Preference for a strong construction background with emphasis in managing contracts and general ability to read, interpret, and follow architectural drawings.
Experience organizing and managing large complex facility renovation projects as well as capital improvement projects.
Understanding of local, State, and Federal building regulations and/or building code processes.
Preference to at least five (5) years of responsible experience in leading facility planning preferably in a K-12 educational setting.
Proficient leadership and communication skills including the ability to present to large groups.
Must be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine the proper course of action.
Proficiencies with providing financial analysis, developing budgets, and budget management.
Superior writing, editing, project management, and organizational skills.
Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
Health and inoculation certificate on file in human resources department.
Ability to work with limited supervision.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Director of Business Affairs
Director of Buildings and Grounds
To represent the school district in all matters related to the bond improvement project, serve as a liaison to the architect and contractors on all projects, manage the owner’s project-related tasks and responsibilities, make project-related decisions on behalf of the school district and execute agreements, and contract changes (or facilitate this activity) on behalf of the school district. To accomplish these tasks the Facility Projects Manager must work closely with the staff and administration of the school district.
Coordinate and supervise all matters related to facility improvements with a strong emphasis on projects associated with bond referendum funds.
Ensure that all activities conform to district guidelines.
Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with all members of the school district and community.
React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
Appropriately operate all equipment and machinery as necessary.
Support the value of an education.
Support the vision and mission of Decatur Public School District #61.
Physical Requirements/Environment Conditions
Requires prolonged walking, sitting, or standing
Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
Requires stooping, kneeling, crawling, bending, turning, and reaching.
Requires climbing and balancing.
Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.
Must work in noisy and crowded environment.
Must work in and around dust, fumes, and odors.
Observe district policies at all times.
Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas, and techniques.
Adhere to all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
Other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Design Phase Responsibilities
Facilitate and attend meetings between architects and school staff. Assist in mediating scope vs. budget discrepancies.
Assist supervisor with review and sign-off of architect’s phase-end submittals.
Assist supervisor with owner consultants, (i.e. land surveys, geotechnical engineer, environmental engineer, etc.)
Assist supervisor with maintaining the master schedule.
Assist supervisor with maintaining the master budget.
Prepare and present monthly progress reports to the Board of Education.
Bid/Negotiation Phase Responsibility
Represent the district in developing bid specifications.
Attend all pre-bid meetings and contractor site visits.
Attend all bid openings, bid review/approval, contract execution requirements.
Coordinate (with the selected contractors) all site mobilization activities with district personnel.
Assist with bid analysis and recommendations to the board of education.
Construction Phase Responsibilities
Attend all pre-construction meetings.
Attend all project progress meetings and make decisions on behalf of the school district.
Represent the district in all contract change orders, and verify pay applications.
Assist with maintaining the master schedule.
Assist with maintaining the master budget.
Prepare and present a monthly progress report to the Board of Education.
Regularly walk all construction sites. Prepare field reports that note your opinion of construction progress, conformances with construction drawings and specifications, deficiencies, etc.
Post Construction Phase Responsibilities
Represent the district in all project closeouts. Execute final pay applications. Collect and file all closeout documents, including as-built drawings, O & M manuals, lien releases, etc.
Facilitate (with assistance from the contractor) all staff training activities required by the construction contract.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
As established by the Decatur Public School District Board of Education.
Performance of this job will be evaluated by the Director of Business Affairs and/or Director of Buildings and Grounds.
Incorporated within one (1) or more of the previously mentioned essential functions of this job description are essential physical requirements.
Very Frequently, 76 percent and above, the position must: stand for extended periods of time; sit for extended periods of time; see for purposes of reading printed materials; communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation; hear and understand speech at normal and noisy levels; bend and twist; lift and carry 50 pounds; reach in all directions; climb a ladder onto a building roof.