Red Deer Public School District

Director of Facility Services

PostedJun 4

The Red Deer Public School District

Invites applications for the position of:

Director of Facility Services

Commencing as soon as a suitable candidate is found



DATE:                                June 2018

REPORTS TO:                 Associate Superintendent, System Services



The Director of Facility Services is responsible for development and implementation of positive programs in the following areas:

  • Facility Services - Maintenance

  • Facility Services - Caretaking

  • Working to maintain a healthy and safe work environment

  • Working to maintain a collaborative, engaging, and successful work environment



Communication               - Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in the English Language

Public Relations             - Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all district staff and Stakeholders

Education/Training         - High School Diploma

                        - Valid Alberta Class 4 Drivers License

                       - Journeyman Certification desirable

                       - Be an active participant in professional development in support of District activities and goals

Experience                     - Minimum five years experience in Facility Services


                      - Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the position

Typical Duties

  • Reports directly to the Associate Superintendent of System Services

  • In consultation with Associate Superintendent of System Services and District Treasurer, prepares and administers an annual budget for the Facility Services Department

  • Coordinates the operation and maintenance of all district facilities

  • Maintains a purchase order system, MasterCard, and other record systems to enable the Facility Services department to account for all expenditures

  • In consultation with Associate Superintendent of System Services, coordinates facility planning, construction, and modernization process

  • Prepares estimates for repairs, supplies, renovations and special furniture requests as required and ensures that purchasing aligns with the district’s administrative procedures

  • Consults with school administration on renovations and upgrades

  • With Associate Superintendent of System Services and District Treasurer, administers the School Infrastructure Maintenance Renewal (IMR) Program

  • In consultation with Associate Superintendent of System Services and District Treasurer, prepares and implements the Facility Maintenance Plan

  • Arranges for the tendering and ordering of Facility Services materials and supplies

  • Implements rotation of tendering of contracted services within district, ie. Electrical, plumbing, painting, etc.

  • Responds to emergent facility concerns, adjusts staff levels and schedules to accommodate concerns

  • Ensures compliance with the requirements of Alberta Infrastructure regulations, applicable building and fire codes pertinent to school buildings, and other applicable legislation

  • Assists with the acquisition and disposal of real and personal property owned by the district and follows proper disposal policy and methods

  • Maintains and enhances district-wide emergency lighting program. Updates as required

  • In consultation with Associate Superintendent, System Services, prepares and submits district’s yearly Capital Plan

  • In consultation with the District Treasurer, prepares and submits IMR Final Cost Reports to Alberta Infrastructure

  • Coordinates all energy management initiatives

  • Serves on the District Health & Safety Committee and participates in CUPE District Communications Committee meetings

  • Liaise with other departments within the district and outside contacts

  • Creates, organizes and maintains an inventory of plans and specifications

  • Gathers and analyzes all required information and maintains an ongoing district painting plan

Personnel Management

  • Directs the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of maintenance, casual, and caretaking personnel

  • Establishes appropriate work schedules for all Facility Services and contract personnel

  • Reviews, approves and provides input to the Associate Superintendent, Human Resources for requests of leaves of absence for Facility Services staff

  • Prepares, maintains and analyzes holiday, vacation schedules, lieu time, and call-out allotments and completes time-sheet review for Facility Services staff

  • Initiates training programs for Facility Services staff

  • Provides the necessary equipment, resources, and plans to implement safety programs in accordance with Provincial Occupation Health and Safety and Fire Regulations

  • In consultation with the District Health & Safety Specialist, develops, enhances & monitors health and safety programs for Facility Services staff

  • Ensures that an acceptable occupational health and safety district standard of cleanliness throughout the facilities and grounds is maintained. ie. Facility Services Shop, boiler rooms, district vehicles


  • Performs other duties assigned by the Superintendent or Associate Superintendent, System Services

Applications, with references, should be directed to:

A current criminal record check and child intervention check will be required of new employees.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We reserve the right to contact your most recent employer.

For Inquiries on Employment Opportunities

Phone: 403-342-3788
Fax: 403-342-3780