Director of District Operations

Friday, June 15, 2018
Jackson Public Schools
Position Details: 


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Position Title:   Director of District Operations


Department:             Facilities Department

Reports to (Title):   Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

Revision Date:        5/22/2018
Position Close:       6/15/2018

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Purpose Statement:


            To provide Jackson Public School’s community with facilities that are safe, clean, and in good physical condition.



Essential Duties And Responsibilities:  


  • Responsible for coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the District operations, maintenance, and project management.


  • Monitors and improves the District’s physical operations, including the maintenance/custodial program.


  • Develops and monitors the annual budget recommendations for operations services and facilities projects so as to reflect Board goals.


  • Responsible for inspecting buildings and identifying maintenance issues such as clogged drains, leaky ceilings, faulty electrical switches, etc.


  • Researches innovative practices and disseminates appropriate information to the staff as it relates to support staff.


·Monitors, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff.


·Responds to all requests from buildings utilizing a work order process and deals with emergency problems in those buildings.


·Responsible for the development of maintenance techniques and procedure and provides updated on-going training for the operations workforce.


·Responsible for coordinating responses to after-hour emergency calls, i.e. police, fire, maintenance, etc.


·Responsible for administration of special programs, such as the energy program and environmental controls.


  • Coordinates an active alert system for local weather conditions to determine if it is necessary to close schools, or if it is necessary for inclement weather assignments.


  • Serves as a liaison in monitoring, supervising, and scheduling contractors, representatives, and service providers for facilities projects.


  • Coordinates developing facilities plans and needs with administration.


  • Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of applicable government regulations and laws.


  • Responsible for all other assignment and duties as directed by the Superintendent or his/her designee.



Qualification Requirements


  • He/she must have an extensive background in facilities management, project management multi-task responsibilities, be able to demonstrate fiscal, leadership and problem-solving skills and have strong knowledge and experience in organizational operations.


  • He/she must be familiar with rules governing facilities occupancy and safety including MIOSHA, EPA, Department of Agriculture, Office of Fire and Safety, as well as current building codes and regulations.


Education And/Or Experience:


  • Minimum of a high school diploma, bachelor’s preferred.


  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the following:
    • Ground maintenance.
    • Building maintenance.
    • Custodial services.
    • Supervision of employees.
    • Project management.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations (if applicable): 


  • State of Michigan Driver’s License.
  • Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC licensure desired.


Desired Attributes:


  • Proactive in facility management.


  • Works well in public relations.


  • Skilled in managing crisis situations.

Physical Demands (if applicable): 


  • Required to lift and/or push up to 50 lbs.


  • Able to climb and work from ladders and scaffolding.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • Supervises assigned staff plus 3rd party contracted custodial services, transportation, mechanics, skilled trades, labor crew, and other assigned staff.



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