Director of Construction
JOB TITLE: Director of Construction
DEPARTMENT: District Services
REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of District Services
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
CONTRACT STATUS: Full-time / 245-Day Contract
SALARY SCHEDULE: Director
APPROVED BY: Kerwin Koerner
APPROVED DATE: 7/8/2021
SUMMARY: Responsible for managing the construction, renovation, and long range planning of district facilities. Responsible for evaluating the capacity and functionality of district facilities to insure future needs are met for Owasso Public Schools. Responsible for the Bond, General, and Building Funds are properly budgeted and managed appropriately to ensure effective and efficient use of school funds for construction projects. Responsible for reviewing contracts and reviewing pay apps from vendors performing construction projects for the district.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Function as a member of the District Services leadership team in facilitating the strategic plans of the school district.
Manage construction projects to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of district resources.
Review and manage contracts related to construction of new facilities and/or renovations of existing facilities.
Attend monthly Board of Education meetings and provide construction updates, as needed.
Maintain a working knowledge of industry and educational trends of schools.
Maintain an ongoing priority list of district needs as related to facilities as well as furniture, fixtures, and equipment knowing that the ongoing priority list funnels into planning for future bond proposals.
Manage functions of the Construction Department by partnering with the Superintendent, Chief Financial Officer, and Assistant Superintendent of District Services to make certain school campuses have safe, well-functioning facilities.
Serve as the owner’s representative on all new construction projects. In this capacity, the Director of Construction is responsible for establishing programming meetings with end users and collaborating with architects to facilitate those meetings.
Oversee construction projects throughout the district to verify proper construction, installation, and/or renovation of new and existing district facilities.
Organize and develop plans for maintaining and storing building information such as blueprints, specs, and contracts for long term storage; digitizing such information when possible.
Develop and implement construction standards to be followed with new construction and renovation projects.
Partner with administrators in the district to create the best possible learning environment for students and teachers.
Adhere to all federal and state laws and Board policies while serving as an administrator.
Maintain a CCOSA membership each school year.
Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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:
Bachelor’s Degree required
Master’s Degree preferred
Experience successfully managing large scale projects
Leadership experience in a public school setting preferred
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of generally accepted principles of educational leadership, strategic planning, and instructional practices for students. Knowledge of procedures, techniques and strategies pertaining to the operation of a school. Ability to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision. Ability to lead multiple priorities with frequent interruptions. Ability to effectively analyze problems, issues, and concerns for the purpose of formulating appropriate alternative solutions. Ability to interact effectively with students, staff, parents, and community members. Organizational, prioritization, communication and interpersonal skills are required to achieve the goals of this position.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, professional journals, school law, or government regulations. Ability to write financial reports and present related financial data in a concise and easily interpreted format. Ability to effectively present financial information to the Board of Education, the public, outside agencies, or other interested parties.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to prepare, understand, and interpret financial documents related to the construction department.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
LICENSES and REGISTRATIONS: Current driver’s license in good standing.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at a desk or in meetings for long periods; travel to school sites; and using keyboarding skills, work on a computer for long periods. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers, and lift items weighing up to 20 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primarily inside working conditions; some exposure to environmental conditions during outside duty. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Very limited exposure to physical risk. Working extra hours in the evening or on weekends may be necessary during certain times of the year.