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Construction Management and Building Maintenance


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Construction Management Mission Statement

It is the mission of the construction manager and department to manage changes, additions, and construction of the properties and assets of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation for the purpose of upholding the interests of the Nation.

Departmental Structure

The department is comprised of one employee who shares in the duties of being a construction manager, building maintenance director, and participation with Prairie Band Construction.

The Construction Manager's responsibilities are typically focused within the following areas although are not limited by them:

  • Assist the Tribal Council, General Manager, and all PBPN departments in planning for new construction, remodeling, maintenance, and operation of the physical plant;
  • Design assistance to ensure design matches needed when using outside vendors;
  • Procure bidding or establish contractors for design/build for projects;
  • Ensure that the initial planning, survey, and planning are in order to best assist the contractor and to enhance meeting budgetary guidelines and timelines of the Nation;
  • Analysis of mechanical or structural compromises or failures, procure professional opinion or analysis if applicable, devise a remediation plan, and to initiate the plan;
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Building Maintenance Mission Statement

The mission of this department is to strive to achieve the continuous maintenance, repair, and timely service of safety, security, cleanliness, and a well functioning environment for departments, buildings, facilities, properties, and various, yet limited equipment within the Nation's workforces, departments, buildings, facilities and properties in conjunction with the various departments within the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Department crews:

Administration: Director, Assistant Construction Manager, Building Facilities Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Janitorial Coordinator, Landscaping Coordinator and Concrete Foreman

Construction/Carpentry: Three construction/concrete employees

Electrical: One Licensed Journeyman Electrician

Custodial: Six custodians that overlap shifts to accommodate building openings and closings

Landscaping: Five landscapers/wood cutters and two summer contractual employees that care for tribal facility grounds, cemeteries, and tribal housing needs

General Maintenance & HVAC: Three skilled laborers with one HVAC certified

Skilled Tradesmen & Laborers: All crew members have experience in  areas like drywall, painting, roofing and cabinetry, carpentry, gardening, masonry, piping,  and operating heavy equipment. 

Certified Pool Operator: One staff member tends the Boys & Girls club pool and the Senior Housing spa.

Housing Maintenance: Two skilled laborers provide maintenance to tribal housing stock.