Director of Facilities Services, Planning and Capital Projects

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Cuesta College is located in the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, and is ranked by as a top five California community college for 2016. Cuesta College has a rich history of educating San Luis Obispo County residents since 1963. Cuesta College serves more than 10,000 students with an increasingly diverse student body of 55% White, 32% Latinx, 5% Mixed Race, 3% Asian/PI, 2% African-American. Courses are offered online and at three physical sites; the main campus in San Luis Obispo, the North County Campus in Paso Robles, and the South County Center in Arroyo Grande. Cuesta College offers 77 degrees and 64 certificates, including 30 Associate Degrees for Transfers to the Cal State University system with several more transfer degrees under development. The college boasts robust Allied Health and Career Technical Education programs and consistently sends students to compete at the national level in areas such as welding, automotive, public speaking, and more. The college's music ensembles are often in the spotlight, winning an award recently from Downbeat magazine and regularly performing at state, national, and international festivals. In addition, Cuesta's theatre program consistently wins national and international awards from the Kennedy Center.

Cuesta College is committed to being an inclusive institution that inspires a diverse student population to achieve their educational goals. In 2016, it was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI), reflecting the great responsibility that the college has to further the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The Cuesta Promise Scholarship has provided a fee-free first year to every new high school graduate in San Luis Obispo County. Starting with the graduating class of 2018, the Cuesta College Promise Scholarship expanded to include a second year of fee-free education. Over 3,000 students have received the Cuesta Promise with over 35% being Latinx and almost 60% being female. In 2018, Cuesta College was also the only California Community College awarded a $2.5 million Title V "Developing HSI Grant" from the US Department of Education to expand educational and vocational opportunities for Latinx students. Cuesta is committed to the Board of Governors California Community College Vision for Success Goals, including eliminating equity gaps within 10 years. The College's Educational Master Plan, Strategic Plan, and Student Equity/Student Success and Support/Basic Skills Integration Plan collectively seek to ensure all students are successful at fulfilling their educational needs.

Cuesta College has strong student, faculty, and staff campus engagement including affiliations with the statewide Latina Leadership Network, Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success, Alpha Gamma Sigma Honors Society, MEChA, Student Veterans Club, STEM Club, and Dreamers Club.

Cuesta College has 139 full-time faculty, 543 adjunct faculty, 234 classified staff, and 41 managers and administrators. The college encourages all employees to be part of the participatory governance process. The College's annual budget is approximately $55 million. Thanks to a $275 million bond measure approved by the voters of San Luis Obispo County in 2014, Cuesta College is repairing aging facilities, updating classrooms, equipment, and technology, and improving programs. Our growing North County Campus opened a new Campus Center in Spring of 2018 and houses a new Veterans Center, EOPS Center/CalWorks/Foster Youth Center, Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) office and Student Cultural Lounge. Cuesta will be opening a Dream Center to support undocumented students on both the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles campuses in Spring of 2019.


Under general direction of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Administrative Services, plan, direct, and coordinate the maintenance, custodial, groundskeeping, assignment and vehicle maintenance operations of the District. Oversee the Facility master planning, coordination and implementation of general obligation bond program, construction, renovation, evaluation, maintenance, repair, and alteration of buildings grounds (including underground utilities), coordination and implementation of Federal, State and local mandated environmental and health and safety programs.


The incumbent in this position requires strong organizational and management abilities, independent judgment in interpretation and application of policies and procedures.

The performance of duties for the incumbent contributes to Administrative Services outcomes, student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness by facilitating services, planning and capital projects for the District.

Essential Functions & Qualifications


  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the maintenance and operations of physical plant; including, building maintenance and operations, custodial services, grounds and landscaping maintenance, and motor pool;
  • Oversee facilities bond measure implementation and coordination;
  • Coordinate and oversee formal and informal bidding processes;
  • Plan, direct, and supervise the marking maintenance of baseball, track, and other playing fields;
  • Inspect the work of contractors; direct contractor to bring work up to an acceptable level and/or recommend acceptance;
  • Determine and direct needed maintenance or repairs to buildings, grounds and equipment;
  • Evaluate facilities to ensure code compliance when modifying, moving or replacing furnishings and lab equipment;
  • Determine in consultation with engineers the heating, mechanical, and electrical requirements of new and renovated buildings;
  • Recommend and administer department budget;
  • Recommend for employment, direct, supervise, and evaluate the work performance of department staff;
  • Oversee mandated testing and reports required by Federal State and Local health and Safety jurisdictions; plan and program development for the District's Environmental Health and Safety Programs
  • Maintain and report District inventory of hazardous materials to mandated agencies;
  • Train and/or provide for the training of custodial, grounds and maintenance staff including staff assigned to the San Luis Obispo, North County and South County sites;
  • Plan, research, direct, and inspect building, grounds, equipment and underground utility maintenance and other projects;
  • Supervise the requisition, receipt, and storage of supplies and equipment;
  • Oversee the inventory, maintenance, repair and regulatory compliance of the District's motor pool to include the scheduling and safe operation of the District's passenger vans;
  • Oversee scheduling, preparations and allocation of the District's passenger vans to instructional divisions to include compliance with California's "Garcia Act';
  • In coordination with Computer Services, oversee the development, implementation updating and administration of the District's facilities scheduling software "Resource 25";
  • Serve on District standing committees as assigned;
  • Develop and interpret plans and specifications;
  • Compile and maintain statistical and other data and write reports;
  • Develop and coordinate Federal and State energy savings programs, including generation of applications, tracking of funding methods, coordination with appropriate engineers and commission of projects;
  • Coordinates and directs the work of the District facilities planning committees with the architects in the planning of new facilities and the rehabilitation of older facilities;
  • Maintains records and develops reports as required;
  • Supervises the scheduling and utilization of District facilities leased under the Civic Center regulations; and
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Six years of increasingly responsible experience in physical plant maintenance and operations including at least two years in management/supervisory positions; or five years of experience as a building-trades foreman
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of management, supervision, and budgetary process as required to direct operations of a physical plant;
  • Methods, practices, tools, equipment, and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance, custodial, and motor pool functions;
  • Heating and ventilating systems;
  • Landscaping, soils, plant propagation and landscaping equipment;
  • Federal, state and local regulations and laws as they pertain to hazardous materials, construction, repairs, energy conservation, and safety in community colleges;
  • Methods, practices, materials, and procedures in the field of construction services;
  • Alarm and communications systems;
  • Construction costs;
  • Working methods and procedures used in building trades and crafts.
  • Current technologies, personal computer, and associated office software such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and/or database software;
  • Correct usage of English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary; and
  • District policies and procedures
Ability to:
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties; and
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and of staff and students with physical and learning disabilities
Physical ability to:
  • Read and comprehend printed matter and text and data on computer monitors;
  • Communicate intelligibly and effectively via speech, telephone, written correspondence, and/or email;
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time;
  • Lift and/or carry 25 pounds; and
  • Exert manual dexterity sufficient for keyboard and other office equipment operation
License and Certificates :(current within the last year):
  • Valid driver's license and eligible to obtain California driver's license upon hire.
Additional Information

Required Documents: Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, reference list, and diversity statement when applying for this position.

When uploading documents, PDF uploads are preferred.

Diversity Statement Instructions: Cuesta College is committed to building and maintaining a workforce that reflects and honors the diversity of our students. It is important to us that our faculty, staff, and administrators demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds as well as sexual orientation and abilities of all constituents in the Cuesta College community.

In 500 words or less, with consideration to our Mission Statement and our values expressed above, please explain how you will demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in this position.

Reference List Instructions: Your reference list must include three professional references, their contact information, and their relationship to you.

Completed online applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date for this position. LATE, INCOMPLETE, FAXED, MAILED OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Cuesta College will not sponsor any visa applications.

San Luis Obispo County Community College District ("Cuesta College") is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), age, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal and state law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Cuesta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

In compliance with California law, all prospective staff and students are entitled to read the Annual Security Report, published each October by the Cuesta College Department of Public Safety. This report contains information about our emergency and crime reporting procedures, as well as crime statistics for the past 3 years. You may request a copy of this report at one of our two Public Safety Offices: on SLO campus at Building 6600A or on North County Campus at building N1021, during campus business hours. You may also access the complete text of this report at the following website address:

Interview Process Information

Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview and presentation on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Second interviews will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.




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Posted: 5/20/2019
Application Due: 6/9/2019
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