Assistant Director of Facilities (Substitute)

South Orange County Community College District


Saddleback College


Assistant Director of Facilities (Substitute)



PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Summary Description:

This position is a short-term, hourly, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website. This position is open until filled or withdrawn.


To assist the Director of Facilities in planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, reviewing and evaluating the construction, modification and maintenance of the buildings, grounds, classrooms, laboratories, athletic and recreational areas, offices and other facilities of an assigned college, including day-to-day building and grounds maintenance and operations; transportation; facility construction and modification; preventive and deferred maintenance; hazardous materials management and resource management; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; prepare and administer annual program budgets; ensure compliance with District policies and applicable local, State and federal regulations.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.



Receives general supervision of assigned duties from the Director of Facilities or designee of the President. Exercises functional and technical supervision over the Night Facilities Operations Supervisor or, the Facilities Maintenance & Energy Projects Manager and other professional, technical, administrative support, contracted and/or other staff as assigned.


Knowledge of:

 Budget preparation and administration. 

•  Building design, building trades and California construction codes. 

•  Correct English composition, grammar, spelling and vocabulary. 

•  Cost benefit analysis and cost accounting. 

•  District and College organization, operations and objectives. 

•  District and College policies and State and federal laws and regulations related to assigned program. 

•  Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy. 

•  Materials, methods, practices, machinery and equipment used electrical, plumbing, HVAC and swimming pool maintenance activities. 

•  Materials, methods, practices, machinery and equipment used for major facilities projects, construction, structural utilities, energy conservation projects, facilities repair and maintenance, landscape and irrigation installation and repair and college transportation services. 

•  Occupational hazards and OSHA safety standards. 

•  Operation of computer, peripherals and software programs, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and specialized software related to District or College operations and facilities. 

•  Oral and written communication skills.

•  Planning and organizational skills. 

•  Principles and practices of construction plan and specification preparation.


Ability to:

•  Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations. 

•  Assist in the preparation and administer budgets for assigned program areas. 

•  Collect, compile and analyze data.

•  Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

•  Effectively utilize District/College resources to attain a clean, safe and appropriate learning environment for students, faculty, administrators and staff. 

•  Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

•  Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 

•  Learn and maintain current knowledge of facilities management, including, construction, modification, maintenance and operations. 

•  Learn to interpret and apply complex and technical State and federal laws and regulations related to assigned program. 

•  Maintain the security of confidential information and materials. 

•  Negotiate with vendors and contractors. 

•  Operate office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and facsimile machine. 

•  Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the programs, services and activities related to facilities construction, modification, maintenance and operations. 

•  Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations as assigned. 

•  Read, interpret, apply, explain and learn to inter-relate engineering drawings, construction plans and specifications. 

•  Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy. 

•  Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel. 

•  Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

•  Work effectively with others to achieve common goals.


Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, architecture, public or business administration or closely related field.


Five years of increasingly responsible experience in facilities management or closely related field, including at least three years of experience in a supervisory capacity.


License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


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