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Facilities/Operations Area Manager - Building Maintenance Dept

Gwinnett Daily Post

License and Certification Qualifications: Valid Georgia driver's license required.

Education Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.

Experience Qualifications: Ten years of experience in building maintenance and construction management or supervision required. Management experience in a school setting preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to manage and appraise the quality of maintenance of school facilities and ancillary buildings; high degree of technical competence in building maintenance principles and management; ability to supervise skilled trades technicians; excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with others in an effective and tactful manner; people management skills; strong scheduling and organizational skills pertaining to scheduling predictive and preventative maintenance programs; customer focused with a commitment to quality customer service; ability to maintain inventory for a large building maintenance operation; expertise in continuous improvement, data driven decisions, and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems; knowledgeable with Energy Management Controls; commitment to support organization's goals and values; ability to maintain exemplary records; and strong project financial management, cost estimating, and budget management skills.

Primary Responsibilities: Manage the operation of comprehensive maintenance efforts within Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) and ensure the cost effective maintenance, repair, and conservation of facilities by acting as a facilitator for all customers working with the Division of Facilities and Operations, which may include as acting as the coordinator for grounds and environmental requests to various customers.

1. Oversee program development and execution of building maintenance efforts.
a. Plan, schedule, and execute comprehensive programs designed to provide superior quality building maintenance.
b. Maintain data relating to maintenance of facilities, equipment, workforce scheduling, and costs.
c. Comply with local, state, and federal statutory and system requirements.
d. Responsible for complying with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Energy Management System, Fire Marshall inspections, energy audits, safety audits, insurance inspections, state boiler inspections, and commissioning new buildings and equipment.
e. Conduct orientation for new principals and staff.
f. Responsible for the building maintenance of up to approximately 30 schools/facilities, which equates to approximately six-million square feet of maintainable space.

2. Ensure world-class customer support is provided by the Division of Facilities and Operations.
a. Act as the primary contact for all unresolved facilities and operational customer needs.
b. Maintain all facility systems at maximum reliability levels to support GCPS mission and local school customer needs.
c. Address and delegate user concerns dealing with facilities, staff, communication, and scheduling to determine needed course of action.
d. Provide prompt and professional responses to user identified concerns.
e. Serve as the primary customer contact to include, but not limited to, the Principal, Assistant Principal, Kitchen Manager, Athletic Director, Head Custodian, and Community School Director.

3. Apply technical proficiencies to support facilities and operations activities.
a. Apply knowledge of maintenance planning, scheduling, and managing to optimize shop operations.
b. Maintain currency in building maintenance trades skills in order to inspect and assess the quality of work accomplished by staff.
c. Perform value engineering review of building plans to ensure consistency with maintenance requirement.
d. Maintain currency with the latest methods of the computerized maintenance management system, Maximo.
e. Maintain currency with all codes, specifications, and guidelines as applicable to GCPS facilities.
f. Assume responsibility for the time and financial/budget management of district's building maintenance.

4. Oversee logistical responsibilities relating to facilities and operations.
a. Work with the inventory team to develop and implement a comprehensive material inventory management program.
b. Responsible for procurement of parts, equipment, and services through purchasing procedures.
c. Responsible for maintenance of records on all inventory including parts, equipment, and tools.
d. Develop, monitor, and modify specifications for parts and equipment.
e. Oversee annual building inventory audit, monthly inventory variance reports, inventory supplies, truck and building inventories, and shop tools and equipment.
f. Oversee and assume responsibility for all fleet vehicles.

5. Manage all coordination efforts associated with the building maintenance functions and activities.
a. Communicate with local school leaders and administrators to determine customer requirements and expectations.
b. Work with other departments, districts, and local schools to perform the most feasible, corrective, predictive, and preventive maintenance as required.
c. Negotiate with materials and service suppliers to ensure maximum benefits for the district.
d. Maintain constant communications with local, state, and federal agencies in order to comply with current codes and regulations.
e. Meet with contractors and vendors and oversee the scheduling of "after-hour" work.
f. Work with Systemwide Maintenance Engineer in the oversight and implementation of various Building Maintenance programs.

6. Manage and evaluate staff.
a. Perform supervisory duties for designated staff.
b. Responsible for the development of staff with safety meetings, in-service training, and certifications and licensing.

7. Responsible for maintenance of all shop records and correspondence, personnel files, and safety and housekeeping procedures.

8. Responsible for continuously monitoring training requirements and plan in-service training programs and other training for staff as necessary.

9. Support attainment of GCPS goals and strategic initiatives for continuous improvement through ongoing evaluation of overall system quality and effectiveness.

10. Act as the subject matter expert for concerns relating to facilities and operations by promptly assisting customers as requested.

11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, negotiate stairs, climb ladders, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear, manipulate tools and small items with hands, and lift and transport up to 50 pounds over short distances. The employee is required to operate a motor vehicle in performance of duties. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. The employee may be subjected to a wide range of ambient temperature and humidity conditions while working on equipment under varying conditions including overhead work and work in confined spaces. Potential hazards of this position include working with electricity, working with heat and noise producing machinery and equipment, working on elevated equipment using ladders or other lifting devices, and use of chemicals and solvents. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with specific disabilities.

Sep 20, 2022. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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