Job Title: Plant Manager

Reports to:Custodial Service Area Specialist
Job Group:Non-Instructional Non-Bargaining


Job Code:5092
Salary Schedule:PG04


Responsible for planning, coordinating, organizing, 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 to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including district policies and guidelines, and union contracts.


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. Delegate, coordinate, supervise and participate in the custodial grounds keeping and general maintenance work performed by custodial staff, and schedule daily work for efficiency, accuracy, and safety.
  2. Instruct employees in safe and effective maintenance and repair methods and ensure preventative and routine maintenance procedures are adhered to for all equipment.
  3. Hire custodial staff and complete 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.
  4. Maintain individual employee files containing relevant personnel information, including, but not limited to, attendance and training records, and disciplinary actions.
  5. Plan and carry out a preventative maintenance program for the school buildings and grounds to include an efficient and cost-effective floor care program.
  6. Establish, maintain, and organize operational records for assigned facilities, and purchase and maintain inventory, as necessary.
  7. Maintain accurate budget records and documentation and maintain accurate inventory and related documentation.
  8. Aggressively pursue funding for equipment replacement, purchases, and site upgrades through appropriate District funding sources.
  9. Ensure appropriate measures are taken to control/reduce energy usage, conserve water, reduce solid waste receptacle capacities and increase recycling efforts.
  10. Perform semi-skilled and skilled building and equipment repair work, including but not limited to, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, landscaping, irrigation, fencing, and custodial equipment, etc.
  11. Maintain integrity, accountability, and security of facilities through compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, and established guidelines according to District policies and procedures.
  12. Accept and sign for deliveries made to the school and use District approved purchase order procedures to purchase equipment, supplies, and services needed to maintain facility/site.
  13. Attend mandatory trainings, meetings and learning opportunities to remain current in skill, knowledge, and certifications.
  14. Apply pesticides and fertilizer, and perform custodial work, e.g., cleans, sanitizes, maintains, and provides for the general upkeep of building facilities and grounds.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 and safety, custodial equipment use and preventative-minor maintenance practices and repair, proper cleaning methods and State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) requirements
  • Advanced skills and safety knowledge in the areas of including, but not limited to, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), landscaping, fire and life safety and other trade skills
  • Ability to complete minor repairs of doors, windows, locks, desks, lockers, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to work flexible hours necessary for the efficient operation of the department and work sites
  • All hires must meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2 years as a successful District School Board of Pasco County Assistant Plant Manager
  • Must be accepted into the 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 


  • Current and valid Florida Limited Lawn and Ornamental Pesticide and Applicators Certification and License or become licensed within 90 days of appointment
  • Current and valid Pasco IClean Master Custodian Certification or equivalent


  • Service-Providing Industries Vocational Degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience in one or more of the building trades, including but not limited to, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, landscaping, irrigation, fencing, etc.
  • Experience in construction blueprint comprehension, submittals, and site map reading
  • Knowledge of Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) reporting and Asbestos handling and reporting
  • Experience in Emergency Shelter/Response operations
  • Knowledge in Advanced Landscape Care and Design and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and 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 50 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, gauges 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.

Plant Manager;   EST: April 22, 2015;   REV: November 17, 2020;   Board Approved: November 17, 2020