Director of General Services

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Oct 24, 2018
Administration and Management Facilities Management
  • Salary: $166,497.00 - $183,577.00 Annually

Job Description

The Position

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The Director of General Services reports to the Deputy County Executive - Administrative Services and is exempt from Civil Service. The Director plans, organizes, evaluates, and directs the operations of the Department. Through subordinate managers and by working collaboratively, the Director is responsible for developing and managing the department's goals, objectives, and policies.

The County's department heads are committed to upholding these foundational values:
  • We do the right thing
  • We make a difference in our community and in people's lives
  • We are fiscally responsible
  • We are accountable
  • We treat people with respect
  • We work as a team
  • We are "apolitical"

The Department of General Services (DGS) is comprised of 440 employees with an annual budget of $300 million. DGS is organized into five divisions.
  • Administrative and Business Services -- Provides administrative services to the department and support services to all county agencies and departments:
    • Administrative Services provides accounting, budget and analysis services.
    • Support Services Division: Provides printing, U.S. Mail, inter-office messenger, document scanning, records management, surplus property and recycling services, and warehousing services.
    • Project Management Division: Provides management and system coordination for departmental projects including information systems analysis, fiscal impact analysis, solution design, resource scheduling, application programming and stakeholder communication.
    • Alarm Services Unit: Performs the design, installation, and maintenance of the County's electronic security alarm, surveillance, and access control systems at most County owned and leased facilities.
Contract and Purchasing Services -- Provides centralized procurement services, coordinates the procurement card program, and prepares complex legal contracts and agreements for operating staff to complete construction projects; maintains more than 1,200 contracts annually, with $240 million contract spending authority. Facility and Property Services -- Provides facility maintenance, security functions, and facility planning services of 5.8 million square feet of county-owned facilities.
  • Three regional maintenance districts, Airport, Bradshaw, and Downtown, provide for the total maintenance and operation needs of all county-owned facilities including minor remodeling and repair work. Security Services -- Provides an unarmed, observe and report security presence for county-owned and some leased facilities.
  • Energy Management Program -- Coordinates energy related issues, seeks ways to reduce energy usage and promote use of alternative fuels, and analyzes energy savings resulting from conservation or other methods.
  • Facility Planning and Management -- Provides for the administration of facility planning for county-owned and leased facilities. Architectural Services Division -- Provides services for county owned and leased facilities including: feasibility studies; facility programming; architectural design and programming; mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; civil engineering; space planning; interior design; modular furniture design and installation; environmental services; and the Job Order Contracting (JOC) Program.
  • Oversight of the County's $180 million, five-year Capital Construction Fund capital program
  • Master Planning for county-owned and leased facilities.
Real Estate Division -- Negotiates the purchase of real estate property interests. Manages more than 92 real estate leases with two million square feet of space, sells surplus real estate, negotiates revenue leases, negotiates and manages facility leases; and provides property management in support of the County Facility Management Program. Fleet Services -- The Fleet Services Division purchases, rents and maintains more than 2,400 light and heavy fleet vehicles, as well as providing parking services to the public, county employees and other governmental agencies.
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Employment Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
  • Have extensive, in-depth management experience in the provision of a broad range of facility services, capital projects, and property services, fleet management, construction management, government purchasing and related administrative and support services
  • Be politically aware but apolitical concerning departmental matters
  • Exemplify personal integrity, skilled at building professional relationships, have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and leads by example
  • Be an innovative and creative leader who challenges the status quo to seek operational efficiencies and enhance organizational culture.
  • Be a hands-on, strategic manager who has proven leadership ability to effectively manage programs towards established goals
  • Be a seasoned manager who hold staff accountable while promoting teamwork and cultivating an environment of mutual respect
  • Promotes a diversity in the workplace
  • Be personable and approachable and work well with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Have outstanding customer service skills
  • Have knowledge of governmental budget practices and management
  • Have knowledge of governmental leases and contracting
Additionally, highly qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, or a closely related field.
Significant initiatives that the Director of General Services will address include:
  • To develop and maintain positive relationship with County departments
  • Oversee the County's recently completed Long Range Master Plan. The challenge will be to strategically phase the 20-year plan and develop a funding/partnering strategies including determining repair or replacement of facilities
  • To negotiate leases for facilities and where possible work with departments to locate leases in the County's established Economic Development Corridor's, also provide recommendation on leases v. own options
  • Implement new technologies concerning Fleet management not limited to County's alternative fuel fleet, while continuing to reduce department's low use and home retention fleet through education and the use of analytics
  • Evaluate the current decentralized purchasing and contracting and work with departments to streamline the process and timelines

Application and Testing Information


If you are interested in pursuing this unique and exceptional career opportunity, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and three professional references via email to .
This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The initial application review is scheduled for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018 .

Following the final filing date, submittals will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a series of one or more hiring interviews. References will be contacted only following candidate approval.

If you have questions and for additional information about this position, please contact Candice Mabra, Principal Human Resources Analyst, via phone at 916/874-1681 or via email at .