Director of Facilities Services

  • Full-Time
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Applications have closed

Website Clark College

Clark College

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt Director of Facilities Services position in the Facilities Services department. The Director of Facilities Services is an administrative position reporting to the Vice President of Administrative Services and is responsible for capital planning and construction, remodeling of buildings and other college property, grounds maintenance, custodial services, plant operations, and maintenance of all college property.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.

The highly qualified candidate will have prior professional experience with:

  • Exceptional leadership and management skills.
  • Extensive facilities maintenance and operations experience in an institutional environment or a large organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people from academically, culturally and economically diverse backgrounds.


  • Plan, direct and manage efficient plant operations, including custodial, grounds, HVAC, central mechanical, maintenance, and support services.
    Lead and implement facilities planning and capital development; develop systems to ensure projects are completed within established timelines and budgets.
  • Prepare capital budget requests in consultation with faculty, staff, administrators, and design professionals.
  • Direct and manage capital projects, including design coordination, project administration, and construction management.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate effective programs for energy conservation, utility management, health and safety, and disaster preparedness.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, develop, and discipline department employees in compliance with College policy and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  • Interpret and ensure compliance with applicable codes, rules and regulations.
    Plan and direct the implementation of support services to include instructional equipment repairs, facilities repairs and minor improvements (RMI), institutional furnishings, vehicle maintenance, equipment inventory, facilities drawings and records, space planning, and office furniture design and installation.
  • Prepare and monitor annual department budget, including operating and capital budgets, to ensure funds allocated are effectively utilized.
  • Provide timely and accurate written and oral reports as required by the College, the state, or other entities and funding sources.
  • Develop and implement annual operational plan.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all College constituent groups – internal and external.
  • Perform special assignments as may be directed by the vice president of operations.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils and teams.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission and Vision established by the College.
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the College.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit(s).
  • Train, supervise and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws and College policies and procedures.
  • Exercise effective stewardship over College resources.
  • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Engage in and promote shared governance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in either Construction Management, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Architecture, or closely related field. Equivalent education, certification or experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • Five (5) years management experience in facilities planning, maintenance and operations.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and fiscal management of capital projects.
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of plant management in an institutional environment or large organization.
  • Experience and success with interpreting and implementing rules, regulations and codes related to facility development and operations.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.


  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus childcare.
  • Gym and recreation facilities.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.

STARTING SALARY: $95,478 /annually
Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application.
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed.
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with the online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360)-992-2873.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., September 29, 2022.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.

The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Clark College Human Resources
September 6, 2022

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