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 Coordinator, Facilities Maintenance - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: DC Public Schools (DCPS) 
Hiring entity type: Educational Svcs. 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Construction
Engineering - Civil
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: a0x4U00000HGsVnQAL / Latpro-3783814 
Date posted: Apr-06-2021
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20027


Job Title: Coordinator, Facilities Maintenance

Office: Office of the Chief Operating Officer

Date Posted: 4/6/2021

Salary Range: 1-5 / $69,397 - $78,303

NTE Date: N/A

Position Overview

The Office of Innovation and Systems Improvement (ISI) works with the Chancellor to align resources across the organization through innovation and continuous improvement. Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation. After engaging with over 3,000 internal and external stakeholders to help shape the future of DCPS, we are guided by the five strategic priorities of the new Capital Commitment 2017-2022 Strategic Plan:

  • Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity to close achievement gaps and interrupt institutional bias.
  • Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
  • Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional experiences for all students.
  • Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of high quality schools across the district by defining blended autonomies for schools and creating opportunities for innovation.
  • Engage Families: Deepen partnerships with families and community.

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO) is comprised of the Strategic School Operations, Food & Nutrition Services, School Security, Facilities, Compliance, and Attendance teams. OCOO is responsible for guiding the operations and functions for all 118 schools within the District. Our goal is for all DCPS schools to be ready on the first day of school and every day thereafter so that all principals can lead, all teachers can teach, and all students can learn.

The Facilities division is comprised of three main teams: Facility Planning & Design, Facility Management, and Warehouse & Logistics.

The Coordinator, Facilities Maintenance works closely with school leaders and custodial staffs at assigned DCPS schools to ensure that facility issues are reported and buildings are clean and well-maintained, so all students are given the opportunity to learn in an environment that is safe, clean, and engaging. The Facilities Maintenance team may at times be required to respond quickly to emergencies via phone, email, or in-person outside of the normal workday or workweek.

The Coordinator, Facilities Maintenance will report to the Director, Facilities Maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Coordinates or implements several small or medium-sized construction-related renovations, phases, and/or stabilization projects or components of a larger modernization projects.
  • Determines nature of obstacles and best DCPS or Department of General Services (DGS) staff to resolve; and tracks and follows up until issue is resolved.
  • Schedules and coordinates program-related meetings, conferences, appointments, and logistics.
  • Coordinates and follows up on logistics of determining the appropriate resources and/or funding for facilities projects or custodial issues, working with the Business Operations and Contracts & Acquisitions teams as appropriate; and may provide support for budget, procurement, and human resources needs of the Facilities Maintenance team.
  • Builds relationships and liaises with various internal departments and DGS to drive collaboration and project success.
  • Tracks and reports progress of projects and work orders through use of various computer programs and tools.
  • Interacts with and responds effectively to urgent requests from multiple internal and external DCPS stakeholders; and remains professional and solutions-oriented in all interactions.
  • Refines and improves project management process; identifies patterns/trends in issues across multiple school projects; and works with the Director, Facilities Maintenance to develop longer-term, systematic solutions, systems, processes, standards, and guidance to address them.
  • Stays closely aware of progress of projects, high-level initiatives, and emerging issues across DCPS organization; and informs the Director of developments that impact or change the direction of programmatic priorities.
  • Ensures the success of project completion and the successful transition of property management associated with school opening each summer/fall.
  • Keeps informed about innovations, developments, and research in the field of maintaining sustainable buildings with LEED Green building features.
  • Delivers information and training to school-based staff on custodial and facilities topics.
  • Works closely with school leaders to determine how to appropriately communicate with the school community when custodial and facility issues that impact students arise, including issues which result in school closures.
  • Performs complex data analysis to monitor closure rates of work orders and other reported issues; and presents information in a clear and coherent way to DCPS leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree and two to four years of related work experience.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
  • Previous exposure to design review and construction related projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong ability to multitask.
  • Experience managing sustainable buildings and/or LEED Green buildings a plus.
  • Experience with community or constituent engagement a plus.

DCPS Values

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.


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