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Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Director of Buildings and Maintenance in Vinton, Iowa

Director of Buildings and Maintenance JobID: 312

  • Position Type:

    Administration/ Director

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    VSCSD Maintenance Office


Updated: June 21 2024Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District


REPORTS TO: Superintendent


STATUS: Full Time, Salary

DATE REVISED: March 1, 2016


The Director of Buildings and Maintenance effectively manages the buildings and mechanical systems and maintenance and custodial staff of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District. This individual must comply with all VSCSD Policies and Procedures while cooperating with staff and patrons to promote the educational values of the School District.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent. Post-secondary hours in a related field desirable but not required.

  • Knowledge of carpentry and construction to include new construction, repairs, and cabinetmaking, etc.

  • Knowledge of plumbing to include new construction, plumbing repairs, sewer line repairs, etc.

  • Knowledge of general electrical work to include new construction, replacement wiring, switch repair, etc.

  • Knowledge of boilers, uni-vents, and all heating systems.

  • Good Driving Record and able to pass DOT Physical

  • CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) preferred but not required.

  • Organizational and management skills needed to effectively manage multiple projects at the same time.

  • Computer skills adequate to utilize technology relevant to the position.

  • Possess such alternatives to the above qualifications as the immediate supervisor finds appropriate.


  • 261 or 262 -Day Contract.

  • The VSCSD Board of Directors establishes annual wage schedule & work year.

  • Upon request from the immediate supervisor, employee shall submit to the Federal and State requirements regarding Drug and Alcohol testing for the purpose of securing a Commercial Driver’s License.

EVALUATION: The Superintendent evaluates the performance of this job.


  • Adhere to applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations, board policies and administrative rules.

  • Demonstrate organization and professionalism in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.

  • Maintain a “service orientation” and treat all students, parents, staff, and visitors with professional courtesy.

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward school, students and job and communicate the same to the community.

  • Participate in Board and Administrative Team meetings and activities upon request of the Superintendent.

  • Attend seminars and trainings as needed to stay current with state and federal regulations and requirements.

  • Dress appropriately for the position and work required.

  • Accept constructive criticism and suggestions and seek to improve each performance responsibility.

  • Maintain professionalism related confidentiality and student records in the school operation.

  • Consult with transportation, food service, grounds and custodial personnel regarding needed repairs or safety concerns.


  • Develop and administer the maintenance program to meet all the requirements of the daily instructional program and extracurricular activities.

  • Work collaboratively with all Maintenance Department Employees in accordance with state and federal laws as well as District Policies and negotiated Contracts and Settlement Conditions.

  • Inspects all school buildings, grounds, and installations on a regular basis to determine that high standards of workmanship, cleanliness, safety, and security are maintained.

  • Supervises the firing of pressure boilers and implements the firing operation in order to provide the necessary heat and hot water according to season, temperature, and demand.

  • Oversees the repair, lubrication, and cleaning of boiler equipment.

  • Assist and advise Superintendent regarding workplace hazards and decisions related to district facilities and mechanical systems.

  • Participate in the recruitment, screening, interviewing and recommending for employment of all maintenance and custodial employees.

  • Assist with verification of time records for all maintenance and custodial personnel prior to payroll submission.

  • Assist with the development of a plan for providing initial and on-going training for all maintenance personnel and document that the plan has been implemented.

  • Develop and implement a preventive maintenance plan for district buildings, mechanical systems, and equipment.

  • Work with Administrators to maintain safety standards in conformance with state and insurance regulations.

  • Cooperate with school principals and others responsible for planning special school events.

  • Develop recommendations for roof replacements, equipment purchases and changing personnel needs.

  • Collect data and assist with the completion of required reports.

  • Establishes and supervises summer cleaning programs and schedules.

  • Supervises the floor crew in a program of cleaning and refinishing floors.

  • Inspects and maintains fire alarm systems and fire extinguishers on a regularly scheduled basis while assisting the Superintendent in meeting all State and Federal Fire Codes.

  • Effectively manage communications and day-to-day business operations in the areas of buildings and maintenance.

  • Facilitate communications and the purchasing and ordering of supplies.

  • Maintain a current inventory of supplies and equipment for the building and grounds departments.

  • Make recommendations for the determination of rent-or-buy decisions and optimal timing of replacements for vehicles and equipment assigned to the department.

  • Monitor department budgets, authorize purchase orders and verify all bills for accuracy before presenting them to accounts payable and Board of Directors for payment.

  • Work with Head of Transportation and Building Principals to identify summer maintenance projects and assist with management of the projects and personnel.

  • Serve as District Asbestos Coordinator.


  • Routinely lift up to 50 pounds (occasionally up to 80 pounds) using proper lifting techniques.

  • Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

  • Able to sit, reach, carry, push, bend body at waist, bend both knees, twist, and stoop while handling items.

  • Able to read and interpret policies, procedures and employee handbook.

  • Able to write and record reports utilizing basic computer functions.

  • Able to answer, communicate, and dial the telephone in a clear, precise voice.


  • May be required to work in confined spaces such as a school bus, crawl space, utility closet, or under a vehicle.

  • May be required to at a height utilizing a ladder or lift in accordance with safety guidelines.

  • Will be required to drive school vehicles, snowplow, truck, tractor and use other tools and equipment.

  • Will be required to work both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions.

  • May be subject to working with strong solvents or potentially hazardous chemicals.

  • May be required to work additional hours as required during certain times of the year.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by a negotiated contract.

A signed copy of this job description will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.

Signature of Supervisor: __ Date: ___

Signature of Employee: _ Date: _

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