is now accepting applications
for the position of


Salary: $5,829 per month

Opening: There is one opening with the Yakima County Facilities Services Department. This position supervises and manages more than 25 Facilities Services employees consisting of project and contract management, maintenance and operations of buildings and building equipment and custodial services. The position is responsible for planning, developing, assigning and coordinating resources, staff and services. This recruitment may be used to fill full-time vacancies which may occur within 90 days of the posted closing date.

Essential Job Functions:
Manages and coordinates the operations of the Facilities Services Division; plans, develops and implements strategies and programs to accomplish Facilities Services Division’s goals, priorities and objectives including: managing and coordinating its resources; developing, interpreting, monitoring, adjusting and implementing policies and procedures; managing daily operations; and serving as a technical and administrative advisor; establishes precedent for the work of Facilities Services.

Responsible for supervisory control over subordinate staff; supervises staff; prioritizes, assigns and monitors work; evaluates performance; initiates and implements decisions regarding employee selection and discipline; ensures resources are available for department operations and provides staff training and cross-training.

Represents Facilities Services Division at various events such as meetings, hearings, training, and bid openings; and ensures that department goals, views and positions are presented. Confers with elected officials, department heads, its representatives, local and state officials; coordinates activities with county customers and groups; explains and promotes programs to county customers; responds to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints and resolves policy and technical issues; evaluates Facilities Services programs and projects; analyzes overall workload; ensures that activities are directed by prioritizing work assignments and adjusting resource allocation; and determines the need for additional resources or contract services.

Supervises, reviews and approves development and execution of contracts, agreements and resolutions; monitors contractor or vendor performance and contract compliance; prepares and administers operating and capital improvement budgets; estimates revenue and expenses; researches additional funding sources, including writing grant proposals; researches, analyzes, and responds to legal issues and systems problems; oversees reporting control and methods; and ensures compliance with laws and regulations.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used:
Computer and advanced computer diagnostic equipment and software programs, electronic test equipment to detect
environmental hazards, proprietary software and controls, automobile, all building maintenance shop hand and power tools and other common equipment to building maintenance, office equipment such as telephone, fax, copier.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Work involves both office and field work with potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, air pollutants, biohazards, electrical charges, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noise and hostile individuals. May involve work in a secure area of a lock-up detention/corrections facility during which maximum care and alertness to surroundings is required. Requires: mobility, stooping, kneeling, crawling, crouching, reaching, standing, handling of objects, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Rated as medium work with lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally and 20 pounds frequently.

Knowledge: (Upon entry)
Methods of project management, including scheduling, identification of steps, and preparation of estimates; Research, analysis, investigation/inspection and evaluation methods and techniques; Occupational hazards, hazardous materials and State and Federal safety regulations related to facilities maintenance activities; Facilities management and engineering theory and practices; methods of construction, maintenance and repair of buildings; Principles of supervision;
Contracting principles and methods; Methods and techniques of preventative maintenance program development; Operational methods, principles and standards of Facilities engineering, construction, maintenance and repair;
Mathematics sufficient to calculate layouts, costs and other information, Customer service techniques; and Public Environmental Health and Safety Standards.

Skills (and abilities) in:
Use of computer and applicable software and basic office equipment; Supervising, organizing, inspecting, reviewing and evaluating the work of maintenance and construction personnel; Coordinating work unit activities and handling multiple tasks; Soliciting, evaluating and directing the work of contractors; Developing and implementing long and short range facilities maintenance plans and projects; Complying with safety, building code and other laws rules regulations;
Researching, gathering and analyzing information and writing reports; Managing repair, remodel or construction projects;
Determining costs and materials needed; Reading and interpreting plans, schematics and diagrams sufficient to serve as a project lead; Preparing and analyzing reports, schematics and other information; Interpreting, communicating and evaluating energy saving and preventive maintenance procedures; Troubleshooting, diagnosing and identifying resolution alternatives to complex building maintenance issues, interpersonal or interdepartmental problems; Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships; Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction; and Operation use and application of Scientific Instruments utilized in facilities management.

Experience and Training:
Requires Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and 6 years at the building trades including 3 years of experience as a crew lead, supervisor, foreman, superintendent; OR High School diploma or GED equivalent, and 10 years of journey-level skilled trades experience in building operations, maintenance, construction or engineering including 3 years supervisor or lead.

Special Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Valid State of Washington Driver’s License and driving record required upon appointment.

Selection Procedure:
Applications and supplemental questionnaires will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2013. Applicants
will be evaluated on the basis of past experience and training. Applicants claiming veteran’s preference eligibility will be
required to complete the Application for Veterans’ Preference Form. For further information and application forms, contact:

128 N. 2nd Street, Room B27

Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, creed, political belief, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute. Disabled applicants may request accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information.

Yakima County is a qualified Public Service entity for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/public-service or contact your federal loan servicer.

If you are interested in the status of this position after closing, please see “Status of Openings” under the Job Opportunities tab on the Human Resources web page at www.yakimacounty.us. This will be the only method of status notification for this position.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.