Job Title: Director of New Construction

Reports to:Assistant Superintendent for Administration
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1209
Salary Schedule:APT09


To deliver new facilities that meet the educational philosophies of the District, while simultaneously maintaining cost factors within the budget dollars.


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. Represent the Superintendent and School Board in public utility matters and rate cases before the Florida Public Service Commission.
  2. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  3. Interact with District personnel, media, community, and other governmental agencies.

Critical Thinking

  1. Establish a quality control system.
  2. Assist in the development of annual and long-range plans for construction.
  3. Provide cost impact analyses as requested.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District.
  2. Provide leadership and direction for staff to fulfill the district’s construction and facility goals.


  1. Coordinate public utility intervention activities with other governmental agencies as appropriate and required.
  2. Negotiate, facilitate, or arbitrate issues arising among parties involved in facility design criteria.
  3. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups toward task accomplishment.
  4. Facilitate problem solving.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Set high standards of performance for self and others.
  2. Keep up to date on laws, rules, regulations, and building codes and trends in construction of educational facilities.
  3. Assist staff and other school and District personnel in understanding applicable laws, rules, and codes and trends in educational facilities.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Plan and direct the construction of new schools, new facilities and contracted remodeling and renovation projects.
  2. Plan and direct the Energy Management Plan of the District.
  3. Direct the planning and activities of the Facilities Operations Department.
  4. Develop a construction budget for new schools, new facilities and contracted remodeling and renovation projects.
  5. Direct the development of educational specifications for new buildings and update the specifications.
  6. Plan and direct the development of standardized construction specifications.
  7. Direct the development of the Continuous Improvement Plan and annual budget for the department.
  8. Verify the need for all change orders and determine if all costs are fair and reasonable.
  9. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment action.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Support the Districts vision, mission, goals, and priorities.
  2. Serve on committees, councils, and/or task forces.
  3. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  4. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.


  1. Direct the school construction plan implementation.
  2. Direct all construction with contractors and architects.
  3. Develop and direct a program of contract administration to provide oversight and review to ensure the District receives construction value for each dollar spent in the building program.
  4. Maintain an energy accounting system.
  5. Review and monitor construction schedules and take appropriate action when necessary.
  6. Prepare all required reports and maintain all appropriate records.


  1. Direct the selection of contractors and architects.
  2. Make and share decisions in a timely manner.
  3. Respond immediately to emergency situations.
  4. Address personnel problems promptly and directly.


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.


  • Positive interpersonal skills
  • Exhibit good leadership skills
  • Computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and administer contracts
  • Knowledge of energy management programs
  • Understand construction budgetary practices
  • Ability to interact with engineers and architects
  • A working knowledge of curricular functions needed for schools
  • Knowledge of all laws, regulations, and codes which govern school planning and construction


  • Bachelor’s Degree or above from an accredited institution
  • Three (3) years minimum experience in Administration and/or Supervision
  • Experience in Contract Administration






Facilities Operations and Safety Manager, Facility Specialist, Energy Coordinator, Mechanical Engineer, Uniform Building Inspectors, Chief Building Official, Construction Assistants, Draftsperson, and Assigned New Construction Support Personnel


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


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 sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 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.


  • 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.

Director of New Construction;   EST: October 5, 2004;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: October 5, 2004