View Website: ADE AREA PROJECT MANAGER Job Details | State of Arkansas

Req ID:  38728

Location:  Little Rock, AR, US, 72201


Anticipated Starting Salary:  50,222

Position Number: 2213-2840
County: Pulaski
Posting End Date:  Jun 11, 2024
Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.

Special Application Information:

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The Area Project Manager–Maintenance (APM-M) acts as the advisor/manager for K-12 public schools regarding maintenance and operations of school facilities, facilitating school district use of the state-required computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), teaching best practices per Division requirements, coordinating with the Division’s planning/construction section regarding final inspection of new construction projects, and documentation of school district compliance with legally required state mandated inspections.

The APM-M is the Division’s point of contact with public school district staff and representatives and is responsible for coordinating the Division’s role in the maintenance of public school facilities and inspections of school facilities, training school district personnel regarding proper facilities maintenance, providing training to school districts in the correct use of CMMS work orders including documenting the completion of state-mandated inspections.

The APM-M will assist with Division inspections of school district facilities in preparation for replacing existing buildings and/or systems, conducting facility condition assessments, and reviewing CMMS maintenance documentation history.

The APM-M will represent the Division at public meetings, conduct special investigations as needed, and maintain documentation and records of encounters with public school districts and their representatives.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skill Levels Required:

• Applicant must have knowledge of the construction and maintenance of facilities.

• Applicant must be willing to travel throughout the state.

• Applicant must have working skills and be proficient in commonly used computerized office programs including the Microsoft Office Suite.

Minimum Qualifications:

The applicant should have formal education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in facilities management, construction management, or related field plus five (5) years experience in one of these capacities, with two (2) years experience in a management or leadership role. Experience may be substituted regarding bachelor’s degree or type.

Position Information

Class Code: G090C

Grade: GS09


Salary Range: $50,222.00 – $72,822.00


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Area Project Manager is responsible for acting as the planning coordinator in the assessment and development of master plans for the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation (DPSAFT) for public schools within an assigned region of the state. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policies and procedures.


Coordinates communications and is the point of contact between the Associate Architect, Construction Manager, and school district on all matters relating to the facilities master plan. Assists in managing outside consultants for assigned projects, including elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Reviews contracts, architectural, structural, mechanical, life cycle cost, and general construction portions of design specifications and plans for conformance to Division standards. Assists management with the development and/or review of statewide programs, master plans, and policies for DPSAFT. Coordinates with other staff members to ensure continuous follow-through on school districts’ project to support the master plan. Represents the DPSAFT at public meetings. Executes statewide programs, master plans, and policies for the DPSAFT. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of construction and architectural principles. Knowledge of school site planning and school space planning. Knowledge of program development, management, and evaluation techniques. Knowledge of program planning techniques. Ability to analyze data and prepare analytical and narrative reports. Ability to develop, review, and monitor educational programs.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, or a related field; plus four years of experience in planning, design, construction, maintenance, or a related area, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



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