Director of Maintenance & Operations

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Director of Maintenance & Operations

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03192

Posting Date: 12/18/2020

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 01/08/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $102,704.39 annually

Maximum Salary: $134,757.07 annually


Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:

• Flex 125

• Additional products and services through American Fidelity

• Supplemental voluntary life insurance

• Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit.

The District participates in the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS) for faculty. Employees covered under the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit.

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

Under direction of the Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services, the Director, M&O plans and leads all functions concerning Maintenance and Operations such as: building maintenance and repair, custodial, grounds, and facilities.

Examples of Duties:

Plan, organize, and direct activities and operations involved in inspection, maintenance and repair of College buildings, grounds, outdoor, pool and athletic facilities.

Plan, organize, and direct activities and operations involved in cleaning and maintenance of College buildings and facilities, including classrooms, lounges, offices, restrooms, hallways, pool and athletic facilities; oversee the collection and disposal of waste materials.

Supervise and oversee the work of maintenance and operations staff.

Plan and coordinate repair and minor remodeling construction projects; inspects completed projects.

Prioritize, process, and assign work orders; assure completion.

Plan and direct grounds maintenance and landscaping activities for College grounds.

Research and recommend purchase of new equipment and materials.

Participate in planning, preparing, and administering department budget.

Leads installation, maintenance, and repair projects in electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and painting; oversee the troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of equipment; and assure preventive maintenance and proper replacement of equipment, parts and components.

Establish and maintain periodic inspection program of buildings and facilities to assure compliance with applicable fire, safety, security, and sanitary codes and regulations.

Design, layout, and maintain a building keying system of all campus buildings and maintain a current master keying record on all keys issued.

Select, supervise, train, and evaluate College trades, maintenance, grounds, and custodial staff.

Develop and coordinate in-service training programs for Maintenance and Operations personnel.

Serve on committees as needed.

Assist and support coordination of facilities planning and construction.

Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:


• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with emphasis in civil or mechanical engineering or equivalent experience AND three years’ experience in responsible leadership positions; OR Associate’s degree AND five years’ experience in responsible leadership positions.

• Increasingly responsible, successful experience involving building and grounds maintenance and repair.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

• Mission of the California Community Colleges and community college programs.

• Project management.

• Principles of budget control and personnel management.

• Operations and activities involved in grounds inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and repair of college buildings, facilities, and utilities.

• Methods and techniques used in general cleaning and maintenance activities.

• Applicable building codes, ordinances regulations and health and safety requirements.

• Pool and athletic facility servicing.

• Work order software and Microsoft Excel.

Ability to:

• Interpret laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to construction, remodeling, procurement, health, and safety.

• Formulate policy and procedures.

• Compile clear, accurate reports.

• Coordinate/facilitate meetings.

• Establish and control budgets.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Develop a preliminary budget and maintain expenditures within budget.

• Effectively supervise staff.

• Plan, organize, and direct operations involved in inspection, cleaning, maintenance and repair of college building and facilities.

Salary Grade: I

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 8, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form

• Current resume

• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)

• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable

• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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