Basic Function: BASICFUNCTION Under the direction of the Director, Maintenance and Operations, understand and support the District's mission, values and goals. Plan, coordinate, direct, and participate in the activities of the maintenance, groundskeeping, and other M&O personnel in the maintenance and operation of the Districts buildings, grounds, and related systems and facilities; assure a high quality condition of District facilities; effectively communicate with subordinates, District faculty, staff, and supervisor; train supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
EMPLOYMENTSTATUS Classified Supervisor Leadership VII This position is located at the Palm Desert Campus. Travel to all campuses as necessary.
About College of the Desert College of the Desert is located in Palm Desert, California, the geographic center of the beautiful Coachella Valley. Nestled among the backdrop of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains in eastern Riverside County, the Coachella Valley is a resort community that offers over 100 golf courses and a wide array of outdoor activities such as tennis, hiking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, polo, bicycling, rock climbing, and swimming.
Founded in 1958, this two-year public college serves over 400,000 residents of eight local cities and the students of the Palm Springs, Desert Sands and Coachella Valley school districts. College of the Desert offers certificates and two-year Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees.
The College serves over 15,000 students. COD is a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), with almost 70% of the student body identifying as Hispanic. The Coachella Valley community recently passed a $577 million bond measure, allowing for College of the Desert to improve its current facilities and expand its campus locations. These improvements and expansion will assist with College of the Desert's goals of providing an education to students inside and outside of the Coachella Valley
Support the District’s Mission and Vision.
Plan, coordinate, direct, and participate in the construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and alteration of all District structures, equipment and related physical facilities.
Plan, coordinate, direct, and participate in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the District grounds, parking lots, sidewalks, playing fields, and other related areas.
Confer and coordinate with other M&O supervisory staff regarding methods and procedures of work, supply, and equipment requirements, and operational problems and conflict.
Select, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; recommend transfers, reassignments, discipline, terminations, promotions, and other personnel actions as appropriate; inspect work in progress regarding methods and procedures of work, supply of necessary tools, material and equipment; prioritize and complete projects in an effective, timely manner.
Maintain computerized work order system, track expenses, and time resources, generate reports.
Maintain and monitor energy management system.
Provide oversight for and/or participation in a variety of skilled grounds, operations and maintenance work.
Schedule and supervise the use and application of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, rodenticides, fertilizers, and sterilants in a manner that ensures the health and safety of staff, faculty, and students, following accepted health and safety practices and regulations.
Provide for the proper care, maintenance, and repair of District equipment, vehicles, and tools.
Plan and implement maintenance programs; maintain records of maintenance, repairs and use of the District’s mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems; District equipment, tools, vehicles; and building equipment systems such as chillers, cooling towers, boilers, motor control centers, electrical panels, pumps, and drives.
Make determination of ongoing and future levels of stock, materials and equipment; make cost estimates of construction and repair projects and prepare requisitions for needed maintenance and grounds supplies and equipment.
Assist in preparation of annual budget; track and project departmental grounds and maintenance budget insuring compliance; provide budget status as needed; participate in preparation of annual budget including facility related projects, grounds, and maintenance supplies and equipment.
Provide for training and development programs for maintenance and grounds personnel; implement maintenance and grounds operations and training manuals; evaluate assigned employees; review incident reports and accident investigations, make necessary corrective actions or recommendations; assign or reassign personnel to meet the District’s business needs or emergencies; interview prospective employees and make recommendations.
Remain current on pertinent legal and legislative matters as they relate to maintenance, construction or Cal-OSHA issues.
Implement and maintain required or recommended equipment and systems logs and tracking; maintain required permit and certificates for equipment, systems, and programs.
Direct, supervise, and participate in furniture moving, fence mending, emergency repair, or clean-up work; assist in the preparation of facilities for athletic and special events.
Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administration in carrying out the function, responsibilities and duties of the job.
Coordinate and work with vendors, inspectors, and others to ensure facility compliance in regard to hazardous materials/waste, fire and life safety, liability, and emissions.
Conduct and attend meetings as necessary.
Be available on-call; respond to District emergencies.
Meet schedules and timelines, organize multiple projects efficiently and effectively, and carry out required project details throughout the year.
Seek and participate in professional development activities.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in maintenance of grounds, buildings, and HVAC, electrical, or plumbing systems. Two (2) years of supervisory/lead experience required and may be included as part of the five years listed above. Related college course work and/or journeymen training experience desirable.
Knowledge of: Knowledge of: Methods, tools, materials, equipment, and practices utilized in building and grounds maintenance work; building construction work; plan checking and building inspection as it relates to structural, plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration; turf management, arboriculture, horticulture pest and plant disease control and eradication; irrigation principles and controls; athletic field preparation and maintenance; building equipment systems such as chillers cooling towers, boilers, motor control centers, electrical panels, pumps and drives; computers and applicable software including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and email; laws governing construction, repair, and regulatory compliance of public school facilities; principles and practices of supervision; and safe work practices and procedure.
Ability to: Ability to: Plan, coordinate, supervise, assign, and participate in all aspects of the District’s building and grounds maintenance activities; read, interpret and work from drawings and blueprints; estimate material and labor costs; plan, schedule and control a diversified maintenance, grounds and operations work program; inspect and supervise the various repairs, construction, maintenance and grounds work system; supervise the safety and proper operation of District equipment including and not limited to vehicles, welders, lifts, mowers, hedgers, and related power equipment; insure the safety of personnel and the proper care of District property and equipment; apply coatings, adhesives, lubricants, specialized chemicals in a safe, effective and appropriate manner; analyze situations correctly and adopt an effective course of action, using subordinates effectively; meet schedules and timelines, communicate effectively both orally and in written form with supervisor and assigned personnel; operate a computer and applicable software including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and email; maintain records; make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately; lift, carry, push and pull heavy objects; bend at the waist, kneel or crouch; walk or stand for extended periods of time, climb ladders, operate lifts, tractors or other heavy equipment; work independently and confidentially with minimal direction; exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive or confidential matters; establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned employees, other staff and faculty and others as it relates to the duties of the position.
Physical Demands: Working Conditions: Both indoor and outdoor work environment. Regular exposure to fumes and noise from equipment operations. Working at heights and in tight, enclosed areas. Be available on-call to respond to emergency situations. Driving a vehicle to conduct work as necessary. Requires some evening and weekend responsibility.
HAZARDS Working around and with machinery having moving parts. Working with chemicals, adhesives, and coatings.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Weekly Working Hours: other Work Schedule & Hours: Salary Schedule Range: Leadership Schedule VII Specific Departmental Needs:
Posting Number: 19-662 Number of Vacancies: 1 Desired Start Date: Interview Date: 02/12/2020 Posting Open Date: 12/19/2019 Posting Close Date: 1/23/2020 Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: REQUIREDMATERIALS Applications missing any of the required documents listed will not be considered. The following documents are required at the time of application:
Online Application: Please fill out your online application completely with all requested details.
Resume: Must include length of employment (month/year start & end dates) for each employer.
Cover Letter: Please address how you meet the minimum requirements for this position and any special qualifications you possess.
College Transcripts: Official or unofficial, diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of the required transcripts.
List of Professional References: Professional References should include at least: 2 supervisors, 2 direct reports, 2 management level colleagues. Include name, title, relationship, and current phone numbers. Letter of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of the required addition of Professional References.
This position will be open until filled.
For first review consideration, applications must be complete by midnight on Thursday, January 23.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, February 12.