The Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction is an exempt management position responsible for coordinating and managing the District-wide construction of new facilities and modification of existing facilities. The position performs related activities, including but not limited to:
Þ Plans, prioritizes, and oversees all facilities construction projects for the District; maintains responsibility for the general oversight and management of the District’s Facilities and Construction program; and effectively allocates resources to various projects.
Þ Conducts facility needs assessment, and develops, revises, and maintains long-range facilities master plan for the District.
Þ Supervises and directs the preparation of demographic, enrollment, capacity, and boundary data, analyzes demographic data, and makes long and short-term enrollment projections.
Þ Identifies sources of funding for facilities projects and oversees the process for securing such funding, including the hiring of consultants to conduct specialized functions; manages the collection and expenditure of developer and other facilities mitigation fees.
Þ Manages application process to the State School Facility Program and assures compliance with the program regulations, represents the district to the Office of Public School Construction, State Department of Education, and a variety of other local, state and federal governmental agencies.
Þ Identifies and recommends potential sites to the Board and manages the site acquisition process, including real estate negotiations, eminent domain procedures, and environmental impact studies and procedures.
Þ Develops and administers contracts for construction and modernization projects; recommends and develops “request for proposals” for hiring architects, engineers, inspectors, and other experts.
Þ Develops project and departmental budgets, monitors expenditures, approves payments and changes and resolves impasses.
Position responsibilities require the following knowledge and abilities:
Knowledge of laws, regulations, programs, agencies, and processes governing school facilities acquisition and construction
Knowledge of funding vehicles for school facilities
Knowledge of school district budget and accounting practices
Knowledge of school building needs and timelines in the school construction process
Ability to manage and coordinate multiple large-scale facilities projects at various stages in the planning and construction process
Ability to learn, analyze, and apply complex regulations, laws and procedures to maximize District facilities options
Ability to keep abreast of new facility-related developments and/or options
Ability to maintain a high energy level and work under the pressure of deadlines
Ability to explain complex, technical information to others; persuade, negotiate and lead effective group processes
Communicate effectively orally and in writing and make presentations to the Board, administration and community groups
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with individuals at all levels in the organization and staff of other agencies
Demonstrate sound judgment and flexibility, including when under pressure.
Supervise, train, and evaluate staff and build effective working teams.
At least five years of progressively responsible facilities, planning and construction experience, with an emphasis on managing complex or multiple large-scale construction projects. This experience should include supervisory and school construction experience; familiarity with the State School Facilities Program and its regulations is strongly desirable.
A college degree in business or public administration, or a closely related field with courses in facilities or urban planning, architecture, finance, or project management is also highly desirable. Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and use of an automobile or proof of an equivalent is required.
About Escondido Union School District
The Escondido Union School District serves approximately 17,000 students in grades K-8 and State Preschool. It has 17 elementary schools, one intermediate school (4-8), and five middle schools on a modified traditional schedule. The District employs over 1100 certificated employees and approximately 750 classified and 110 hourly Noon Time Supervisors.
For an open competitive job opportunity, all applicants must submit a regular District employment application through our on-line application system at www.edjoin.org. Application requirements such as additional documentation and/or certifications will vary by job classification. Applications and any required materials must be submitted by the filing deadline. All materials must be submitted electronically via ED-JOIN. Due to our online screening process, hard copies will not be accepted.
All applications will be screened on the basis of the appropriate experience, education, and training for the position. The best-qualified candidates will be invited to participate in technical and personal fitness assessments. Candidates successfully completing all phases of the application and ...examination process will be ranked on the appropriate eligibility list according to total examination score. The list is normally in effect for one year. Candidates whose scores place them in the top three ranks will be invited to participate in final interviews with the hiring administrator.