Sandy Spring Friends School is seeking a Facilities and Transportation Manager responsible for overall management of the school's transportation program as well as the maintenance, safety, comfort, and cleanliness of all school facilities. Areas of oversight include all buildings, workshops, grounds, equipment and vehicles. Additionally, the Facilities & Transportation Manager ensures that required support services are fully executed for school and auxiliary programs. The work of the Facilities & Transportation Manager fully supports the changing needs of staff, faculty, students, visitors and other users.
Oversees and evaluates all maintenance personnel.
Plans, organizes, and monitors work activities according to priorities, established schedules, and deadlines.
Organizes, analyzes, interprets, and evaluates problems and provides practical, cost effective solutions.
Develops and implements plans for buildings/grounds, maintenance projects, and snow removal.
Ensures the organization and cleanliness of the entire facility, inside and out,
Assists in the preparation, review, and management of the annual maintenance budget.
Monitors and inspects buildings and premises for fire, security, and safety issues, including compliance with local, state, federal statutes and obtains all necessary permits and licenses for on-campus work.
Ensures proper maintenance of all SSFS vehicles in order to meet the school’s transportation needs.
Plans and executes relevant professional development opportunities for staff in order to maintain professional growth throughout the department.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred (High School diploma at a minimum) with at least 5 years of experience in a facilities management/supervisor position, preferably in a K-12 school setting. An effective communicator with the ability to read, write, and speak English sufficiently to perform all duties of the position is essential along with knowledge and understanding of applicable Federal, State and County laws, regulations and codes relative to buildings, vehicles and grounds. Candidates must be highly organized and demonstrate proficiency using MS Office suite and other similar business applications. Weekend and evening hours are sometimes necessary.
Required Licenses:Valid Maryland driver’s license and valid Maryland Commercial Driver’s License for School Bus (Class B, P-Passenger and S-School Bus Endorsements) and current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 49 CFR 391.41-391.49.
Essential Physical Requirements: This is a highly physical position requiring but not limited to the following:
Ability to navigate a large campus with uneven pavement, sitting 3-5 hours per day, standing 1-3 hours per day, walking 1-3 hours per day, ability to lift/carry up to 75 pounds, push/pull greater than 75 pounds, climbing stairs/ladders at a low and high level such as rooftops, moderate bending, squatting and frequent twisting, kneeling, and reaching. Vehicle driving is a requirement and prior to being hired, the candidate must pass a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical.
Also required is normal vision including distance, peripheral, and depth perception, normal visual color discrimination, normal hearing, and speaking/reading/writing English proficiently. Exposure to chemicals, noise levels above 85dB, dust, fumes, odors, humidity, as well as slippery and uneven surfaces should be expected.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
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Founded in 1961, Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, academically-rigorous day and boarding school serving approximately 600 students from age three through 12th grade. The campus is located on 140 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the School is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education and accredited by the Association of Independe...nt Maryland Schools.
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Friends School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.