Director of Grounds and Maintenance

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary



Start Date


Application Deadline



555 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY
United States


Job Description:

●     Supervises the overall functions of the maintenance department in accordance with all NYSD, local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

●     Anticipates conditions that might affect the school’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ventilation, and air conditioning and takes corrective action to avoid disruption of any of these services.

●     Develops and directs an ongoing maintenance program to ensure its’ effectiveness and efficiency for all of the school buildings and grounds.

●     Administer all maintenance records in electronic format, including schedules, future work plans, and all work performed and material changes.

●     Follows New York State bidding process for proposals.

●     Supervises work performed by third-party contractors and verifies that all work is satisfactorily complete per contract specification according to the recommendations by the Superintendent.

●     Supervises and directs the maintenance program appropriate for Deaf students in keeping with the philosophy of the Superintendent and the Mission and Vision of the school.

●     Ensures compliance with all regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to NYSD.

●     Collaborates with the administrative team on environmental and safety issues. Suggest changes and/or repairs to comply with school health and safety in accordance with all federal, state, local, and environmental laws, OSHA, rules, and regulations.

●     Responsible for staff training and development for maintenance and ground team in areas of federal and state laws, best practice, and workplace safety.

●     Investigate conditions of buildings on a daily basis.

●     Maintains a philosophy of preventive maintenance to ensure that facilities are up to date and maintained for.

●     Submits bi-weekly reports to the Office of the Superintendent on Google TEAM drive. 

●     Utilizes applications for work automation and project management.

●     Recommends the transfer, promotion, or termination of maintenance and grounds staff to the Human Resource Director and the Superintendent.

●     Additional duties as assigned by the Superintendent.


·     Experience and knowledge of the construction, operation, and maintenance of mechanical, plumbing, electrical and HVAC equipment and processing

·     Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the basic techniques of carpentry and grounds maintenance

·     Ability to communicate ideas and information in written and oral format to administrative staff, professional colleagues, and Board of Trustees

·     Ability to supervise personnel

·     Ability to estimate cost and work effort and submits reports

·     Knowledge of basic American Sign Language or is willing to learn within 6 months


Competitive salary and benefits package including membership in the New York State and Local Retirement System.

Level of Language Proficiency


American Sign Language a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

TO APPLY:FAX resume to (914) 703-4004 or email to:

NYSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer