District: 
Springfield Public Schools

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Job Title: Manager, Bond Projects - Multiple Positions Available

This posting will remain open until filled.

The first review of applicants is scheduled for May 1, 2019.

Reports to: Executive Director, Operations

Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 12 Months, Exempt

Tenure Track: No

Social Security Contribution: Required

Salary: Non-Academic Administration, Level E

Purpose Statement

The Springfield, Missouri Public School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Manager, Bond Projects.

The Springfield School District is Missouri’s largest public school district and has built a reputation of academic excellence based on the outstanding performance of our students and schools. About 25,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school, 9 middle schools, 5 high schools, and a variety of alternative education and choice programs.

The job of Manager, Bond Projects is done for the purpose/s of managing all phases of the assigned bond construction projects; managing assigned professional and support staff; directing and overseeing the work of architects, engineers, and other contractors; ensuring that specifications are being followed; and scheduling work assignments within established time frames and budget.

This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristic: Position is 100% funded through bond funding.

Essential Functions

·          Controls bond project activities, construction schedule, and associated costs for the purpose of achieving completion of projects within time frames and budget allocated and in compliance with established requirements.

·          Develops cost-effective plans and schedules for the completion of bond projects for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective use of resources.

·          Coordinates with facilities department functions and the work of professional and support staff for the purpose of prioritizing project deadlines, and ensuring that bond projects are completed on time and within specifications.

·          Implements and manages assigned activities and/or projects for the purpose of complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.

·          Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and/or records (e.g. architectural publications, building drawings, material samples, district directives, job related​ communications, etc.) for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.

·          Oversees performance of contractors and reviews architectural and engineering drawings for the purpose of making sure that all specifications and regulations are being followed.

·          Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions on issues that relate to construction projects for the purpose of providing information and/or direction for making decisions within the district's construction program.

·          Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of addressing immediate safety concerns, or needs related to projects.

·          Reviews and interprets a variety of budgetary information and technical information (e.g. purchase orders, contracts, bids, project schedules, designs, building codes, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring vendor compliance with established guidelines.

·          Serves as the liaison with contractors, architects, engineers, site administrators, and department heads for the purpose of discussing modifications and adequate solutions to project problems, and monitoring and documenting change orders from initiation to completion of construction and payment.

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)

Knowledge is required to read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: principles of building design and construction; interpret architectural/engineering drawings and/or reports; applicable building codes, policies, regulations, ordinances and/or laws of facilities and construction management processes and procedures; request, evaluate, and select qualified responses to contract and professional services proposals, quote and bids.

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: applying pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; operating software used in construction (i.e. AutoCAD, MS Project Manager, GIS, etc.); operating standard office equipment; good oral and written skills; management and leadership ability; and organizing, preparing and maintaining accurate records and reports.

Ability is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: developing and maintaining positive relationships; setting high expectations for self and others; setting and monitoring progress toward goals; utilizing and offering        effective feedback to continuously improve; participating in meetings, workshops and seminars; collaborating and communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders; applying critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes; communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities;communicating effectively and courteously with associates, contractors, developers, design professionals, public entities, and the general public; and working as part of a team.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

·          In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.

·          Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.

·          All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Springfield School District and is appropriate for their position.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a department, large work unit, and/or across several small work units; utilization of significant resources from other work units is sometimes required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.

Terms of Employment

The terms of employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Missouri public school and Board of Education policy, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by Collective Bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between SPS and that Collective Bargaining representative.

Experience

Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is preferred.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in job related area is preferred.

Equivalency

Three years or more experience supervising construction projects of increasing complexity is preferred.

Miscellaneous Requirements

Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking, and 25% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

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