Blair's Work Journal
Cover Letter
Posting Number: 0620257
Working Title: Zone Maintenance Coordinator
February 14, 2017

Dear Human Resources:

I would like to apply for the position of Zone Maintenance Coordinator. I hope you will see I have the related experience and proven ability to manage this position. Almost three years ago, I applied for asbestos supervisor with a cover letter and 20-point plan to modernize the department. I wasn't hired but I started a Daily Work Journal to demonstrate ability to archive and communicate a large volume of information. I didn't use Excel or MS Project to be accessible, because everybody has a web browser. Please browse the asbestos website to see how fast-paced this job is.

I was hired at UVA in 2009 as a bricklayer. That is my first construction trade with 20 years experience and record of accomplishments. In 2010 I was hired as an asbestos worker. That is now my second trade, which is more of a maintenance activity related to plumbing, HVAC and renovation. But asbestos can be found in over 3,000 products. So if your zone repair has the potential to disturb asbestos, I would be an asset with expert knowledge of OSHA-mandated procedures and contacts to Environmental Health and Safety.

My career goal is to become a project manager. Last September (Week 48) UVA sent me to the 3-day introductory course at Piedmont Virginia Community College. This fall I hope to take the 4-day course "Boot Camp" in project management and take the test within two weeks. I would become a CAPM Certified Assistant Project Manager, like a learner's permit to work for a PMP Project Management Professional.

To address required experience in this posting: I have three decades of work experience in construction. I have supervised others but not in the last 7 years in this department. Most recently I supervised 8 helpers in two years in masonry...4 were average, 3 got raises, and I had to fire one. My military service included extensive training in supervision and leadership.

The 2 years CMMS has me a little concerned. I have the work journal to show initiative and persistence and tracking on the computer. But my 7 years in asbestos can be divided into 2 parts. The first 4 years I was able to input time and print out work orders. Then the crew was denied access, told that AIM would return those features to us. We've taken a class on AIM but it's still not activated in our department. The work journal is basically my version of AIM.

But I have decades of experience on computers. In college I would go to the computer lab the day before the program was due. Classmates had been there for days and days. But I had spent the same amount of time at home writing the program on paper. After a couple hours typing and debugging the program, I would help others.

That's what you can expect from me. A mature self-motivated problem solver and collaborator. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Photo Work Journal of Asbestos Abatement Project. 69-week database in searchable web-page format. Updated daily.

My Resume.

The 2014 Cover Letter and 20-point Plan describing the nature of asbestos work.

List of certifications, awards, accomplishments.

Blair Hawkins


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