City of Santa Barbara
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Facilities Manager


$126,441.12 - $153,689.90 Annually



At the City of Santa Barbara, the best part of our organization is our people. As a City of Santa Barbara employee, you will work in an environment with other motivated individuals who are passionate about their work. We strive to provide employees with the support they need to thrive. Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here


The Mission of the Public Works Department is to provide the community with the sustainable foundation to thrive by delivering quality services and public infrastructure through efficient and fiscally responsible practices.


The City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department, Operations Division is seeking a motivated and knowledgeable Facilities Manager.  Under administrative direction from the Public Works Operations Manager, plans, coordinates and directs the activities and operations of the Facilities Maintenance Branch, within the Public Works Operations Division, including the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities, and Custodial Services; coordinates activities with other Public Works divisions, City programs, other City Department operational users of City facilities, and service providers; provides professional administrative, and technical support to the Public Works Operations Manager. Develops and manages work plans, projects, and programs as part of the Facilities Maintenance Branch that support the operational capabilities of City Departments. Prepares, reviews and analyzes Facilities Branch line item and capital budget expenditures against planned programs and makes necessary adjustments; develops and recommends funding levels for Facilities and Custodial services in support of the PW Operations Division Programs.   Researches and secures grants from Federal and State agencies and commissions, and local utilities to augment Citywide Facilities programs.  Plans and monitors branch progress in meeting Council, department and division goals, performance benchmarks, and special projects; investigates and resolves complaints and addresses other service requests.  Develops and executes a comprehensive facilities maintenance action plan to include end-to-end facilities needs and deficiencies work induction, prioritization, scheduling, work fulfillment, oversight and inspection, and close-out.  Develops and maintains a facilities preventative maintenance program.   Directs the work of consultants and contractors in facility design and construction of improvements, repairs, maintenance, and custodial services.  Ability to work extended hours to respond to natural disasters and provide oversight of maintenance operations involving supervisory and maintenance personnel.





Knowledge of:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) safety laws, regulations and standards, and work practices.
  • Federal, State, and local uniform building codes, and City Municipal Codes, including pertinent mechanical, electrical, fire, plumbing, health and safety codes, standards, and specifications applied to work practices.
  • Building emergency regulations and federal and state requirements related to public accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Principles, methods, practices, procedures, materials, equipment, and techniques associated with building and facilities construction, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Computer applications including computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Project and Outlook.
  • Sustainable building and management practices and LEED standards.
  • Supervisory principles and performance evaluation practices; employee motivation techniques.
  • Contract administration practices.
  • Project management principles.
  • Customer services principles.
  • Budgeting practices.
  • Supervisory principles and techniques.

Ability to:

  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, governmental regulations, specifications, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and building codes.
  • Calculate figures and amounts, percentages, areas, circumferences, and volumes, and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to building and construction maintenance work.
  • Interpret and ensure project compliance with Federal, State and local regulations and contract requirements.
  • Write administrative guidelines and internal procedures.
  • Plan, coordinate and schedule complex maintenance and construction projects.
  • Select, train, supervise, coordinate and evaluate staff.
  • Evaluate, read and interpret project plans, specifications, and City codes and requirements.
  • Estimate time, materials and equipment needed to complete projects and planned programs, using staff or contractors, and cost control techniques.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Prepare clear, concise and complete administrative and financial reports.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with City management, staff, contractors, vendors, outside agencies, general public, and others encountered in the course of work, and make related presentations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Be capable of making presentations to City Executive staff, Mayor and City Council, Boards and Commissions, and at public forums.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Exercise judgment with general policy guidelines.
  • Work independently.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Five (5) years of professional experience performing complex/advanced facilities, communication management and analysis, two (2) years of which were at a supervisory or management level; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Education and/or Training:

A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, or a related field, preferably supplemented by coursework and training in facilities construction, facilities management, and safety management practices.

License, Certificate and/or Other Requirements:
Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license.  





It is important that your application and supplemental questionnaire show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess which qualifies you for this position. All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed, and the most qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. Be sure to be thorough in your responses. Statements such as “See application”, “Extensive Experience”, or "See Resume" are not an acceptable substitute for a completed application and supplemental questionnaire.  

The selection process may consist of an application screening, written exam, computer skills exam and/or an oral interview. The successful candidate's employment history will be thoroughly evaluated prior to appointment.

There is currently one (1) vacancy within the Public Works Department.

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