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    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
    https://watertown-ma.gov/253/City-Employment-Opportunities . An application with cover letter and
    resume is accepted by email: recruiting@watertown-ma.gov, fax: 1-617-923-8195.
    Application deadline: Open until filled.



    Jim Kane

    City of Watertown, Director of Public Buildings.

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