Director of Facilities

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Tri County Area Schools
Position Details: 

Tri County Area Schools is located on the borders of Kent and Newaygo counties and encompasses the panhandle of Montcalm county.  Sand Lake, Pierson, and Howard City are the quintessential small towns that are within the Tri County Area Schools district. The Tri County Area is very family oriented and our community has a passion to support one another and the children they serve.  As a rural community, there are many year-round outdoor activities, and many enjoy the Muskegon River and the lakes close by. The proximity between Grand Rapids and Big Rapids (25-minute drive) gives residents the ability to enjoy small town living with large city amenities nearby.


Tri County Area Schools offers Preschool through 12th-grade, with a population of over 1900 students.  The district continues its mission to create educational opportunities for every student. Students have a variety of choices from college classes through dual enrollment, early college, Kent or Newaygo Career and Technical Centers and AP courses.  The district also has a multitude of in-district exploratory offerings as well. In K-8 we offer Music, Art, Computers, Physical Education and STEM classes as specials. We are proud of the work of our staff and students as we continue to Educate, Encourage and Empower students.  


We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates for the following positions at Tri County for the 2019-2020 school year.  Become a Viking! We Are TC!

SummaryThe Facilities Director is responsible for the management of all building and grounds functions for Tri County Area Schools.  Such position is non-union, full-time, fifty-two week commitment with an individual one-year contract, renewable subject to annual performance evaluations.  A comprehensive fringe benefit package and annual salary commensurate with experience and education is authorized by the Board of Education.



Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent; advanced study or college degree preferred and 5 year’s experience.  Related Certifications desirable.


Training and ExperienceKnowledge of buildings and grounds maintenance, and operational needs.  Experience managing personnel.  Knowledge in building construction. 


Demonstrated Technical Skills: Computer literacy, budget management, preventative maintenance program, strong computer skills pertaining to building management systems.


Human Relations Skills:  An Ability to communicate effectively and relate positively with students, parents, staff, and other members of the community.  Ability to effectively manage and lead custodial, maintenance and grounds staff.




  • Plan and direct the work of all building and grounds personnel involved in the custodial/maintenance activities on school properties and related facilities.
  • Determine and initiate proper action to be taken to effectively and expeditiously complete repairs in accordance with school policy, sound maintenance practices and priority and urgency of operations.
  • Conduct routine inspections of schools and facilities.
  • Analyze needs and make recommendations for procurement of materials and supplies.
  • Prepare specifications and submit cost estimates of proposed work activities.
  • Supervise building and grounds maintenance inventory control activities.
  • Provide in-service training for maintenance, custodial and grounds personnel on new equipment and work methods. 
  • Conduct safety inspection, accident, investigations and training programs to create a safe environment.     
  • Develop annual priority list for maintenance of buildings.
  • Annual inspections for insurance, health department, fire, asbestos, etc.
  • Manage the operations and maintenance budget in accordance with all federal, state, and district laws, policies, and guidelines.
  • Receive repair requests and schedule repairs for buildings and facilities.
  • Develop work schedule.  Work with principals on schedule change requests.
  • Keep the district in compliance with Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), Clean Water Act, underground gasoline tank and storage tank regulations, pesticide laws.  Keep annual licenses valid to remain in compliance.
  • Oversee updating of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).  Update employees on chemical usage in district.
  • Develop plan for identifying and disposing of hazardous waste or potential hazardous waste.
  • Work with architects to develop project scope, bidding documents and quality control related to building a renovation project.




Supervises all custodial/maintenance employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.




Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from parents, staff, regulatory agencies and/or community members.




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




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.





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