Director of School Facilities

Farmington, CT, US
Jul 21, 2020
Director of School Facilities

General Description:

The Director of School Facilities is responsible for the total operation of the school system's maintenance and custodial programs in accordance with policies and regulations prescribed by the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools.

The Director of School Facilities is responsible for providing leadership and management for the continuous improvement of the overall maintenance operation serving a 4,000+ student population.

The position presents a challenging leadership opportunity in managing seven schools totaling approximately 670,000 square feet. Developing long-range major projects, planning and scheduling work assignments within defined time periods and maintaining financial and operational controls are essential components of this position.

  • Candidates should hold a bachelor's degree in business administration, facility management, a related field OR at least 10 years of related experience.
  • Candidates should be prepared academically and with related work experience in the field of maintenance and operation of schools.
  • Candidates should have three to five years of supervisory experience associated with managing, scheduling and budget preparation in building repair and renovation projects.
  • Candidates should have experience in hiring, managing, and evaluating personnel.
  • Consideration will be given to the following:
    • knowledge of building trades and mechanical systems.
    • knowledge of building security and safety, custodial operations and grounds management.
    • knowledge of computer applications necessary to schedule projects, maintain inventory and record building projects.
    • communication and leadership skills; and planning, organizing and budgeting skills.

Salary: $100,000-$120,000 based on experience, full-year position

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct and control all aspects of school plant maintenance
  • Institute procedures for preventive maintenance and provide training to head custodians
  • Achieve optimum standards of building and grounds housekeeping and building maintenance
  • Serve as the district liaison for all building projects by attending all Building Committee meetings and other meetings, as necessary, providing all reasonable requests for information and assistance, and initiating activities and involvement of district staff.

  • Hire, direct and evaluate personnel as authorized by school policy
  • Plan in-service training programs for maintenance and custodial staff
  • Maintain work records, schedule vacations and implement policies and procedures required by health, safety and labor regulations
  • Prepare and conduct annual job evaluations of the maintenance staff in conjunction with the building principal

General Inspection and Supervision
  • Inspect schools periodically and consult on:
    • Operational needs, operational difficulties, maintenance needs, safety and security issues and grounds upkeep
  • Serve as District's coordinator of the Safety Services Program, including asbestos management, hazard communications, updating OSHA standards and regulations, underground storage tanks, training, pesticide notice, green cleaning, application, reporting, radon testing, and so forth.

Budgeting & Purchasing
  • Prepare Facilities budget for review by the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations
  • Prepare specifications and plans for purchasing supplies, materials and equipment
  • Review bids, recommend awards and assist Town Purchasing Agent on Capital Projects
  • Responsible for the proper operation, maintenance and repair of buildings and building equipment systems
  • Make recommendations relating to new or replacement projects including plan and specification reviews
  • Coordinate purchasing and inventory controls for maintenance and custodial departments

Security and Safety
  • Lead security efforts across all schools
  • Attend all state-level security meetings and report back to the school district on emerging items
  • Conduct district-wide monthly Security Committee meetings with various stakeholders
  • Collaboratively update the All Hazards Security Manual on an annual basis
  • Train and Supervise Security Monitors
  • Communicate regularly with the Director of Technology and the FPD on safety and security items
  • Confer regularly or as needed with Director of Technology to monitor installation, operation and/or repair of security equipment and infrastructure devices as related to each building

Records and Reports
  • Maintain building inspections, supervision, building security and safety reports
  • Initiate project costs and prepare specifications for major projects
  • Comply with legal reporting requirements from state and local agencies
  • Attend and present at Board meetings as necessary to communicate projects status, bid awards, and budget requests

  • Establish a cooperative partnership with school principals
  • Plan meetings and provide printed materials to improve and communicate the goals of the maintenance program
  • Develop good public relations with administrative, teaching, custodial and school personnel, labor organizations and the community
  • Provide Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations with regular status reports including, but not limited to, status of projects, personnel issues, any problems or concerns or other issues that would reasonably be of interest to the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations

Personal Development
  • Seeks assistance, wherever needed
  • Attends workshops as appropriate
  • Possesses a positive attitude
  • Takes initiative and provides leadership in scope of responsibilities
  • Capable of working within a flexible schedule, which may require work beyond the normal eight-hour day shift including evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.

STARTING DATE: October 2020


External candidates should apply online at
Kara Bridgewater Human Resources Coordinator
1 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
The Board of Education will not make employment decisions (including decisions related to hiring, assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, disciplinary action and termination) on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, alienage, ancestry, disability (including pregnancy), genetic information, veteran status or gender identity or expression, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification. Questions concerning Title VI or Title IX compliance should be directed to: Kim Wynne, 1 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032 860-673-8270. Questions concerning Section 504 compliance should be directed to: Dr. Laurie Singer, 1 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032 860-677-1791.