Director of Public Buildings – City of Watertown

  • May 3, 2023 at 12:34 pm #41389
    James Kane


      The City of Watertown is seeking a highly motivated, skilled and professional individual to fill the role of Director of
      Public Buildings. The Director will supervise and manage a department staff of 41 employees (Assistant Director of
      Public Buildings, Facilities Project Manager, Energy Manager, Administrative Assistant, 31 custodians and 6
      maintenance employees); coaches, mentors, counsels, and manages performance of direct reports. Evaluates the
      department and makes recommendations regarding policy or procedural changes as needed.

      Develops a long-range capital plan for municipal and school buildings. Creates the annual operating budget for both
      municipal and schools departments. Work with the purchasing department to create and advertise third-party house
      contracts. Secures estimates for goods and services and works closely with the Purchasing Office to ensure that the
      department is in compliance with public procurement laws, MGL Chapters 149, 30B, 30-39M. Proposes
      specifications and bid conditions to the appropriate purchasing authority for all items requiring such bids by law or
      policy. Develops scope for work not requiring bid but still needed for the competitive process.
      Monitors construction activities, including periodic site visits, attend weekly construction meeting. Provides
      oversight and coordination of subcontractors and temporary construction workers for those projects in which the
      district acts as general contractor or for small scale projects that don’t require a general contractor.

      Oversees the City’s Energy Management programs and initiatives in concert with the department’s Energy Manager.
      Manages and coordinates utility services to all buildings including identifying opportunities for and promoting
      energy management, cost containment, and usage reduction strategies.
      Ensures that department staff follow all federal and state regulations relating to EH&S, OSHA and DOLS. Acts as
      the schools asbestos designated person. Oversees all Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) actions.
      Key member of the building committee to help shape the design and construction of any new schools or municipality

      Recommended Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor degree from an accredited institution preferably in a related
      field such as facilities or construction management, or engineering, 5+ years of progressive experience and
      responsibility in the facility operations; 3+ years of successful supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination
      of education, training, and experience.

      Salary Range: $125K – $135K annually non-aligned position with an excellent benefit package
      To Apply: Candidates should submit a City of Watertown application form is available at . An application with cover letter and
      resume is accepted by email:, fax: 1-617-923-8195.
      Application deadline: Open until filled.



      Jim Kane

      City of Watertown, Director of Public Buildings.

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