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Drake University Operations Specialist- 999243 in Des Moines, Iowa

Operations Specialist- 999243


Drake University Head Start is seeking a qualified candidate for an Operations Specialist position. This position is responsible for completing deliveries to sites, completing repairs and maintenace to facilities and assisting with inventory procedures. This position requires a valid driver's license and the ability to be insured by the University's insurance carrier.







Complete Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Head Start Child Care Partnership inventories in compliance with federal regulations, including ongoing updating of inventory logs, tracking and tagging of materials (including technology items), and maintaining list of parts, materials and supplies needed for maintenance. Keep manuals of repair, emergencies, lighting, etc. as required.



Deliver supplies and equipment to centers on a set schedule and as needed. Travel for business purposes to sites located in our six country service area.



Perform maintenance and repair on building systems and equipment and troubleshoot potential problem areas. Assist in the determination of material replacement. Order necessary materials and supplies. Develop and maintain a timeline for maintenance and replacement of equipment and materials. Develop and maintain a system for tracking maintenance requests data to inform professional development or programming decisions



Respond to inquiries in person, over the phone and via email. Provide technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues related to computer systems, software and hardware. Assist with routine maintenance to maintain daily performance of computer systems as directed by Information Technology Specialist.



Maintain Head Start vehicles, and schedule and track maintenance.



Other duties as assigned. Ensure compliance with all Head Start Performance Standards, Iowa Child Care Licensing requirements and other regulatory guidelines. Prompt and regular attendance.


Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree preferred. One to three year’s experience performance maintenance services preferred. Current driver’s license and ability to be insured by University’s insurance carrier required.

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