Director (III) of Sustainability

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Los Rios Community College District 


Director (III) of Sustainability

Job Posting Number: AE00113P

Salary: $131,327 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information    Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.

Closing Date: 05/14/2018


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Position Summary    

The LRCCD Facilities Management Department is responsible for facility planning, construction (new, modernization and renovation), maintenance, and operations for all of the District’s education and administrative sites, as well and maintaining the District’s entire vehicle and rolling stock fleet. Facilities Management (FM) is divided into two sub-departments, Facilities Planning and Construction and Facilities Maintenance and Operation. Each of these departments is led by a Director and these Directors report to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management.


The Facilities Planning and Construction Department is responsible for managing the District’s Capital Building Program which is funded through voter approved local and state-wide bond measures.


The Facilities Maintenance Department provides journeyman-level maintenance over several disciplines to include carpentry, cabinetry, roofing, HVAC, plumbing, sheet-metal, electrical, grounds-keeping, and vehicle maintenance. It also manages the District’s energy resources and sustainability programs, as well as projects funded through the State’s Scheduled Maintenance and Special Repairs (SMSR) program.


Under the general direction of the Director of Facilities Maintenance, the Director of Sustainability performs duties in areas pertaining to the development and implementation of energy and resource conservation strategies and policies, operational effectiveness of building systems, utility infrastructure systems, mechanical, and electrical systems. HVAC, mechanical and utility infrastructure systems operations, and energy conservation techniques are critical to this position.


The Director of Sustainability provides technical support and engineering guidance in the maintenance, operations, planning, design, alteration, and construction of Los Rios facilities; manages and coordinates the daily operations of the Energy Management and Utility Tracking effort; plans and oversees implementation of District’s Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goals; and supervises and evaluates performance of assigned staff.


Assignment Responsibilities    

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:

• Overseeing the evaluation, training, professional development, and unit effectiveness of department staff. 

• Administering applicable collective bargaining contract provisions and participating in union negotiation activities. 

• Filing of reports, operational permits, and any other documentation required by regulatory agencies with oversight/authority in Director’s purview. 

• Attending and representing the District in area of responsibility at inter/intra-District meetings and to other public or community forums as directed. 

• Preparing board agenda items and attending board meetings.

• Responding to emergency calls at night and on weekends or holidays, as necessary.

• Performing special studies as assigned by the Director of Facilities Maintenance.



• Overseeing the management of the District’s Energy Management and Utility Tracking efforts and management of electrical and HVAC departments energy conservation efforts and ZNE efforts. 

• Establishing and promulgating operational and design guidelines and standards for these areas that reflect peak efficiency in terms of safety, economy, and regulatory compliance. 

• Developing and maintaining Energy and Utility Monitoring System. 

• Designing and implementing preventative and predictive maintenance programs for ensuring optimal energy efficiency. 

• Assisting in the preparation of departmental budgets, reports, organizational review, monitoring of energy consumption, coordination of projects with campus and facilities maintenance staff. 

• Coordinating with local utility providers and regulatory agencies on project development, analysis and evaluation, and execution. 

• Supervising staff. 

• Administering district policies, regulations, and operational procedures.


Maintenance and Operations: 

• Analyzing mechanical, electrical, and utility systems technical and procedural operations with supervisors to identify specific conservation measures. 

• Monitoring, evaluating, and managing the district’s participation in rebate programs with industry, utility providers, and local, state, and federal agencies. 

• Designing and prioritizing expansion of Honeywell and Open Platform Energy Management Systems and Lucid Submetering and Utility Tracking Platform throughout District facilities. 

• Scheduling and assigning projects and work requests with maintenance staff, consultants, contractors, and support staff. 

• Reviewing utility invoices.

• Measuring, quantifying, and preparing periodic reports on energy savings achievements. 

• Responsible for ensuring compliance with District ZNE goals; efficient and most effective methods of energy utilization by forecasting, planning, and monitoring cost savings for all district utility accounts. 

• Developing and maintaining energy awareness program, conservation tips, and Energy Management and Sustainability Operations Manuals (EM&S Ops Manual) for District facilities. 

• Devising strategies to demonstrate the importance of energy and resource conservation within the campus community and promote the conservation ethic as an institutional tenet.


Plant Remodeling, Alterations, and Modernization: 

• Developing District engineering standards for all mechanical and utilities related projects. 

• Developing utility systems master plan considering growth projections and load demands. 

• Planning and preparing project proposals for Scheduled Maintenance and Special Repairs state funding program. 

• Investigating and reviewing opportunities for other public agency and local utility grants to fund new and ongoing projects. 

• Providing support to the planning department in review of plans, documents, and submittals on remodels and new projects for compliance with District energy conservation and engineering design standards.


Knowledge of:

• Power generation, energy procurement/distribution systems, technological advancements, and acquisition strategies in a deregulated environment. 

• Central plant mechanical design characteristics, HVAC/boiler/chiller systems operations, electrical and utility distribution systems, interior/exterior lighting and controls, metering, rebate programs, and utility provider billing information systems. 

• Experience with personal computers in the area of word processing, spreadsheets, specialty software for energy management, and database applications. 

• Public contract codes, UBC, OSHA, fire and life safety regulations; ability to prepare specifications, develop working drawings and blueprints, and prepare clear, complete and concise reports and correspondence. 

• Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.


Ability to:

• Make accurate technical assessment of existing conditions relative to energy consumption and building and operational systems practices, and prioritize and implement operational and maintenance procedures that result in energy efficient cost effective facilities operations. 

• Identify, plan and manage capital outlay projects, equipment repair/replacements, utility infrastructure improvements, and EMS/controls expansion projects that will conserve energy, reduce operational costs, and help meet the District’s ZNE goals. 

• Make long range energy needs assessments and develop projects and contingency plans to accommodate continuity of utilities services. 

• Follow and analyze existing and proposed legislation relative to energy/utilities and make recommendations accordingly. 

• Communicate effectively and prepare and deliver reports to various groups including the governing board.


Special Requirements    

Possesses and maintain a valid California Driver’s license in compliance with Los Rios Board Regulation R-8343; employment is contingent upon meeting the requirements of Los Rios Board Regulation R-8343. This position may require operating a District or personal vehicle in order to complete assigned work within the scope of the position duties.


Minimum Qualifications    

1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 1, 2018, in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or related field, AND have a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and/or Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) certificates, AND four years experience supervising an energy and utilities program, or directing an operations and maintenance organization for an educational institution; OR, have an associate’s degree in Engineering, Mechanical-Electrical Technology, or related field, AND have a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and/or Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) certificates, AND ten years experience in a management or supervisory capacity with a utility provider, engineering firm, or educational institution.


2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.


The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.




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Job No: AE00113P
Posted: 4/9/2018
Application Due: 5/14/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $131,327 annually.