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    Facilities Inspector
    By
    Yelticia Dukes
    on
    November 9, 2018
    Position Summary:
    The Facilities Inspector ensures that assigned Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) facilities are in compliance with lease requirements and federal, state, and local guidelines. This will include performing routine inspections of leased buildings and identifying actions needed to preserve OPSB facilities in accordance with district policies and contractual obligations.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Performs thorough facility inspections of assigned OPSB facilities;
    • Monitors facility maintenance requirements as required by facility leases;
    • Communicates effectively with charter operators on the actions needed to remain in compliance with their contract terms and conditions;
    • Provides a detailed corrective action plan to charter operators that outlines non-compliant items and a timeline in which these items should be remedied;
    • Conducts follow-up inspections on non-compliant items to insure progress is being made and/or issues have been rectified in a timely manner;
    • Provides oversight of small capital projects, including modification, alteration, and construction for assigned facilities;
    • Develops a schedule for the execution and completion of construction and small capital projects;
    • Identifies potential risks relating to construction and small capital project plans and is proactive in finding solutions;
    • Coordinates with charter operators and contractors to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts regarding construction and small capital projects with school activities and events;
    • Communicates with contractors regarding contract specifications and construction activities;
    • Measures contractors’ progress and performance to ensure projects are moving according to plan;
    • Provides timely updates to the Director of Facilities regarding construction and small capital project timelines and impending issues that would jeopardize completion on schedule and within budget;
    • Supports the preparation of reports for the State and Local board of education;
    • Serves on the first responder team in the event of emergencies or natural disasters;
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Educational Background:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or relevant discipline or a minimum of 5 years of experience related to construction, maintenance, or facility operations;
    • Experience overseeing K-12 school facilities and maintenance services strongly preferred.
    • Must have proficiency using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Access (or other equivalent database experience);
    • Advanced understanding of local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to ownership of public educational facilities (i.e. AHERA, ADA, OSHA, etc.).

    Preferred Skills and Management Experience
    • Excellent written and oral communications.
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
    • Excellent conflict resolution and consensus building skills.

    Work Environment:
    Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and the work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) part of the work day;
    • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects more than 30 pounds rarely;
    • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals) occasionally;
    • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements frequently;
    • Normal setting for this job is an office/school setting.

    Reporting Structure:
    The Facilities Inspector will report to the Director of Facilities.

     

    Direct Reports:
    N/A

    FSLA Information:
    This is a full-time, exempt position.

    Salary:
    OPSB Salary Schedule E-06.

    EEOC Statement:
    The Orleans Parish School Board is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, and non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.


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    K-12 Architect/Market Leader
    By
    GUEST
    on
    November 2, 2018
    PDT Architects, located in Portland Maine, is a leading architectural design firm with a specialty in the programming, planning, and design of k-12 facilities. We provide a collaborative environment which supports innovation and creativity, allowing each team member to contribute to the design process. We invest in our employees and company to make sure that everyone with talent and initiative can reach any level within our organization.

    PDT is currently seeking a licensed architect with strong experience in working with public and private K-12 clients in the programming and design of educational environments. The candidate would have the ability to create and implement the design process while guiding and managing clients, user groups and the project team. We are searching for an individual who desires professional growth and responsibility while building our educational market through project leadership and client management.

    Responsibilities:
    • Develops and maintains relationships with educational clients
    • Collaborates with practice leadership on educational market strategies and decisions
    • Brings creative, technical and regulatory knowledge in developing educational planning approaches
    • Leads client stakeholders and user groups through the educational planning and design process
    • Collaborates with the design team during all phases of project development

    Qualifications:
    Candidates must have the following qualifications to be considered for the position:
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
    • Licensed Architect
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • 7 years of experience in educational facility design
    • Experience in marketing and business development
    • LEED accreditation preferred
    • Involvement in A4LE, AIA CAE and other related professional organizations a plus

    PDT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • TITLE: Construction Project Manager – Shoreline School District No. 412
    LOCATION: Shoreline Center – District Offices
    HOURS: 40 hrs per week/260 days per year – FLSA Exempt
    SALARY: Prof Tech Level IV – $97,968
    DURATION: Two (2) year Capital Projects funded position, with potential for extension.

    Apply at: https://www.shorelineschools.org/jobs

    GENERAL FUNCTION:
    Participates in the master planning of school district facility needs; manages assigned construction projects, including scoping, budgeting, scheduling, School District and community involvement, design, permitting, procurement, construction management, close-out and reporting processes.

    Major Functions/Responsibilities:
    • Assist with the development of the District’s overall capital construction plan.
    • Coordinate the planning, design, bidding, construction, purchasing and warranty procedures of assigned capital construction projects.
    • Supervise contractors and staff to ensure the successful completion of assigned projects.
    • Coordinate and work cooperatively with contractors, administrators and staff to ensure that construction and occupancy is accomplished with minimal impact to education programs.
    • Negotiate and administer contracts with engineers, architects, contractors and other consultants involved in performing work on District projects. Monitor contractor and consultant performance; negotiate contract changes and resolve disputes as necessary in a timely manner.
    • Work effectively with government agencies regarding District projects, land use issues, requirements and procedures.
    • Assure assigned construction projects meet local, state, and federal requirements.
    • Manage project permitting and environmental reviews; coordinate with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and other public agencies, for funding, regulatory, public involvement, and related processes.
    • Monitor design and construction schedules to ensure project time lines are met. Manage the development of a plan of action to get a project back on schedule when necessary. Review plan of action with contractor and monitor conformance.
    • Review and approve budget expenditures, monitor progress of contracted work and approve payment requests.
    • Develop and enforce construction standards, monitor contractual performance of contractors and consultants. Resolve contractual issues and disputes.
    • Work with building-level staff to solicit input, set project priorities, stay within budget, and articulate educational specifications aligned with program priorities.
    • Report project and program status on at least a monthly basis, covering, scope, schedule, budget, actions needed, and other major issues.
    • Participate in training sessions, meetings, teams and other activities as necessary for professional development and growth.
    • Assist in responding to emergency situations involving facilities.
    • Advise supervisor and Deputy Superintendent of significant fiscal, policy, contractual or legal items requiring review or action.
    • Assist the Community Relations Office with the promotion of the District’s capital improvement programs to the public; participate in Capital Projects presentations such as School Board, PTSA, and community group meetings as requested.
    • Routinely collaborate with maintenance staff to problem-solve facilities issues and develop recommendations to prioritize facility needs.
    • Participate as a member of District’s facility emergency response team.
    • Perform similar duties appropriate to position, as assigned.

    REPORTS TO:
    Manager of Capital Projects

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BA Degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or closely related field with demonstrated experience managing design and construction of multiple large-scale projects. Public school and/or educational facility experience preferred.
    • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in school or other public building construction and maintenance.
    • Knowledge of local, state, and federal building codes and requirements.
    • Thorough knowledge of state legal requirements and options relating to public construction projects.
    • Ability to successfully select consultants and negotiate contracts for professional services.
    • Ability to manage planning, design, and construction of large complex construction projects and coordinate the work of multiple contractors.
    • Ability to complete construction projects within budget and schedule.
    • Ability to respond to questions or concerns posed by government agencies, community groups, School Board and other staff related to design and construction projects and/or details.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups of people.
    • Ability to facilitate group discussions and reach consensus using collaborative decision-making on issues involving participants with conflicting interests.
    • Accessible by cell phone during and after work hours.
    • Valid Washington State drivers’ license.

  • School District Information
    The vision of the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is that every student receives a high-quality education that fosters his or her individual capabilities, while ensuring that they thrive and are prepared for civic, social, and economic success. Effective July 1, 2018, all New Orleans Public Schools will transition into one unified system of autonomous schools under the oversight of the OPSB. An important responsibility for the Orleans Parish School Board is to ensure every child has access to a high quality educational facility that is conducive to learning.

    Position Summary
    The Facilities Asset Manager is responsible for the management of assets contained within OPSB owned and leased properties. This will include ensuring OPSB polices relative to property and contents are adhered to and ensuring charter operators understand their obligations and responsibilities as it relates to such property and contents.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Consults and collaborates with the Executive Director of Facilities, evaluates district owned property and provides operational leadership, coordination, oversight for the management of physical plants, and real estate activities within the leased properties;
    • Creates procedures for the annual inventory of school board owned contents;
    • Creates a reporting structure for presenting the results of the annual inventory to the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Facilities.
    • Trains all schools on the processes and requirements for the tracking and annual inventory of school board owned assets;
    • Creates and trains schools on a process for the transfer, surplus, or disposal of school contents in compliance with all school board polices;
    • Oversees the process for the transfer, surplus, or disposal of school contents in compliance with all school board polices;
    • Manages and oversees storage warehouse and the transfer, surplus, sale or disposal of its contents;
    • Creates and maintains data management of all tracked school board property in the school boards asset management system;
    • Ensures all newly purchased assets are properly labeled and tracked in an asset management system per school board policies;
    • Develops and implements the annual management plan; accomplishes key performance indicators as identified by the Executive Director of Facilities;
    • Prepares reports and makes formal oral presentations to various internal and external constituents, as required;
    • Evaluates the performance of independent contractors when such services have been engaged;
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Educational Background
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field or a minimum of 5 years of experience related to business operations, property or asset management, facility operations, financial management;
    • Must have proficiency using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Access (or other equivalent database experience);
    • Advanced understanding of local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to ownership of public educational facilities (i.e. AHERA, ADA, OSHA, etc.).

    Preferred Skills and Management Experience
    • Excellent written and oral communications.
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
    • Excellent conflict resolution and consensus building skills.

    Work Environment
    Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and the work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) part of the work day;
    • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects more than 30 pounds rarely;
    • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals) occasionally;
    • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely;
    • Normal setting for this job is an office/school setting.

    Reporting Structure
    The Facilities Asset Manager will report to the Executive Director of Facilities.

    Direct Reports
    N/A

    FSLA Information
    This is a full-time, exempt position.

    Salary
    OPSB Salary Schedule E-06.

    EEOC Statement
    The Orleans Parish School Board is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, and non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

  • Position Description

    TITLE: Project Planner
    REPORTS: Director of Capital Planning
    COMMUNITY: School Operations & Academic Support
    CLASSIFICATION: Non-Rep/Prof-Tech
    FLSA: Non-Exempt
    WORK YEAR: 260 Days
    ISSUED: July 11, 2018
    SALARY: Non-Represented Salary Schedule

    BASIC FUNCTION:
    Director of Capital Planning the Project Planner manages district construction and modernization projects by managing the work of contractors, consulting staff, monitoring completion and deadlines, tracking expenditures and resolving problems.

    The duties include but are not limited managing capital projects and the associated project budgets, review plans and specifications, shop drawings and submittals, coordinate with necessary agencies for permitting, prepare bid documents and proposals, performs field inspections on construction progress and maintains logs and project files throughout project.

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
    Incumbent may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities, associated with this classification but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.

    E = ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Manage multiple capital projects; and the associated project budgets; (E)
    Work with educational specifications committees on project inception and design; (E)
    Review plans, specifications compliance, shop drawings and submittals to determine applicability to existing district standards; (E)
    Coordinate with other agencies responsible for approving, permitting and regulating construction project;(E)
    Prepare bids and solicit proposals; (E)
    Perform field inspections of construction, remodeling and renovations of buildings; (E)
    Establish and maintain logs and project files for documentation throughout the span of the project; (E)
    Maintain up-to-date surveillance of punch list items, coordinate with architects and contractors to ensure proper completion of warranty work; (E)
    Prepare status reports; (E)
    Performs all other duties as assigned; (E)

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS*:

    Bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction, project management, or closely related field and five years of complex, large-scale commercial construction management experience, or any combination of experience, and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*:
    Must have valid driver’s license and automobile available for use. Must be willing to attend evening and weekend meetings.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

    Knowledge of:
    • Contract law and various other applicable local, state and federal legislation relating to Public Works projects to ensure legal compliance.
    • Specialized software programs – Autocadd and database.
    • State bidding laws and small works contract guidelines; Codes, laws, regulations, rules and policies governing school construction.
    • City and county building permit processes.
    • Thorough knowledge of construction trades including carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical and other trades.
    • Life cycle costing and value engineering.
    • Application of current Uniform Building Code and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.
    • Contract process to ensure that all funding and documentation deadlines are met.
    • Update computer database to track various aspects of project progression.
    • Contractual and purchasing guidelines.
    • Architectural, construction and legal terminology.
    • Work effectively with outside agencies and others within the community.
    • District organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
    • Oral and written communication skills, including English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, composition, and skills in mathematics.

    Ability to:
    • Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information.
    • Organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, work effectively under pressure and maintain good follow-through.
    • Concentrate on detail and be precise.
    • Perform cost/ benefit analysis.
    • Read detailed blue prints and specifications.
    • Apply knowledge of contract management principles.
    • Work closely with project teams to monitor work progress and ensure that work is progressing appropriately.
    • Interpret and apply applicable legal documentation.  Interpret and develop contract language, terms and conditions etc.
    • Effectively manage contract quotes and bid process.  Solicit quotes and bids according to established procedures.  Effectively review bids and award contracts to the appropriate vendor based on established selection criteria.
    • Ability to communicate well with others.  Maintain consistent and effective communication with district staff and other team members.  Work effectively with outside agencies and others in the community.
    • Ability to operate a computer and effectively apply various software applications.  Fully utilize all aspects of word processing, spreadsheet and construction project scheduling software.
    • Skill in construction scheduling.
    • Skill in site inspection.
    • Skill in budgeting, contract writing, fee negotiation and change orders.
    • Skill in conflict mediation and creative problem resolution.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of others.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Environment:
    • District office environment and school sites.
    • Interacts daily with district administrators, building administrators and staff, maintenance, operations and occasionally members of the citizens’ committee on items related to projects and project planning.
    • Demanding timelines.
    • Subject to driving to a variety of locations to conduct work during day.
    • Subject to construction site environment.
    • Indoor and outdoor environment.

    Physical Demands:

    • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching, and reaching to retrieve and maintain files and records.
    • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment, computer keyboard, and other equipment necessary to complete the required duties.
    • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
    • Visual ability to read, and to prepare/process documents and to monitor various services and personnel.
    • Sitting for extended periods.
    • Standing for extended periods.
    • Walking over rough or uneven surfaces.
    • Climbing, occasional use of stepladders.
    • Physical activity may be required, which could include moderate lifting.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Hazards:

    • Extended viewing of computer monitor.
    • Working around and with office equipment having moving parts.
    • Working on construction site.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Kent School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Community of Human Resources.

  • Job Title: Director of Planning (0142A)                                          Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
    Reports to: Assistant Superintendent for Facilities                       Pay Grade: A45          
    Dept. /School: Facilities                                                                    Duty Days: 235
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    Primary Purpose:
    Supervise all aspects district-wide and/or campus-specific of educational facilities planning from Site Selection to Pre-Bond Planning to the approval of the Architectural Program to Urban Planning Issues. Serve in organizing, supervising, and performing the work of a professional staff engaged in building and campus space planning, architectural programming, educational and technical specifications, and community and educational staff involvement in planning and design.

    At the facilities scale, responsibilities will range from developing new and revised educational specifications, to building space allocation and monitor building utilization for of all campuses facilities. The position will serve to assure that NISD curriculum delivery and educational philosophy is met with the appropriate educational spaces and facilities that reflect the mission, values and learner profile of the District. The position will also serve as the link between Instruction Delivery Officials and the Facilities, Planning & Construction Department, keeping the District moving forward in the advancement and trends of Educational Facilities and Learning.

    At the regional scale, the Director will contribute with the Facilities, Planning & Construction Department to closely monitor demographic and urban growth. The Director will establish a relationship with the multiple municipal and county jurisdictions’ planning departments making sure NISD’s stakeholder interests, views and voices are heard in all urban and economic development planning issues as well as all thoroughfare and transportation planning efforts. The position will also monitor and maintain relationships with the District’s demographer and numerous developers. Most importantly, the Director will oversee all land entitlement, land use, zoning and platting issues pertaining to land owned by the District and future developments. The position will take charge of zoning changes, variances, platting, and jurisdictional due-diligence, keeping current in all ordinances, building codes and developing standards that affect all District property throughout all the varying jurisdictional authorities.

    Qualifications:
    • Professional degree in a design/planning-related field required. Professional registration desired.
    • Relevant experience in K-12 Educational Facility Planning (ALEP desired).
    • Relevant experience Architectural Programming of complex organization facilities.
    • Relevant experience in architectural or planning design processes.
    • Experience in urban/municipal planning, specifically towards development and infrastructure.
    • Experience in planning projects, especially those that involve major infrastructure improvements.
    • Experience in community involvement planning/design.
    • Community engagement abilities.
    • Knowledge of building codes, zoning ordinances, and the inspection certification process.
    • Knowledge of space allocation and furniture acquisition.
    • Knowledge of project planning and construction principles.
    • Knowledge in urban planning (Regional, County, City & Neighborhood Planning)
    • Familiarity with new rooftop, multifamily and mix-use development processes and industries.
    • Ability to read blueprints and schematics.
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Clear understanding of bond referendums, capital bond management and processes.
    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    1. Coordinate and oversee the District’s planning processes, inclusive of:
      1. Monitoring demographic growth.
      2. Keep current knowledge of NISD particular jurisdictions ordinances, building codes, and development standards.
      3. Assist in the location, selection and acquisition of school sites.
      4. Site analysis and site assessments.
      5. Assist in overseeing the qualification or approval process for architects, engineers, and contractors.
      6. Serve as liaison to curriculum delivery officials and staff in the planning and design processes.
      7. Jurisdictional and entitlement due diligence.
      8. Conceptual Planning within parameters of preliminary budget & cost.
    2. Consensus building among campuses academic staff determining needs.
    3. Equity monitoring among aging and new facilities.
    4. Develop and/or facilitate Architectural Programming.
    5. Liaison to the architects and district academic staff.
    6. Oversee Academic, Student and Community at large input and involvement for areas specific to responsibilities.
    7. Community Engaged Planning, Programing and Design Processes.
    8. Manage educational furniture and equipment selection.
    9. Keeping current knowledge of advances in the educational facilities field.
    10. Keeping current knowledge of Planning Initiatives by jurisdictions and planning organizations within the district.
    11. Assist in development of uniformly equitable district-wide educational specifications.
    12. Organizing and conducting focus group meetings, internal and community wide to better understand and discern District’s needs. 
    13. Inspect existing facilities and make recommendations for improvements as needed.
    14. Coordinate the storage and handling of Educational Specifications while keeping them current.
    15. Conduct post-occupancy analysis and keep track educational facilities performance as it pertains to NISD’s instructional delivery.
    16. Steward of NISD vision and strategic planning as it applies to the physical space and form of facilities.
    17. Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    Demographer, Architects, Educational Planners, and other specialized consultants in the different educational fields (STEM, CTE, Fine Arts, Media, etc.) in the development of planning and architectural programming and planning efforts.

    Equipment Used:  Computer, copier, Fax machine

    Working Conditions:
    Presence in City and County meetings, and Public Planning Processes.
    Frequent district wide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours; work indoors and outdoors to conduct occasional on-site inspection of all facilities and construction projects; work around machinery with moving parts; work on ladders or scaffolding
    Frequent driving of vehicles
    Frequent bending and squatting
    Continuous walking
    Continuous standing
    Subject to temperature extremes
    Subject to fumes, dust, solvents, and toxic chemicals/materials

    https://www.applitrack.com/nisdtx/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Administration

    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

  • GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
    Performs professional work planning the development of school facilities plans; does related work as required.  Work is performed under general supervision.

    This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
    • Analyzes rezoning applications and determines the impact the rezoning of the property will have on the school system's capital needs;
    • Reads, analyzes, and interprets site plans, development applications, and address plans;
    • Maintains departmental web page;
    • Tracks new residential development;
    • Tracks and maintains an accurate and detailed accounting of cash proffers related to residential development impact on schools;
    • Provides information and responds to zoning inquiries and capital needs from the public;
    • Responds to requests from city departments regarding general inquires;
    • Assists in the preparation of the capital improvement plan including assimilating and analyzing demographic information;
    • Assists in the preparation of a variety of planning documents, reports, maps, and charts for presentations to the School Board and various other groups including civic leagues;
    • Assists with the creation of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations;
    • Assists in geographic and data analyses relative to school boundaries, enrollment, and school site acquisition;
    • Assists in identifying potential school sites; gathering and evaluating data pertaining to potential school sites;
    • Assists in maintaining records of all real property owned by the School Board; and
    • Performs related tasks as required.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
    Knowledge of school planning and development procedures, practices and strategies; thorough knowledge of public information techniques and procedures; ability to develop and present ideas effectively, orally and in written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school and governmental officials, governmental bodies and associates; ability to read and interpret specialized maps (including site plans, tax maps, development plans, aerials, and plats), regulations, and various school and city documents; significant experience and demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (including Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), including being able to create new projects within a spreadsheet or database with minimal supervision; knowledge of GIS is helpful; ability to learn new computer software and/or methodology; ability to multitask by planning, organizing, and executing multiple projects concurrently; ability to analyze, diagnose, and resolve planning-related problems on a daily basis; ability to produce accurate information in a timely manner prerequisite for work to be completed by coworkers and other departments; ability to create clear and concise reports, including narrative and statistical representations for use in tables and in charts.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning or related field and experience in planning, site identification/acquisition, zoning and demography required.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Apply at www.cpschools.com.

    Please call Michael Bailey, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at 757.547.0001, with questions.

  • BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    JOB TITLE: Senior Supervisor, Planning

    REPORTS TO: Manager, Planning

    DEFINITION: Manages the planning, organization, and direction of an office that develops and maintains design and construction standards for all capital projects performed for the Board of Education.  Develops and maintains all standard contracts for design consultants and contractors.  Manages the process for evaluation and interviewing of potential consultants for architectural and engineering services.  Assists the Manager Planning in the preparation, maintenance, and evaluation of all office standards, specifications, educational specifications, design standards, standard operating procedures, and processes.  Supervises engineers, architects, and other staff.

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
    • Assists the Manager Planning with developing and maintaining design and construction standards for all capital projects performed for the Board of Education.  Reviews design documents for compliance with applicable codes, technical integrity, policies, procedures, and standards as set for the by the Board of Education of Baltimore County.
    • Develops and maintains all standard contracts for design consultants and contractors.
    • Manages the writing of complex reports, memos and other correspondence.
    • Works closely with the Manager Planning to prepare, maintain, and evaluate office compliance, procedures and processes, including any ISO related processes.  Provides advice and guidance to management and staff regarding engineering and capital improvement matters.
    • Assists the other Senior Supervisors in the review of contract, contract interpretation, construction documents, and claims as related to ongoing projects.
    • Assists the other Senior Supervisors in the review of contracts for adherence to contract documents, schedules, and costs.  Works with others to improve production and quality of product.
    • Works with county, state and federal agencies, including the Interagency Committee on Public School Construction and the Department of General Services.  Collaborates with consulting engineers, architects, and others to investigate and resolve engineering matters.
    • Travels to and inspects construction sites, offices, and schools throughout Baltimore County, as needed.
    • Works with the other Senior Supervisors to improve production and quality of product.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education, Training and Experience:
    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture required.
    • Ten years of progressively responsible experience in the field of engineering, architecture and/or project management.
    • Five years experience at a supervisory level.
    • Experience in public K-12 education preferred.

    Licenses and Certifications:
    • Possession of a license as a Professional Engineer or Architect in Maryland is preferred.
    • Possession of a LEED professional accreditation is preferred.

    Note: Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience that provide the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform the duties of the position may be considered.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering theory.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering design.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of capital project management, including contract administration and budget preparation.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of CADD.
    • Skill in the design and review of capital projects.
    • Skill in writing complex reports, memos, and other correspondence.
    • Skill in the supervision of professional and technical staff.
    • Skill in solving complex engineering and design problems.
    • Skill in the drafting and review of engineering plans.
    • Skill in the operation of computers to perform design work and conduct engineering studies.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Ability to manage confidential information effectively.

    PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
    The work of this class includes travel throughout Baltimore County in the inspection of capital project sites.  Accesses sites in both pre and construction conditions including but not limited to crawl spaces, roofs, attics, boiler rooms, penthouses, mechanical rooms and other limited access spaces. Requires walking, standing, and climbing at job sites. Requires the use of ladders to access sites and the ability to access limited access spaces. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    Employees may be required to work beyond their normally scheduled hours with little or no advanced notice.  Work schedules may include nights and weekends.  Work involves frequent interruptions, deadline pressure, and confrontational situations.

    FLSA:  Exempt

    SALARY:  Grade 09 on the BCPS 12 Month OPE scale $81,231 - $125,583 annually

    Eligible for the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System
     
    This class specification defines the types of duties and level of difficulty of work required of positions in this title.  It shall not be held to exclude duties not mentioned nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

    Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Instructions
    Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
    • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools, and a separate completed application must be submitted for each position and location in which you are interested.
    • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted.
    • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including school psychology practicum and school psychology internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
    • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

    Pre-Employment Requirements:
    • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $79.75.  An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
    • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
    • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
    • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
    • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
    • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
    • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

    All applications are taken online only.

    TO APPLY, PLEASE COPY THE FOLLOWING INTO YOUR BROWSER:
    https://a1-3.applitrack.com/bcps/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=LEAD+-
    +CENTRAL+OFFICE+PROFESSIONAL&subcategory=SR+SUPERVISOR+PLANNING+%28V16490%29

    NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

    The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:  EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443.809.8937).  There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students.  Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443.809.4360).

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    Supervisor, Planning & Design
    By
    GUEST
    on
    September 6, 2018
    Bargaining Unit: ACE
    Work Year: 240 days per year, 12 contract payments
    Work Day: 8 hours per day
    FTE: Full time, 1.0 FTE
    Salary: ACE 13 $69,163 - $97,322

    Job Summary
    The Supervisor, Planning and Design is responsible for coordinating, identifying, and prioritizing short and long-term capital requirements to meet educational and operational goals throughout the Anchorage School District. This position supervises project managers through the planning and design phases of capital projects and validates plans and designs for projects valued in the tens of millions of dollars annually. This position also manages and oversees ASD’s Facility Condition Assessment Program (FCAP) and design program and is the subject matter expert on educational specifications, design/program capacities, and alternative project delivery methods. This position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).

    Job Requirements
    The following are required:
    1. A bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture or engineering from an accredited college or university.
    2. At least five years of experience leading teams and managing minor/major design and construction projects.
    3. At least five years of experience with K-12 capital planning involving coordinating, identifying, and prioritizing short and long-term capital requirements with internal and external departments.
    4. Familiarity with the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) specifications, regulations, and procedures that address school funding, design, and construction.
    5. Familiarity with determining school capacities and analyzing facility requirements related to educational program delivery, zoning, and demographic projections.
    6. Knowledge of architectural, civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical system designs and construction methods.
    7. Knowledge of current building codes, the American with Disabilities Act, asbestos/lead regulations and other local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to construction.
    8. Ability to generate technical documentation and general correspondence on behalf of ASD.
    9. Working knowledge of design and construction contracts, negotiations, claim analysis, project financial reporting, and recordkeeping.
    10. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and facilitate multiple project and planning activities.
    11. Ability to coordinate conceptual planning and design efforts and provide estimates for construction projects.
    12. Excellent collaboration, public speaking, and presentation skills. May present information to open/public forums and represent ASD on highly visible projects.
    13. Ability to monitor, control, and report multiple project development phases.
    14. Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with community partners, all levels of management, and other ASD staff.
    15. Must have a valid state of Alaska driver’s license.

    The following are preferred:
    1. A bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture from an accredited college or university.
    2. Current registration as an architect.
    3. Educational facilities planning certification.
    4. Professional certificate in facilities management.
    5. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
    6. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
    7. Familiarity with facility condition assessment programs and procedures.

    Essential Job Functions
    1. Plans, organizes, and directs planning and design work activities.
    2. Supervises and develops design and planning staff, plans reviewer, temporary employees, and interns. Validates capital project plans and designs.
    3. Effectively transitions validated project plans and designs to the construction supervisor for project execution.
    4. Leads and directs multi-functional teams in complex and comprehensive negotiations with external government and non-government entities as they relate to the district use of, disposal of, or disposition of ASD real property.
    5. Acts as subject matter expert on ASD educational/master specifications. Coordinates supplemental educational specification variations on a case-by-case basis.
    6. Develops and maintains ASD design standards. Ensures capital projects meet educational and building standards.
    7. Manages the district’s Facility Condition Assessment Program (FCAP). Utilizes FCAP and maintenance historical data to determine short and long-term capital requirements.
    8. Coordinates and develops ASD’s short and long-term capital improvement plans.
    9. Provides design firms with current information on ASD specifications, facility conditions, and educational program deficiencies.
    10. Oversees planning and design contracts and conducts design charrettes to develop project scope with engineer of record, design committees, and other key stakeholders. Coordinates drawing, specification, and constructability reviews to assure project meets ASD requirements and can be completed on time and on budget with minimal disruption.
    11. Works closely with ASD administrators, curriculum committees, department heads, the Operations and Maintenance Departments, and other stakeholders to identify all project requirements throughout the design development process.
    12. Approves requests for proposal (RFP) for professional design services prepared by project managers, evaluates proposals, and assists project managers in negotiating the contract for services.
    13. Completes progress reports and other required reports and records as needed.
    14. Reviews materials, methods, and systems for use in ASD construction. Investigates new construction methods and procedures and evaluates their suitability.
    15. Utilizes decision-making models to analyze full life-cycle costing and returns on investment, and enhances sustainability strategies.
    16. Performs project inspections as requested and coordinates plan reviews with the Platting, Planning, and Zoning Committee and the Urban Design Committee.
    17. Provides supervision, counseling, and input for project manager performance appraisals with respect to the planning and design phase of a project.
    18. Along with the construction supervisor, effectively tracks and manages employee hours against specific projects.
    19. Oversees formal evaluation of architects and engineers and customer service programs.
    20. Oversees the Design Quality Management Program. Reviews/approves changes, manages and reports the status of key performance indicators.
    21. Develops continuing education opportunities for self and staff.
    22. Assists in the bidding process and awarding of capital contracts and assures compliance with policies and procedures relating to project management and procurement.

    Physical/Mental Demands
    The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to communicate by oral and written means in an appropriate business manner and have cognitive skills to understand instructions, readily recall facts and details, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

    The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with qualified physical or mental disabilities.

    Work Environment
    Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

    While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Additional Job Information
    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

    Anchorage School District employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, coworkers, and the public. Employees must also have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

    This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief for additional information.

    The Anchorage School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Facilities Planner
    By
    GUEST
    on
    August 30, 2018
    Bethel School District, Spanway, WA

    GENERAL SUMMARY
    This position tracks district and community growth, analyzes impacts, develops growth mitigation measures, represents the district at public hearings and negotiates settlements. Responsibilities also include performing environmental reviews of construction projects, and performing a variety of special projects and related duties as assigned by the Director of Construction.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
     
    1. Reviews plans, plats ordinances, drawings and specifications for new development projects within district boundaries, legislation and other matters affecting growth; coordinates with transportation and other district departments to assess and project impacts of growth on the district; seeks clarifications from developers as necessary.
    2. Analyzes potential impacts of development on district operations; coordinates with transportation and other district departments to determine appropriate mitigations; develops mitigations; prepares reports, charts, projections , graphics and justifications; prepares presentations and testimony. 
    3. Represents the district at public hearings on growth issues; testifies on district impact analysis and mitigations; answers inquiries; drives to various sites. May serve as District representative on public planning groups.
    4. Negotiates settlements with developers as appropriate; write settlement language; facilitates negotiation processes. 
    5. Monitors developments in progress; identifies prepares letters of response as necessary; may assist in preparation of legal cases as needed.
    6. Maintains liaison with governmental agencies, developers and others on growth management and environmental impact issues.  
    7. Maintains liaison with district staff and administrators to facilitate consensus on growth management and environmental impact issues; listens to needs and concerns; promotes understanding; provides technical advice and counsel; attends a variety of meetings as necessary
    8. Performs environmental reviews of district construction projects as needed; prepares analyses and environmental impact statements as required.  
    9. Promotes positive relations with the public over growth management, environmental issues; educates and persuades as needed; represents the district at public or private meetings related to facilities, boundary revisions and construction matters.
    10. Assists with planning, permitting, and coordinating capital construction projects, including portable classrooms permitting, procurement and placement.  
    11. Develops and manages small capital construction projects; ensures that projects are completed in accordance with established parameters.
    12. Assists with and develop presentations for construction and planning office.
    13. Updates Capital Facilities Plan on an annual basis. Assist with the state process for funding of state match projects.  
    14. Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of this position.
     
    REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
    Reports to the Director of Construction.

    WORKING CONDITIONS
    Required to attend evening meetings and hearings; required to represent the district over sensitive and controversial issues; requires visual concentration; requires some exposure to visual display terminal; dexterity and precision required to operate computer; occasionally required to be accessible during off-hours to return to work for security calls; frequently required to deal with distraught or angry people.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s degree in public administration, planning, architecture or related field and five years of facility or land use planning experience preferred.
     
    Allowable Substitutions
    Additional qualifying work experience may substitute for up to two years of the educational requirement of a year-for-year basis. Master’s degree in land use planning or closely related field may substitute for up to two years of the required experience.
     
    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Ability to read, write, speak and communicate effectively. Demonstrated knowledge of land use and facilities planning. Skill in testifying at public hearings.
    Ability to read and interpret construction plans, plats, ordinances, drawings and documents.
    Demonstrated skill in developing, collecting analyzing and interpreting statistical information. Ability to project cost estimates.
    Skill in computer operation and a variety of software programs, including spreadsheets, database, graphing and word processing.
    Knowledge of planning procedures. Ability to negotiate settlements.
    Skill in oral and written communication.
    Ability to design and produce presentation graphics. Knowledge of permitting processes and requirements.
    Knowledge of environmental impact regulations and requirements.
    Skill in facilitating consensus.
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with District staff, community groups, contractors, consultants, architects, and the public in a multicultural community.
     
    Licenses/Special Requirements
    Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation.
    Required to be on-call during construction projects and public hearings.

    UNIT AFFILIATION
    Non-Represented 

    CONDITIONS
    The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

    Application Procedure:
    Apply online here

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