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Department of Student Transportation: Facility Management Specialist

Starting Salary $54,183

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is the State Education Agency for the District of Columbia charged with raising the quality of education for all DC residents. The Division of Student Transportation is responsible for administering safe, reliable, and efficient transportation services for students with disabilities that require it under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). OSSE-DOT provides services for more than 3100 students to schools along nearly 500 bus routes, traveling more than 27,000 miles per day.

The mission of OSSE DOT is to provide safe, reliable, and efficient transportation services that positively support learning opportunities for eligible students from the District of Columbia. The purpose of the position is to provide a production control activity to ensure effective and efficient utilization of manpower, supplies, and equipment resources.

This position assists in the operation of the daily terminal facility work control. It monitors the flow of work through the submission of work orders to ensure the most economical and efficient use of personnel, funds, materials; categorizes requirements with available resources; ensures that work schedules for in­ house activities are well-coordinated to maximize productivity.

Specific functions of the Facility Management Specialist:

The incumbent controls the assignment and utilization of all vehicles and equipment assigned to the Maintenance and Facilities team in support of scheduled work. Conducts review of work processes, workflow, and recommends improvements to the Fleet and Maintenance Manager.

The incumbent maintains backlogs of essential maintenance requests and requirements and coordinates the periodic inspections of all Real Property and Real Property Installed Equipment (RPIE). Inventory data must reflect conditions, amount, type, and descriptions of all facilities and RPIE. Ensures that all maintenance repairs and minor construction work required in the known future is identified and programmed for in-house or contract accomplishment.

Monitors and reports to the Fleet and Maintenance Manager the status of the recurring maintenance and preventative maintenance accomplished by in-house personnel and outside contractors. Incumbent recommends to the Fleet and Maintenance Manager the recurring maintenance actions that requires outsourcing due to the capacity of the work and the limited capability of the in-house staff. Makes regular status reports of the heating/cooling equipment to the Fleet and Maintenance Manager.

Key Qualifications and skills:

  • Skills in dealing maturely and effectively with confidential and sensitive matters, issues and concerns, and recommending solutions or alternatives to problems;
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal and District Governments operating procedures, policies, and practices governing the building operations and service requirements. This includes in-depth technical knowledge of the principles and methods to apply a variety of building operational requirements and to maintain good health and safety measures in occupied buildings and facilities;
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations for building management to include building maintenance and repair, energy conservation, security, and other related building requirements and codes;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to develop procedures and techniques to efficiently and effectively monitor designated building services and building operations;
  • Knowledge of agency programs, missions, goals and organizational structure and various facility locations of the Department, to direct inquiries or response requests to the proper department sources and to sufficiently exchange and clarify information.

Other Significant Factors:

  • This position is designated as a Security-Sensitive. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit check, traffic record checks, and drug screenings, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure.

Interested applicants should register for the DOT Hiring Fair.