety, security, and energy metering systems.
  • Proven track record at leading and training teams.
  • Commercial HVAC and/or mechanical systems knowledge is desirable.
  • Proven track record of providing exceptional internal and external customer service.
  • Professional experience communicating with members of senior or executive management as well as technical trades.


  • A four-year degree from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree in building automation, computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, facilities management, or a related field is highly desirable.
  • ISA certifications (e.g., Certified Automation Professional (CAP), Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST), or Control Systems Engineer (CSE)) are highly desired. PMP certification is highly desired.

Reporting Relationships:

This position reports to the Deputy Director of REDM. This position supervises REDM’s Operations and Control Section and the Fire and Safety Section.

Recruiting Contact:

Karen Beard


Florida Department of Management Services

Telephone: 850-487-1502


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce.  We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a drug-free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, Florida Statutes, Drug-Free Workplace Act.

The State of Florida and the Department of Management Services participate in E-Verify. This federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

How to Apply / Contact


The position closes 3/6/2018

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