Job Description

Director of Facilities and Construction

for the 2023-2024 school year

Location: Maintenance and Facilities

Start Date: 7/1/2023

Salary: $96,461.00 

Purpose Statement

The job of Director of Facilities and Construction is done for the purpose/s of supervising maintenance, grounds, custodial and construction departments; directing the planning and design of school facilities projects and Capital Improvement Plans; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines; and serving as a member of the leadership team.

This job supervises maintenance, grounds, custodial and construction services for the Paradise Valley Unified School District.  The district has almost five million square feet of buildings, on 53 sites on about 800 acres of land in Phoenix and Scottsdale.  The department has 90 employees and administers a $3.8 million dollar custodial contract.

This job reports to Assistant Superintendent, Business Operations

Essential Functions

Act as district field representative in supervising construction phase of all building projects for the purpose of ensuring district compliance with established guidelines and regulatory requirements.

Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.

Communicates with administrators, personnel and outside organizations for the purpose of coordinating activities, resolving issues and conflicts and exchanging information.

Coordinates energy management, security and departmental safety programs for the purpose of implementing district programs and delivering services which conform to established guidelines.

Coordinates activities (e.g. systemic renovations, safety inspections, contractor and architect meetings, permitting activities, bidding calendars, mandated reports, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that all phases of construction project are completed within budget and specifications and with minimal interruption to site personnel.

Develops educational specifications, policies and procedures, project scopes, specifications, etc. for the purpose of providing data relevant to the approval, acquisition, planning and design of school facilities.

Directs department operations; the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes (e.g. site repairs/construction, preventive maintenance, planning and construction of new facilities, etc.) for the purpose of providing services within established timeframes and in compliance with related requirements.

Facilitates meetings and workshops, etc. for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as a District representative.

Inspects new construction and facilities for building renovations and remodeling for the purpose of ensuring that specifications are within regulatory requirements; and approving inspection reports and payment requests.

Monitors budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.

Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars (e.g. in-service training, staff development, governmental agencies, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, recommending promotions, terminations, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.

Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. correspondence, memos, reports, policy/procedures, budget, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information and recommendations for administrative action.

Researches new products, laws, regulations, etc. for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts and maintaining district wide services.

Serves as a liaison for the department for the purpose of establishing and maintaining good rapport with the School Facilities Board, employees, administrators and government agencies.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects and programs; overseeing program financial activities; developing effective working relationships; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and administering personnel policies and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; personnel processes; and standard business practices.

ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working with multiple projects, frequent interruptions, and changing work priorities; working with detailed information/data and maintaining accurate records; maintaining confidentiality; and facilitating communication between persons with frequently divergent positions.


Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; managing multiple departments; utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 30% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience:  Job related experience within a specialized field is required.                           

Education:   Bachelors degree in job-related area preferred.


Required Testing                                 Certificates and Licenses       

Online Driver Training Certification          Valid Driver's License & Evidence of Insurability


Continuing Educ./Training                  Clearances

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses      Criminal JusticeFingerprint/Background Clearance                                                                

FLSA Status - Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Facilities & Construction

Shift Type: 1.0 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted
Friday, January 13, 2023 12:00 AM  -
Friday, February 10, 2023 11:59 PM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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