Jun 29, 2021

Director of Facilities - Oakland County, MI

$136,300 - $182,626 yearly
  • GovHR USA
  • Oakland County, MI, USA
Full-time Management - Engineering Other

Job Description

Oakland County, MI (pop. 1,251,000) County Seat: Pontiac/Waterford.  Oakland County is located in southeast Michigan, immediately north of Detroit. With a population of 1.2 million and covering over 900 square miles, Oakland County offers cosmopolitan urban centers, lakefront living, historic town centers, and natural country settings within close proximity of an array of employment opportunities. Providing the diversity of choice vital to attracting and retaining a skilled workforce and high quality of life: 38,000 businesses, 1,100 foreign-owned firms from 39 countries, call Oakland County home. The county blends the State’s most robust economy with an unmatched quality of life. This diversity makes Oakland County unique and competitive.  Oakland County’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) is $100 billion, which represents 23% of the state of Michigan’s total GDP. 

The County is governed by an elected County Executive, David Coulter, (four-year term) and a 21-member Board of Commissioners who are elected by district for two-year terms.  The Director of Facilities is an appointed position, serves at the pleasure of the County Executive and reports to a Deputy County Executive.  The Facilities Management Department plans, designs, constructs, renovates, operates, maintains, and repairs the facilities and grounds owned and maintained by Oakland County.  The Director of Facilities manages approximately 160 full-time and 8 part-time employees.  The Director oversees approximately $30 million annual budget, across multiple County funds, and works extensively with all departments of the County, including the County Executive’s office, the elected Constitutional officers of the County (Sheriff, Prosecutor, Treasurer, Clerk/Register of Deeds, and Water Resources Commissioner) and the appointed Directors.

The Director of Facilities functions as strategic leader, responsible for a wide range of responsibilities including those stated in Michigan Public Act 139, Sections 8 and 13.  The Director oversees the strategic planning and long-range capital improvement plans for all facilities, including buildings, campus roads, parking lots, and utilities; and is responsible for leased vehicle operations, materials management, mail and record retention.

The Director of Facilities will provide proactive facilities planning and maintenance recommendations to the County Executive and other leaders in the County.  It is vital for the individual in this position to be confident, a problem solver and a consensus builder committed to the tenets of transparency, collaboration, and inclusive excellence.  Major current or upcoming initiatives include capital improvement planning study, sustainability planning study, facilities management operations review, and evaluation of evolving work-space needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or related field of study.
  • Have at least ten (10) years of full-time work experience in a supervisory and/or administrative capacity in commercial or institutional building maintenance, building construction, facilities planning, or capital improvement, or related area.
  • Experience managing multiple facilities, in multiple physical locations.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and leadership techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
  • Ability to critically assess situations, effectively plan and implement plans, and work effectively under stress, with deadlines and changes in work priorities.
  • Considerable familiarity with current professional trends, personal computers, software, and activities of professional and technical associations.
  • Considerable ability to cope with difficult and/or emergency situations requiring immediate decisions in accordance with departmental policies and objectives.
  • Considerable ability to lead in a proactive, strategic, and solution-oriented method.
  • Considerable ability to compile statistics, decipher pertinent information, and present oral and written financial, operational and other types of departmental reports to officials and other interested groups or individuals at Commissioners' meetings.
  • Commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Proven success with growing and developing a strong leadership team across various divisions and/or units.
  • Reasonable ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail and Internet software.
  • Certificated Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certifications and/or training.

Salary range is $136,300 to $182,626 DOQE. 

Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, contact information and three (3) professional references.  Oakland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity, equity and inclusion and seeks candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, jvettraino@govhrusa.com, Tel: 847-380-3240 ext. 126.

Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of application, with preliminary reviews to be completed by July 29, 2021.


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