County of Alameda

Deputy Director of Detention Facilities Operations (#0196)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Executive Mgmt (051)
$89.39-$108.72 Hourly / $7,151.20-$8,697.60 BiWeekly /
$15,494.27-$18,844.80 Monthly / $185,931.20-$226,137.60 Yearly


Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the operation of the Detention Facilities Operations Division of the General Services Agency; and performs related work as required.    


The Deputy Director of Detention Facilities Operations is a single-position class reporting to the Chief Deputy of Operations, General Services Agency. This position serves as a member of the senior management team. The Deputy Director of Detention Facilities Operations is responsible for maintaining all County correctional facilities, including the Alameda County Santa Rita Jail (SRJ) and Juvenile Justice Center (JJC). This position may oversee various programs, services, and projects.  

The Deputy Director of Detention Facilities Operations is distinguished from the lower-level class of Facilities Manager in that the latter manages the facility operation, maintenance and repair of County owned buildings and supervises first-line supervisors. Whereas, the Deputy Director of Detention Facilities Operations has overall administrative, project management, and policy development of the following functional areas in detention facilities: maintenance, engineering, electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, janitorial, and capital project management. This class is further distinguished from the higher-level class of Chief Deputy of Operations in that the latter has overall responsibilities for all divisions in GSA operations, including Detention Facilities Operations, Building Maintenance Department, Logistics Services, and Capital Programs.


NOTE:    The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

  1. Oversees, directs, and manages Detention Facilities Operations through supervising staff.
  2. Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates operations and project management of Detention Facilities.
  3. Analyzes Detention Facilities Operations and programs to determine efficiency and effectiveness, maintain standards, and improve operations, including project delivery.
  4. Plans, develops, and evaluates policies, procedures, initiatives, goals, and objectives for Detention Facilities Operations.
  5. Facilitates, implements, and evaluates strategic planning initiatives for Detention Facilities Operations.
  6. Directs, plans, and participates in the preparation, administration, and control of the budget for Detention Facilities Operations; reviews division budget requests and establishes priorities.
  7. Ensures compliance with local, state and federal codes, regulations, and standards.
  8. Interviews, selects, trains, supervises, motivates, evaluates, and disciplines subordinate staff.
  9. Oversees the compliance and performance of construction contractors and consultants in Detention Facilities Operations.
  10. May represent the Chief Deputy of Operations in his/her absence.
  11. May represent the Agency as required before the Board of Supervisors or at governmental or public meetings.
  12. Provides technical and specialized consultation.
  13. Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations.
  14. Directs the preparation and maintenance of various statistical, fiscal, and operational reports and studies.



Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in facilities management, business administration, public administration, architectural, electrical, mechanical, civil/structural engineering, or in a related field.  




The equivalent of five (5) years of full-time experience in the class of Facilities Manager, Energy Program Manager, Environmental Program Manager, Capital Programs Manager, Strategic Facilities Capital Planning Manager, or Logistics Services Manager in the Alameda County classified service.  

(Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may be substituted for six (6) months of the required experience in pattern I above.)  



The equivalent of eight (8) years full-time professional-level supervisory and administrative experience, including: Directing building management operations; Budget preparation; 5 years of program management in a detention facility; and experience directing the design, construction, installation, or maintenance of a large variety of commercial and institutional facilities involving energy efficiency equipment, multi-faceted environmental risk assessment, or complex remediation issues is desirable.    

(Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience in pattern II above.)   


All candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.  

NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE:  The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Example of Duties” section of this specification.  

Knowledge of:

  • Principles of organizational management.
  • Human Resources management.
  • Project management.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Principles of effective supervision.
  • Fiscal and budgetary policies.
  • Effective public relations and governmental policies.
  • Basic engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, HVAC, chemical, civil, industrial).
  • Building systems and management.
  • Building safety and security practices.
  • Applicable building codes and standards.
  • California public contract code.
  • Applicable governmental regulatory requirements.
  • Communication technology.
  • Procurement principles and practices.
  • Energy management principles and practices.
  • Environmental issues, risk assessment, mitigation techniques.
  • Facility design and construction.
  • Contract development.  

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Make sound decisions.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Analyze budgets.
  • Manage and control.
  • Lead.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Be flexible.
  • Adapt to stress.
  • Negotiate.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Be results oriented.


NewSpec 0196

IL:sa 07/01/2020

CSC Date: 10/21/2020

RE:sa Revised 03/02/2021

CSC Date: 03/10/2021


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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