Date Posted: 10/30/17
of the Desert
Director, Bond Program and Facilities Planning
Type: Classified Leadership
Palm Desert, CA
as the executive responsible for all aspects of
the District's Bond Program and Facilities
Planning, including oversight of capital
improvement projects funded by bond measures and
other sources, technical direction over college
facilities management activities, and provides
District leadership with advice and counsel on
architectural/engineering design and construction
projects. Provides counsel on project execution,
including planning, programming, design,
construction, and closeout. The District has
locations in Palm Desert, Indio, Mecca/Thermal,
and Desert Hot Springs, and is in development of
a location in Palm Springs. The Executive
Director reports to the Superintendent/President.
knowledge of industry standards, building
accessibility requirements, contract language
applicable to the design and construction
industry is required. Computer literacy with word
processing, spreadsheet, and similar applications
is required. Strong verbal skill and written
communication skills are required. The ability to
communicate with the College community, the
public, and the media regarding planning, design,
and construction issues is required. The ability
to gather and thoroughly analyze information in
order to make well-founded recommendations to the
College's senior administration is required. The
ability to work collegially with a wide variety
of constituencies possessing various levels of
planning and design knowledge is required.
Knowledge of, respect for, and competency to
engage with diverse cultures and individuals is
Executive Director, Bond Program and Faculties
Planning, will sustain integrity of the
recognized College of the Desert campus built
environment. Movement towards this end exists
from the campus community of students, faculty,
staff, administrators, alumni, and the Board of
Trustees. This position also receives input from
the citizens of the District, including the
professional design community. In essence, this
position is charged with monitoring the
collective project capability in terms of design
and fit with other District facilities and the
available assets of the College.
Indoor and outdoor work environment with exposure
to weather elements. Constant interruptions.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work as necessary.
Requires evening and weekend responsibility.
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Provide leadership and direction over strategic
and long-range planning and ongoing operational
activities related to bond and capital projects.
Collaborate with the Bond Office to control the
capital improvement and bond projects of the
Develop, implement, and monitor plans to achieve
assigned goals and objectives; participates in
developing, implementing, and evaluating
programs, plans, systems, and procedures.
Develop and implement a comprehensive
construction plan to support District's
Educational Master Plan. Document the District's
needs and solicit state funding for major
construction projects. Assess, track, and review
capital construction and improvement projects.
Develop and produce timely and accurate
compliance reports as required by federal, state
and local agencies. Direct the analysis and
preparation of reports covering complex
construction and bond management projects.
Coordinate closely with the Bond Office and the
executive administration of the District to
review, evaluate, and make carefully considered
recommendations to the executive administration
regarding design, alterations, remodeling, and
estimated costs and proposals for work.
Participate in the evaluation of designers,
architects, engineers, and construction
contractors. Participate in the review of
progress schedules and cost estimates, and review
construction activity at all District locations,
as well as the analysis of surge space.
Coordinate and develop systems for maintaining
legal compliance of bond and construction
management projects; monitor federal and State
grants and projects to ensure compliance.
Prepare and administer budgets within assigned
functions; prepare recommendations and
justifications regarding budget requests;
authorize expenditures according to District
policies and applicable regulations.
Confer with District's Legal Counsel on the
resolution of claims, legal cases, and other
disputes arising from the District's facilities
management and bond programs.
Under direction of the Superintendent/President,
represent the District and negotiate real estate
Assess sustainability choices and collaborate on
the District's sustainability strategy. Within
scope of responsibilities, implement
sustainability technologies and operations, and
ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
Monitor asset management and space utilization
and make recommendations.
Ensure compliance with District policies and
procedures and applicable local state, and
federal laws, regulations, policies and
procedures; update policies and procedures as
necessary. Manage Environmental impact process
Research, compile, prepare, and submit reports;
conduct special studies; compile data and prepare
Board agenda items. Gather and analyze data in
support of projects and prepare special reports
Participate in statewide activities, specifically
with the State Chancellor's office; serve as
advocate for District.
Responsible for the selection of District staff
assigned to this position; plan and evaluate the
performance of assigned staff; establish
performance requirements and professional
development targets; regularly monitor
performance and provide coaching for performance
improvement and development.
Coordinate activities and programs, resolve
issues, conflicts, and exchange information.
Serve and respond to needs and requests as they
arise; develop and maintain effective
relationships with college faculty,
administrators, and staff as appropriate to
Develop and meet schedules and timelines,
organize multiple projects efficiently and
effectively, and carry out required project
Conduct and attend meetings as necessary;
participate on committees; represent the District
at a variety of meetings, events, and
Seek and participate in professional development
Represent the College with on-campus and
off-campus groups and organizations related to
planning, design, and construction issues.
duties and responsibilities as assigned.
to exercise honesty, consistency, and sound
judgment; ability to work in the interests of the
college as a whole; ability to work in a
participatory governance setting; understanding
of community college students, their diverse
ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and the wide
variety of their ages and educational goals as
found on a community college campus; and a
demonstrated ability and commitment to work with
people from diverse populations.
knowledge of applicable state and federal laws,
codes, rules, and regulations; knowledge of
Division of State Architect regulations and
procedures. Knowledge of principles and practices
of architecture and engineering as applied to the
design and construction of a variety of capital
construction projects. Knowledge of
sustainability strategies, technologies, and
outcomes. Knowledge of the principles of business
law, contract law, and public contracting.
verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
skills; communicate effectively with diverse
constituencies, within and outside the District.
Command of the principles, methods, techniques,
and strategies pertaining to bonds, construction
management, capital improvements, and real estate
transactions; general bond expenditure rules and
regulations; legal mandates, operational
procedures, and strategies related to bonds,
construction, real estate, and capital
improvement projects; project management
Executive Director will monitor, advise, counsel,
and recommend approval of all physical change to
College of the Desert facilities at all
locations, whether from outside consultants or
internal sources, to ensure that each alteration
is compatible with design and planning
guidelines, the recommendations of the College of
the Desert's administration, and the Board of
combination equivalent to: Bachelor's degree from
an accredited educational institution preferably
with a major in architecture, engineering,
facilities management, or related field, and 10
years of full-time experience in strategic or
operational experience in the management of
capital design and construction projects, and
experience in the management of multiple capital
design and construction projects of $100 million
or more. Registered Architect or Professional
earned outside of the U.S. require that a
be uploaded with the foreign transcripts.
AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Architect or Engineer License Preferred. Valid
California driver's license and must have an
acceptable driving record and current vehicle
insurance meeting State of California
order for your application to be considered, the
following items are required:
include education and experience with employment
Must be from an accredited institution and
include institution name, degree awarded and date
degree awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in
lieu of transcripts. Degrees earned outside of
the U.S. require that a
be uploaded with the foreign transcripts.
Letter/Statement: Address the
responsibilities and the personal/professional
competencies listed in the position announcement.
of References: Include at least 6
professional references which should include two
supervisors, two colleagues, and two staff.
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you are a person who thrives in a diverse
environment, who values integrity, respect,
student success, and professionalism, we welcome
and encourage you to apply.
selection and related decisions at College of the
Desert are made without regard to sex, race, age,
disability, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, color or any other protected class.