The Facilities Director has overall administration and management responsibilities of facility development, safety, and maintenance in line with Kawerak’s vision, mission, and goals.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Organize facility priorities and manage all capital projects from design through conception, acting as owner representative working with consultants, contractors and vendors, developing and maintaining schedules and timelines.
2) Develop and monitor plans for the usage, upgrade and maintenance of all Kawerak facilities, preparing budget estimates for any changes including energy efficiency, replacement and renovation, structural evaluations and renovation recommendations.
3) Coordinate with Division Vice Presidents and Program Directors to manage operation of leased buildings, including, but not limited to upkeep and safety.
4) Provide supervision and direction to maintenance and custodial staff.
5) Oversee the training plans for maintenance and custodial staff ensuring competence of employees that care for facilities.
6) Develop and maintain a preventative maintenance schedule and records system of all Kawerak facilities.
7) Write and submit grant application for facility purposes then manage the budgets once awarded.
8) Travel for facility purposes.
9) Keep and maintain an inventory, depreciation list and replacement schedules for capital assets related to Kawerak facilities.
10) Ensure a safe work environment for all staff and clients and on all facility projects.
11) Keeps facilities in compliance with Head Start performance standards, child care licensing requirements, state and/or local inspection requirements as applicable.
12) Other duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President.
1) Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Project Management or related field. 4 years of construction management engineering may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.
2) Four years of experience in the administration of capital projects larger than $10M and three of those years in on-site construction phase with arctic work.
3) Four years of supervisory experience.
4) Four years of work experience in building maintenance, remodel or renovation, involving: boilers, hot water heaters, air handling systems, HVAC systems, fire and sprinkler systems, plumbing, electrical systems and code knowledge.
5) Knowledge of federal and state guidelines for commercial construction, OSHA and other safety specifications, and project management processes and procedures.
6) Able to stand and walk less than half the work day in a construction environment with required proper precautions.
7) Must be physically able to bend, stoop, reach, climb and use hands and willing to work in hazardous and cramped areas at times with required proper precautions.
8) Must be dependable, self-motivated, self-directed, and able to work with minimal supervision.
9) Must have organizational skills to maintain daily work flow and project deadlines.
10) Must have strong oral and written communication skills; must be able to conduct public meetings.
11) Must have basic computer skills including word processing and spreadsheets.
12) Must have a valid Alaska Drivers License with a clean driving record.
13) Must have working knowledge of the Bering Straits Region and its people.
14) Must be willing and able to travel.
15) This position is a Covered Position subject to all requirements of the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act AS 47.05.310-47.05.390, 7 AAC 10.900-10.990, and to the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, 25 USC 3201-3211 (ICPA). A background check clearance is required, including fingerprints, and the employee’s name will be submitted to the Background Check Unit of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and entered into their central registry. Barrier Crimes Act and ICPA requirements apply and must be complied with at all times in order to remain in the position.