(Full-time) Assistant Director of Physical Plant

Job description

Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

The Assistant Director of Physical Plant reports to the Director of Physical Plant, assisting with the day-to-day supervision of the District's maintenance, grounds, warehouse, custodial, printing, and transportation operations. Employees in this classification operate with minimal supervision within a broad framework of policies and procedures.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 30 on the Administrative Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, .

SUPERVISOR: Director of Physical Plant or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is a Classified Administrator position with a default CALPERS retirement.

Employees have the option to contribute to:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
  • In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A. Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability


    Examples of typical duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

    • Provides oversight and direction to the Physical Plant Department and staff in the absence of the Director.
    • Manage the daily operations of the Physical Plant Department.
    • Under the guidance of the Director of Physical Plant, assists in establishing, implementing, and maintaining procedures and/or standards regarding maintenance, grounds, warehousing, delivery, custodial, printing, and transportation operations.
    • Lead and/or participate in hiring committees, assists in onboarding and training, assigns duties and schedules, supervises, and formally evaluates Physical Plant personnel.
    • Directs the work of all skilled tradespeople on a daily basis, including approving and assigning work orders, reviewing completion of work, providing corrective guidance, and following up on issues.
    • Ensures campus buildings, grounds, and transportation equipment are regularly inspected for sanitation, safety, and maintenance requirements.
    • Inspects work projects for compliance with established departmental standards and ensures that completed work complies with all building safety codes and regulations.
    • Represent the District internally, as well as externally, to community partners, governmental agencies, and the general public.
    • Assist the Director in developing the Department's strategic plan.
    • Review the Department's operational performance and make service improvement recommendations.
    • Prepares, administers, and monitors department budgets.
    Knowledge of:
    • In-depth knowledge of at least one of the major areas or applied trades supervised in the Physical Plant Department.
    • Broad knowledge of overall physical plant operations including grounds, transportation, custodial or skilled trades.
    • Applicable State local building, safety, and health codes and regulations as applied to building trades, transportation services, warehousing, grounds, and custodial services.
    • Equipment, tools, techniques, and methods used in the building construction trades to include carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, and air conditioning.
    • Basic computer programs and operations, including e-mail correspondence and Microsoft Office.
    Ability to:
    • Analyze problems, identify alternatives, and implement solutions.
    • Exercise independent judgment; make sound decisions using all available information, especially under stressful conditions.
    • Train, schedule, supervise, coordinate, and formally evaluate the work of others.
    • Prepare and manage multifaceted department budgets.
    • Communicate effectively, in both oral and written forms.
    • Learn from errors, determine appropriate corrective action, and prevent repeated occurrences.
    • Promote a working environment supporting teamwork and shared accountability within the Physical Plant Department and external college departments.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.

    Education/Experience Required:

    • Two years of experience supervising a physical plant department such as transportation, custodial, and grounds or five years of experience in a skilled trade such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or air conditioning preferably as a lead or foreperson.
    Additional Information

    To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:

    • Online Application with the following materials attached:
    • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
    • Current resume and/or placement file

    Attention Internal Applicants:

    • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
    • Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

    After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.

    • Interviews will be by invitation only.
    • Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
    • The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
    • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.

    New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

    Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/9/2018
    Application Due: 11/20/2018
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