Nov 27, 2019

Assistant Director - Mechanical Services & Engineering

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Executive Leadership

Job Description



Provides leadership and direction for daily operations and oversight of Mechanical Services and Engineering department functions of physical plant operations of City Schools and Administrative buildings. Duties also include fiscal insight and contract administration of necessary repair work and maintenance-related tasks. The Assistant Director of Mechanical Services and Engineering will have overall responsibility for coordinating the district-wide facilities management, have knowledge and familiarity with each school location and physical condition and needs if facilities. Assists in overseeing repairs and servicing schedules for each school facilities.

Essential Functions

  • Assists the Director of Facilities Maintenance & Operations in providing technical and administrative leadership and oversight of school facilities.
  • Supervises professional and support staff in the management of in-house services, budget allocations, and equipment inventories. Ensure staff follows up on various repairs and installations through tracking performance metrics, site visits, and developing procedures for effective implementation.
  • Administers contracted services; prepares plans and specifications; evaluates work performance and service providers.
  • Addresses inadequate or inappropriate service and methods of operation, poor workmanship, or improper conduct or behavior which may be pertinent to his/her area.
  • Implements schedules for special projects, improvements, and daily routines in his/her assigned area and provides the Director with updates of such work.
  • Evaluates the condition of schools and makes recommendations for facilities improvement
  • Inspects schools under construction or undergoing alterations to enforce applicable
  • Provides technical information and recommendations regarding planning, design and construction or renovation of school
  • Provides technical supervision and monitoring of custodial operations, maintenance, construction, equipment inventories and budget allocations.
  • Oversees the implementation of the computerized management maintenance system that monitors the completion rate of work orders and other operational maintenance issues.
  • Completes written reports as requested by the Director.
  • Provides technical supervision and monitoring of custodial operations, maintenance, construction, and equipment inventories and budget all allocations.
  • Performs financial management responsibilities associated with formulating department budget; assists in hiring custodial and staff vacancies and other contractors; reviews and processes payments; invoices; ensures project cost stability; processes change orders; develops an annual operating budget for maintenance and inspections; and maintains accurate records of expenditures and
  • Performs administrative and supervisory duties requiring effective verbal, written and computer communication skills.
  • Represents City Schools in obtaining bids and awarding custodial contracts.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board?s policies and the professional standards.

Maximum Salary 110000.00

Minimum Salary 95000.00

Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor?s degree in facilities management, engineering, construction management, or business administration or a related field. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.
  • Five years of practical experience including senior management experience in the facilities maintenance and operations of a physical plant. Direct experience in school plant operations and facilities preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in strategic planning, budget administration and project management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to negotiate and make persuasive presentations.
  • Proven ability to handle numerous tasks and to effectively prioritize those tasks.
  • Ability to quickly gain knowledge of relevant Federal and State regulations and guidelines in the areas of facilities and maintenance.
  • Ability to quickly analyze problems, recommend and implement workable solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with principals, teachers, administrators, legislators and the general public.
  • Ability to ensure the delivery of high levels of customer service to the schools throughout the unit.
  • Proficient in the knowledge and use of technical computer applications.
  • Valid class C non-commercial driver?s license.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable building codes and standards, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Proficient skills in the use of personal computers and relevant design and office applications.
  • Good interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize ongoing and multiple projects, to address multiple tasks, technical issues, and contingencies at the same time.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, Contractors, and City Schools? personnel at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise professional engineers.

Full time or Part time Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts ?undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is not affiliated with any bargaining unit.


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