Executive Director of Facilities & Operations

Dec 18, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Executive Director of Facilities & Operations

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03191

Posting Date: 12/17/2020

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 01/08/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $109, 909.01 annually

Maximum Salary: $144, 210.15 annually

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:
  • Flex 125
  • Additional products and services through American Fidelity
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

Benefits Website

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
Under administrative direction of the Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services, the Executive Director for Facilities and Operations provides professional direction and strategic leadership for all campus capital planning activities, facilities and project design and development, construction, maintenance, environmental, safety, energy management and conservation, custodial, grounds, and related operations at Bakersfield College's 154-acre
Panorama campus and over 100 acres at additional sites throughout Kern County.

This executive management position is the primary administrator responsible for the college's planning and oversight of $415 million in bond funding for capital projects in alignment with the Educational Master Plan. The Executive Director is responsible for leveraging multiple funding sources to maximize capital, prioritize sustainable infrastructure development, and reduce energy use to support the college's long-range operation.

In addition, the position is responsible for the management of the direction of the auxiliary services that include scheduling and events, shipping and receiving, mailroom, and printshop departments.

Examples of Duties:

Provide leadership in the strategic oversight and implementation of all short- and long-range facilities planning efforts for the college to optimize educational programming and resources as aligned with the college's Educational Master Plan.

Lead planning, design, and construction of campus capital projects that are functional, sustainable, well-designed, cost effective, and efficient from design through construction, including project development, design, approval,
construction, and closeout.

Procure bids and serve as the primary point of contact to architects, engineers, project and construction managers, inspectors, and construction companies contracting work with the college.

Plan, organize, and direct activities and operations involved in inspection, cleaning, maintenance and repair of all College buildings, grounds, outdoor, pool and athletic facilities; develop and monitor ongoing Preventative and Deferred Maintenance.

Programs for all major mechanical and electrical systems of the college, as well as for grounds, the swimming pool, buildings, athletics facilities, and other areas as required; oversee the collection and disposal of waste materials.

Lead efforts to expand Bakersfield College sites into rural communities and additional service areas, including primary responsibility for all facilities and operations at the 51-acre campus at the Delano-Timmons location and new 31- acre campus in Arvin, as well as classrooms at the Weill Institute and BC Southwest sites.

Coordinate with other departments to ensure maintenance, construction, and operations do not interfere with student learning and support. Serve on the President's Cabinet and Administration Council to support the college's mission of student learning and achievement.

Communicate with the executive leadership team to evaluate growth and needs related to classroom, office, and public space.

Develop and administer financial plans and controls for facilities and operations departments; conduct forecasting planning and feasibility analyses.

Leads installation, maintenance, and repair projects in electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and painting; oversee the troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of equipment; and assure preventive maintenance and proper replacement of equipment, parts and components.

Establish and maintain periodic inspection program of buildings and facilities to assure compliance with applicable fire, safety, security, and sanitary codes and regulations.

Design, layout, and maintain a building keying system of all campus buildings and maintain a current master keying record on all keys issued.

Manage day-to-day operations of all facilities, including prioritization, processing, and assignment of work orders to ensure completion. Research and recommend purchase of equipment and materials necessary for college operations.

Direct preventive and corrective maintenance, sustainability, energy management, and the life cycle of construction; assure that work complies with applicable codes, standards, and assures accessibility of all facilities.

Select, supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned personnel; plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for all departmental activities and staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; work with staff to identify and resolve problems.

Chair the Facilities & Sustainability Committee; serve on additional committees as needed; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends in building construction and maintenance; recommend and incorporate new developments as appropriate.

Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.

Perform other related activities as required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with emphasis in civil or mechanical engineering or equivalent experience AND six years of
Increasingly responsible experience that clearly demonstrates successful experience involving large scale strategic facilities

Master’s degree in a related field of study from an accredited institution.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • Mission of the California Community Colleges and community college programs.
  • Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive plant operations, facilities planning, and facilities maintenance program.
  • Principles and practices of structure design, code compliance, accessibility, and construction project management.
  • State of California Capital Outlay and Scheduled Maintenance Programs for Community Colleges and Division of State Architects processes.
  • Appropriate, efficient, and cost-effective procedures in facilities planning and operations at a large institution
  • Current practices in preventative maintenance, deferred maintenance, and energy management and conservation.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Operations and activities involved in a comprehensive facilities maintenance program.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including applicable sections of the State Education Code, Public Works Code, Public Contracts Code, and health and safety regulations.
  • Legal and practical regulations of project design, bidding, management, and closeout of construction contracts.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Ability to:
  • Plan, manage, direct, and provide effective leadership for the various components and functions of a comprehensive facilities, operations, and facilities planning program.
  • Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Develop and implement programs to meet the District’s facilities, operations, and facilities planning goals and objectives.
  • Effectively plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
  • Provide direction to administrators on facilities, operations, and facilities planning goals and objectives.
  • Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and District policies, laws and regulations.
  • Formulate policy and procedures.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive, effective oral and written reports.
  • Conduct meetings and serve on committees.
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students and personnel, including those with physical or learning disabilities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Salary Grade: J

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 8, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

EEO Plan 2018-2021

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/14424. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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