Director of Capital Projects and Construction
Merced College
Merced, CA
Salary
$88,152.00 - $136,917.00 Annually
Location
Merced, CA
Job Type
Management
Department
Administrative Services
Job Number
2019100202
Closing
10/23/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
DESCRIPTION
BENEFITS
Salary will be commensurate with experience
additional compensation for doctorate
Interviews to be held the week of November 11, 2019

Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students with room to expand on its 267 acre main campus and 120 acre Los Banos site. Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing, access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes – large and small – throughout the county.

The Director of Capital Projects and Construction will have the responsibility of managing all construction projects for Merced College. With a potential bond campaign on the horizon plus the recent completion of our Facilities Master Plan (FMP), this is a very exciting time and has created a great opportunity for growth. The Facilities Master Plan is designed to support student success which is a core mission of our system. Additionally, it integrates planning principles of student success, access and wayfinding, collegiate identity, efficiency, stewardship, and community engagement. Collectively, these principles guided the development of the FMP, which has paved the way for a new and innovative infrastructure for Merced College. We are looking for a member of the leadership team willing to embrace challenges and guide Merced College to a successful pathway of innovative facilities, developed to better serve our students and our community. We welcome you to apply and join our team!

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:

lifelong learning
basic skills
career technical education
transfer
degree/certificate programs
Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

General Description:
Under direction of the Vice President of Administrative Services, provide professional leadership in developing, planning, leading and implementing facility plans and capital construction in accordance with District plans. Manage construction of capital projects including remodels, renovations, and new construction from project concept and initiation to construction, occupancy and post-occupancy evaluation and certification. Oversee the facilities master planning process and coordinate implementation of the general obligation bond program. Develop strategies for funding and request funding as appropriate.

Examples of Duties

Representative Duties:
Assist in the development and implementation of the District's Facilities Master Plan to support the Educational Master Plan
Act as construction manager for capital outlay projects District-wide
Identify, recommend, and negotiate cost-effective consultant contracts for the District and monitor the consultants' budgets and monthly invoicing when required
Develop and submit initial project proposals (IPP) and final project proposals (FPP) for capital construction projects
Work in collaboration with design professionals and college stakeholders in the preparation of preliminary plans, working drawings, and other construction related documents that address program needs and are in compliance with applicable regulations
Oversee facilities bond measure implementation and coordination
Prepare requests for qualifications (RFQ) and requests for proposal (RFP) solicitations to secure design and planning consultant services
Update the State FUSION system to ensure the accuracy of District projects and facilities
Make presentations and prepare written communication to District committees, community groups, President's Cabinet and the Board of Trustees
Participate in local, regional, and state activities and programs to promote the District and the community college system
Setup and implement review procedures and techniques to assure timely processing of pay applications, invoices, contracts, sub-contracts and change orders
Develop and monitor a Master Schedule and effectively communicate project milestones
Develop and maintain good relationships with architects, consultants, inspectors, and general contractors
Manage, execute, and/or develop project team coordination according to District standards and policies including knowledge of Public Contract Code and California Education Code
Review contract conditions and ensure compliance with all contract terms
Coordinate with the appropriate personnel and departments regarding service maintenance, informational technology services, and resource needs for new projects
Mitigate claims and conflict during the course of construction
Ensure the completion of all project close-out procedures
Prepare or assist with the preparation of the District's Five-Year Capital Construction Plan and other planning documents required by the State Chancellor's Office
Direct and oversee the work of District consultants, including but not limited to, design professionals, engineering professionals, contractors, construction management consultants, project management consultants, construction inspectors, testing labs, and other professional services providers
Recommend and implement risk controls and risk mitigation associated with District facilities and construction
Conduct pre-bid job site visits, pre-construction meetings, and construction progress meetings
Review cost proposals/field orders and change orders for accuracy in terms of scope of work, labor and materials, and rates and advises action as appropriate
Maintain safe working conditions for all District students, staff, contractors and consultants
Prepare special analyses and reports related to long-range planning and facilities planning data, and makes recommendations concerning future utilization of facilities
Supervise and provide effective leadership of staff in assigned areas, including organizing, scheduling, assigning, evaluating, and reviewing of the work assigned
Monitor the operation and maintenance of all machinery, equipment, and facilities in assigned areas
Develop and implement strategies for acquiring State funding regarding capital outlay and campus development projects, and write grant proposals related to the development and expansion of facilities
Maintain blueprints, as-built plans and other construction records
Maintain knowledge of current technologies, trends and changes in the construction industry
Prepare site plans, specifications, or cost estimates for land development
Provide professional leadership, including effective deployment of staff, effective forecasting, planning and feasibility analysis, project management, scheduling, budget development and control, and analytical and accountability analysis
Assure adherence of operations to federal, state, and local laws and regulations
Develop an annual budget and makes requisitions for supplies and equipment as needed
Serve as a member on various college committees and teams
Participate in the planning, staffing and coordination of special campus events and/or special projects, as assigned
Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge of:
Laws, codes, statutes and ordinances pertaining to the specific responsibilities of the position
Construction management principles and practices, including labor compliance
Legal and practical aspects of project design, bidding, management, and close out of construction contracts
Processes involved with design and construction activities
Processes involved in the planning, design, and construction of capital projects
Generally accepted construction principles and practices as related to public works and community colleges
Building and infrastructure materials, components and systems
Capital project budget management
Principles, practices and procedures of Division of State Architect (DSA) requirements
Institutional planning, design and construction methodologies
Sound business, supervisory, organizational, presentation and communication principles
Facilities master planning techniques and processes

Ability to:
Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive facilities planning and construction management program
Plan and organize work and effectively meet schedules and timelines
Read, comprehend and interpret complex codes and regulations
Learn and apply State Education Code, building codes, and other applicable laws and regulations
Consistently and effectively perform under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands
Identify problems and develop alternative solutions
Prepare and write specifications, draft contracts, and bids
Prepare and control contracts and budgets
Effectively work with multiple stakeholders
Conduct effective contract negotiations
Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive oral and written correspondence and reports
Demonstrate leadership in project development and development
Interpret building specifications and blueprints
Demonstrate professionalism, fairness and honesty in all aspects of the performance of duties
Use computers and supporting software applications and programs
Work independently with little direction
Develop and maintain construction records
Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Typical Qualifications

Required:
Bachelor's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in a related field AND
4 years of management experience
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Preferred:
Master's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in a related field AND
License or similar experience in architecture and/or engineering
Experience working with architects, engineers, contractors, inspectors, and other construction
specialists
Experience in the preparation and implementation of facilities master plans
Experience working with federal and state regulatory agencies such as OSHA and DSA
Experience in California Community College facilities planning, construction management and
capital improvement or facilities bond and financing

License or Certificate:
LEED Certification
Registered Architect or Engineer
Project Management Professional
Contractor's License
Supplemental Information
How to Apply: Candidates will submit a complete application on the Merced College career pages at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mccd

Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
Resume
List five professional references
Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf (Download PDF reader)
Diversity Statement: Provide a statement about yourself that specifically demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large. Your response is limited to one (1) page.

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. The interview process may include a pre-interview writing assessment. Finalist interviews with district administrators will follow the same or next day. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

Agency
Merced Community College
Address
3600 M Street

Merced, California, 95348
Phone
(209) 381-6550
Website
http://www.mccd.edu/index.html