Assistant Facilities Manager-Health Care Services (#RC1013)
$35.69-$43.39 Hourly / $6,186.96-$7,520.29 Monthly / $74,243.62-$90,243.59 Yearly


Under direction, assists with planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing and directing activities related to construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds and equipment within Health Care Services; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An incumbent in this class is responsible for supervising staff in areas related to plant maintenance, plant engineering, environmental maintenance, and grounds maintenance for various facilities at the San Joaquin General Hospital (SJGH) campus as well as several ancillary sites.


  • Assigns, supervises, trains and evaluates the work of subordinate staff engaged in the construction, renovation and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment.
  • Schedules and coordinates operations; prioritizes work; evaluates and establishes quality standards; inspects completed work to assure conformance with priorities, schedules and standards; investigates complaints and recommends corrective actions; assists in reviewing operations to identify improvements.
  • Coordinates construction projects; provides guidance and technical expertise to staff; orders necessary material and supplies.
  • Monitors equipment to assure proper function as well as the need for timely maintenance, repairs or replacement; assures availability of up-to-date supplies, tools and resources; assures the proper use of chemicals and personal safety equipment; develops accident prevention and emergency and disaster plans.
  • Coordinates and administers quality improvement programs, including safety, job related training, hazardous materials, and waste and energy management; assures compliance with state and other standards/regulations.
  • May be required to perform skilled labor to meet agency needs and to ensure timely customer service.
  • Plans, assigns and directs the operation, maintenance and repair of buildings and related infrastructure/equipment including all major Hospital utility systems such as high pressure boilers, steam lines, water, sewer, telephone, gas, electrical, HVAC and Medical Gas systems.
  • Acts in the absence of the Facility Manager - Health Care Services, as assigned; assists with budget preparation; prepares reports and correspondence.



Experience: One year of San Joaquin County service as a Crafts Worker IV or Office Building Engineer which included supervisory experience. 


Experience: Five years of journey level experience in the building trades, including one year at a supervisory level, preferably in a large, acute care hospital facility.

Substitution: Completion of 30 semester/45 quarter units at an accredited college or university in mechanical, civil or electrical engineering may substitute for one year of non-supervisory experience.



License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.


Low and high pressure boilers, heating, lighting, ventilating, electrical power, air conditioning, refrigeration, biomedical and other mechanical equipment as it applies to the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment; methods, materials, tools and practices used in the painting, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electronic, electrical and mechanical trades; occupational hazards and safety practices of the building, electrical and mechanical trades; supervisory methods and techniques; California administrative codes and O.S.H.A. requirements regarding plant maintenance and operations; standard uniform building and safety codes; standard business uses of computer hardware, software and peripherals.


Plan, assign, supervise and coordinate the work of subordinates; plan and lay out maintenance projects; estimate labor, materials and other costs for projects; plan and execute preventive maintenance programs; keep records and prepare reports; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, superiors, other County employees, outside agencies/individuals and others; read and interpret complex rules, regulations, plans and specifications; prepare budgets and make expenditure recommendations; utilize computers effectively to accomplish management objectives.


Mobility-Frequent walking and standing for long periods of time; occasional sitting for long periods of time while operating a keyboard; Lifting-Frequent lifting of 30 pounds or less; occasional lifting of 30 to 50 pounds; Vision-Constant use of overall visual capabilities; frequent use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, reading and/or close up work; Dexterity-Frequent holding, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing and talking of normal speech in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Constant concentration and decision making; frequent public contact; occasional exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death; occasional working alone and traveling; Special Requirements-May occasionally work weekends/nights; Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to noise; frequent risk of exposure to hazardous materials; frequent contact with dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation and indoor/outdoor cold and heat.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC1013; EST: 2/4/1993; REV: 11/9/2006;