Facilities Project Manager
Posted Tuesday, October 4
Saint Paul Public Schools
This posting/test announcement will create an eligible list for any vacancies in this job title. The eligible list shall be valid for one yearafter the list is established or the list is exhausted. Perform responsible professional work involved with managing or planning remodeling and new construction projects of the District’s buildings.
Minimum Qualifictions: College graduation with a degree in architecture, engineering or a closely related field and five years of work experience in educational / institutional / commercial construction, which must include two years of direct project management experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience/success managing to scope, schedule and budget for small- to mid- complex construction projects. Registration as a Professional Architect or Engineer in the State of Minnesota Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional. Knowledge of educational space planning practices. Examination A test will be administered after the job posting closes and all applications are screened. You will be notified by Human Resources of the test date and schedule.
EXAMINATION: This test is available for open entrance candidates. Practical Exam – Weight 100% You will be notified of the results of the practical examination. Candidates who pass the practical exam at leat 75% will be contacted regarding interviews with the hiring manager. Responsibilities The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties: Assist in the development of the preliminary conseptual designs, budgets and time estimates for assigned projects. Identify events that could alter the scope, budget, and schedule of the project and develop contingency plans for meeting objectives. Analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and make decisions under the general direction of the department manager on matters of significance within the scope of position responsibilities Coordinate the work of assigned project team members; provide technical direction and support as needed.
Participate as a team member in the planning and programming phase of project plans.
Act as lead facilitator of project processes throughout the project design project. Identify the need for external consultants and contractors. In consultation with the department manager, negotiate contracts with the same. Monitor and evaluate performance of consultants and contractors. Examine plans and specifications for district buildings prepared by external consultants and contractors and propose changes as required to comply with District standards or industry best practices; ensure standards are met. Observe the construction of district buildings and monitor project quality control and conformance to project objectives. Perform Facility Condition Assessments as assigned. Complete the required Minnesota Department of Education submittals for each assigned project.
Assist in the financial oversite for the projects assigned. Participate in the maintenance of the budget for the Facility Master Plan Implementation Plan.
Participate in supporting and updating the Facilities Master Plan. Participate in the updating of the Five Year Implementation Plan. Communicate orally and in writing with peers, building staff, administration and community members related to project design and construction. Assist in the establishment and updating of design standards for the District. Assist in the establishment and updating of design standards for the District. Interface with, and use, accounting, procurement, and project management software. Contribute to the District’s Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of building codes, ordinances, standards and regulations including, but not limited to, Minnesota State Building Code, ANSI A117.1, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and City of St. Paul zoning and related legislation.
Knowledge of strategic planning; conceptual management / organization; academic space planning and utilization. Considerable skill in utilizing computer systems in the performance of job responsibilities. Must be detail orientated and accurate in the recording of project information. Considerable skill in data management, recordkeeping, research, analysis and reporting. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously. Essential Functions Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities. Regular and reliable attendance. May be exposed to various cleaning products.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Professional Employees Association negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at https://www.spps.org/Page/33566. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $62,367 annually. Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance.
A benefits summary is available at https://www.spps.org/Domain/13220.
How To Apply
To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application. The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps. To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the “Additional Attachments” link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.
Other Information Transcript – Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.
Veteran’s Preference – If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran’s preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.
Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks – Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months. Equal Employment Opportunity Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment. Equity Statement SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position.