Director of Operations

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Lakeview School District - Battle Creek
Position Details: 

Lakeview School District is dedicated to organizational excellence and supports and encourages the development and implementation of multicultural perspectives across all areas of the organization, the celebration of diversity, and the assets that diversity brings to Lakeview School District.


Lakeview School District is a comprehensive school of approximately 4,100 students in grades K-12, 500 faculty and support staff members and an annual General Fund Budget of $34 million.  The district is comprised of six school buildings, four K-4 elementary schools, one 5-8 middle school and one high school.


The Operation Director oversees buildings, grounds, custodial and maintenance personnel, construction, renovation and maintenance of the District’s facilities/equipment, environmental compliance, security, energy conservation programs, warehousing operations and safety training protocols.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Determine and initiates the proper action to be taken to effectively and expeditiously complete repairs in accordance with school procedures.
  • Responsible for using sound maintenance practices in setting priorities for the urgency of repairs and operations.
  • Conduct routine and periodic inspection of schools and facilities.
  • Analyze needs and makes recommendations for materials and supplies.
  • Develop, and monitors the operations budget.
  • Supervise all inventories and applicable budgets.
  • Conduct safety inspections, accident investigations and develops, schedules and provides all applicable training programs to create a safe environment and compliance with all code requirements.
  • Develop annual priority list for maintenance of buildings and grounds.
  • Services as a District Educational Agent designated person for Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response (AHERA).
  • Maintain preventative maintenance program.
  • Able to prepare drawings/specifications and comprehensive bid documents.
  • Develop long-range major maintenance projects.
  • Maintain up-to-date record keeping with all laws, rules, and regulations as required by MCl (Michigan Compiled laws).  Maintains all required and necessary documentation of actions taken by Lakeview School District in these areas.
  • Work collaboratively with all 3rd party vendors and business partners.
  • Plan and prepare short and long-term facility goals.
  • Oversee all contracts relevant to building and grounds operations.
  • Manage district HVAC building management systems.
  • Oversee all district renovations and remodeling projects.
  • Manage and procure all capital outlay expenditures.
  • Manage all required inspections, including, but not limited to:  Boilers, fire alarm systems, backflow preventers, playgrounds, bleachers, etc.
  • Process purchase orders and approve all invoices relevant to building and grounds operations.
  • Receive and respond to all security, fire, and HVAC matters.
  • Ensure that all district maintenance and grounds staff are updated on all required district and compliance training.
  • Establish and enforce high standards of safety and fire prevention for the District, including full implementation of MIOSHA rules and regulations.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Barrier Free Compliance.
  • Regular, dependable attendance is a critical performance factor to ensure consistent, high quality customer service.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:

  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • General Construction
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, students and parents.
  • Knowledge, skill and ability in the use of e-mail, internet and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely in oral and written communication.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Director of Operations supervises all maintenance, building and grounds, and custodial personnel.  He/she carries all supervisory responsibilities in accordance with all policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include interviewing, making hiring suggestions, training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work.  The Director of Operations is responsible for the supervision and training of the custodial staff.  Assist in interviewing of new custodial/maintenance employees; supervises the training and planning of assignments.  Appraises performances, assists in discipline, addresses concerns and resolves problems.


Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Regular, dependable attendance is a critical performance factor to ensure consistent, high quality services to children and families.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.  Associate Degree or higher with certification in facility management is preferred.
  • 5+ years of successful, practical experience in maintenance supervision and/or maintenance engineering work.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • 3+ years of leadership experience that demonstrates supervision and organizational management.



  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Asbestos Designated Person and Plan Manager preferred.
  • Lead Renovation preferred.
  • All relevant OSHA and MIOSHA required training in areas to include, but not limited to, Control of Hazardous Energy, Personal Protection Equipment, Lift Operator, Hazardous Communication, SDS, etc. preferred.


Compensation Package:

Salary range:  $70,000 - $80,000

Annual salary combined with a comprehensive fringe benefit package will be offered to the successful applicant.


Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, upgrading and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals.  Ability to write routine reports, employee evaluations and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or community organizations.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions percentages, area, circumference, etc.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical information in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.  Ability to handle conflict resolution.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in oral and written form.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.  The ability to read blueprints, electrical schematics, and H Backs.


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