Orange County is a desirable place to live and is one of the premier employers in the region, as well as, the third most populated county in California. At the County you will find variety, individual opportunity, job satisfaction and the pleasure of working with colleagues who are dedicated to making a difference.
OC Public Works provides services on a regional basis to unincorporated areas, to cities, and to other County agencies and departments. The primary mission of the department is to protect and enrich the community through efficient delivery and maintenance of public works infrastructure, planning, and development services. OC Public Works core values are integrity, accountability, service and trust.
Facilities Maintenance & Central Utility Facility (CUF) is one of 10 services areas in OC Public Works. Its focus is to ensure efficient and innovative operation of County facilities through maintenance management services, after hours emergency support, and utility management. A major component is the CUF, a combined heat and power facility that provides cooling, heating and/or electricity to 23 buildings within the Santa Ana Civic Center area.
The Deputy Director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, evaluating and reporting activities and operations of the Service Area. The position reports to the Assistant Director of the Customer Service branch of the OC Public Works and plays an integral role on the Department’s executive team. This individual oversees 116 full-time skilled craft and maintenance personnel and manages an annual operating budget of $5 million. Core functions include:
The ideal candidate will be forward thinking, innovative, enthusiastic, and dedicated to public service. This person will be an experienced administrator with a thorough understanding of the principles, practices and administration of municipal public works facilities, client services, and budget implementation. In addition, the incumbent will be an accomplished decision maker who ensures a diversity lens is applied to all employment policies decisions, and programs; an experienced facilities maintenance manager with the ability to develop collaborative relationships with employees, management peers, executive staff, the Board of Supervisors, and the community; strategic and innovative thinker and planner with innovative yet practical solutions to short and long term challenges; a skilled communicator and listener with a demonstrated ability to facilitate change management; and an approachable and a politically astute leader with a management style that quickly fosters trust, loyalty, respect, commitment, and partnership from the community, other county managers and employees. Finally, the Deputy Director will be knowledgeable about office space design, energy programs, building systems, facility management, and capital improvement program development and implementation.
Salary Range: $98,134.44 - $172,328.04, DOQ. The County also offers an attractive benefits package.