Director of Facilities – Minuteman RVTHSD

  • March 5, 2019 at 10:21 am #34993


    Reporting to the Superintendent-Director, the Director of Facilities will oversee the opening, initial operation, and maintenance of a new $145 million state-of-the-art regional vocational-technical high school and ancillary facilities.  The Director of Facilities will also work with the Superintendent-Director and other key stakeholders to plan the expansion of the District campus.


    This new position is part of a reorganization of the school’s administrative structure driven by the District’s successful campaign for a new school building and the ongoing development of an expanded campus. Among other things, the new structure is designed to better align administrative duties to ensure effective implementation of the Career Academy/Pathway model planned for the new building.


    Major Responsibilities:

    ·       Ensure the efficient operation of the brand new high school’s major systems such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC. This requires constant monitoring of key performance indicators.

    ·       Administer the building energy management systems to control and monitor building systems such as HVAC, lighting and other systems to coincide with schedules.

    • Regularly review utility trends and consumption and offer ideas for energy conservation opportunities and efficiency improvements.
    • Manage energy audits / technical analyses for improving O&M, enhancing building automation and energy management systems through software programming ensuring accurate energy metering.
    • Monitor all project work in the building and act as liaison between the staff and contractors, ensuring continuity of information sharing.
    • Regularly tour buildings to ensure facilities are maintained safely and efficiently and in conformance with the highest standards.
    • Review work areas for cleanliness and proper work techniques during multiple shifts.
    • Participate in the hiring and evaluation of staff.
    • Review reports to ensure that departmental goals for work order completion rates and response time are being met or exceeded.
    • Assist with implementation of Health and Safety programs including required annual training of staff.
    • Handle procurement of all services, parts, equipment and supplies to maintain stock of all items needed for the building.
    • Administer preventative and predictive maintenance programs for the District.
    • Foster and create a team atmosphere within the staff with a focus on customer service and team ownership of the building.
    • Regularly evaluate staffing and organizational structure and provide recommendations to the Superintendent-Director on how best to support the District Facilities.
    • Adhere to all reporting requirements of the order of conditions agreed to with the towns of Lexington and Lincoln.
    • Develop staffing plans and work assignments.
    • Develop and support training, certifications and development of Maintenance staff.
    • Prepare annual budget requests.

    ·       Assist the Superintendent-Director in evaluating space and facility requirements, and developing plans to expand the campus.

    ·       Serve as an active participant on the Superintendents Executive Team.

    ·       Represent the District at public meetings, including those with the School Committee, parents, students, and other stakeholders.

    ·       Meet deadlines and make sound decisions, sometimes under stress.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree: Advanced FM degree/license preferred
    • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in property management with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity overseeing modern facility work or trade crews.

    ·       Knowledge of facilities, building systems, construction, and IT terminology.

    • Building energy management systems experience required

    ·       Knowledge of OSHA regulations, building codes, environmental agency requirements, and life safety standards.  Minimum of an OSHA 10 Construction certificate.


    Additional Qualifications:

    • Excellent decision-making and organizational skills.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion with sensitive and confidential materials.
    • Ability to communicate well in verbal and written form.
      Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computer-based property and maintenance management software.
    • Strong organizational, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to evaluate, select and manage appropriate vendors for services.
    • Experience supervising and effectively collaborating with persons at varying levels of responsibility and skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Office 365, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

    Conditions of employment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Hours beyond the normal work day are frequently expected.

    Physical Demands:  The Director of Facilities will sit, stand, bend, and kneel.  The Director will climb stairs, ladders, and equipment.  The individual must have a good sense of balance to work at heights. Some lifting of medium and/or heavy equipment and tools is required.


    Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

    Date Revised February 12, 2019    
    Approved by Edward A. Bouquillon, Ph.D. Title Superintendent-Director
    Date Hired  

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