Shelby County Schools

  • Director of Facility Planning and Property

    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/13/2018 9:15 AM)
    Location Name
    Business Operations Admin
    Salary Min
    USD $82,715.00/Yr.
    Salary Max
    USD $109,183.00/Yr.
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    Directs the operations of capital planning, land and property acquisition, planning and development of building changes and conveyances, leases, space planning.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Works collaboratively with the Chiefs, Executive Directors, and other Directors to formulate targets and goals for productivity, cost management, quality, and providing input on system-wide policy development as it relates to facility planning and property management.
    2. Executes the responsibilities according to lawful and ethical standards. Utilizes personal judgment and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles.
    3. Develops a departmental budget. Presents and defends program budget requirements, oversees and approves program expenditures and prepares financial forms and reports.
    4. Supervises duties of direct reports so as to effectively recruit, train, direct, motivate, delegate, monitor, and evaluate their activities. Provides direction to subordinates to ensure targets and goals are met.
    5. Develops long range comprehensive five-year master plan including such factors as site selection in coordination with population growth and mobility. This plan incorporates enrollment, projections, city/county development, zoning and building utilization and feeds requirements for new schools, school closures and consolidations.
    6. Maintains and analyzes a variety of demographic factors related to community and student population trends.
    7. Updates geographic information system (GIS) and assist in enrollment projections, boundary planning, student zone assignment and space optimization.
    8. Assists in the preparation of applications and reports to appropriate Federal, State and local government agencies acting as the District’s liaison.
    9. Determines, maintains and disseminates information related to District and school attendance boundaries.
    10. Monitors land use development plans and negotiate mitigation of resulting school impacts.
    11. Develops and manages a space inventory. Develops and maintains ongoing property strategy.  Identifies and analyzes options and proposes recommendations for the reallocation of space to meet incremental needs.  Works collaboratively with all departments to coordinate and communicate space plans.
    12. Assures the availability of adequate facilities by developing short and long-range plans, goals and projections for facilities based on student enrollment, community development, and instructional program requirements. Identifies new site and facility needs and remodeling of existing facilities. Coordinates program processes with other department and government agencies. Supervise the collection, interpretation and analysis of data for planning purposes.
    13. Responsible for the operating budget for the Division of Facility Planning.
    14. Conducts activities required for the closure, disposal/repurposing of surplus property.
    15. Represents District interests in capital planning, facility and site matters, provide a liaison between the District and the public, other agencies and organizations. Respond to concerns regarding District projects and/or property.
    16. Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, correspondence, and files related to assigned service, activities, and operations; provides for appropriate research and compiles reports, as needed.
    17. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Design, Engineering, or related field or equivalent, plus an additional 6 years related experience, for a total education and experience of 10 years.


    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s degrees must be included. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis
    • Skill in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to build high-performing teams through both recruitment and selection and professional development
    • Ability to tackle the operational challenges of the merged school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment
    • Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment.


    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


    Sensory (ADA) Requirements:  The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.




    Shelby County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the district to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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