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SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This position has charge of maintenance and operations activities in a large school system. This is a supervisory/administrative position involving responsibility for management of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, and maintenance of school system buildings and grounds. This position may also involve responsibility for budget preparation and purchasing. Work is performed in accordance with established policy, under general supervision with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgement. Supervision is exercised over custodial and other assigned staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Directs and supervises assigned staff in the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of school system buildings and grounds.
Participates in the selection, training and development of subordinate staff.
Develops, schedules, and manages a preventive maintenance program designed to maintain buildings, grounds and equipment in safe operating condition.
Makes recommendations to school administrators on maintenance, repair and operational needs.
Ensures that subordinate staff conforms to requirements of law and policies of the school system and reports improper conduct of employees to immediate superior.
May plan and supervise school system security activities.
Identifies and reports mechanical and structural deficiencies and the need for repair or replacement to superior.
Investigates complaints and takes appropriate action to reduce repetition.
Schedules assigned staff to assure adequate coverage for regular and special school activities.
Investigates and reports on damage to buildings with recommendations for repair and prevention.
Prepares maintenance and operation budgets and justifications.
Maintains records of time and material expended, supplies inventory, and projections of workload.
Directs snow and ice control activities, tree and decorative planning and pruning. This may include athletic field and swimming pool maintenance, when such facilities are owned by the school district.
Responds to emergencies and organizes staff to cope with indicated needs.
Conducts periodic inspections of buildings and grounds, especially heating plants and special hazard equipment.
Serves as a resource person for a negotiator in employee contract negotiations.
Participates with other management personnel and Board of Education in the planning of new construction and major repair work.
On assignment, may represent the school superintendent and/or board of education.
Inspects and prepares reports on the work of outside contractors and recommends acceptance or rejection.
Prepares preliminary plans, specifications and cost estimates of assigned repair and alteration projects.
Receives and acts on citizen complaints regarding school property.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of building maintenance and operation activities in a multiple structure system.
Comprehensive knowledge of heating plant and air conditioning operations and safety precautions.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of coordinating maintenance and custodial staff and material.
Comprehensive knowledge of building maintenance trades and operations.
Thorough knowledge of construction drafting, blueprints and specifications.
Ability to understand, inspect and remedy defects in the maintenance and operation of buildings and equipment.
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, train and supervise a staff having diverse skills in heating, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, carpentry, painting, other trades and grounds maintenance personnel.
Ability to maintain efficiency and harmony in working relationships among subordinates.
Ability to conduct inspections and evaluations of work completed and in progress.
Ability to communicate, understand, and execute oral and written directions.
Ability to prepare preliminary budget and renovation estimates.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Assistant Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds; or three (3) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Custodial Supervisor or Asbestos Removal Project Crew Supervisor.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an Associate
Degree in Engineering Technology or a closely related field and four (4) years of work experience in a supervisory capacity over custodial and maintenance personnel; or,
B. Six (6) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in building maintenance, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity over custodial and maintenance personnel; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).