Chief Deputy Director - Facilities, Maintenance and Operations

Full-time
County of Ventura
Until Filled
Monika.Maine@ventura.org
(805) 654-2629

The Agency
The General Services Agency (GSA) is responsible for a broad spectrum of services to all the County departments and agencies including Fleet Services, Facilities, Procurement, Special Services, Security and Business Support. The Parks Department also is part of GSA and manages fifteen (15) different parks, three (3) regional golf courses, five (5) community centers and three (3) regional trails.  It requires a very divergent workforce to accomplish the GSA mission of contributing to the quality of life in Ventura County by partnering with their customers to provide expertise and cost-effective service delivery, and foster the preservation of natural resources.
 
The Position
Under general administrative direction of the Director-General Services Agency, the Chief Deputy Director-GSA is responsible for the administration of the Facilities and Materials Department which is very diverse in 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.
 
Additionally, the Chief Deputy Director leads department managers responsible for services and programs related to grounds, housekeeping, and security.
 
The Chief Deputy Director may assume responsibility for the General Services Agency in the absence of the Director.
 
The successful candidate will have experience in managing programs and services related to facilities maintenance; developing and implementing strategic plans; participating in process improvement initiatives; and developing complex budgets which include service rates and use fees.
 
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience leading and managing a large customer service oriented department within a public sector, unionized environment.  Experience with Lean Six Sigma methodologies is highly desirable.
 
Chief Deputy Director-GSA is an at-will classification which is exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance.

Examples of Duties:
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of four direct reports managing the six divisions within the Facilities Department in accordance with the organization's long-range vision, mission and service goals and communicating a standard of excellence throughout the operation;
  • Continually explores process improvement opportunities to enhance overall operational efficiencies; advises Director - GSA of plans to propose, modify, or eliminate programs and/or activities in response to increases/decreases in customer demand, technological change, or funding availability; directs the planning, development, implementation, and results of programs and activities;
  • Coordinates activities with other County agencies and departments, federal, state, regional and local agencies;
  • Ensures compliance with health and safety rules and regulations; supports emergency planning efforts; encourages professional development and training; and sets the tone for an organizational culture that values and practices business ethics, quality service delivery, positive employee morale and excellent customer service;
  • Develops and monitors implementation of County and Agency Strategic Plan goals and objectives;
  • Directs the preparation of operational budgets, service rates, and use fees;
  • Leads operational managers in the establishment of operational goals and in the development of plans to accomplish them;
  • Develops and monitors standards for quality service delivery including performance benchmarks and customer satisfaction measurements;
  • May assume responsibility for the Agency in the absence of the Agency Director;
  • Makes formal presentations to the Board of Supervisors, advisory boards and commissions, and the general public as necessary;
  • Performs other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.
 
An example of qualifying education/experience is:
Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline AND, four (4) years of progressively responsible management experience within a complex general services facilities and maintenance program area to include at least two (2) years of experience supervising professional level staff.
 
The background in facilities and materials must include preventive and corrective facility maintenance, infrastructure upgrades, construction project management, utilities, energy conservation, waste stream management, sustainability efforts, and facilities contracts oversight.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.
Experience:
  • Preparing, managing and monitoring operational budgets;
  • Contributing to strategic plans and meeting objectives;
  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with staff, peers, customers and suppliers while maintaining professional relationships with all stakeholders;
  • Making presentations before community groups and public agency governing boards.

DESIRED
A Master's degree in an engineering related field or a Master's degree in Business or Public Administration coupled with a Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline.
Experience:
  • Participating in process improvement initiatives (preferably employing Lean Six Sigma methodologies) including planning and measuring performance outcomes;
  • Managing operational budgets which include service rates and use fees;
  • Managing services and programs related to grounds, housekeeping, and security.
  • Working within a unionized environment or within the public sector.
To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume and a cover letter which demonstrates a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in an engineering discipline and four (4) years of progressively responsible management experience within a complex general services facilities and materials program area to include at least two (2) years of experience supervising professional level staff.  

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume and a cover letter which demonstrates a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in an engineering discipline and four (4) years of progressively responsible management experience within a complex general services facilities and materials program area to include at least two (2) years of experience supervising professional level staff.  

The background in facilities and materials must include preventive and corrective facility maintenance, infrastructure upgrades, construction project management, utilities, energy conservation, waste stream management, sustainability efforts, and facilities contacts oversight.
 
Include your experience:
  • Preparing, managing and monitoring operational budgets which may include service rates and use fees;
  • Contributing to strategic plans and meeting objectives;
  • Making presentations before community groups and public agency governing boards;
  • Participating in process improvement initiatives (preferably employing Lean Six Sigma methodologies) including planning and measuring performance outcomes;
  • Managing services and programs related to grounds, housekeeping, and security.

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.