Merced City School District - Director of Facilities
Merced City School District
Location: Merced, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $110,547 - $163,332/annually
Annual salary plus health, dental, vision and life benefits.
4 Year Degree
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the Chief Business Officer or designee, plan, direct, organize, manage, and oversee the activities of construction, remodeling, and building maintenance; develop short and long-range plans related to site acquisition and facilities; communicate with architects and contractors working on maintenance or construction projects.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Plan, direct, organize, manage, and oversee the activities of construction, and remodeling. Develop and oversee projects providing for major elements, such as the development of technical specifications of maintenance projects and timetables of commencement and completion required for each separate contractor; inspect contractors work for compliance with specifications; authorize change orders when required; develop punch lists for corrections/completion of work as required. Assist personnel to resolve problems and determine future requirements; set priorities; train, evaluate, and review the work of department personnel; establish standards of performance for each position supervised; conduct staff meetings Assist in site acquisition, purchase, or lease, including negotiating lease agreements for leased sites; development of lists of potential sites and evaluation of sites for the cost of construction; secure and supervise consultant contract services to perform due diligence investigations on potential new sites; prepare written and oral reports, applications, and interface with state agencies including California Department of Education, Office of Public School Construction, Department of Toxic Substance Control, Division of State Architect and the State Allocation Board relative to site approval and acquisition as well as plan approval, construction, and funding of school facilities; develop and present material for Board for approval; serve as the representative of the Office on construction projects. Develops and manages the Facilities budgets and forecast funds needed in other budgets to maintain facilities appropriately. Work with architects and administrators on the design, construction, or alteration of buildings and landscaped areas; review and assist in making changes in plans and assist in making changes in plans and specifications; interpret plans for contractors and subcontractors; maintain construction records and reports; supervise contracts for all types of facilities maintenance, including custodial service contracts. Organize, coordinate, and direct the activities related to the office's facilities and maintenance to ensure economy, productivity, and efficient use of personnel, equipment, and supplies and appropriate appearance and condition of buildings and grounds. Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of department services; establish procedures for department efficiency and effectiveness; identify opportunities for improvement; direct the implementation of changes. Represent the Facilities to other Office departments and outside agencies; communicate with various department budget managers and secure authorization of non-emergency expenditures from those department’s budgets; advise budget managers as early as possible when emergency expenditures are required; negotiate and resolve sensitive, significant and controversial issues. Plan, organize, and manage the physical move for relocation or initial occupancy of sites. Develop, implement, and manage a Labor Compliance Program in conformance with legal requirements upon entry into the State School Building Program. Participate in statewide facilities groups, particularly county office-related groups. Work closely with the Chief Business Officer to integrate technical contract specifications with general specifications and budget for bidding and/or contract issuance. Coordinate with the appropriate telecommunications provider for installing data and communications wiring as well as securing appropriate telephone and data services. Perform related duties as assigned. The employee is to adhere to federal and state regulations, Board Policies, and related administrative regulations that pertain to the particular assignment The Director of Facilities works under the direct supervision of the Chief Business Officer.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the essential job functions.
• Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the construction of maintenance, operations, and repair of buildings in a multi-site environment, including at least three years of supervisory experience involving school maintenance, operations, and construction
Diverse and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
The Merced City School District is the largest district in Merced County, serving more than 11,000 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from diverse and rich backgrounds. Our district is focused on student success and has established a Professional Learning Community (PLC) at each of our 18 school sites committed to improving the academic performance of every student.
The District has developed and implemented many programs to meet the needs of our students. A key focus is the state adopted California Common Core State Standards and Assessment Program that guides what students should know and be able to master at each grade level. In addition, the Board of Education has adopted District Priorities in six key areas: 1) Student Achievement; 2) Attendance; 3) Health and Safety; 4) Fiscal; 5) Facilities; 6) Communication and Technology.
Improving facilities is a continuing priority for the district. MCSD received support from the community through the passage of Measure S in 2003 and Measure M in 2014, which have allowed for the modernization of several school sites, significant safety improvements, and the construction of a new elementary school. In addition, th...e Local Control Funding Formula has allowed us to move forward with the construction of a state of the art STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Center that will provide unique experiential learning opportunities for all students in our district.
The STEAM Center will also serve as a high tech training space for our teachers. We believe ongoing professional development and training programs are vitally important in keeping all staff on the cutting edge of current instructional techniques. It is through these dedicated and talented people that the district is able to provide an outstanding education for our students. We also value family engagement and community collaboration. That is why we are committed to working with all stakeholders to provide support and opportunities for students throughout the Merced City School District.