DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL PLANT - Facilities Management Job Post
The Berkeley Preparatory School seeks a highly qualified leader to become our next Director of Physical Plant. The successful candidate will possess a sharp mind, strong work ethic, a working knowledge in many areas, including construction, maintenance, custodial, and athletics field care, and the ability to motivate, lead and collaborate. The employee culture at Berkeley is characterized by passion and commitment, optimism and positive energy, respect, kindness, and a desire for excellence, and we expect that the next leader of our efforts in maintaining and ever-improving our gorgeous campus will bring these traits to us a well.
Berkeley Preparatory School, a center of excellence in Tampa, Florida, places an emphasis on academic rigor with a spirit of social responsibility. Berkeley educates the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development so that they may attain their highest potential. Berkeley has built a national reputation for our great programmatic strength at the country’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning. Students of all ages exchange ideas, study a wide array of subjects, and explore ethics as they define their attitudes and values.
Located on a gorgeous 80-acre campus, Berkeley serves 1280 students in Grades PK-12. The school continues to experience strong interest and full enrollment, and is marked with a very strong positive school culture. Berkeley’s faculty, staff and student body reflects the diversity of its surrounding communities. The school’s Episcopal affiliation is present, and focuses on inclusivity, support, respect, and the shared values reflected in Berkeley’s vision statement, Berkeley puts people in the world who make a positive difference.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, as well as any additional materials that may be helpful to the Search Advisory Committee (including up to two letters of reference, a statement of philosophy, etc) to Laura Mosny at Berkeley Preparatory School, 4811 Kelly Rd. Tampa, FL, 33615, or as a pdf to her email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Headmaster will be personally conducting this search, with input from a Search Advisory Committee.
This position is responsible for overseeing school buildings and grounds, for planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling all Physical Plant functions in caring for those facilities, for coordinating with other school administrators in managing fire, security, and safety programs, and for delivering department services to support varied special events conducted on campus.
This position reports directly to the Headmaster, serves as a member of the school’s Administrative Team, and serves as a member of the Board-led Buildings and Grounds Committee.
Manage the overall operations of the Physical Plant Department, including: performance of maintenance, grounds, and custodial tasks; campus security operations and camera security surveillance; distribution of utilities; design and construction of renovations; administration of contracts for new facilities.
Maintain liaison with architects, engineers and contractors/subcontractors engaged in plant expansion, renovation, or other major projects.
Participate in strategic planning, master planning, and design of campus facilities including structure, equipment, and furnishings selections.
Evaluate and ensure the efficient operation of the department, controlling operation expenses at a minimum level consistent with sound maintenance practices.
Provide administrative and technical direction and supervision to department staff in completing work assignments.
Supervise the negotiation and receipt of bids for service and renovation. Coordinate administration of service contracts for maintenance, housekeeping, repair and other services affecting facilities, equipment and furnishings.
Discuss, plan and delegate project assignments to support staff. Supervise building, grounds, maintenance, housekeeping and custodial personnel, contractors and/or their employees hired for specific work, and such other personnel as may be assigned or designated.
Make recommendations concerning the hiring, promotion and termination of physical plant staff.
Advise, discuss and inform administrative leaders, deans, department heads and staff members on physical plant matters and problem areas.
Manage the Preventative Maintenance program and update as needed.
Prepare the annual budget for physical facilities in coordination with the Business Manager.
Insure that parking facilities and roadways are maintained in good condition with adequate lighting and safety features.
Coordinate purchase of necessary supplies, equipment and services from appropriate sources.
Maintain all plant blueprints and drawings. Maintain central key controls for the plant. Update floor plans to show physical changes.
Maintain sufficient records, files, controls, procedures to insure management and work production.
Develop training sessions for maintenance employees who require them.
Perform other duties as needed.
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct, and control all aspects of physical plant activities.
Ability to work with management systems and a variety of skilled/unskilled, professional, administrative, and industry personnel.
Basic knowledge of office administration, plant management, reporting, budgeting and control, and business operations. Knowledge of terms, nature of related trades, buildings, grounds, equipment, housekeeping, construction, repair, maintenance, blueprints, purchasing, inventory control, fire, safety management codes, and related matters.
Ability to understand and express oral and written instructions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management or similar.
Five (5) years of supervisory/management experience in the maintenance and repair, design and/or construction of building and related systems and equipment.