Manager, Operations
York Region District School Board
Aurora, ON
Position: Manager, Operations

Work Location: Plant Services (1260 Gorham Street, Newmarket, L3Y 8W4)

Salary: $103,698 - 121,312

Work Schedule: 35 hours/week

Application Deadline: November 20, 2019

Interested candidates are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team. This position is effective December 2019.

Thank you for your interest in the Manager, Operations position with the York Region District School Board. In compliance with Board policies and procedures, is responsible for managing and coordinating the caretaking services, building support and site services for schools and facilities of the Board in compliance with Board policies and procedures.

To review and monitor, in conjunction with the Assistant Managers, Operations, all caretaking operations and issues associated with the same.
To establish and maintain service standards and guidelines for caretaking operations.
To hire, supervise, conduct employee performance appraisals and to participate in the grievance and disciplinary process as required.
To liaise with service contractors, consultants, unions and staff of all levels to review and resolve operation needs and issues including conducting periodic site inspections to ensure compliance with Board custodial standards.
To work collaboratively with other departments in developing RFPs, RFIs, contracts, return to work programs, and compliance with health and safety legislation and regulations.
To monitor the annual caretaking budget, authorizing purchases and expenditures and ensuring that operation remains within approved budget guidelines.
To manage supplies and contracts and monitor the levels of performance of the same.
To attend and participate on various committees and sub-committees as required.
To perform other duties as assigned.

A three year university degree or college diploma in business administration, architectural, mechanical, electrical or civil engineering, building & environmental services or a related discipline is required or equivalent, as approved by the Board.
Minimum ten years progressive management dealing with both unionized and non-unionized staff in the caretaking and operation of commercial or educational buildings or related experience is required. Operational knowledge of small drinking water systems is preferred.
Effective verbal and written communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and computer skills are required.
Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals and groups both within and outside the Board is required.
Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have access to own transportation.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
persons who identify as women; and
persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check, from the police jurisdiction in which they reside prior to commencing employment with the Board. Police Vulnerable Sector Check documents are only valid if issued within the last six months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment.

On-line applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. Only candidates selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest.