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PROGRAM MANAGER III

Recruitment #17-005478-0017

Introduction

The Public School Construction Program (PSCP), a State agency, has a position available for a Manager of the Facilities Maintenance Group (FMG).  This Management Service position serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director of the Public School Construction Program.

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street, 2nd Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Facilities Maintenance Group (FMG) Manager is a hands-on managerial and supervisory position with responsibility for support of the State of Maryland's pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade public school facilities maintenance and operations programs. With assigned staff, the Manager is responsible for assessing maintenance practices, procedures, and conditions of facilities, and will advise and support Maryland's Local Education Agencies (LEAs) through reports, comparative measures and sharing of best practices. Incumbent is responsible for management of team production and quality, and frequent communications regarding the required work products such as maintenance effectiveness reporting, trend data, and information of value.  Incumbent must be clear, concise, and easily discernable to a variety of audiences utilizing letters, reports, graphs, and presentations. The FMG represents the Public School Construction Program (PSCP) on all matters related to school facilities maintenance and operations.

This senior level position reports to the Deputy Director of the PSCP and advisor to the Executive Director. The FMG work is pivotal to ensuring fiscally sustainable public school facilities that fully support learning within healthy, safe and fully functional environments. The FMG actively promotes/advances good maintenance practices and appropriate facility design. The Manager coordinates the work of the FMG with, and must have knowledge of, all activities of the PSCP, and must fully support the work of the Interagency Committee on School Construction (IAC) such as with active interface with capital planning and measures of fiscal performance metrics.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with strong experience in facilities maintenance and operations who wants to make a lasting difference for the State of Maryland's students and teachers and has the strong analytical and leadership skills in data gathering, analysis and communications to get the job done.

POSITION DUTIES

Implement and oversee the evaluation of LEA maintenance effectiveness in Maryland’s schools by PSCP staff maintenance and facility assessment professionals, and provide comparative results and observations via post-assessment reports and communications to school system officials, the Interagency Committee (IAC), and the Board of Public Works (BPW);

Ensure the periodic compilation of performance metrics into public information and other statewide reports that are easily visible and understandable to all customers and stakeholders. 

Review each LEA’s Comprehensive Maintenance Plan (CMP) and advise on strategies for strengthening effectiveness of plans, including integration with the capital funding section of the LEA’s Comprehensive Educational Facilities Master Plan;

Develop, advise on and share best facility operations and maintenance practices to support LEAs in the development and application of their maintenance programs;

Support and advise LEAs on the use of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems to efficiently implement CMPs;

 

Prepare accurate written testimony on school maintenance issues and participate in presenting testimony before governmental bodies and various other groups;

 

Develop guidance and procedures that support LEA maintenance activities, responsibilities and reporting; and,

Develop opportunities and incentives for district personnel through recognition, training, skills certifications and awards. 

 

Position will require occasional extended hours to meet deadlines; effective communication and coordination with customers and staff; and occasional extended hours and overnight stays to best accommodate customers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in a technical, scientific or engineering discipline such as Architecture, Engineering, Construction Project Management or a related field.

ExperienceTen years of experience as a Facilities Manager, Construction Project Manager, Engineer or comparable qualified professional involving the design, construction, operations, repair and maintenance of building structures or system services to include experience in team management and leadership and use of computer or web-based facility management systems such as Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM software).

Notes:

1. Comparable experience as listed above may be substituted for up to on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Possession of certification or professional licensing in fields such as facilities management, mechanical or electrical maintenance, construction code compliance or fire safety that demonstrates competency in facilities management knowledge necessary to support large and complex facilities and their building systems may be substituted for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Superior verbal and written communication proficiency.

Knowledge of facilities maintenance and operations funding and capital requirements necessary to maximize a facility's life and functions and that minimize total cost of ownership;

Experience as a maintenance program officer or facility manager for large or multiple facilities;

Familiarity with public school design and operations;

Demonstrated experience writing documents, reports, and graphic representations that communicate important information from observations, evaluations or analysis to explain or advance an overall objective of an organization; 

Demonstrated ability to communicate and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, and the ability to build consensus; and

Familiarity with the operations of Maryland State government.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For education obtained outside the U.S. a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualification must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-2584.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-4850.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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