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Director, Facilities and Planning

College of the Redwoods
Job Location:
Eureka, California
Facilities Management

Position Type: Administrator/Manager

Department: Maintenance

Location: Eureka


Under the direction of the Vice President, Administrative Services the Director of Facilities & Planning oversees the maintenance and operation of the District's physical facilities and grounds; supervises maintenance and operation staff; prepares and maintains the maintenance department budget. The Director applies a blending of knowledge of construction trades, and building and infrastructure maintenance blended with administrative and instructional support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Under direction of the Vice President, Administrative Services, assist with long-term Districtwide capital facilities planning integrating all locations to assure a high quality, low total cost of ownership (TCO) District facilities. Chairs the District's Facilities Planning Committee.
  • Administer and supervise all phases related to maintenance, facilities planning, safety and health hazards.
  • Directs, plans and executes Districtwide facilities planning and maintenance services including long term planning and provisioning of necessary personnel, equipment and service contracts.
  • Directs day-to-day organization, staffing, work assignments, and operational activities for maintenance services and projects including construction, repair, and operation of utilities, heating and cooling systems, and energy management.
  • Reviews and approves work orders and scope of work for in-house projects and contract work. Creates material and equipment specifications and manuals, estimates costs for labor and materials, and schedules and sequences work and/or works with outside contractors/consultants.
  • Prepares and develops budgets for maintenance, warehouse, deferred maintenance and one-time funded projects; review and approve maintenance and operations requisitions within budgetary limitations.
  • Provide technical expertise, information and assistance regarding assigned functions; supervise skilled workers in the performance of new construction, major repairs and alterations of District facilities.
  • Responsible in development of plans and specifications for work to be completed; review cost estimates submitted by outside contractors; recommend or determine equipment and materials to be purchased.
  • Communicate with other administrators, vendors, State and government agencies and contractors to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information.
  • Inspect buildings, equipment and grounds for fire, safety and health hazards;
  • Communicate and work with staff, consultants, engineers, architects, and contractors to assist and help ensure compliance with the specified scope of projects and assist with the construction design.
  • Prepares and submits Chancellor's Office FUSION reports
  • Incumbent will act as one of the District environmental health and safety designees to maintain compliance with CalOSHA and related rules. Incumbent will attend periodic training workshops to stay current on rules, will chair a District committee and will direct risk management staff in routine duties to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Assure compliance with laws, codes, regulations, and health and safety precautions related to maintenance and operations activities.
  • Must be available for, and respond to, call-ins during off hours and weekends as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of building maintenance and operations for the areas including and not limited to the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of the lighting, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, painting, locksmith, and mechanical systems.
  • Working knowledge of building management systems for access, safety, and energy efficiency.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulations for accommodating the handicapped.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the rules, regulations and safety orders of the Division of Industrial Safety as applied to construction, operation and maintenance of buildings.
  • Math skills in preparing budgets, estimating materials, measuring distances, and costs.
  • Oral and written skills to prepare correspondence, reports, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of the principles and best practices of maintenance administration including supervision of others, general human resources management, budging, purchasing, and project management.
  • Knowledge of student services and the nature of instructional support on a college campus.
  • Well-developed human relations skills to build a service oriented team, convey technical instructions, and work collaboratively with internal customers.


  • Ability to carry out all responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise work programs that optimize the use of staff.
  • Ability to establish collaborative work relationships with departments, outside contractors, and the public.
  • Ability to operate vehicles, equipment, and tools used in maintenance and operations and instruct others.
  • Ability to organize and sequence project steps to accomplish efficiency with use of labor and materials.
  • Ability to observe work habits and give one-on-one or small group training in safety and best practices.
  • Ability to prepare time and material estimates, interpret building codes, read, interpret, and translate blueprints and schematics.
  • Ability to show proactive customer service and sensitivity to a diverse population of students, faculty, and campus visitors.
  • Ability to prepare and manage departmental budget.

Physical Abilities

Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time; bend and stoop on an intermittent basis; to carry or lift light to medium weight objects on a frequent basis (up to 50 lbs. unassisted). Requires visual acuity and depth perception, arm-hand-finger dexterity, and hand-eye coordination to operation control panels and keyboards. Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to hear over phone and carry on routine conversations.

Education and Experience

Associate of Arts degree or equivalent in related field and eight (8) years of increasingly responsible maintenance, operations, and facilities experience. A Bachelor's Degree in Business Construction Management, Engineering or related field will substitute for some experience. Position requires three (3) years of supervisory experience in maintenance, operations or facilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Licenses and Certificates

A valid CA driver's license.

Project Management Certificate desirable.

Salary Grade: 127

Salary: $70,945.30 - $102,767.21

Contact(s): Human Resources

Contact Phone: 707-476-4140

Contact Email:

Posting Number: S00158P

Requisition Number: 22-093

Job Close Date: 09/23/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, pre-employment physical examination, freedom from tuberculosis, proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 and its variants, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.

Forms are available through Human Resources to request COVID-19 vaccination exception in the following situations: (a) medical excuse from receiving COVID-19 vaccine due to medical contraindication or precaution; (b) disability; or © religious objection based on a person's sincerely held religious beliefs, practice or observance.


Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided by the District for all full-time employees and their dependents.

Application Process

Required Materials

Apply online at

You will need to attach the information below to complete the online application process. Attachments are accepted in .doc or .pdf file formats.
  1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in and qualifications for this position
  2. Professional resume
  3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate)
Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

Application Procedures

All documents included in your application file become the property of the District and will not be returned.
Your application for this job posting will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each job posting.

To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the online application process by 5:00 p.m. PST on the closing or first review date.

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this job posting, please call Human Resources.

For assistance or information, please contact:

College of the Redwoods

Human Resources

7351 Tompkins Hill Road

Eureka, CA 95501-9300

Phone 707-476-4140

Fax 707-476-4421

TTY 711


Selection Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Expenses incurred in connection with the site interview will not be reimbursed.
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