Los Angeles Community College District

Director of College Facilities (#3158)

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$62.23-$77.09 hourly / $10,786.37-$13,362.42 monthly / $129,436.44-$160,349.04 annual


Plans, coordinates, evaluates, and directs the building maintenance, alteration, and repair, custodial, and grounds and equipment maintenance operations activities of a college; participates in the planning, design, review, and integration of construction projects.

Typical Duties

Directs the scheduling, assignment, and review of the work of building trades custodial, and grounds and equipment maintenance staff to ensure that college buildings, structures, grounds, and equipment are maintained and repaired according to established standards and timelines.

Ensures effective integration of new buildings and equipment with existing systems.

Evaluates bond projects for design, manageability, and consistency with other buildings.

Recommends and implements policies, procedures, and work standards involving maintenance and operations projects that improve efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Plans, directs, and maintains an effective preventative maintenance program for college buildings and associated equipment and systems.

Directs the allocation of resources to meet regular and special requirements and to respond to emergencies.

Meets with administrators and other officials to consult regarding facilities needs, funding, planning, design, feasibility, estimating costs and timing of maintenance, alteration, and capital outlay projects.

Inspects work projects in progress at various college locations to ensure compliance with District standards, Building, Health and Safety Codes and other applicable laws and regulations, and resolves deficiencies as needed.

In cooperation with District staff, develops proposals, and implements energy conservation programs and energy management systems.

Serves as liaison between college staff, administrators, and contract architectural and engineering firms.

Reviews construction related scope and budget documents and makes recommendations to college administrators.

Directs the inspection of maintenance contract work and recommends payment upon satisfactory completion.

Coordinates and directs the space planning process for college facilities and provides asset management analysis for best utilization of existing college facilities.

Plans and directs training programs for building trades, custodial, and grounds and equipment maintenance staff on policies, work methods, materials, equipment, and safety.

Directs the efficient processing of facility work orders through a computerized system.

Coordinates implementation of the Southern California Air Qualify Management District (AQMD) regulations.

Administers the building trades, custodial operations, grounds and equipment maintenance, and utilities budgets and controls and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established limitations.

Certifies a college's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and authorizes an assigned contractor to enter the SWPPP into the SMARTS system.

Directs the requisition, receipt, and control of supplies, equipment, and materials for assigned areas.

Prepares building construction and service contract specifications.

Directs the safe disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

Prepares and/or directs the preparation of correspondence, reports, and presentations regarding assigned activities.

Directs the preparation and maintenance of comprehensive records related to staff, budget, funding, construction projects, and related activities.

Attends at a variety of on-site and off-site meetings and committees as the college representative, involving construction, building maintenance, alteration, and repair, equipment maintenance, and custodial and grounds operations activities.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Director of College Facilities plans, coordinates, evaluates, and directs the building maintenance, alteration, and repair, custodial, and grounds and equipment maintenance operations activities of a college; participates in the planning, design, review, and integration of construction projects.

A General Foreman plans, coordinates, and supervises the work of skilled journey-level workers of at least three building trades and other staff assigned to work projects at a college, and has job site responsibility for various building trades projects.

An Operations Manager plans, coordinates, and directs the operational activities of a college campus.


General direction is received from an academic or classified administrator. General supervision is exercised over building trades, custodial, and grounds and equipment maintenance staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, and procedures pertaining to construction, building maintenance alteration, and repair, and custodial, grounds, and equipment maintenance operations of building complexes and appurtenances

Principles of management, training, and supervision

Principles of construction project management and scheduling

Principles of construction contracts, contracts administration, and management

Applicable State and local building codes, regulations, and administrative orders and ordinances

Methods, materials, and equipment used in various constructions, building maintenance, alteration, and repair, custodial, and grounds, and equipment maintenance specialties

Preventative maintenance methods and procedures

Inspection methods used in the construction industry

Energy usage and conservation concepts

Principles of budgetary preparation and management

Harmful effects of hazardous or toxic materials and the protection and safeguards required when working with or disposing such materials

Safety and health regulations and practices pertinent to maintenance and operations

Record and reporting systems

Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware used in facilities management

Ability to:

Plan, direct, and administer a complex and diverse building maintenance, alteration, repair, and custodial and grounds maintenance program for a college

Effectively direct the work of others through subordinate supervisors

Analyze problems and situations, evaluate alternatives, and adopt an effective course of action

Develop and implement policies, procedures, and work standards to achieve goals and objectives set for assigned area

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of plans, procedures, and programs

Assure compliance with safety practices and various code requirements

Estimate project requirements and organize resources to meet goals and timelines

Act quickly in emergencies

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet schedules

Travel to on-site and off-site meetings

Travel to various locations to inspect work projects in progress

Motivate and develop others

Stimulate teamwork and promote cohesiveness to achieve departmental goals

Evaluate work methods and performance

Effectively utilize management information systems in the performance of duties

Prepare effective written and oral communications, reports, and presentations

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, contractors, and staff throughout the District

Read and interpret complex architectural and engineering designs, plans, and specifications

Analyze and interpret technical manuals

Learn specialized computer applications

Entrance Qualifications


A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in business or public administration, architecture, engineering, construction management, or a field closely related to facilities management. 


Five years of recent, full-time, paid experience in the management of building maintenance and repair operations of large commercial or public building complexes.  Experience with the oversight of custodial and/or grounds maintenance operations must have been part of the experience noted above. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Supervisory experience over a variety of trades is desirable.


A valid Class "C" California driver's license. Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 3158; EST: ; REV: 4/20/2022;