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ADE Area Project Manager
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Facilities
Section: Facilities and Transportation
Date Posted: 07/14/2020
Posting Expires: 08/21/2020
The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Area Project Manager is responsible for acting as the planning coordinator in the assessment and development of master plans for the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation (DPSAFT) for public schools within an assigned region of the state. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Coordinates communications and is the point of contact between the Associate Architect, Construction Manager, and school district on all matters relating to the facilities master plan. Assists in managing outside consultants for assigned projects, including elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Reviews contracts, architectural, structural, mechanical, life cycle cost, and general construction portions of design specifications and plans for conformance to Division standards. Assists management with the development and/or review of statewide programs, master plans, and policies for DPSAFT. Coordinates with other staff members to ensure continuous follow-through on school districts' project to support the master plan. Represents the DPSAFT at public meetings. Executes statewide programs, master plans, and policies for the DPSAFT. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of construction and architectural principles. Knowledge of school site planning and school space planning. Knowledge of program development, management, and evaluation techniques. Knowledge of program planning techniques. Ability to analyze data and prepare analytical and narrative reports. Ability to develop, review, and monitor educational programs.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, or a related field; plus five years of experience in planning, design, construction, maintenance, or a related field, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
The Area Project ManagerPlanning and Construction (APM-PC) will act as the facilities advisor/manager for K-12 public schools in the areas of master planning, facilities issues consultation, construction approval, review of construction documents and maintenance and operations documentation. Duties and responsibilities: the APM-PC is the Divisions primary source of contact with public school district representatives, architects, facilities consultants, and district facilities directors, and coordinates the Divisions role in the planning, construction, and maintenance of public school facilities. The APM-PC is responsible for coordinating project flow with other Division staff to ensure continuity of projects in support of the districts master plan and facility program. Assist in the preparation or review of documents regarding the design of school facilities, the replacement of existing building systems within existing structures, related cost evaluations, and maintenance documentation history. Assist districts in preparation of facilities master plans, and review plans for compliance with rule and statute. Review all projects submitted for Partnership Program, providing recommendations on approval and funding per statute and rule. Review all school facility construction plans and documents to ensure compliance school facility standards. Represents the Division at public meetings, execute statewide programs, master plans and policies, and maintain documentation and records of all encounters with public school districts and their representatives.

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in architecture, engineering, planning, construction management, facilities management or a related field, plus five (5) years of experience in one of those capacities with two (2) years in a supervisory or leadership role. Applicant must have knowledge of planning, construction, and maintenance of facilities; must be willing to travel throughout the state and must have working skills and be proficient in commonly used computerized office programs.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Only completed applications with work history is accepted. The work history section of the application must be complete. We do not accept resumes in lieu of completing this section.
Job Details
Position No.: 2214-3070
Class Code: G090C
Grade: GS09
Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
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Contact Information
Contact name: DESE Human Resources
Phone: 501-682-4209
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