Continuing, Full-Time Position

School District No. 35 (Langley) is seeking an Assistant Director – Facilities, Transportation, and Capital Projects (Exempt).

Reporting to the Director – Facilities, Transportation, and Capital Projects, the Assistant Director, Facilities, Transportation, and Capital Projects is responsible for defined tasks in day-to-day operations and participating in capital planning. Within this capacity, the incumbent liaises regularly with consultants, contractors, municipal staff, regulating authorities, and internal stakeholders. A fundamental aspect of this role is managing a team of Maintenance Trades Managers who oversee the departments of all Trades, Custodial, and Security, as well as the Manager – Transportation and Grounds, who oversees Bus Drivers, Route Drivers, and the Grounds Department. The incumbent will assume the duties and address issues for the Director – Facilities, Transportation, and Capital Projects during absences.


The Assistant Director – Facilities, Transportation, and Capital Projects assists and supports the Director – Facilities, Transportation, and Capital Projects in functions as pertaining to Capital, Maintenance, and Safety & Risk Management as follows:

Maintenance: Facilities, Transportation and Grounds

Supports the reporting managers in the day-to-day maintenance and repairs of District facilities, various Transportation and Grounds issues as needed (e.g.: after-hours field trips) and assists during their absences.

Plans and manages a comprehensive maintenance program governing the structural and operating maintenance and repair of buildings, equipment, and property.

Develops and implements a local facility conditions audit program.

Oversees updates and revisions to: the Ministry’s Verified Facility Assessment (VFA); the Facilities Manual; and District building floor plans.

Tracks the usage of District space.

Leads the Maintenance Department on District project initiatives.

Manages the installation of portable buildings.

Co-ordinates and is the key contact for the District Leadership Team (DLT) for inclement weather response (e.g.: snow removal, storms, power outages, etc.).

Coordinates coverage and approves Managers' leaves.


Assists with the development of the 5-year capital plan and associated feasibility studies.

Manages the plan room and project manuals resulting from the capital projects.

Prepares, evaluates, and awards tenders and quotations for contract work.

Manages the Annual Facilities Grant.

Safety and Risk Management

Works with the District Health and Safety Manager to lead Health and Safety for Maintenance.

Is the key contact for WorkSafe site inspections.

Conducts and participates in risk assessments and inspections.

Monitors and evaluates work to ensure compliance with WorkSafe, Administrative Procedures, and Policy.

Within this context, performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Degree, diploma and/or professional designation in a related field. Five (5) to seven (7) years’ recent, related progressive supervisory and management experience in a large, complex unionized environment. Evidence of ongoing professional and leadership development.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities.

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Strong leadership skills with the ability to delegate, motivate, and manage employees in a complex unionized environment.

Strong background in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and WorkSafe regulation.

Ability to establish and maintain constructive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Proven judgement, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.

Influencing, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

Self-motivated with the willingness and ability to take independent action and accountability.

Thorough knowledge of building technology, materials, and methods for architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural disciplines.

Thorough knowledge of relevant regulations, legislation, codes, and bylaws.

Valid BC Driver’s License.

We offer a competitive salary including a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified individuals may submit their applications by 4:00PM on Monday, October 18, 2021.

The District appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Successful applicants will be subject to a criminal record check.

Job Category:
Management & Professionals
School District #35 (Langley)
Posting Date:
9/17/2021 8:05:06 AM
Langley, British Columbia