Director of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, RB #20-157

Location
Buffalo, NY, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Ref
5269
Title: Director of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, RB #20-157
ID: 5269
Department: Plant Services and School Planning
Location: City Hall
Division: Civil Service
Description

BUFFALO BOARD OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
ROOM 720 CITY HALL
BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14204


RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #20-157 January 13, 2021

BUFFALO BOARD OF EDUCATION VACANCY

Civil Service Residency Requirements will apply

POSITION: Director of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction - Provisional

SALARY: $79,709 - $96,280


LOCATION: Plant Department, Room 403 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202


APPLICATION: CANDIDATES FOR THIS POSITION SHOULD COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.buffaloschools.org
Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction manages, administers and supervises work in the area of new school design and construction and the rehabilitation of existing school buildings and administrative facilities. The incumbent to a position in this class is responsible for directing the overall operation of the new school construction program which involves preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for all construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation projects, the preparation of contracts and evaluation of proposals for construction or consulting services and the award of contracts for such services. Direct supervision is received from the Chief Operating Officer or a designee; however, assignments are received in general terms allowing for a wide lee-way in the exercise of independent judgment in planning overall details and in making decisions on operational problems. Supervision is exercised over various supervisory personnel, skilled craft workers, grounds crews, consultants and contractors and other personnel involved with construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, maintenance and repairs.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Directs and supervises the architectural/engineering staff in the preparation of all plans and specifications and estimates for new construction or alteration and facilities improvements;
Executes all repairs, alterations, improvements and rehabilitation to school plant as required by the Superintendent of Schools;

Directs the development of office standards for design, specifications and contracts;

Prepares work schedules for staff in areas of design, construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation;

Works with outside consultants to acquire professional design services, architectural and engineering, defines scope of work and establishes project schedules and deadlines;

Recommends to the Chief Operating Officer or a designee, approval of requests for payment submitted by architects, engineers and contractors.

Develops both short and long term capital planning and budgets for the effective utilization of school buildings and administrative facilities to meet the school districts objectives;

prepares and submits budgets for capital improvements and maintenance for school facilities;

Performs related duties as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS :

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering or architecture as it applies to design and construction of new buildings and rehabilitation of existing buildings;

Thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to building operations;

Good knowledge of all regulatory code requirements governing building design, construction and rehabilitation of school facilities

Comprehensive knowledge of building systems and related architectural and engineering design standards and practices;

Comprehensive knowledge of budget planning and administration;

Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationship with district personnel, subordinates and other city agencies;

Ability to direct large-scale engineering programs using standard practices for tracking project status from design through the construction phase

Ability to manage, organize and motivate professional staff of designers, project mangers and third party consultants;

Courtesy; tact; good judgment;

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

PROMOTIONAL

Continuous and permanent status in any city department for three years as an Associate

Architect or Associate Engineer.

In addition , applicants must have five years of full-time experience where work involves

the responsibility for the design and construction of new or rehabilitation of existing buildings or

structures, three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Special Requirement

Possession of a New York State Professional Engineer's or Professional Architect's

License or the ability to obtain such license within 6 months of the date of appointment.

OPEN COMPETITIVE

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Architecture,

Building Construction, Engineering Technology or a closely related field and eight years of full-

time experience where work involves the responsibility for the design and construction of new or

rehabilitation of existing buildings or structures, three years of which must have been in a

supervisory capacity.

Special Requirement

Possession of a New York State Professional Engineer's or Professional Architect's

License or the ability to obtain such license within 6 months of the start of employment

NOTE: Verifiable part-time experience will be pro-rated to meet full-time experience

requirements. Proof of education must be presented at time of appointment.

FINAL FILING DATE : January 27, 2021

APPROVED:

Ms. Jamie Warren

Associate Superintendent for Human Resources

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