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Facilities Manager

Salary: N/A

DEFINITION: Under general direction, plans, organizes and manages the overall maintenance, repair and physical operation of County facilities; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single-position class. The incumbent is responsible for managing the ongoing maintenance and repair of County facilities through subordinate supervisory staff. This class is distinguished from the Facilities Supervisor in that the latter is responsible for directing the day-to-day building maintenance activities in a geographical area.


1. Plans, directs and, through subordinates, supervises facility management services including building and facility operating systems maintenance, repair and improvement, custodial services and security operations; reviews and evaluates current operating procedures and personnel practices and establishes procedures, practice and priorities in keeping with effective operations and cost factors; coordinates building and maintenance activities within the division and with other divisions and departments to obtain optimum production and utilization of personnel and equipment.
2. Confers with specialists on energy conservation programs and techniques for County operations; recommends operating methods and equipment to maximize cost savings, service quality and safety.
3. Supervises, trains and evaluates staff directly and through subordinate supervisors/lead workers; establishes and enforces operating and safety standards and procedures for maintenance services and repair; gives direction, resolves problems, prepares work schedules and sets deadlines to ensure completion of services.
4. Coordinates preparation of the division's budget; monitors budget expenditures; analyzes staffing and expenditures requests; reviews requests for additional services; prepares contract specifications and negotiates and administers service and construction agreements for maintenance and alteration services; directs reallocation of funding to cover unprojected costs.


1. Four years of facilities maintenance and operations experience that included some project/program budget preparation and monitoring, and contract administration; or,
2. two years as a Facilities Supervisor with Santa Barbara County, supplemented with training or experience in budget preparation and monitoring; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License may be required.

Knowledge of: maintenance and preventative methods and procedures used in keeping buildings in clean and orderly condition and in maintaining and repairing utility systems and physical structures of buildings; budgeting and fiscal management; business practices followed to prepare bid specification, negotiate agreements and administer contracts; program planning and scheduling; building construction methods and materials; estimating practices, safety practices.

Ability to: plan, organize and manage building operational services; develop, implement and evaluate a variety of building and operation systems and preventative maintenance programs; develop and implement operational and administrative goals, objectives and procedures; research regulations, procedures or technical reference materials relating to building maintenance; collect and analyze data to identify needs and evaluate program/product effectiveness; identify and analyze administrative problem and implement operational changes; understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations and policies governing building operations; make decisions and independent judgments; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; negotiate; supervise the work of others; delegate responsibility and authority to others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, department heads, managers, contractors and staff.


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