The County of Ventura General Services Agency
The General Services Agency is one of approximately two dozen departments and agencies in the County of Ventura. Our primary role is providing support and services to other County Agencies in support of their mission success. Our dedicated Agency staff of 300 is organized into four departments: Facilities and Materials, Fleet Services, Administrative Support and County Parks. We have an annual budget of $162.4 Million. We operate through internal services funds for the Facilities and Materials, Fleet Services and Administrative Support Services and an enterprise fund for the Parks Department. We maintain over 110 buildings with 3.1 million square feet of space in cities across the County. We maintain a fleet of approximately 2,000 vehicles and heavy equipment and operate 3 distinct garages for vehicle maintenance and repair. GSA provides procurement services to all County agencies and departments and last year procured over $460 million in goods and services for our county customers. GSA Parks Department manages the County Parks system that includes 15 regional facilities for camping and day use with over 5,300 acres of parkland and 458 campsites.
Under general administrative direction of the Director of the General Services Agency, the Agency Director of Facilities Management is responsible for the executive leadership and administration of the General Services Agency’s Facilities and Materials Department for the County of Ventura which is diverse and encompasses a myriad of services and programs including preventive and corrective facility maintenance, infrastructure upgrades, construction project management, utilities, energy conservation, waste stream management, sustainability efforts; and facilities contracts oversight. This position supports an agency culture that adheres to the highest ethical standards, promotes employee morale and acts in concert with the mission, vision and values of GSA and the County of Ventura.
Agency Director of Facilities Management is an at-will classification and is exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance.
The Agency Director of Facilities Management is responsible for planning, organizing, and leading four (4) upper management level direct reports responsible for six (6) divisions consisting of 143 employees which include Maintenance/Facilities, Housekeeping/Grounds, GSA Projects, and Securities/Special Services. This position serves as the representative of the General Services Agency Director in his absence and in contacts with all executive leadership from various County departments. The Agency Director of Facilities Management is responsible for the preparation and management of the Facilities and Materials operating budget of $78 million including establishing service rates and fees, leading operational managers in establishing operational goals and plans to accomplish established goals, substantially developing and monitoring implementation of the County and Agency Strategic Plan goals and objectives and making a concerted effort to continually explore process improvement opportunities to enhance overall operational efficiencies. Additionally, this position is responsible for conducting formal presentations to the Board of Supervisors, advisory boards and commissions, and the public as required.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline and extensive experience in a leadership/management position within a complex facility or campus that provides a myriad of services including preventative maintenance, infrastructure upgrades, construction project management, utilities, energy conservation and sustainability efforts. Ideally this person will have experience managing housekeeping, grounds/landscaping, and security operations as well. Ingenuity, creative problem solving, and strategic visionary leadership will be demonstrated traits of the ideal candidate.
Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline OR four (4) or more years of progressively responsible senior management experience within a large, complex facilities or campus environment which includes leadership and strategic expertise in facilities management.
Must have demonstrated experience with the following:
- Two (2) years of direct experience supervising, leading, mentoring and performance management of managers and senior professionals;
- Developing and managing multi-million dollar operational and maintenance budgets;
- Providing executive leadership and decision making on facilities contracts including troubleshooting and customer service resolution;
- Making presentations before community groups and public agency governing boards.
- Bachelor or Graduate degree in an engineering discipline; Master of Business Administration or Public Administration;
- Extensive management/leadership experience leading a diverse staff of facility-related disciplines within a large facility or campus environment
- Significant experience developing and implementing strategic long-range maintenance programs;
- Experience with process improvement initiatives and programs such as Lean Six Sigma;
- Registration as a Professional Engineer
To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter
which demonstrates your progressively responsible senior management experience within a large, complex facilities or campus environment which includes leadership and strategic expertise, supervision of managers/senior professionals, managing a multi-million dollar operational budget, making presentations to boards/committees/executives, and providing oversight on facilities contracts.
Submit in one of the following ways:
E-mail to: Monika.Maine@ventura.org; or
Submit an on-line application and attachments (resume and cover letter) at www.ventura.org/jobs.
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This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time. If interested, apply as soon as possible to be included in the initial review. Subsequent reviews may be conducted to establish a viable pool of candidates. For further information about this recruitment, please contact Monika Maine by e-mail at Monika.Maine@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2629.