Job Title: Assistant Plant Manager

Reports to:Plant Manager/Site Administrator
Job Group:Non-Instructional Non-Bargaining


Job Code:5006
Salary Schedule:PG03


Responsible for assisting with planning, coordinating, and monitoring custodial and general maintenance work to maintain the cleanliness, sanitation and safety of building facilities and grounds while operating in accordance with prescribed safety precautions and guidelines. This includes making skilled repairs and performing related work as required and providing leadership and training to the custodial team.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Assist in the coordination, supervision, and participation of custodial, grounds keeping, and general maintenance work performed by custodial staff, and assist in scheduling of daily work for efficiency, accuracy and safety.
  2. Perform custodial work, e.g., cleans, sanitizes, maintains, and provides for the general upkeep of building facilities and grounds.
  3. Handle conflicting priorities with professionalism and consideration for all visitors and DSBPC personnel.
  4. Perform semi-skilled and skilled building and equipment repair work, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, roofing, painting, landscaping, irrigation, fencing, custodial equipment, furniture, etc.
  5. Instruct employees in safe and effective maintenance and repair methods and ensure preventative and routine maintenance procedures are adhered to for all equipment.
  6. Assist in hiring custodial staff and completing periodic evaluations; train and instruct custodial personnel in the performance of their duties; monitor quality and quantity of work, skills, and attendance of personnel; and promote innovation and teamwork.
  7. Assist in maintaining individual employee files that contain relevant personnel information.
  8. Assist with planning and carrying out a preventative maintenance program for the school buildings and grounds.
  9. Maintain organized operational records for all facility/site systems, and assist with maintaining accurate inventory, budget records and related documentation.
  10. Accept and sign for deliveries made to the school.
  11. Assist with ensuring appropriate measures are taken to control/reduce energy usage, conserve water, reduce solid waste receptacle capacities and increase recycling efforts.
  12. Communicate appropriately and effectively with staff, visitors, and other agencies regarding facility issues or concerns.
  13.  Represent the DSBPC and the department in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  14. Attend mandatory trainings, meetings and learning opportunities to remain current in skill, knowledge, and certifications.
  15.  Maintain security of assigned facilities according to established guidelines of DSBPC.
  16. Serve as a District representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent and provide leadership to ensure a secure work environment during an emergency or crisis situation.
  17. Maintain integrity and accountability through compliance with all federal, state, local regulations, and District policies and procedures.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Working knowledge of custodial operations including, but not limited to, chemical usage/safety, custodial equipment use/preventative-minor maintenance practices and repair, proper cleaning methods and SREF requirements
  • Intermediate skills and safety knowledge in the areas of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, landscaping, fire/life safety and other trade skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with custodial staff and others
  • Ability to train and instruct assigned personnel in all phases of work while maintaining a positive, professional attitude
  • Ability to work flexible hours necessary for the efficient operation of the department and work sites
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and HVAC system control software
  • New hires must meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET): current employees are not required to have this screening


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year of experience performing custodial duties
  • Must be accepted into the Assistant Plant Manager pool
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position 


  • Pasco IClean Master Custodian Certification or equivalent
  • Must maintain all licenses and certifications necessary for this position as a condition of continued employment


  • Knowledge of applicable DSBPC policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Experience in one or more building trades
  • Successful supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) and asbestos manuals
  • Experience in emergency shelter/response operations
  • Experience/certifications in First Aid/CPR
  • Experience in advanced landscape care and design and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


Direct supervision of assigned custodial personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work: addressing complaints and resolving problems: training employees: assisting with evaluating performance: and assisting with interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.


Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Cold: The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Heat: The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

Vibration: The worker is subject to vibration. There is exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

Hazards: The worker is subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places and exposure to high heat or chemicals.

Atmospheric Conditions: The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions affect the respiratory systems or the skin: fumes, odors, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

Oils: The worker is subject to oils. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.



  • Custodial equipment, hand and power tools of all kinds, gages and electronic testers, ladders and scaffolding, lawn care equipment, furniture moving equipment, pallet jacks, dollies and other loading dock equipment, golf carts and utility vehicles, HVAC equipment, electrical panels, emergency generators, and general office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Assistant Plant Manager;   EST: April 22, 2015;   REV: February 2, 2016;   Board Approved: February 2, 2016