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Chief Facilities Executive
Los Angeles Community College District

Company Description

The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in California.  Its nine community colleges are located throughout an area of 882 square miles within the County of Los Angeles.  It includes the entire City of Los Angeles, a number of other incorporated cities such as Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Culver City and Monterey Park as well as unincorporated areas of the County.  The District serves a student population of approximately 135,000 and offers student transfer education to four-year colleges and universities, associate degrees, vocational education, and a diversity of certificate programs in special interest areas.

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The Los Angeles Community College District, headed by a Chancellor and governed by an elected Board of Trustees, is the nation's largest community college district with more than 10,000 employees and an enrollment of approximately 136,000 students per semest

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Job Location:
Entire State, CA
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Construction Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:
$205172.00 - $254172.00  year



The Chief Facilities Executive serves as the executive responsible for all aspects of the District’s Facilities Planning and Development Division including oversight of capital construction projects funded by bond measures and other sources and technical direction over college facilities management activities.  The position provides executive direction and leadership over strategic and long-range planning and ongoing operational activities of the District’s Facilities Planning and Development Division which includes:

Capital Construction and Improvement Projects: Planning and assessment, architectural design, EIR process and tracking, engineering and constructability reviews, cost estimating, construction management, DSA interface, procurement of furniture equipment, and technology, scheduling, and close out processing.

Sustainability/Utilities: Assessment of sustainability choices; collaboration on the District’s sustainability strategy; implementation of sustainability technologies and operations; and compliance with environmental regulations.

Real Estate and Assets Management: Selection, acquisition, lease, management, and disposition of real estate assets; space utilization analysis.

Ancillary Business and Support Services: Contract management and administration; procurement, process management; finance and audit; risk management; environmental health and safety including ADA compliance, and control and reporting systems.   

Business and Community Relations: Facilities-related industry, governmental, and community outreach; media relations; and internal and external public relations.

College Facilities Management: Technical direction of college building maintenance and repair, alterations and improvements, landscape and grounds management, sustainability, energy management, space utilization, standards, and federal, state, and regulatory compliance.

Establishes, implements, and monitors short-range and long-range project goals, budgets, schedules, progress, and strategies.

Directs, oversees, and evaluates the performance of the program management team, college project managers, consultants, contractors, and department personnel.

Provides policy recommendations, technical assistance, and information to the Board of Trustees, executive management, and others on capital and facilities management program and project status and issues needing attention, evaluation, resolution, and decisions.

Integrates operations and drives collaboration among the program manager and college program managers, District operational units, consultants, and contractors.  

Evaluates organizational structure, policies, and procedures and implements changes as needed; insures all elements of the operation are consistent with best practices.

Ensures all design and construction meets quality standards and expectations.

Monitors capital and operating budgets and insures compliance with all relevant policies and procedures.

Confers with the General Counsel and outside construction counsels on the resolution of claims, legal cases, and other disputes arising from the District’s facilities management and bond programs.

Insures Division compliance with District policy and procedures and applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations

Represents the District in meetings, hearings, and conferences with contractors; representatives from public agencies, regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, business organizations and community groups; and the public.

Performs related duties as assigned.

In 2001, 2005 and 2008, voters of the LACCD service area passed three (3) general obligation bonds that infused $5.725 billion into improving the quality of our teaching and learning environment at each of our colleges and centers through the modernization and construction of facilities across the district.

In November 2016, voters of the LACCD passed Measure CC, a $3.3 billion facilities bond, the largest for a community college district in the history of California. Guided the campus academic and facility master plans, each of the nine colleges has assessed current and forecasted space and buildings needs over the next decade to address aging infrastructure, including roadways, water and sewer lines, ADA compliance, campus safety and emergency preparedness, business continuity and anticipated technology needs.

Our current bond program is just over eighty (80) percent complete, with major completion expected by April 2018.  When completed, about 300 buildings and areas will have been touched and improved at LACCD.

A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in engineering, architecture, facilities management, construction management, or related field.  An advanced degree in one of the aforementioned fields and/or a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer by the California State Board of Registration of Civil and Professional Engineers is/are desirable.

A Well Qualified Candidate will have:  • Five years of full-time, paid strategic and operational leadership experience in the management of multiple capital construction projects of $100 million or more. • A reputation for integrity, transparency, and accountability with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.

Special Qualifications
Travel to locations within and outside the District is required.  Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California.

The successful candidate is expected to have knowledge of principles and practices of architecture and engineering as applied to the design and construction of a variety of capital construction projects
Principles, methods, and practices of facilities management; Principles of program management and control; Principles of real estate and assets management; Sustainability strategies, technologies, and outcomes; Local, State, and Federal laws and regulations pertinent to facilities planning, design, and construction; maintenance and operations; and environmental protection; Principles of business law, contract law, and public contracting; Funding mechanisms and sources of funding for higher education facilities projects; Capabilities of management information systems related to facilities management and construction; Leadership and relationship management skills; Principles of business management and public administration; Principles of financial planning and expenditure control; Principles of human resources management and labor relations; Principles of public and community relations.

The successful candidate is expected to be able to formulate a clear organizational vision and operational goals and objectives for the management of the District’s facilities management and bond-funded capital construction programs; Administer and direct the a multifaceted and complex facilities management and capital construction program through a combination of program managers, consultants, contractors, and staff; Establish and implement a comprehensive program of reporting and communication; Develop and implement the operating policies required to achieve goals and objectives
Evaluate program operations and personnel; Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, and establish priorities; act independently and promptly to situations and events; Recognize the critical elements of problems, develop and evaluate data, and determine solutions; Prepare and present effective oral and written communications, presentations, and reports; Integrate technology into business decisions and operations; Effectively communicate highly technical information concisely and in understandable terms
Successfully navigate and thrive in a multi-institution context through persuasion, consensus, and effective communication; Foster trust and confidence; earn support from internal and external constituencies; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with industry representatives, officials of public and private organizations, employees, co-workers, and the public; Travel to locations within and outside the District.

The salary range for this job classification is from $205,172 - $254,172 annually.  Within this salary range, the successful candidate’s starting salary will be commensurate with his/her education and experience.

•    24 days paid vacation annually
•    12 full-pay and 88 half-pay days of illness leave annually
•    Medical, dental and vision care plans for employee and dependents
•    $50,000 District-paid life insurance policy
•    At least 15 paid holidays annually
•    Public Employees Retirement System

A competitive examination process will be administered and will consist of the following parts:  An Application Review to select a number of candidates whose qualifications most closely match the requirements of the position.  Those candidates will be invited to participate in the Oral Interview, designed to assess each candidate's technical and personal qualifications for the position.  Candidates passing all parts of the selection process shall have their names placed on an unranked eligible list of candidates.  The eligible list will be forwarded to the Chancellor, who will then conduct hiring interviews of eligibles on the list and make the final selection.

Application materials are available:
•    Online at www.laccd.edu
•    At the Office of the Personnel Commission, 770 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
•    Applicants may also request that an application be mailed to them by calling (213) 891-2129, or by emailing the Office of the Personnel Commission at class_jobs@email.laccd.edu

All application materials must be mailed, or submitted in person, to the Office of the Personnel Commission, 770 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017.  Completed application materials must be received in the Office of the Personnel Commission by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2017.

It is the policy of the Los Angeles Community College District to maintain a drug-free workplace.  The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
Individuals protected by the "Americans with Disabilities Act" (ADA) may request an accommodation, if needed, in the testing process.  Such requests must be received at least 3 days prior to your participation in the testing process.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany your request.

The Los Angeles Community College District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  The policy of the LACCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free from prohibited discrimination in violation of state or federal law on the basis of actual or perceived ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex (including gender-based sexual harassment), pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, or veteran status.



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