- New Jersey School Building & Grounds Association

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- New Jersey School Building & Grounds Association
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NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
2 CEDAR STREET, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102
CAMI ANDERSON, SUPERINTENDENT
ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY:
BUILDING MANAGER
OFFICE OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
(Pending availability of funds and Superintendent’s approval)
The Superintendent invites qualified and interested persons to apply for the position of Building Manager –
Office of Facilities Management for the 2014/2015 School Year.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
1. Pursuant to NJAC 18A: 17-51. Applicant to provide certification documentation. A board of education shall
require any applicant for a permanent position as a buildings and grounds supervisor to provide
documentation that he is a certified educational facilities manager.
2. Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or an appropriate equivalent
combination of technical education, facilities management certification and appropriate boiler licenses and
environmental certifications as determined by the Executive Director of Facilities.
3. Five (5) years experience in engineering and business practices management involving supervision of
skilled trades, custodial and technical personnel with a minimum of three (3) years experience in either
discipline within a large school complex, industrial, institutional or government facility or campus exceeding
500,000-1 million square feet.
4. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this
position.
5. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions
of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
6. Good health and freedom from disabling physical and mental defects which would impair the proper
performance of the required duties or which might endanger the health and safety oneself or others.
7. Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a
vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
Responsibilities
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BASIC FUNCTIONS
1. Under direction of the Executive Director, Office of Facilities Management or his/her designee, has
managerial charge of all non-educational financial, administrative, building code compliance, life safety,
engineering, and maintenance and custodial operations of a major school building grouping.
2. Supervises and evaluates performance of major section heads involved in operating, cleaning and
maintaining these buildings, may oversee project management staff and major renovations, does related work
as required.
3. Establishes all department objectives for security and safety programs, construction and renovation
schedules.
4. Coordinates Newark Public Schools standards and procedures for all maintenance and services, preventive
maintenance scheduling, contract management, project oversight and others as required.
5. Develops and implements and monitors policies for; computerized maintenance management and work
requests and control procedures: maintenance and update of technical drawings and manuals: energy
management, space use, furniture standards, vehicle parking, and administration and control of all site
contractors and vendors.
6. Is responsible for the preparation of the operational budget request for the major building grouping and for
fiscal conformance to the approved budget and control of overtime and staff resources.
7. Maintain effective, professional client relations within the assigned buildings including interaction with
Assistant Superintendents and principals.
8. Ensures compliance with applicable regulations governing purchasing and accounting functions.
9. Ensures compliance with all applicable safety, fire, and building codes.
10. Plans, organizes, and assigns the work of the organizational unit and evaluates employee performance
and conduct, enabling the effective recommendation of the hiring, firing, promoting, and disciplining of
subordinates.
11. Maintains ongoing formalized training programs for all phases and functions of the building operation.
12. Is responsible for initiating and maintaining all specification, policy, and procedure manuals as directed.
13. Provides twenty-four (24) hour coverage for emergencies, urgencies or other situations requiring personal
presence; delegates responsibilities and commensurate authority for backup personnel when absent for any
reason.
14. Is responsible for all phases of managerial control of the assigned buildings including, but not limited to
administration, engineering, maintenance, custodial and security.
15. Knowledge of management systems involving planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling
operating and administrative personnel.
16. Knowledge of planning factors and techniques as they relate to budget preparation and/or fiscal
accountability in a large building services program.
17. Knowledge of regulations including but not limited to safety, fire, building codes, lead paint procedures,
lead in water protocols, IAQ, radon, mold, IPM, ADA, sanitation codes, swimming pool operation, substandard
space and N.J.A.C. 6A: 26.
18. Knowledge of electronic and/or mechanical operating systems such as HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air
conditioning), geo-thermal, security systems, elevators, emergency generators, roofing, electrical distribution,
fire alarms, plumbing, PA systems, elevators, computerized DDC and pneumatic controls.
19. Ability to formulate, establishes, and communicates statements of goals and objectives and relevant
policies affecting the accomplishment of such statements.
20. Ability to direct supervisory personnel to meet established goals and objectives.
21. Ability to understand and interpret building layouts, drawings, specifications, and associated documents.
22. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to superior and subordinate personnel, building
tenant professional staff, visitors, and others as necessary.
23. Ability to analyze operating and financial statistics and reports as to conformance of budgetary restrictions,
potential excesses and areas of improvement.
24. Ability to analyze and react to emergencies to ensure for such things as organized evacuation of all
personnel when deemed necessary, maintenance of critical building support systems, and security against
intrusion.
25. Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used
by the agency, office, or related units.
METHOD OF SELECTION
1. Evaluations of professional qualifications, certifications, licensure, training, experience and references.
2. An oral interview may be required.
Reports To
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Salary, Terms & Affiliation
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1. Salary Range: $96,221 - $115,433
2. Twelve Months Twelve (12) Month
3. Union Affiliation: Unaffiliated
Open and Close Dates
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OPENING DATE: October 16, 2014
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
THE NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER