Director of Facilities and Capital Projects

Moses Lake

Posted: 5/27/21
Deadline: 6/15/21
Salary: $97,846.00 Annually
Reference Number: 202100490

About This Organization

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is a comprehensive public community college serving a large, rural district in central Washington State. BBCC’s main campus is located in the City of Moses Lake (pop. 24,009) in Grant County, situated on the former Larson Air Force Base. In addition to the central campus, BBCC has learning centers in seven outlying communities that provide adult basic education, high school completion, and English Language Learning programs as gateways to college. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and we serve approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

Big Bend Community College provides a robust benefit package. The benefits, programs, and services offered are a sizable amount of an employee’s overall compensation and an important factor in encouraging a healthy work-life balance.

Our package includes health, vision, prescription drug, and dental insurance for the employee and dependents. There are several plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state. Employees are also covered by basic life insurance, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts. Additional insurance coverage, like auto insurance, is available to state employees at reduced rates. Visit Washington Health Care Authority’s Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) Program at

We will help you prepare for life after your career by offering an excellent retirement plan, which includes employer contributions. In addition, employees have the option to participate in two tax-deferred retirement investment programs.

Leave benefits include 11 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and vacation accrual of 12-24 days of vacation per year.

Big Bend encourages staff development, and personal and professional growth. Internal and external opportunities for training and development are offered each year to build employee competencies and develop leadership capacity. Participation in the State Employee Tuition Waiver program provide further potential for personal and career growth.

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Job Duties

Position Summary
Big Bend Community College invites applications for a Director of Facilities and Capital Projects position in the college’s Maintenance & Operations Department. The Director of Facilities and Capital Projects is responsible for maintaining a physical environment that supports the College’s educational and programmatic goals by providing overall direction and leadership to the Facilities/Maintenance, Grounds, Custodial, and Motor Pool operations as well as Capital Planning and Administration. This position is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state occupational health and safety laws, compliance with federal Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requirements to ensure physical access for people with disabilities across the college campus, as well as assisting College leadership with planning and management of capital projects processes from budget request preparation to construction management. The physical plant of the main campus includes a 154 acre site; 28 buildings with floor space in excess of 600,000 gross square feet.

This position reports to the Vice President for Finance & Administration and supervises the following staff:

Grounds & Building Supervisor
Maintenance Mechanic 3 (HVAC)
Maintenance Mechanic 2
Maintenance Mechanic 1
Utility Worker 2 (2)
Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 2
Program Assistant
Custodial Services Supervisor
Custodian 1 (8)
Temporary Staff

Essential Job Duties
Primary essential duties and responsibilities include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Provide leadership, coordination, supervision and direction for maintenance, custodial, grounds, motor pool and capital projects:
Direct major and minor capital projects; coordinate timely reviews of program, schematic and construction documents, ensure efficiency and economy of maintenance in plan specifications, and oversee activities of contractors.
Direct efficient use of energy resources including solid waste control and recycling programs. Serve as an environmentally sustainable leader.
Coordinate with Campus Safety & Security team to ensure proper execution of campus emergency response plans.
Supervise and direct department employees including recruitment, training, coaching, and performance evaluation of staff to build an effective and responsive team.
Prioritize and allocate resources to ensure maximum service delivery.
Administer preventive maintenance program. Plan, direct, and manage a repair schedule for college-operated vehicles.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all college constituent groups – internal and external.
Represent the department and capital projects within the college and community, in professional organizations, with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, college commissions/councils, and other agencies.

Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
Ensure no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies. This includes, but is not limited to security and safety, understanding of safety data sheets (SDS), equipment, fire, disaster, safe lifting, and body mechanics.
Ensure compliance with college policies and procedures and state and federal regulations.
Conduct self in a professional manner and ensure the interaction with team members and other support groups is conducted in a courteous and efficient manner conducive to the college’s values.
Work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators, faculty, and others of various cultural, socio-economic, ability, and other backgrounds.
Demonstrate ability or ability to learn within 6 months of hire to create accessible content in both electronic and print formats as appropriate to the position. Examples include Word/PDF documents and web/learning management system content.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as may be required.

Required Qualifications

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
Five years of increasing leadership/management work responsibilities in the area(s) of maintenance and operations, facilities planning, and/or capital project management.
Three years supervisory experience.
Previous experience using MS Office Suite and maintenance management software to perform work responsibilities.
Possess a valid, unencumbered motor vehicle operator’s license recognized by the State of Washington and proof of current auto insurance.
Experience working with individuals from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, and ethnic backgrounds.


Master’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited institution.
Work experience in a higher education setting, preferably in maintenance & operations, custodial services, and/or capital projects.
Knowledge of construction standards.
Knowledge of local building codes.
Demonstrated experience in planning and fiscal management of capital projects, preferably within the State of Washington Public Works environment.
Certification in Project Management.
Bilingual English/Spanish fluency.


$97,846.00 Annually

Other Info

Application Instructions
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by June 15, 2021. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

BBCC Online application.
Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
Comprehensive resume or CV.*
Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College’s discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

A background check including criminal record history will be conducted for new hires. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform the position.

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions.

Official transcripts must be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

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