The Senior Maintenance Officer reports directly to the Director of Facilities. The role of the Senior Maintenance Officer is to assist the Director of Facilities in managing the operation of its 45 acre campus and off-campus houses. Under limited supervision, performs various skilled and unskilled maintenance and repair tasks. He/She must be able to work collaboratively with all school constituents and proficiency with use of technology is required.
Essential Functions: Essential functions may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Perform skilled special project work including plumbing, electrical, drywall, roofing, construction, and HVAC system troubleshooting.
Operate various motorized equipment and vehicles.
Maintain sewer pipes, laterals; clean sewers and storm drains; clean catch basins and storm drains.
Maintain and repair electrical, plumbing, irrigation systems, and equipment. Perform tree trimming, plant trees, cultivate and trim water landscaped areas if needed.
Maintain a variety of work records including inventories of materials and supplies.
Attend a variety of meetings including employee safety meetings and training sessions.
May serve on-call Standby for after hours and emergency situations.
Perform general maintenance and repair tasks in a variety of areas and as assigned by the Director of Facilities and in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations.
Perform maintenance and repairs under the direct supervision of a licensed technician.
Perform work to ensure all schools and off campus properties are able to safely open and function when assigned. This includes working cooperatively with custodial employees during emergency operations.
Perform regular inspections of equipment and systems, reporting any abnormalities and hazards immediately.
Respond to emergency situations and perform necessary repairs.
Use the work order ticket system, making sure that work orders have been written and approved before performing tasks, except in emergency situations.
Keep a log of all maintenance functions and repairs performed.
Recommend repairs or procedures that are beyond the scope of responsibilities, skill, or experience, outlining the work needed and specifications required of an outside contractor.
Ensure that all applicable fire, safety, health, and environmental regulations and laws are observed and heeded
Maintain an adequate supply of parts and supplies usually used in repairs, and request needed supplies through established procedures.
Operate and maintain in a safe and operational condition all tools and equipment necessary to carry out job functions and responsibilities.
Remove snow and ice by shoveling, plowing, and/or sanding walks, driveways, parking areas, and steps for school and some off campus properties.
Report immediately any damage or vandalism to facilities, or theft of equipment.
Make recommendations for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of the maintenance operations of the school.
Display a cooperative and pleasant attitude at all times, particularly when in the presence of staff, students, and school visitors.
Display ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school.
Notify and assist the administration and appropriate emergency personnel with any emergency, and potentially dangerous or unusual situations.Use computers and/or electronic equipment to fulfill job functions, protecting confidentiality in all dealings.
Serve as a role model for students and staff in demonstrating a positive attitude, appropriate attire and grooming, and an effective work ethic.
Participate in appropriate in-service and workshop programs and attend any required meetings.
Daily and special event traffic duty
Drive Shuttle to and from Glenmont Metro and Poplar Run neighborhood- Morning and Afternoon
Set up/break down for school, camp, institute events
Assist with space turnaround from School to Camp and Institute for the summer, and back to School in August.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training and Experience: High school diploma OR GED equivalent AND two years public works maintenance and repair operations, irrigation system and repair operations, facilities maintenance, grounds maintenance. Knowledge of: Applicable state and federal codes, ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations. Construction, maintenance and repair practices and methods. Plumbing and electrical systems maintenance and repair. Employee safety practice. Principles and practices of project management. Skill in: Operating power and hand tools, motorized equipment, and vehicles. Calculating materials and supplies for projects. Maintaining basic written records. Time management. Attention to detail. Communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing. Operating a personal computer and various software applications. Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with supervisors, employees, vendors, suppliers, contractors, faculty, staff, and applying safe work practices.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in both an indoor and outdoor environment. Exposure to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, excessive noise, and wildlife. May be required to climb ladders; work in trenches and in confined spaces. May be required to stand and/or walk, stoop and bend for long periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. Exposure to wide temperature variations, noise, vibrations, fumes, grease, machinery and its moving parts, odors, and dust. Physical demands require bending, stooping, and frequently lifting moderately heavy and heavy objects. Incumbent must be able to see and hear in the normal range with or without correction, and communicate verbally and in written form with great facility and must be able to be understood. Incumbent may be required to respond to emergencies after regular working hours and on weekends, and must be willing to work an irregular schedule, which may include weekends, holidays, evenings, and/or varying shifts.
About Barrie School
Barrie School is a progressive independent school, serving students from 12 months to Grade 12, that inspires excellence, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility through innovation in learning. Our intentional educational throughline—from Montessori (12 months to Grade 5) to Project-Based Learning (Grade 6 to Grade 12)—cultivates learning that lasts. Offering challenging educational experiences that unlock intrinsic motivation and innovation in both students and faculty. Our community fosters a deep sense of belonging and empowers and honors student voice and responsibility. Coming together in our truly diverse student body of engaged citizens, students are confident to be themselves, bringing diverse and inclusive worldviews.
Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Barrie School provides an extraordinary learning environment integrating local, national and global educational opportunities. Our 45-acre campus is home to the world-renowned Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies— one of the largest school-based teacher training programs in the country— and Barrie Camp, a Washington, D.C. area tradition since the 1950s.