The Los Angeles Community College District is seeking an experienced executive to fill the position of Chief Facilities Executive. The position 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.