The County of San Diego, Department of General Services (DGS) invites résumés from qualified candidates for Deputy Director to fill a current vacancy in the Project Management Division, Capital Programs. The Deputy Director is an executive management classification that is responsible for the management of the administrative and operational activities for a major division including supervision of staff. Under the administrative direction of the Director, DGS, this position provides leadership and oversight over the functions and activities of the Project Management Division, Capital Projects. The position is primarily responsible for design and construction of Capital projects.
THE POSITION: The primary responsibility is the management of the County’s Capital Program including providing leadership and direction to 10 Project Managers and 4 Construction Inspectors in the design and construction of the County’s 5-year $644.9M Capital Program.
The Deputy Director, Project Management Division, Capital Programs is responsible for the design, engineering and architectural, and construction services for all County buildings. The incumbent provides clear expectations training and resources for Project Managers responsible for the completion of individual projects under the oversight of the incumbent. The incumbent works in close collaboration with contracting and legal teammates in the development of policies and procedures regarding client service, contracting, and contractor and design professional selection.
The incumbent is expected to interact effectively with contractors, designers, as well as with Government officials, boards, internal client departments, citizen groups, and individual members of the public. The incumbent is expected to develop key procurement strategies, primarily using Design-Build and Construction Manager at Risk contracting methods. The position ensures that the project team identifies project execution issues and risks, and formulates appropriate solutions while aligning program/project activities with clients and the Department.
COMPENSATION: The anticipated hiring range upon appointment for this position will be $125,000 to $135,000. Placement within this range is dependent upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. Annual salary reviews are performance-based and goal-oriented.
- Fifteen days of paid vacation, thirteen days of paid sick leave, and thirteen paid holidays
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Flexible Management Benefit Package – a monthly credit may be used to select benefits from a group of options
- Defined benefit retirement program
- Reciprocity with other governmental retirement systems may be granted; for further information, please review the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association website
- Deferred Compensation Program (457) and 401(a) plans
- May be eligible for relocation allowance up to $15,000
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
The Department’s mission is to provide cost-effective, high-quality, and timely support services to County clients enabling them to fulfill their mission to the public. The County seeks a candidate that will continue the Department’s momentum in reaching strategic objectives. DGS ensures County departments have the necessary work spaces, facility support services, and vehicles to accomplish their business objectives. The Department has approximately 378 employees and is divided into 5 business units, plus an administration unit including human resources, fiscal/budget, and information technology.
- Fleet Management – Vehicle acquisition, maintenance and fueling services for over 4,100 vehicles
- Facilities Operations – Building maintenance, repair, contract support services for County facilities and mail services for departments
- Project Management – Vertical facilities planning, design, construction, and inspection
- Real Estate Services – Acquisition, leasing, management, valuation (appraisal), surveying/mapping, and purchase/sale of County property; property management services for county-owned properties; property administrator of leases from external businesses and other entities
- Energy and Sustainability – Conservation of energy resources while promoting expansion of renewable sources of energy
For additional information, please review the Department of General Services website.
THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
The mission of the County of San Diego is to provide the residents of San Diego County with superior County services in terms of quality, timeliness, and value in order to improve the region's Quality of Life.
- The County covers 4,261 square miles, extending 75 miles along the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Orange County and inland 75 miles to Imperial County along the international border shared with Mexico.
- San Diego enjoys a wide variety of climate and terrain, from coastal plains and fertile inland valleys, to mountain ranges, forests, and the Anza-Borrego Desert. The average annual rainfall is only 10 inches.
- The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected to four-year terms in district, non-partisan elections.
- There are 18 incorporated cities and a large number of unincorporated communities.
- County services are provided by five business groups that are headed by General Managers, who report to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
- The County has a budget of $5.4 billion and provides services to the residents of the County through approximately 17,000 employees in 42 different departments.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The County engages in a continuous cycle of planning, implementing, evaluating, and renewing the planning process. The County’s comprehensive guide for managing this cyclic process is called the General Management System (GMS). By communicating and adhering to this business model, the County of San Diego is able to maintain an organizational culture that values transparency, accountability, innovation, and fiscal discipline which provides focused, meaningful public services.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
Résumés may be submitted online at www.sandiegocounty.gov/hr, select the link for jobs.
Résumés should include academic degrees held and dates conferred, employment history and positions held, dates of service, areas of experience, levels of responsibility, reporting structure, key duties performed, and number of direct reports or staff. An evaluation board will convene to review submittals and identify top competitors to be considered for further evaluation.
The first review of résumés for this recruitment will be February 24, 2017.
Persons serving in positions in the Unclassified Service do not accrue tenure and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. The provisions of this job announcement may be modified or revoked and do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Qualified women, veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.
The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the Live Well San Diego vision: A region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. For more information please visit www.livewellsd.org.
Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.
The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority.
You may direct any questions regarding the application and selection process to Brandy Winterbottom-Whitney, Deputy Director of Human Resources, at Brandy.Winterbottom-Whitney@sdcounty.ca.gov or 858-505-6324. Questions about the position or department should be directed to Linda Holt, Group Human Resources Director for the Community Services Group at Linda.Holt@sdcounty.ca.gov or 619-531-5116.