Lockwood School District # 26
Job Description

TITLE: Facilities Director
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
SUPERVISES (if applicaable): Maintenance and Custodial Staff
JOB DEFINITION OR GOAL: To maintain all buildings and grounds to the highest degree; to conserve energy, control purchasing, maintain roof systems; to make needed repairs and maintain a safe environment for children, staff and the public.


  1. Prepares work schedules – daily, weekly and monthly – for maintenance and custodial personnel.

  2. Performs building and grounds safety inspections and implements corrections as needed.

  3. Examines school buildings on a regular basis for needed repairs and maintenance.

  4. Establishes procedures and guidelines to insure proper control of heating, ventilation and air conditioning in all buildings.

  5. Consults regularly with superintendent and principals regarding care and maintenance of buildings.

  6. Maintains current inventory of all cleaning and maintenance supplies and recommends purchasing to maintain adequate supplies; keeps charts and records on use of supplies and analyzes for future purchasing.

  7. Is responsible for setting up and taking down tables, chairs, risers, etc. for school performances and activities.

  8. Is responsible for boiler rooms and making sure boiler room doors are locked and kept clean at all times.

  9. Available for calls after regular working day.

  10. Establishes and maintains effective working relations with maintenance, custodial and district personnel.

  11. Trains, supervises and evaluates assigned staff.

  12. Plans and implements progressive operating methods and improvements in facilities and operations in consultation with appropriate staff.

  13. Prepares comprehensive reports to support recommendations for maintenance, operation and alterations of physical facilities.

  14. Keeps current on facility issues, including electrical, plumbing, building, roofing, and mechanical systems; this includes methods, practices and materials in building maintenance and renovations.

  15. Reads and interprets technical journals, manuals and other materials pertaining to facility maintenance, equipment, systems and repair.

  16. Prepares and recommends annual and long-term facility budgets.

  17. Manages facility budgets within approved monetary guidelines.

  18. Conducts bidding processes and effectively responds to bidders questions.

  19. Oversees the work of consultants and contractors for building construction, repairs and renovations.

  20. Provides consultation to district staff and the school board on new facility construction and renovations including all aspects of the district’s Long Range Facility Plan.

  21. Chairs the district’s safety committee and uses the committee to advise on safety issues and develop plans, procedures and policies for ensuring safe and compliant practices.

  22. Coordinates and conducts periodic building-wide safety inspections for compliance with all safety, regulatory and operating policy requirements; this includes maintenance of Materials Safety Data information system for hazardous materials.

  23. Supervises compliance with AHERA asbestos management.

  24. Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be
required as given or assigned.


  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education or a field related to facilities management.
  2. Prefer recent experience.
  3. Highly developed interpersonal and written communication skills.
  4. Advanced level of personal computer skills, including spreadsheets, graphics and word processing.
  5. Ability to take initiative and apply considerable ingenuity and practical knowledge to interpret and resolve new, unusual, or particularly troublesome situations.
  6. Ability to conduct meetings and make presentations.
  7. Boiler license or willingness to obtain such within six months.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent by advanced training in maintenance and construction; Journey-level experience in one or more of the building trades, including experience in a lead capacity.
  2. Valid Montana driver’s license.
  3. Knowledge of general principles of supervision and training.
  4. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  5. Ability to handle stressful situations.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of employment matters.
  7. Ability to effectively manage time and responsibilities.


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 walk, stand, travel from one building to another, push heavy equipment, twist at neck and waist, reach and kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. May be required to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee often performs routine work. The employee frequently exercises flexibility (ability to shift from one task to another).  Guidance and reinforcement are usually unavailable. The employee frequently works within time constraints and maintains attentiveness intensity. The employee may be involved in interactions that require oral and written communications.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside and outside. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy, depending upon the task at hand.

The employee must work well under pressure to meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The employee shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.