Job Title: Assistant Superintendent for Support Services

Reports to:Deputy Superintendent
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1154
Salary Schedule:MGT12

JOB GOAL

Responsible for providing direction and leadership for the following areas: Planning; Food and Nutrition Services; Transportation; Maintenance and Facilities Services; Construction Services and Code Compliance; Purchasing; PLACE; and Athletics. This includes working closely with the Deputy Superintendent and other members of the executive staff to facilitate support between central offices and schools.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Provide leadership for a collaborative team to ensure that initiatives related to support services are results-oriented and aligned with the District’s mission, beliefs, and strategic goals.
  2. Serve as a team member of the Superintendent’s cabinet and participate in district-wide planning, development, and evaluation to support divisional initiatives and processes.
  3. Direct and provide leadership to assigned personnel, conduct performance appraisals, make recommendations for appropriate employment actions, and promote professional growth.
  4. Responsible for overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of senior staff within the areas of responsibility in accordance with the District’s policies and applicable laws.
  5. Direct a comprehensive program of school plant construction, maintenance, transportation, and other support services that will enhance a safe, clean, attractive, and pleasant school atmosphere.
  6. Maintain good public relations with parents, businesses, and community groups to provide information and receive feedback, and represent schools at district-level functions as needed.
  7. Provide input in the development of policies and administrative guidelines for areas of responsibility and support the implementation of programmatic goals and objectives on a district-wide basis.
  8. Advise and counsel the Deputy Superintendent on areas of responsibility and recommend necessary actions for the most efficient operation.
  9. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District and empower others to make decisions and carry out responsibilities in support of the District’s objectives.
  10. Facilitate solutions for areas of responsibility and identify discrepancies between goals and current status in order to stimulate achievement and provide support for assigned departments’ continuous improvement objectives and strategies.
  11. Serve as a member of the recruitment and selection team for management positions; assist with the recruitment, selection, and placement of administrative and instructional personnel; participate in the transfer or assignment of personnel; and assist with organizational analysis and development.
  12. Build synergistic partnerships among principals, parents, businesses, and other community stakeholders, and establish relationships with community leadership and stakeholders to build support for DSBPC programs. Represent the Superintendent of Schools as needed to clearly articulate system priorities, polices, and interests.
  13. Interact with businesses, community groups, the press, and other media to assist in generating, gathering, and distributing information of public interest in accordance with the law, School Board policies and procedures.
  14. Work with legal staff on personnel and other related matters as appropriate.
  15. Serve with other educational leaders on work groups, committees, and project action teams that directly support schools.
  16. Assist in interpreting programs, policies, and philosophy of the District to staff, students, and community.
  17. Provide input to the Superintendent’s staff to develop the annual budget and allocation of resources.
  18. Provide input for the preparation of collective bargaining negotiations and the School Board meeting agenda.
  19. Respond immediately to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to demonstrate administrative and technical expertise in multiple areas, including budget, personnel, transportation, construction, facilities, maintenance, food and nutrition, and collective bargaining.
  • Knowledge of and ability to understand and interpret applicable national, state, and local educational policies, statutes, and regulations in areas of responsibility, including Florida Statutes, Florida Education Finance Program, and Capital Improvement Funding, and School Board policy.
  • Ability to use data-driven decision making to determine effectiveness of various programs and initiatives and develop strategies for improvement.
  • Knowledge of regulations pertaining to health, safety, and environmental issues.
  • Ability to oversee implementation of a sound budgeting process.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus.
  • Ability to motivate, lead, and challenge a team, and establish goals, objectives, and action plans to achieve district goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences orally and in writing, including electronic media.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution.
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution and any satisfactory combination of additional experience and technical training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential responsibilities.
  • Experience in public school administration, public school district administration, or leadership of other large, diverse organizations.
  • Five years of related supervisory experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional license and/or certification in Education or Human Resources field

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Directly supervises the Director of Planning; Director of Food and Nutrition Services; Director of Transportation; Director of Maintenance and Facilities Services; Director of Construction Services and Code Compliance; Purchasing Agent (Director of Purchasing); Director of PLACE; Supervisor of Athletics; and assigned support personnel. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; promoting and transferring employees; planning, assigning and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding, disciplining and terminating employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Assistant Superintendent for Support Services;   EST: January 23, 2013;   REV: December 16, 2014;   Board Approved: December 16, 2014