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Glendale Community College
  • Position Number: 3104167
  • Location: Glendale, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Principal Director, Facilities

Glendale Community College

Salary: $9,908.00 - $12,648.00 Monthly

Job Number: 00759-2022

Location: Glendale, CA

Department: Facilities

Closing: 6/24/2022 11:59 PM Pacific


Under executive direction, plans, directs, and administers the programs, operations and activities of the facilities department; oversees and directs long term and short-term facilities planning based on an analysis of needs; oversees and directs the development of plans and specifications for construction, repair, and remodeling projects, as well as service contracts; oversees, directs, and inspects the work of contractors and subcontractors for construction and maintenance projects; oversees and directs ongoing and preventative facility maintenance, groundskeeping, and central receiving; and performs other related duties as assigned.


Works under the direct supervision of the Vice President, Administrative Services.

Supervises lower-level managers, classified staff, temporary, and/or student employees.

Examples of Duties

The following duties and responsibilities are typical of those performed by employees in this classification.
  • Plans, directs, and administers the programs, operations and activities of the facilities department, including the construction and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and other facilities, manages central receiving, and the coordination and scheduling of facilities for special events.
  • Directs long term and short-term facilities planning based on an analysis of needs; assesses construction and maintenance needs based on present and projected demands and resources.
  • Directs the development of plans and specifications for construction, repair, and remodeling projects, as well as service contracts in consultation with executive and lower-level management; oversees bidding processes, including the evaluation of bids and proposals; prepares recommendations for consideration by the Board of Trustees; negotiates agreements for work when the bidding process is not required.
  • Oversees and inspects the work of contractors and subcontractors for construction and maintenance projects; serves as a liaison with contractors and subcontractors; oversees the inspection of plans and work to ensure compliance with building, environmental, and Education Codes and approved specifications, plans, and standards.
  • Directs ongoing and preventative facility maintenance , including the repair, cleaning, and operation of buildings, facilities, grounds, and related equipment; oversees custodial, utilities, hazardous waste, recycling, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, locksmith, and other related operations.
  • Directs and oversees grounds maintenance operations; implements aesthetic and appropriate landscapes.
  • Ensures required inspections of facilities and compliance with reporting requirements for waste management, utilities, energy conservation, construction, and health and safety agencies.
  • Serves as the California Environmental Quality Act Officer; assesses the environmental impact of changes to facilities and operations and completes environmental impact reports; manages hazardous waste pickups.
  • Directs the maintenance of comprehensive records of plan specifications, architectural drawings and renderings, and other construction documentation related to buildings and facilities projects.
  • Manages district warehousing and central supply operations.
  • Approves complex internal and external requests for various special events.
  • Handles and resolves conflicts and issues and reports complaints as appropriate.
  • Promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and a positive work and academic environment.
  • Develops, implements, establishes, and maintains policies, processes, and procedures for applicable departments; monitors and evaluates operational, department, and service quality; may recommend, develop, and implement quality improvement assessment tools and/or methods with administration and/or regulatory agencies.
  • Develops and implements short- and long-term strategies and plans, including the program review process.
  • Reviews, administers, and monitors budgets for assigned areas; approves and administers budget allocations and procurements for all assigned funds as appropriate; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data.
  • Coordinates and supervises the implementation and modification of technology.
  • Supervises department employees; assigns and monitors employee's work and evaluates employee performance; trains employees; participates in employee selection.
  • Monitors and reviews programs and/or operations for legal compliance.
  • Analyzes and interprets data; prepares, reviews, and/or approves documents and reports.
  • May participate and/or chair campus committees and task forces.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The education, training and experience qualifications are considered likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the above essential duties.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in engineering, architecture, business or public administration, construction management, or a related field.

Five (5) years of facilities management experience, including responsibility for planning, overseeing, and administering large scale capital construction projects.

Licenses/Certificates/Other Requirements
  • None.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of construction and facilities maintenance and operations including the engineering of institutional and commercial structures.
  • Principles and practices of infrastructure lifecycle management.
  • Operational and engineering principles of complex plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems for buildings and facilities and their utility infrastructure.
  • Materials, and equipment used in the building, utility, and grounds construction, repair, and maintenance activities and crafts, including properties such as tensile strength and statics.
  • Hydraulics as it applies to sewer and water distribution systems design.
  • Engineering mathematics as used to evaluate construction designs.
  • Engineering surveying as used to plan and design construction projects.
  • Standard preventative and ongoing maintenance needs for buildings, grounds, facilities, and related equipment.
  • Building trades used in facility and equipment maintenance, alterations, and repairs including, but not limited to, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and locksmith.
  • Competitive bidding processes for construction and maintenance projects.
  • Recycling, waste, and energy management and conservation programs, systems, and best practices, including state usage and reporting requirements.
  • Methods for assessing the potential environmental impact of proposed construction projects.
  • Project management practices, including goal setting and the development, assessment, implementation, and evaluation of programs and operations.
  • Safety practices related to maintenance activities and the operation of building and grounds maintenance equipment, including Occupational Health and Safety Administration and California Division of Occupational Safety and Health guidelines.
  • Current and emerging technologies that support the applicable area(s).
  • Principles and practices of management.
  • Principles and practices of supervision.
  • Applicable laws, regulations, standards, and/or requirements.
  • Methods of developing and implementing departmental goals and plans.
  • Principles and practices of budget administration.
  • Principles of data research, collection, organization, interpretation, and reporting.
  • General accounting and bookkeeping principles.
  • Principles and practices of business communication and writing.
  • Principles of knowledge management.
  • Presentation techniques.
  • Standard office practices or procedures.
  • Standard office software and modern office equipment.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.
  • Interpersonal relations management.

Ability to:
  • Plan, evaluate, organize, and coordinate work related to the construction, repair, and maintenance of buildings, facilities, grounds, and utilities.
  • Interpret and evaluate complex architectural and engineering blueprints, designs, plans and specifications.
  • Assess construction and maintenance needs based on present and projected demands and resources.
  • Develop plans and specifications for construction, repair, and remodeling projects and service contracts.
  • Analyze potential environmental impact of proposed construction projects.
  • Develop and implement goals with identifiable outcomes and assist with development of strategic plans, as needed.
  • Identify and implement appropriate technology and resources.
  • Research, develop, apply, explain, and/or ensure the compliance of applicable laws, regulations, policies and/or procedures.
  • Identify needs, analyze problems, and provide recommendations and/or alternative solutions.
  • Manage and prioritize work, projects and/or programs within established deadlines
  • Prepare, manage, monitor, oversee, and/or administer budgets.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned employees.
  • Stay abreast of information, trends, and theories applicable to areas of assignment.
  • Analyze data and compile and present narrative and statistical reports.
  • Prepare and review reports, correspondence, and other documents using multiple business formats.
  • Manage the maintenance of records.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Utilize standard office software and equipment.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.
  • Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity, tact and patience.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Mobility: frequent sitting, standing, and walking for long periods; occasional kneeling, crouching, pushing, and pulling; occasional reaching above and below desk level.
  • Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes, and feel individual objects.
  • Lifting/Carrying: frequent lifting/carrying of papers, files, equipment, and materials weighing up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens, and do close-up work.
  • Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone; occasional hearing and talking on a radio.
  • Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others including extensive public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

  • Work is typically performed in an indoor office setting.
  • Work occasionally occurs in both indoor and outdoor environments with potential exposure to varied weather conditions and fumes from equipment and/or hazardous chemicals.
  • May occasionally be required to work around potentially hazardous machinery and equipment.

Additional Information
Starting salary is from $9,908 to $12,648 per month depending upon education and experience. Starting salary is negotiable, up to step 6, depending upon education and experience.

Application Process
This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications
  • Scanned copy of official transcripts with required conferred degree(s) must be submitted. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application and must identify graduate level coursework.
As a condition of employment, you must comply with GCCD Board Policy 3507 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements by the first date of employment.

Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant. Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by June 24, 2022. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as "see resume") or missing documents will not be considered. Additional documents not requested in the announcement will not be reviewed.

Selection Process
All completed applications and application materials will be screened to ensure that the minimum requirements stated in the job announcement are met. All candidates will be notified of their final disposition in the selection process.

Position Funding
This position is offered contingent upon funding. GCCD reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time. Additional openings, for the same position, which become available prior to the end of the hiring process may be filled by qualified applicants that applied to this job announcement.

The District does not sponsor visas.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.

GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at

If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College District.

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