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    POSITION: Deputy Director of Facilities – Maintenance and Trades
    DEPARTMENT: Facilities
    SALARY: $70,000 – $100,000 annually
    HOURS: 40 hours per week
    POSTED: December 6, 2022

    Priority Deadline: December 31, 2022

    The Town of Franklin is a highly motivated and skilled individual to fill the role of Deputy
    Director of Facilities – Maintenance and Trades. This is a full-time salaried position with
    benefits and the employee will work 40 hours per week.
    The Deputy Director of Facilities for Maintenance and Trades will serve on the senior
    leadership team for the Facilities Department which serves both the Town of Franklin and
    the Franklin Public Schools. The Deputy Director will supervise and manage three full-time
    employees including a licensed Carpenter, Electrician, and Plumber. They will be
    responsible for tracking all work orders in the School Dude system and ensuring that
    maintenance requests are completed in a timely manner and our internal customers are
    satisfied. The Deputy Director will be the main contact for maintenance requests for
    Department Heads and Principals of each school.
    ● Manages operations and maintenance projects throughout the Town of Franklin and
    Franklin Public Schools.
    ● Provides direct supervision to three full-time Tradespersons – currently a Carpenter,
    Plumber and Electrician.
    o Coaches, counsels and manages performance of direct reports.
    o Approves timecards and forwards to Administrative Professionals, manages
    vacation requests and coverage.
    o Reviews and approves all expenditures and purchases made by staff.
    ● Serves as the key contact to Principals and Department Heads on all maintenance
    ● Manages the Town’s preventative maintenance program, School Dude.
    o Ensures that all requests for service are entered into and tracked in the
    School Dude system.

    o Assigns work orders to the applicable staff member. Ensure that tasks are
    completed in a timely and efficient manner.
    o Serves as an escalation point if a customer is not satisfied with the service.
    ● Arranges for and manages appropriate third-party contractor support, including but
    not limited to roofing, plumbing, HVAC and controls, electric, fire alarms, fire
    protection, phone systems and elevators.
    ● Secures estimates for goods and services and works closely with the Procurement
    Officer to ensure that the Facilities Department is in compliance with public
    procurement laws, Chapter 30B, and Chapter 149.
    ● Serves as a supervisory leader and member of the Snow Removal Team and ensures
    weather related coverage of schools and public buildings. Ensures that sidewalks
    and entries are shoveled and sanded.
    ● Develops and maintains a preventative maintenance schedule programs for building
    ● Serves as a key member of the Town’s Safety Committee. Ensures that Facilities staff
    follow all federal and state regulations relating to Safety.
    o Assists with OSHA compliance.
    o Tracks safety related activities and training for all Facilities Staff. Works
    closely with Human Resources, the Town Administrator’s Office, and MIIA
    insurance company to participate in “MIIA Rewards Program” each year.
    o Attends safety related training and keeps up to date on safety issues and

    ● Responds on a 24-hour basis to emergency needs in all public buildings.
    ● Performs other duties as assigned.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    ● Demonstrates strong supervisory skills, including oral and written communication
    ● Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google Suite
    ● Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.
    ● Ability to define problems and resolve them quickly.
    ● Familiar with local and state building codes.
    ● Familiar with all current health and safety regulations.
    ● Ability to respond to changing priorities and situations.
    ● Ability to follow detailed written instructions, provide written analysis and reports,
    research new technologies, and read and interpret architectural drawings.
    ● Excellent communication with all levels of employees and contractors working for
    the Facilities department
    Required Qualifications (Minimum)
    ● Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree
    ● 5 to 7 years of progressive experience and responsibility in the building operations
    and maintenance field
    ● 2 or more years of successful supervisory experience
    ● Familiarity with the work of various trades

    ● Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to drive to various locations across the
    The ideal candidate will possess a license in electrical, plumbing or carpentry and have
    technical training in facilities management.
    The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States and be able to pass a
    criminal background check and a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug test.
    Interested candidates shall email a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or
    PDF format or a Town of Franklin employment application to apply@franklinma.gov.
    Please put “Deputy Director of Facilities – Maintenance and Trades” in the subject
    line of the email.

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