Job Description

Grade 129/Salary placement range: $91,277.00 to $108,663.00.

The Director of Plant Services/Transportation/Warehouse is responsible for all maintenance/construction activities for all district properties, transportation, and overall supervision of all assigned custodial staff.  This includes planning, budgeting, and supervising the development of specifications for work to be done by both contractors and in-house staff. 


  • Select and purchase supplies and materials. Coordinate purchase of assigned District capital outlay acquisitions.
  • Plan and direct a comprehensive maintenance program.
  • Make recommendations that will provide for structurally safe buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  • Work as needed with architects, engineers, and construction companies in maintenance, building expansion, or remodeling projects.
  • Act as consultant when principals need changes in school plant or facilities.
  • Serve as a resource to schools regarding staffing, selection, performance, and standards for custodial staff.
  • Assist the Chief Operations Officer in the preparation of the budget as it pertains to maintenance, construction, remodeling, and planning.
  • Prepare multi-year maintenance plans and associated budgets for all District facilities.
  • Serve as Liaison with the State, County, and City officials regarding District facilities.
  • Responsible for all District Fire and Security Systems.


·         High School Diploma/GED required

·         Comprehensive knowledge of construction, building maintenance, and custodial operations.

·         Knowledge of current construction codes

·         Knowledge of OSHA and other applicable compliance requirements


·         Bachelor’s degree in engineering, management, or a related field.

·         10 years of experience in fields related to construction/inspection of trades.

·         5 years of experience in public work


Knowledge of:

  • Construction, building maintenance, custodial and warehouse operations.
  • Requirements of maintaining school buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
  • Transportation and DOT regulations and requirements.
  • Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

Skilled in:

  • All aspects of maintaining school facilities and constructions including supervision and direction in planning and developing.

Ability to:

  • Interface effectively with other departments, school personnel, other maintenance staff, and business contacts from outside of the District.

 Core Competencies:

* Communication           

* Analytical Thinking         

* Project Management         

* Collaboration


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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  The employee must use hands, arms, and fingers to input data, handle, feel, or reach; the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.


At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we are Inspiring Every Child to Achieve, educating the future leaders of Phoenix! We’re looking for passionate people who want to shape the future to join in our mission. The education of our children is a shared responsibility among our community, and we encourage you to apply for the opportunity to be part of that.

Every member of our Phoenix #1 family-from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus are shaping the lives of our students every day.  It’s not just our work; it is our passion!

We are a Kindergarten through 8th grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1871 as the first free public school district in Arizona. The district boundaries cover an area from 16th Street to 23rd Avenue and Buckeye Road to Thomas Road.


Our 14 schools are in the heart of hip Phoenix.

We are educating the future leaders of Phoenix.

We are accessible by Phoenix Light Rail.

We want you to relax and refuel with healthy vacation time.

We have University partners that offer discounted tuition.


The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background checks. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.

Primary Location: PLANT SERVICES

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Lauren Pagnotta
Title HR Coordianator
Phone 602-257-3755

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, September 11, 2023 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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