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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3585360
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 28, 2021
  • Starting Date: September 27, 2021

Job Description

Thank you for considering employment in the Lunenburg Public Schools.

The mission of The Lunenburg Public Schools is to provide all students with the skills, confidence, and passion for life-long learning so that they may find their own paths to successful careers, active citizenship, and rewarding lives.

This is an exciting opportunity for an applicant to serve as the Director of Facilities and Grounds for the Lunenburg Public Schools.
This highly visible leader is responsible for ensuring a safe, healthy, functional, and clean environment for students, staff and the community and supervising the maintenance of the physical plant and facilities as well as the grounds of the Lunenburg Public Schools. This position is responsible for managing custodial and maintenance staff, as well as outside vendors and contractors.

TITLE: Director of Facilities and Grounds
REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools
LOCATION: Lunenburg Public Schools 1025 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg, MA 01462

I. Facilities Management
1.Plan, organize, lead, and control all school district custodial, maintenance, security, and building and grounds management functions to ensure that the school district has the high-quality facility capabilities to meet educational and community objectives.
2.Manage all construction/renovation projects. Prepare a schedule of regular preventative maintenance and repair tasks for buildings. Supervise and perform trouble shooting and repair work whenever possible and feasible. Complete or oversee completion of repair projects involving maintenance staff or contracted workers.
3.Maintains safety standards in conformance with state and insurance regulations and develops a program of preventative safety as related to the activities of the department. Oversees compliance with all worker safety regulations including DLA, OSHA, AHERA, and all other relevant laws and regulations.
4.Facilitates District Safety Committee and assists with maintaining all emergency management documents, plans, and procedures.
5.Acts as the schools asbestos designated person. Oversees all Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) actions. Ensures all laws/policies are followed and monitored accordingly. Acts quickly during any emergency action.
6.Develops, implements, and schedules effective building inspection, audit, and evaluation plans and programs and maintains appropriate building code and regulatory compliance in coordination with the Inspectional Services and Fire Department.
7.Manage and control district electricity and natural gas consumption. Track utility usage to historical data and take appropriate action to reduce usage and costs based upon interpretation of the data.
8.Assist with procurement of energy contracts for school department in collaboration with the Town.
9.Responsible for the procurement of goods and services in conformance with all local and state laws and regulations, including drafting and issuing Requests for Proposal (RFP) or Requests for Quotes (RFQ) including defining the scope of work, writing specifications, prospectus evaluation, contract negotiations and contract preparation, in collaboration with Town Manager's Office.
10.Administer state and/or federal grant applications relating to buildings and grounds including, soliciting design/engineer, preparing grant applications, record keeping and oversight of grant compliance.
11.Maintains repair and maintenance records of all elements of the physical plant.
12.Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies to assure proper maintenance and repair service.
13.Recommends procedures for the cleaning, repair, maintenance, and security of facilities.
14.Coordinate and supervise snow removal and participate in snow emergency planning and support the Superintendent in determining whether to cancel or delay school.
15.Establish priorities and work on multiple assignments and projects concurrently.
16.Perform other duties as directed by the Superintendent or designee.

II. Supervision and Evaluation
1.Oversee maintenance and custodial staff including recruiting, training and development, team building, employee performance appraisals and corrective action. Participate on the negotiations team for the custodial collective bargaining agreement and oversee compliance with the contract.
2.Schedules work force to accomplish unusual as well as customary and regular custodial, maintenance and inspection tasks, taking into consideration vacation leave, part-time, overtime and other work assignments as required.
3.Orients new employees to their jobs and instructs them in their duties, conducts/coordinates training sessions for required techniques and recommended custodial and maintenance procedures.
4.Approves part-time, overtime and other work as required.

III. Budget and Financial Management
1.Plan, analyze and control facilities budget. Prepare and present budget and periodic financial projections to the Business Manager. Recommend priorities on repair projects and assist in the preparation of long-range facilities maintenance and improvement plan. Prepare the long-range capital plan in consultation with the Superintendent.
2.Ensures proper entry of and approves requisitions within budget guidelines and in conformity with School Committee policies.
3.Approves employee timecards submitted for overtime work and for part-time work.
4.Inspects work performed by contractors and approves contractor’s invoices for payment.

IV. General Administrative
1.Works in cooperation with school and district administrators within the School Department.
2.Responsible for responding to emergency calls during non-working hours including, but not limited to those from Police and Fire Departments, the Superintendent and Business Manger, and the alarm company.
3.Works with and oversees contractors engaged in the repair and maintenance of the physical plant.
4.Acts as liaison between regulatory agency representatives (e.g. building inspector, boiler inspector, etc.) and the Lunenburg School Department.
5.Ensures all applicable inspections and permits are kept up to date.
6.Keeps informed of developments in plant and equipment repair and maintenance by attending appropriate seminars and training workshops within the State.
7.Implements policies and procedures not listed above at the direction or request of the Superintendent or Business Manager.

1. Minimum of a two-year college or technical degree from an accredited institution with bachelor’s degree (engineering, construction management, or facilities management) STRONGLY PREFERED.
2. Certification in facility maintenance, Construction Supervisor License, MCPPO and/or Asbestos Inspector and Management Planner License desired.
3. Expert knowledge in buildings and grounds renovations, and construction of new facilities; Knowledge of current codes and statutes regarding physical plants of public educational systems; Demonstrated aptitude or competence in compiling cost estimates or feasibility studies for maintenance and/or construction project; Knowledge of building systems and equipment including but not limited to roofs, structural, electrical, plumbing, HVAC.
4. Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Ability to learn software packages including facilities, and financial software.
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills including preparing and delivering presentations and appropriately interacting with staff, vendors, teachers, and administrative personnel.
6. Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents and instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; collate and interpret technical data.
7. Ability to analyze and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
8. Must be able to assist in the protection of students and school property and assist the Principal in fire and other emergency drills as required by law and School Committee policy.
9. At least five years of continuous supervisory experience in the field of buildings and grounds maintenance; building construction; and heating and ventilation installation, repair and maintenance required. Seven to ten years’ experience preferred.
10. Comprehensive knowledge of operational, maintenance and repair procedures of heating, ventilating, cooling systems and controls; water service and plumbing; electrical, lighting and communication systems; motor vehicles; and other various equipment within the School Department.
11. Knowledge of appropriate materials, equipment, and methods for proper maintenance of the interior and exterior of ·all buildings, grounds, athletic facilities, and related facilities.
12. Experience in developing bidding specifications for construction, renovation, and related projects.
13. Demonstrated experience supervising and managing all stages of large-scale construction projects.
14. Demonstrated leadership abilities through successful supervisory experience.
15. Previous experience working in a school setting.
16. Excellent communication and collaboration skills
17. Current/valid driver's license

START DATE: Monday, September 27, 2021

SALARY: Salary and benefits per standard employee contract.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Facilities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Lunenburg Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • OTHER
      Full Time, 12-month position
      Non-Union, Managerial
      Citizenship, residency or work visa required.
      Hiring is subject to satisfactory CORI and SAFIS Background Checks per 603 CMR 51.

      While this position typically encompasses the school day’s regular business hours, emergencies, events and meetings often take place during the nights and weekends and often require on-site presence at those times. This role is required to assist in all duties of the role (maintenance, cleaning, etc.) and be able to perform duties on a limited basis in the trade in which they are licensed.

      Ability to stand, sit, reach, bend, lift, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to tolerate heights. Must be able to regularly lift and carry 50 pounds. Must have good hand-eye coordination. Must be capable of operating and/or carrying some equipment for extended periods of time. Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • High School/Trade School degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • John Londa
    • 1033 Massachusetts Avenue
    • Lunenburg, Massachusetts 01462

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