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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 ManagerMaintenance (APM-M) will act as the advisor/manager for K-12 public schools regarding maintenance and operations of school facilities, facilitating school district use of the state required computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), teaching best practices per Division requirements, coordinating with the Divisions planning/construction section regarding final inspection of new construction projects, and documentation of school district compliance with legally required state mandated inspections. Duties and responsibilities: the APM-M is the Divisions point of contact with public school district staff and representatives, and is responsible for coordinating the Divisions role in the maintenance of public school facilities and inspections of school facilities, training school district personnel regarding proper facilities maintenance; providing training to school districts in the correct use of CMMS work orders including documenting the completion of state mandated inspections. Assist with Division inspections of school district facilities in preparation for replacing existing buildings and/or systems, and conducting facility condition assessments and reviewing CMMS maintenance documentation history. Represent the Division at public meetings, conduct special investigations as needed, and maintain documentation and records of encounters with public school districts and their representatives.

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in facilities management, construction management, or a related field, plus five (5) years of experience in one of these capacities, with two (2) years of experience in a management or leadership role. Experience may be substituted regarding bachelors degree in type. Applicant must have knowledge of 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 including the Microsoft Office Suite.
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.: 2214-3071
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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