Stafford County Public Schools invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of
Executive Director of Facilities and Maintenance.
STAFFORD COUNTY is located in northern Virginia nestled 40 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 55 miles north of Richmond, Virginia right off the I-95 corridor. The Potomac River flows along the eastern border of the county. Historical sites, as well as cultural and recreational opportunities, are plentiful for the residents of Stafford County. Residents are able to travel 70 miles to reach the Shenandoah National Forest and 160 miles to visit Virginia Beach. The University of Mary Washington, ranked by Forbes as a 2018 America’s Top College, is located in the adjacent City of Fredericksburg with a graduate campus in Stafford County.
STAFFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS is home to 17 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 5 high schools, the Phoenix Center for Innovative Learning and two (2) early childhood learning centers. The district’s enrollment of approximately 29,000 PK-12 students is supported by almost 4,000 contracted staff members and an operating budget of over $300 million. We take pride in our great diversity and highly professional staff.
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Administration, the Executive Director of Facilities and Maintenance provides leadership and collaboration in supervising facility planning, design & construction management, land acquisition, and project financial management. The individual also implements comprehensive business plans and yearly operating budgets to manage each department (Facilities and Maintenance). The position ensures that educational facility needs of each school and department are met through active communication with principals and administrators. An expectation of the position is to develop and monitor program metrics, administer contracts, and maintain fiscal accountability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
·Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, architecture, or a related field required. Master’s degree in engineering, construction management, architecture, business, financial management, public administration, or related field desired.
·Senior level management experience in facilities planning and management, design and construction, or related areas required. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in any of the aforementioned areas desired.
·Experience preparing and presenting technical and management information to diverse audiences.
·Must hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license according to the Commonwealth of Virginia requirements.
·Registration as a professional engineer or architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia, or qualification to attain registration within one year of employment desired.
·Prior experience directing the execution of the capital improvement program for construction of new schools, renovations, and other capital projects.
·Track record of delivering capital projects on time, on budget, and in compliance with code and quality standards.
·Prior experience with the planning, design, bidding and award, construction administration, completion, and accounting for capital projects.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
·Comprehensive knowledge of facility planning, design and construction including maintenance, repair, renovation and new construction.
·Comprehensive in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices, and procedures of public school system policies as well as federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
·Knowledge of how to direct the acquisition of real estate for new schools and disposal of excess real estate.
·Knowledge of design, construction, and real estate terms and processes.
·Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and procedures.
· Skill in effective leadership of adults, including coaching, evaluation, and team-building.
·Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written formats using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure the appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts, and feedback.
·Ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences; excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
·Ability to maintain professional and emotional control under stress and craft appropriate responses to situations while maintaining a professional and personal demeanor.
·Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school officials, school administrators, teachers, support staff, vendors, contractors, and other stakeholders.
·Demonstrated successful leadership and organizational team management experience.
SALARY RANGE: Regionally Competitive Salary Up to $148,888 (commensurate with experience)
START DATE: July 1, 2019
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested and qualified candidates can apply for this opportunity by using our online application at: https://munisselfservice.staffordschools.net/MSS/.
Benefits and other information can be found at: https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/13856.
You may also contact the Department of Human Resources at (540) 658-6560 for further information.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019