02-10-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #49


Title
Facilities Services Job Descriptions - Bargaining Unit Positions

Discussion
Facilities services is proposing the following bargaining unit job description changes as described:

1. Custodial Coordinator - This job description is being revised to more accurately reflect the current job duties; no change to pay grade is proposed.
  • A qualification to be licensed in Law/Ornamental and Structural Pesticide Application, which is a necessary component of the position's duties, has been added.
  • A performance requirement to coordinate the Integrated Pest Management program district-wide has been added.
2. Electronics Technician I / II / III - The job descriptions for Intercom Repair Mechanic I/II/III and Fire Alarm Repair Mechanic I/II/III are being eliminated and a new job description is being created for the repair of all low-voltage systems to increase flexibility and productivity.  Pay grade is changed from Bargaining Grades 25/26/27 to Bargaining Grades 27/28/29 respectively.
  • A qualification for both fire alarm and intercom certification training has been added.
  • A qualification for  a Fire Alarm System Agent license from the Florida Electrical Contractors' Licensing Board has been added.
  • Performance requirements have been revised to require the repair of all low-voltage systems.
3. Facilities Fund Accountant - Because Capital Funds for the Facilities Services Division are currently managed by a Project Administrative Specialist II, whose primary job duties are structured for the administration of construction projects, a new job description is required.  Pay grade is being changed from Bargaining Grade 26 to Professional/Technical Hourly Grade LL.
  • Qualifications and performance requirements are based on the job description for a Fund Accountant, with modifications as appropriate for the Facilities Services Division.
4. Facilities Planner - This job description is being revised to incorporate a requirement for knowledge of new technology; no change to pay grade is proposed.
  • The qualifications have been revised to require a minimum of one year experience with Geographic Information Systems software (ArcView).
5. Training Custodian - This job description is being revised to reflect the actual job duties of the position; pay grade is changed from Professional/Technical Hourly Grade GG to Professional/Technical Hourly Grade HH.  One vacant Training Custodian position will be eliminated, with a portion of the savings used to fund the expected increase of $5,429 for the remaining five Training Custodians.

6. Grounds Maintenance Technician - Grounds maintenance, previously performed by school-based custodians as on of their performance responsibilities, was centralized to Facilities Services, utilizing seventeen custodians for grounds maintenance duties only.  The change, coupled with a revised custodial allocation formula, resulted in an annual savings of $284,000 beginning in FY2014.  This job description is being created to reflect the actual job duties of the new position.  Savings is expected to be reduced by $6,744 annually with the conversion of the 17 custodial positions from Bargaining Grade 15 to Bargaining Grade 16 due to the requirement to be licensed in Lawn/Ornamental Herbicide Application.



Recommendation
Recommend approval of the proposed changes to bargaining unit job descriptions for Facilities Services.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/10/2015
Consent after Information2/24/2015

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42(5)(a)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Rick Morton, Systems Analyst Jr. - Human Resources Services, ext. 253
Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent - Human Resources Services, ext. 200



Attachment:  ElecTechI.pdf
Attachment:  ElecTechII.pdf
Attachment:  ElecTechIII.pdf
Attachment:  Grounds Maint Tech.pdf
Attachment:  Training Custodian.pdf
Attachment:  Facilities Fund Accountant.pdf
Attachment:  Coordinator - Custodial.pdf
Attachment:  Facilities Planner.pdf