Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Transformative leader who takes a visionary approach in sparking the genius of others while streamlining operations to decrease costs and promote organizational efficiency. FACILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MANAGEMENT Vendor Relations Plumbing & Electrical Building Automation Systems (BAS) Threat Assessment Payroll & Accounting Building Energy Management (BEM) OSHA Standards HVAC Systems Building Information Modeling (BIM) Regional Inspector Technology Rollouts Blue Point Alert Systems Multi-Site Operations Construction Access Control Systems (ACS) Event Management Cloud Communication 5G Communications IT Infrastructure Carpentry Emergency Management Labor Relations LEED Standards Cell Coverage Amplifiers

  • Decision Making
  • Team Leadership
  • Department Oversight
  • Policy Development and Enforcement
  • Business Leadership
  • Finance and Accounting Oversight
  • Employee Motivation
  • Budget Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Cost Reduction
Professional Experience
Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance, 01/2017 - Current
Homewood-Flossmoor High School City, STATE,
  • Manage the daily operations of 4 Million square feet of facilities and grounds Serve as a first responder for emergency management, physical plant, and maintenance issues Responsible for creating an inclusive culture for all 9 departments under the operations umbrella Work directly with district architects, contractors, and inspectors Directly responsible for major construction, commissioning, and closeout.
Director of Facilities and Operations, 10/2014 - 12/2016
Brookwood School District City, STATE,
  • Supervised 14 full-time and 10 part-time employees daily Reduced overtime by 70% by developing a substitute custodial pool and combining custodial teams Successfully completed a district-wide LED light replacement at a cost of $158,000 Initiated and completed a district-wide asphalt replacement project at a cost of $267,000 Oversaw the daily operations of an asbestos abatement and partial roof replacement at a cost of $600,000 Managed the demolishment of Brookwood Middle School at a cost of $367,000 Directed all phases of the security and access control upgrades district-wide at a cost $200,000 with 30%savings due to negotiations.
Vice-Chairman, 02/2012 - 08/2014
Trustee, Northern Illinois University Board Of Trustees City, STATE,
  • Of the Finance, Facilities, and Operations committee Oversee, analyze, and provide recommendations for an operating budget of $500 Million Reviewed Capital Activities, Transactions Involving Real Property, Cash and Investments Confirmed any usage of external consultants and search firms Responsible for overseeing all lobbying efforts and governmental matters, both state and federal.
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Marian Catholic High School - Chicago Heights, IL
Bachelor’s Degree: , Expected in
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL
Master’s Degree: , Expected in
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL
  • Natatorium Renovation, Homewood-Flossmoor HS #233 Budget: $3.5 Million Architect: DLA Scope: Ceiling renovation, flooring, acoustic treatments, seating, guardrails, sound system, stairwell, scoreboard, lighting, mechanical, balcony, coaches’ offices, restrooms, painting, classroom and two storage spaces.
  • Renovation Upgrades, Homewood-Flossmoor HS #233 Budget: $1.4 Million Architect: DLA Scope: Mechanical Systems, Windows, Elevator, and Roof work Culvert Installation, Illinois Dept.
  • Of Transportation Budget: $4.1 Million Planner: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Scope: Original 18-inch underground piping replaced by a 48-inch culvert.
  • The culverts were constructed of pre-cast concrete and measured four feet high and 12 feet across.
  • Fine Arts Renovations, Homewood-Flossmoor High School #233 Budget: $16 Million Architect: DLA Architects Scope: Modern new classrooms for visual arts & theatre, renovated and expanded music classrooms, additional rehearsal rooms, more storage space and a black-box theatre with an improved tech theatre workroom.
  • New Brookwood Middle School, Brookwood #167 Budget: $17.5 Million Architect: STR Architects Scope: New classrooms and two Science Technology Engineering and Math labs on the second floor of a 49,250-square-foot building.
  • The first floor, which was 28,050 square feet, contained a gym, a music room, a kitchen, a cafeteria and room for administrative offices.
  • The gym also contained a stage so that it can double as an auditorium.
  • Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex, Northern Illinois University Budget: $6.5 Million Architect: PHN Scope: 27 acres, 186,200 square feet of synthetic sports turf for various sports, and 232 trees planted New Hall Residence, Northern Illinois University Budget: $80 Million Architect: HKM Scope: 1000-bed residence hall complex derived from public/partnerships between American Campus Communities and the College Housing Foundation Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center, Northern Illinois University Budget: $9 Million Architect: HKM Scope: 87,000 square foot state-of-the-art practice center with a full-size 120-yard practice field with two end zones.
  • It also contained batting cages, long jump pits, a retractable center net to allow multisport use, field goals and wall protection nets, and a four-lane sprint track.
  • Gilbert Hall Renovation, Northern Illinois University Budget: $22.3 Million Architect: Cordogan Clark & Associates Scope: 75,000 square Feet renovated four-story building entailed air conditioning, new furnishings, large exercise room, elevator, wireless internet, lounges, meeting spaces for hall council, along with laundry facilities and vending.
  • Additionally, the building was equipped with an updated heating and sprinkler system, new bathrooms, a safety center for NIU police, and a new cyber-cafe dining area with an outdoor patio.
  • The residence hall offered single rooms, double rooms, and expanded double rooms.
  • Douglas Hall Demolition, Northern Illinois University Budget: $4.5 Million Contractor: LVI Environmental Services Inc.
  • American Demolition Corp Scope: Asbestos removal and complete demolition.

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