Senior Director, Maintenance & Operations

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PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position is responsible for managing the department's maintenance staff; planning and implementing projects related to the repair and maintenance of all facilities within the District; managing annual maintenance contracts, contracted maintenance projects, renovation projects, and other activities associated with facility maintenance, developing and managing the preventative maintenance program. Provide assistance in the coordination of facilities planning activities related to new construction, modernization of existing schools, relocatable classrooms, and other support activities.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Facilities Management

  1. Education Level: Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, business administration or related field from an accredited college or university
Preferred : Master's Degree in construction management, engineering, business administration or related field from an accredited college or university

  1. Experience, Skill, and Certification:
  • Seven years responsible experience in a supervisory capacity as a facilities manager, project manager, or project engineer
  • Demonstrable understanding of all facility systems, and associated repair and maintenance
  • Experience overseeing work order and preventative maintenance database management software program with focus on asset management condition assessments and inventory control
  • Experience developing work plans addressing preventative maintenance and asset replacement needs
  • Demonstrable understanding of state and local codes as they relate to facilities
  • Demonstrable ability to move facility related projects from conception through completion
  • Experience developing and managing preventative maintenance program
  • Experience managing landscape and custodial programs
  • Proven project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Initiate, plan and carry work through to completion without close supervision
  • Ability to operate computers to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel and Access.
  • Eligible for educational support license.
  1. Manages departmental staff by recommending applicants for selection and placement, and by providing work direction, monitoring performance, and managing personnel issues through a team of directors and supervisors.
  2. Evaluates work groups and work programs within the department and implement improvements.
  3. Manages capital and maintenance projects.
  4. Oversee and manages the District's utility program including oversight of applicable audits/studies and related project/programs.
  5. Develops and prepares applicable budgets; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data with the Executive Director, Facilities Maintenance; monitors and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established guidelines; utilizes computer spreadsheet software programs.
  6. Develops, monitors and manages the department budget.
  7. Develops, monitors and manages project budgets.
  8. Develops and organizes long-range, on-going, and preventive maintenance plans and programs for sites, buildings and equipment, including procedures for receipt and assignment of maintenance work orders and for equipment maintenance and replacement programs and reports the status annually.
  9. Administers the expenditure of capital maintenance, and grounds funds.
  10. Plans, organizes, and directs District maintenance, grounds keeping and custodial operations, activities and related services; develops and administers schedules and work assignments for staff; plans, coordinates and arranges for the appropriate training of staff, including in-service training and safety programs.
  11. Develops, revises, implements and monitors the District's 5-year Deferred Maintenance Program.
  12. Establishes and maintains a close working relationship with the City of Savannah, Chatham County, surrounding municipalities building officials and Federal and State officials to include Fire Prevention.
  13. Prepares and presents reports on project plans, status and accomplishments to include departmental quarterly report, productivity and cost reports.
  14. Ensures proper levels of customer contact (Principals, Directors, Contractors, etc.) to determine whether customer needs are met, whether maintenance goals are achieved, and to develop plans for future projects.
  15. Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and working relationship with the department supervisor and departmental employees, other District employees, the Board of Education, parents and the general public.
  16. Provides support for Executive Director, Facilities Management.
  17. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization.

Incumbents will be considered "at will." Appropriate pay will be determined based on the Grade as determined by Human Resources and allowable experience. The work calendar will be 250 days.
Exempt (A-3)

A responsibility is considered to be "non-essential" (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:
  • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
  • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.
Note the responsibility number from the list in the "Duties and Responsibilities" section for those responsibilities that could be considered "non-essential" based on this definition.

Certain limited aspects of General Duties and Responsibilities items referenced in Section 1 (b) and (d) might be considered "non-essential" in a specific situation. Any request for accommodation must be reviewed on an "individual case" basis.

Most jobs in the District have physical and sensory demands that can be described by one of the two categories noted below. For jobs that require more physical or sensory effort, please list the requirements in this section. The category applicable for this position is listed below.

OFFICE Employees in this category are normally exposed to a typical environment. The employee has some control over the length of time sitting, standing, or ambulating. There are occasions that require the lifting or pulling of equipment or supplies, as well as bending, stooping, or stretching. There is frequent use of computers, telephone, and other standard office equipment, which includes reading, listening, writing, or speaking. There are few exceptional physical or sensory demands.

(Check any that apply to this job and complete the required information.)
[ ] Heavy lifting of up to ______ pounds
[ ] Frequent climbing up to _______ feet, and/or working on building roofs.
[ ] Exposure to heavy dust, dirt, chemical or paint fumes, or other airborne matter.
[ ] Exposure to extreme heat, electric current, hazardous chemicals or other potential hazards.
[ ] Sitting or standing for extended periods with no control over rest periods.
[ X ] Other: Must maintain valid drivers' license and reliable personal transportation.


  The Savannah-Chatham County Public School system is one of the largest systems in the state of Georgia, with over 37,500 students in 55 facilities.  We are one of  the largest employers in Chatham County.  Our mission is to attract, retain and support a high performing workforce committed to fostering educational excellence. 


  We want to ensure that all positions in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are filled with highly qualified employees.  Human Resources supports new teachers throughout the school year with a hands-on THRIVE teacher induction program.  Our employees are offered a variety of benefit packages that are exemplary as well as very competitive salaries.  Human Resources wants to assure all our employees work in a safe and appropriate work environment and have a rewarding and satisfying career with SCCPSS. 


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