Kalispell Public Schools Facilities and Operations Supervisor in Kalispell, Montana
Oversee and maintain the operation of all district property and building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, plumbing, and waste management.
Represent the district in day-to-day contacts with contractors, architects and engineers in connection with facility renovations;
Interface and coordinate activities with local government agencies as pertaining to district facilities and properties;
Assist in the negotiation and administration of leases of district facilities and facilities used by the school district;
Plan and direct the building services, including custodial, building maintenance and
Develop and administer the school district's snow removal plan;
Advise the Superintendent regarding school closure;
Develop and administer a preventative maintenance program for HVAC equipment, playground equipment and other equipment as needed;
Coordinate and implement a staffing plan for the Facilities, Maintenance and Custodial Departments
Develop and administer a vehicle and equipment maintenance/replacement plan;
Develop and administer a building and grounds use program that makes the district facilities available to the area residents and athletic groups;
In cooperation with principals will coordinate the short-term and long-range facility improvement plans;
Work collaboratively with building administrators and staff to ensure a clean and safe
environment for all students and staff;
Conducts regular building inspections for safety, cleaning standards and procedure compliance, coordinates inspections by insurance companies, fire and police departments, health department, and Regional Office of Education audits;
Completes District compliance trainings as required;
Assist in the preparation of the departmental budgets in conjunction with the Superintendent and Director of Finance;
Develop and/or coordinate bids, RFP’s, RFQ’s and other purchasing projects or initiativesspecific to the Facilities department.
Responsible for asbestos management plan, lead testing, district pest management plan, districtsafety plan, and district loss control in conjunction with the Director of Finance;
Chairs the District Safety Committee
Perform other related duties, as assigned;
Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management or related field and five years of related experience, including experience in a management capacity; or any combination of equivalent experience and training.
Hands-on experience with HVAC units, electrical, plumbing, grounds care, custodial care, carpentry, playground equipment and security;
Must possess a valid Montana Driver's License;
Master’s degree in construction management or closely related field.
Previous experience as a Facilities Director in a school District.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to apply independent judgment in significant matters when coordinating and planning for inspections, recommend repairs and improvements for the district's facilities and grounds in order to maintain healthy and safe environments for students, staff, and the community;
Ability to apply independent judgment in significant matters when coordinating emergency procedures affecting building and grounds including cold weather temperature control and snow removal
Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering, architecture and construction management.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility management.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
Knowledge of the principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Knowledge of principles and practices related to the management of maintenance, custodial, warehouse, and landscape activities;
Knowledge of all applicable OSHA, EPA and School Code regulations
Skill in managing projects and providing leadership in coordinating interested parties in major projects.
Knowledge of cleaning equipment, products, techniques and standards
Ability to direct, organize, and coordinate the programs of a large and diverse department.
Ability to research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the
course of work including District administrators, staff, various private and public agencies, the public and other interested groups.
Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations
Ability to learn advanced manufacturers software systems for the purpose of modifying or improving digital control system data bases, and linking, binding points and applications, and managing these sequences at the central building operator station or server.
Ability to manage varying workloads, to meet the timelines of changing schedules.
Ability to read, interpret and analyze mechanical and electrical and plumbing plans, specifications, and data.
Ability to effectively and efficiently utilize labor and material resources.
Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels.
Ability to meet a high standard of safety and health code regulations.
Ability to be on call to respond to district emergencies either via the internet or as dictated by the nature of the emergency.
Ability to operate an Energy Management Control System.