Oct 23, 2019
The Director of Buildings and Grounds will supervise all Facility, Maintenance, Grounds, and Custodial Staff and manage the District's contracts with outside providers. S/he will organize, administer, and lead a comprehensive facilities program in an efficient and economical manner for maintenance, grounds, and custodial services. This assures all staff, students, and the community experience a clean, safe, attractive, and healthy place in which to learn, work, and visit. The responsibilities include managing a large staff (contracted and employed), managing outside contractors and vendors, budgets, schedules, purchasing, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance and developing and implementing emergency procedures. In addition, responsibilities include designing, planning and managing construction, building and site projects. S/he is also the liaison between architects and construction companies during projects and direct communication with contractors for other projects. Responsibilities Lead, organize, and manage all maintenance, grounds, and custodial operations of the district in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, Board of Education policies and procedures. Develop and implement corrective and preventative upkeep of all facilities and grounds. This would include major HVAC systems, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, roofing, structural, asphalt, playgrounds, fields, athletic complexes and flooring in the district. Develop and maintain custodial services plan for each building that outlines tasks and expectations for contracted custodial agency for daily and periodic cleaning and minor maintenance repairs in facilities. Coordinate, and implement effective summer and non-school day cleaning and repairs. Monitor and maintain district standards. Develop schedules with contractor for grounds and athletics events. Maintain a district three year plan for all facility improvements that will be reviewed annually with Administration and School Board. Provide training as needed for safety, MIOSHA, asbestos, cleaning equipment and products. Supervise full and part time skilled maintenance personnel. This includes recruitment, hiring, training, evaluations, and performance management. It is important to put the right people in the right spots, and keeping employees motivated and appreciated. Coordinate work and vacation schedules for all personnel. Call in employees for after hour emergency repairs and issues. On call 24/7 for all emergencies. Responsible for department expenditures in general fund, food service and capital projects fund. Will approve all purchase requisition and approve all invoices related to Operations and Maintenance. Responsible for making recommendations for purchasing: equipment, furniture, vehicles, etc. Bids are required over a certain amount. Bids need to be posted on state website for large projects. Evaluate tools and equipment used in all positions to make sure employees are well equipped to do their jobs. Maintain equipment for safe standards. Make sure staff are using safe techniques while working. Set up annual inspections required by state, county or city. Such as elevators, fire panel systems, fire hoods, suppression hoods in shops, fire extinguishers, asbestos, backflow preventers, one man lifts, fork lift, geothermal, playgrounds and vehicles. Set up and maintain maintenance agreements on chillers, HVAC equipment, elevators, and fire systems. Prioritize work orders and decisions on what can be done and when. Work with principals and other staff on ideas for projects to be implemented. Computer programs are utilized for work orders, scheduling events, HVAC systems, door security, spreadsheets, and communications. Prioritize building and site projects for roofing, pavement, playgrounds, flooring, athletics, and energy projects/ HVAC and electrical replacements. Coordinate, bid out, and oversee projects usually during summer months. Usually around $800,000-$1,200,000 in building and site projects annually. Annually inspect and repair as needed -- playgrounds for mulch and repairs; asphalt for patching and lining; tennis courts for crack repairs, painting, windscreen and net replacements. Oversee building repairs as needed throughout the year and special projects for summer and breaks. Serve on construction team for planning, reviewing, and implementing. Serve as liaison between architects and construction management teams when projects are implemented. On call 24/7 for fire systems, emergency personnel (fire, police) or any emergency with buildings and personnel. Report accidents/ incidents to insurance companies. Provide documents, pictures and inspections with adjuster. Schedule walk through visits with insurance companies for assets, risk, and property. Maintain current drawings and documents for all facilities and equipment. Implement inclement weather procedure; and recommend to the Superintendent school closures because of inclement weather Schedule and attend meetings as needed. All other duties as assigned by Director of Finance and/or Superintendent. Physical Demands/Work Environment The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Some driving is necessary. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints and interact with the public and other workers. Occasionally the position requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours, have direct responsibility for the safety, well-being or work output of other people, and meet demands from several people. The information in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently hold this position and additional duties may be assigned. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent work and/or military experience Evidence of success in a leadership role. Evidence of organization skills and the ability to multi-task. Evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills to relate with administration, staff, employees represented by unions, athletics, students, community, contractors, architects, and construction projects. Working knowledge of state and local codes/regulations for buildings, equipment, safety, health and construction. Ability to organize operations so that time schedules are followed and all crews are productively contributing. Ability to manage service level agreements with third party vendors and contractors within budget and with quality standards. Demonstrated ability to manage safe operations. Safety is #1. The position requires the incumbent to have a valid Michigan Driver's license and to maintain Asbestos certification. Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated ability to implement cost-saving and continuous improvement solutions for operations and maintenance. Working knowledge of utility savings and ability to maintain energy policy. ABOUT BATTLE CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS A world-class system providing a quality education that prepares all students to be productive and responsible citizens. Battle Creek Public Schools will ensure a quality education for all students through quality teaching and support from all staff. Battle Creek Public Schools is an urban school district located in Calhoun County, Michigan. It serves a major portion of the City of Battle Creek, portions of Emmett Township, Pennfield Township, Bedford Township, and the City of Springfield. The district includes one high school, two middle schools, six elementary schools, including a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) school, and a new Alternative High School housed at the W.K. Kellogg Middle School. There are four sites in the district for Early Childhood Education, the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, and an adult education program. The district also has one of the nation's few remaining Outdoor Education Centers located on beautiful Clear Lake in Dowling, Michigan. SCHOOL SAFETY CLEARANCE : The successful candidate will be subject to a fingerprint and background check as a condition of employment. All fees required for this check (estimated $71.00) is the responsibility of the successful applicant. The Battle Creek Public School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, handicap, sex, age, religion, national origin, weight, height, or marital status in its employment practices.
Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS)
Battle Creek, MI, USA