Date:  Nov 18, 2023


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Requisition No: 810039 

Agency: Department of Education


 Pay Plan: SES

Position Number: 48001988 

Salary:  Salary Range: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/19/2023 

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Florida Department of Education

Office of Educational Facilities

Location: Tallahassee Turlington Building

Director of Educational Facilities - SES

Salary Range: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00


Our Mission as the Office of Educational Facilities

The mission of the Office of Educational Facilities is to provided technical support and information for all issues related to educational facilities planning, funding, construction, and operations throughout Florida’s Early Learning-20 Education System.

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Job Description

This position serves as the Director of the Office of Educational Facilities in directing an administrative organization of staff. The Office of Educational Facilities is responsible for all functions relating to the technical aspects of educational facilities and building programs for public schools and community colleges, such as plan review, plant management, building construction, budget preparation for funding of special projects, prototypes, technical data, inspection and other training, legislation, rules development, and other areas of technical assistance as needed as well as survey activities for universities.


Who We’re Looking For

The ideal incumbent for this position would have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil, construction, architecture, mechanical or architectural engineering and four years of experience in the field of building construction. As a supervisor, the incumbent must communicate with, motivate, provide or coordinate training, and direct the work of their subordinates. In addition, the employee must maintain confidentiality regarding employee performance appraisals, and other personnel management. The incumbent would be productive under tight timeframes, able to balance multiple and competing priorities while maintaining goal-orientated behavior and performance under stressful conditions. This individual would interact professionally with others and provide quality customer service with both internal and external communications.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has an open position that is responsible for executing the functions listed below. The omission of specific job duties does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.



Provides management for staff including personnel management, contract management, training, and other related duties as required by the department.


State Rules and Uniform Building Code for Educational Facilities:

Responsible for the preparation and rule changes to the Florida Building Code for Educational Facilities. Reviews proposed changes and coordinates the overall review, approval, and implementation of the changes; informs and educates the boards and their employees, private design professionals, and other interested parties regarding reviews and proposed changes. Reviews construction plans for State Requirements for Educational Facilities compliance on behalf of the State for projects reviewed by the board.



Develops and reviews proposed legislation, consults for the department as assigned, and provides technical assistance and information to legislative staff, the public, and other entities on facilities related issues for public educational programs statewide.


Consultation to Boards:

Provides oversight to staff, and responds to issues that require technical explanations, technical assistance, public presentations, and other communications to help promote understanding of legal and technical issues concerning educational facilities.


Educational Plant Plan Review:

Provides oversight for the state program for the review of construction documents and issuance of approvals for construction of educational facilities for K-12 and community college facilities projects. Develops procedures and techniques to expedite processes to maintain a high level of quality control and development of training materials for board employees to perform occupancy reviews.


Educational Plant Management:

  • Maintenance and Operations: Directs the supervision and provides guidance on the preparation and dissemination of facility maintenance and operation guidelines, and the preparation of curriculum and teaching of maintenance training courses, including the development of related legislation, rules, and guidelines for these programs.
  • Safety and Sanitation: Directs the supervision in the preparation and update of codes, rules, training, and other publications and materials prescribing safety and sanitation requirements of existing educational facilities, their annual inspections, and training of inspectors.
  • Environmental Safety: Directs the supervision and reviews the preparation and update of codes, rules, training, and other publications and materials prescribing environmental initiatives, awareness programs, state and federal environmental requirements, and other related issues for boards concerning environmental subjects.
  • Uniform Building Code Inspector Training (UBCI): Prepares and updates publications and materials for the training classes of board employees and others for inspection of educational facilities during construction processes.
  • Facilities Research: Directs the supervision of the research program including the development of research topics based on board facility needs, the development of budget requests for these proposed projects, review proposals and RFP responses, selection and monitoring of research in progress, coordination of presentation of research results to boards, and utilization of results to improve educational facilities statewide.


Educational Plant Support Services:

  • Educational Plant Survey Process: Provides technical assistance, electronic materials, and training for boards on the development of their five-year survey of educational plant needs for K-12, career and technical programs, and community colleges including the review of CO&DS project lists for survey compliance.
  • The Office of Educational Facilities (OEF): has the responsibility to support the three educational consortiums by conducting member districts' 5-year educational plant surveys, and in addition, assist the consortium districts with at least the following additional tasks:  meeting growth management requirements, maintaining the 5-year work plan, and assuring that all information in the educational facilities inventory database is accurate and current.
  • Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH): Supervises and provides guidance on the maintenance and update of the statewide K12 facilities inventory, including the training of and technical assistance for board staff who utilize this data system.


Energy Conservation:

Supervises the development of energy conservation programs, research, publications, and training of board personnel and industry consultants, and the development of rules and proposed legislation that promote energy conservation in public educational facilities.


Intra-Agency Coordination:

Coordinates intra-agency agreements on issues relating to educational facilities.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities including utilization of equipment for the position:

Knowledge in architecture/engineering design, construction, production, and/or operations.

Knowledge of administrative principles and practices.               

Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.

Knowledge of office procedures and practices.                         

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.

Knowledge of personal computers and data-based systems.

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to write letters and reports.

Proficiency with the use of Word.

Proficiency with the use of Excel.

Proficiency with database management.

Ability to analyze data.

Knowledge of Florida educational facilities laws.

Knowledge of Florida educational facilities rules.

Knowledge of Florida educational facilities databases.

Knowledge of State Accounting.

Ability to develop, modify, and interpret complex spreadsheets.

Ability to interpret state statutes. 


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil, construction, mechanical or architectural engineering or architecture and four years of experience in the field of building construction, or a master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the areas described above and three years of experience in the field of building construction. Experience in the field of construction can substitute on a year-for-year basis for a college education.   



Candidate Profile (application) must be complete in its entirety.

  • Include supervisor names and phone numbers of all periods of employment.
  • Account for and explain any gaps in employment so that the hiring process is not delayed. Gaps of employment 3 months or more MUST be addressed on the application.
  • Experience, education, training, knowledge, skills and/or abilities as well as responses to pre-qualifying questions must be verifiable to meet the minimum qualifications.  
  • It is unacceptable to use the statement “See Resume” in place of entering work history.
  • Periods of employment should be entered with the most recent/current listed first.
  • If claiming Veteran’s Preference, candidate MUST attach supporting documentation (DD214).
  • If claiming Right to Interview, candidate MUST attach a copy of your official layoff letter when applying.
  • All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement

If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287



 * State Group Insurance coverage options+
(health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental option)

 * Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (

 * Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year

* Annual and Sick Leave Benefits

 * Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)

* Flexible Spending Accounts

 * Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)

* Ongoing comprehensive training provided

* Career Growth      

* Highly skilled, professional environment


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 * We care about the success of our employees.

* We care about the success of our clients.

 * We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences and ourselves.

* A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate and professional employees.


 Additional Benefits Information

  • State of Florida Retirement package – 3% employee contribution required
  • Health Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage – Employee pays (Individual  $8.34/month or Family $30.00/month)
  • Life Insurance – State pays 100% of premium
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction



    • Annual Leave - Employees in Senior Management Service and Selected Exempt Service positions are credited with 176 hours of annual leave upon appointment. In subsequent years, the annual allotment is credited on the anniversary date of the initial appointment.
    • Sick Leave -. Employees in Senior Management Service and Selected Exempt Service positions shall be credited with 104 hours of sick leave upon appointment. In subsequent years, the annual allotment is credited on the anniversary date of the initial appointment.



It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment/volunteer undergo Level 2 background screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer. No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department. Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.



You will be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications.

Selective Services System (SSS)

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Other Personal Services (OPS) or Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the Social Security website.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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