Tacoma-Community-CollegeTacoma Community College is hiring a Director of Facilities and Capital Projects. Please click here to view the job posting on their website. 



OPENING DATE: 03/27/15

CLOSING DATE: 04/23/15 11:59 PM


Priority Consideration Date: April 23, 2015

Responsible for the operation and management of all College facility services including custodial, building and grounds maintenance, transportation operations as well as capital planning and administration. The position is responsible to administer, implement, monitor and coordinate all capital budget requests, including all funding categories and projects. The physical plant of the main campus includes a 150 acre site; 30 buildings with floor space in excess of 495,962 gross square feet. The College also operates and maintains the Gig Harbor Center. The position reports directly to the Vice President for Administrative Services.


  • Plan, direct, and manage efficient operations including maintenance, custodial, ground, and capital projects.
  • Responsible for implementation of effective operations and maintenance, alteration, and repair of existing facilities and site including planning, development, specification, cost estimates, and the bid process.
  • Plan and direct the implementation of support services to include instructional equipment repairs, facilities repairs, and minor improvements (RMI) institutional furnishings, vehicle maintenance, equipment inventory, facilities drawing and records, space planning, and office furniture design and installation.
  • Lead and implement facilities planning and capital development; develop systems to ensure projects are completed within establish timelines and budgets.
  • In consultation with faculty, staff, and administrators, prepare and submit for approval the biennial capital funding request including capital repairs, renovation, replacements, minor projects, major projects, matching fund projects, ADA improvements, etc. Provide timely and accurate written and oral reports as required by the College, the state, or other entities and funding sources.
  • Administer and monitor capital budget allocations and expenses, and assure appropriate fiscal responsibility and controls.
  • Develop and implement functional internal controls and procedures for all areas of responsibility including physical plant operations.
  • Plan and define goals and objectives for all departmental operations. Prepare and implement annual operational plan and unit action plan.
  • Develop and administer annual operating budgets and assure appropriate fiscal responsibility and controls.
  • Implement a cost effective maintenance, repair and replacement program including an up-to-date inventory control system.
  • Plan, direct, and manage a monitor repair schedule for College operated vehicles.
  • Provide for efficient use of energy resources and programs including solid waste control and recycling programs.
  • Select, train, supervise, evaluate, develop, and discipline department employees in compliance with College policy and applicable bargaining agreements.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Serve on committees; participate in department, division and College activities. Work to achieve the core themes of Create Learning, Achieve Equity, Engage Community, and Embrace Discovery.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all College constituents groups – internal and external.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Five (5) years of experience in facilities planning, maintenance and operations.

-Or- equivalent education and experience.

  • Three (3) years of management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and fiscal management of capital projects.
  • Experience and success with interpreting and implementing rules, regulations, and codes related to facility development and operations.
  • Computer literacy; experience using spreadsheets, word processing and other management software.
  • Experience with maintenance management software such as Megamations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Certification in Project Management.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
  • Current, valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate

  • Excellent program and project management skills. Ability to plan, implement, manage and evaluate complex programs.
  • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of plant management in an institutional environment or large organization.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to relate well to diverse populations, students, faculty, staff and the general public in a friendly, courteous, respectful and professional manner. An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Ability to represent the college effectively at the local, regional and state levels.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with co-workers, instructional deans, business, industry, and state and community organizations.
  • Excellent human relations skills, including conflict resolution and ability to make sound decisions.


Application Materials & Procedures

Complete application packages must include the following:

  1. Tacoma Community College online application.
  2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
  3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
  4. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages):
  5. Expressing your cultural self-awareness,
  6. Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and
  7. Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment.

Terms of Employment

This is full-time exempt professional position renewed on an annual basis contingent on funding. The salary range for this position is $80,000-$89,000 annually DOE/DOQ. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual number of contract days worked in the remainder of the fiscal year.Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet department needs. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.



6501 S 19th Street

Tacoma, WA 98466


Position #15-17-AP



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